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By Heather Mack July 8, 2016
As we do every quarter, MobiHealthNews has rounded up our Q2 2016 coverage into a handful of longform stories. This section is on funding. In the second quarter of 2016, MobiHealthNews tracked funding for health tech companies that totaled about $500 million, not including an $80 million raise from tech-savvy health insurance company Bright Health, which is given an honorable mention at the end...
By Brian Dolan July 8, 2016
If you look at the numbers alone, digital health mergers and acquisitions are pacing 2015's record-breaking year. MobiHealthNews tracked 18 acquisition deals during the first six months of 2016. The grand total from 2015 came to 37, which beat out 2014's 33 deals.  However, the first half of 2016 brought few big dollar acquisitions. Instead it included a number of small undisclosed acquisitions...
By Heather Mack July 7, 2016
Investment in digital health for the first half of 2016 has reached $3.9 billion, breaking funding records and showing a robust market that is expected to continue growing, according to a midyear report by digital health network and accelerator StartUp Health. The report found the first half of 2016 to post the largest mid-year total on record for the industry, besting both last year's $2.9...
By Brian Dolan June 28, 2016
At the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco earlier this month, two investors shared tips for health tech startups assessing their first deployments with providers and payers. Kleiner Perkins’ Lynne Chou O’Keefe and Hearst Health Ventures’ Ellen Koskinas also offered up the names of some of the best early partners for health tech startups, pointed to a few areas of interest to their funds,...
By Brian Dolan May 31, 2016
Thanks to big $100 million-plus deals from digital health companies like Oscar, Flatiron Health and Jawbone, the amount of venture capital flowing into digital health during the first three months of the year puts 2016 on track to be a record year for funding. Digital health companies raised slightly more than $2 billion in Q1, according to CB Insights. Because of different scopes and definitions...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2016
Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 million in Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion. “If you spent the first quarter of this year listening to investors, founders,...
By Dan Gebremedhin MD, MBA January 13, 2016
About the author: @DanGebremedhin is a Senior Associate at Flare Capital Partners, an early stage Health Technology and Services focused VC Firm. He is a practicing physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and previously served as an Associate Medical Director at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, and spent five years as an entrepreneur in the Health IT Industry. 1. 2016 is the year when we...
By Aditi Pai November 30, 2015
Rock Health Managing Director Malay Gandhi has left the digital health-focused seed investor, MobiHealthNews has learned. Gandhi joined Rock Health in 2012, about a year after Rock Health launched. "I enjoyed my time at Rock Health immensely, working with a bright, dedicated team to build it into the meaningful engine for the sector it is today," Gandhi told MobiHealthNews in an email. "I have...
By Aditi Pai October 29, 2015
The next generation of digital health offerings will use machine learning to treat patients more effectively, but it's still a decade away, according to Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, who spoke at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week. Khosla said no one can deny medicine has improved over the past 50 years, but it could be much better. One area ripe for...
By Aditi Pai March 23, 2015
Some 6 percent of venture-backed digital health companies have female CEOs, according to the latest Rock Health State of Women in Healthcare report. Additionally, women make up 21 percent of board members as Fortune 500 healthcare companies, 27 percent of board members at top 100 hospitals, and 34 percent of executives at top 100 hospitals. The dearth of women in digital health is particularly...

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