sleep app

By Dave Muoio September 15, 2017
DreamJay, a San Francisco- and Warsaw, Poland-based sleep app developer, announced today that it has raised $2.3 million in Series A funding. Investors include the Joint Polish Investment Fund (JPIF), Poland’s largest life science venture capital fund, and Nordic Makers, a Swedish fund. The newly acquired capital will be used to continue development of Nightly, DreamJay’s unreleased app, and...
By Jonah Comstock July 27, 2016
Big Health, the UK digital health startup behind sleep health app Sleepio, has raised $12 million (9.5 million pounds) in a round led by Octopus Ventures. Kaiser Permanente Ventures also contributed to the round, as did Omada Health CEO Sean Duffy, returning investor Index Ventures, and JamJar Investments. The startup's app is not direct-to-consumer, Big Health sells its sleep health program and...
By Jonah Comstock May 9, 2016
People in Singapore and Japan get the least sleep, while the Dutch and New Zealanders sleep the most, according to a new sleep study published last week in Science Advances. While the insights about different countries are interesting, the most compelling thing about the study of more than 5,000 people was that it used a smartphone app to study people's self-reported sleep habits in the real...
By Aditi Pai March 2, 2016
The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) has partnered with IBM Watson to launch a ResearchKit study app, called SleepHealth. Researchers aim to use the app to explore the connection between sleep habits and health outcomes. It's also the first ResearchKit app to partner with IBM Watson. "We've made life the laboratory for this study by crowd-sourcing data and input to achieve an unprecedented...
By Aditi Pai August 13, 2014
Severna Park, Maryland-based mobile sleep apnea-focused company Appian Medical has raised $580,000 from angel investors to conduct validation studies and apply for FDA 510(k) clearance for its app. Appian CEO Michael Thomas told MobiHealthNews they are also starting talks with investors to raise their series A funding round. Thomas was formerly the CEO of asthma monitoring company iSonea. Appian...