Launchpad Digital Health

By Heather Mack February 10, 2017
Digital diabetes prevention program Omada Health was featured in a recent study examining the outcomes of a Medicare population who participated in a program that combined digital health with human coaching. Out of a starting population of over 500, the study found support for such programs in improving weight, health and well-being. Launchpad Digital Health announced seed funding for four...
By Jonah Comstock February 9, 2017
LifeDojo, a San Francisco-based health behavior change platform for employers, has raised $5.1 million in new funding. The round was led by Sodexo Ventures, the venture arm of French quality of life services company Sodexo, which also announced a major partnership with LifeDojo. Other participants in the round include Launchpad Digital Health, GP Ventures, JD Investments, and the Telluride...
By Heather Mack July 20, 2016
San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health has added six new companies to its 12-month program. Companies accepted into the accelerator program receive three things: up to $500,000 in capital; a full, one year-long program co-located with the Launchpad Digital Health founders and other startups in the space; and weekly ongoing engagement with the accelerator’s network of founders,...
By Jonah Comstock June 2, 2016
Marina Del Rey, California-based Moving Analytics has raised $1.1 million in a round led by Launchpad Digital Health, an accelerator where the startup is currently enrolled, with additional contributions from HealthX Ventures. Moving Analytics makes an app and web portal for post-discharge patient follow-up and rehabilitation. “A total of 2.5 million patients in the US don’t receive adequate...
By Jonah Comstock May 26, 2016
IBM Watson Health has appointed a Chief Health Transformation Officer. Formerly of Hewlett Packard, Dr. Paul Tang's roots connect him to the beginnings of health IT. In 1998 he directed the implementation of the EHR at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, the first large medical group practice in California to use an EHR. And in 2001, PAMF collaborated with Epic to create the MyChart patient portal...
By Jonah Comstock February 23, 2016
San Francisco-based Lab Sensor Solutions has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Launchpad Digital Health. The funding is less than $1 million, the company told MobiHealthNews. This is the company’s first institutional round, but the company previously raised a $425,000 friends and family round, which included contributions from early stage venture fund and accelerator 500 Startups. Lab...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2015
Sense.ly, a San Francisco-based "virtual nurse" company that spun out of mobile operator Orange in 2013, has raised $2.2 million. New investors in the round include Fenox Venture Capital and TA Ventures. Launchpad Digital Health, an accelerator that Sense.ly participated in, also contributed. The company raised $1.25 million last September and a small round of seed funding previously, which...
By Aditi Pai September 22, 2014
San Francisco-based Sense.ly raised $1.25 million from accelerator Launchpad Digital Health, Eastlink Capital Management, and five angel investors. The company was incubated in mobile operator Orange, but became an independent company in 2013. Sense.ly has developed a “virtual nurse”, called Molly, that provides follow-up care to patients, focusing mostly on those that have chronic diseases. The...
By Aditi Pai September 4, 2014
San Francisco-based accelerator Launchpad Digital Health funded its first five companies this week. Through the accelerator, the companies receive between $200,000 and $500,000, office space in San Francisco, and advising with legal, accounting, and risk management issues. Launchpad focuses on companies that are working on wellness, remote monitoring, electronic health records, data analytics,...