Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

By Jonah Comstock April 11, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Livongo has raised $105 million in new Series E funding, mostly from existing investors. The company also announced a partnership with nonprofit health insurance company Cambia Health Solutions. General Catalyst and Swedish investment company Kinnevik led the round, with additional participation from existing investors DFJ, Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
By Dave Muoio September 25, 2017
PatientSafe Solutions, the San Diego, California-based developer of the PatientTouch workflow-optimizing platform, announced that it has secured $25 million in its latest round of funding. Private investment firm HighBar Partners was the primary contributor, with additional capital coming from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Camden Partners, Psilos Group, and TPG. PatientTouch is a...
By Aditi Pai May 9, 2016
Doctor On Demand has hired Hill Ferguson, a former PayPal senior executive, as the company’s CEO. Ferguson will replace Doctor On Demand’s current CEO Adam Jackson. According to the press release, Jackson and the Doctor on Demand board decided the company needed a CEO with a different set of skills to grow its enterprise and direct to consumer businesses. “Over the last three and a half years,...
By Aditi Pai April 12, 2016
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the diabetes management company launched two years ago by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has raised $44.5 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Cowen Private Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Wanxiang America Corporation. This brings the company’s...
By Aditi Pai March 1, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has announced a collaboration with LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company that makes blood glucose meters. WellDoc also raised an additional $7.5 million from Johnson & Johnson Innovation and other investors, bringing the company’s total funding in its most recent round to $29.5 million.  Existing investors include Samsung Ventures, Merck Global Health...
By Aditi Pai December 17, 2015
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc has raised $22 million in a round led by Samsung Ventures and Merck Global Health Innovation (GHI) Fund with participation from Adage Capital Management, Excel Venture Management, Alexandria Venture Investments and Hudson River Capital Partners. The company will use the funds to focus on growing adoption of its flagship offering, BlueStar, an FDA-cleared mobile...
By Aditi Pai October 7, 2015
Wesley Chapel, Florida-based care coordination platform CareSync raised $18 million in a round from the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI), Greycroft Partners, and Harbert Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Tullis Health Investors, Clearwell Group, CDH Solutions, and CareSync CEO Travis Bond. The company raised $4.25 million around this time last year. “Our...
By Aditi Pai April 8, 2015
Vancouver-based Ayogo has raised $2.5 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (GHI), Excel Venture Management, and 7Wire Ventures for it's patient engagement offering, an app called Empower. The app, designed for providers and pharma companies, helps patients with chronic conditions stick to their care plans. Patients can use the app to set their own goals, track their health and...
By Jonah Comstock November 5, 2014
While digital health funding in general has been growing enormously year-to-year, so too have strategic corporate investments, according to a new report by CB Insights. The research firm reports that 2014 has already had a record number of digital health deals by corporations (about 70 deals) despite two months left to go. According to CB Insights, since 2010 corporate investors have made 210...
By Aditi Pai September 25, 2014
Healthcare treatment comparison tool WiserTogether raised $9 million in a round led by Martin Ventures and Merck Global Health Innovation Fund with participation from WiserTogether CEO Shub Debgupt and existing investors Grotech Ventures, Harbert Venture Partners, 7Wire Ventures, and Blue Heron Capital. This brings the company's total funding to at least $20 million. WiserTogether's offering aims...

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