Laura Lovett

By  Laura Lovett 03:10 pm February 10, 2021
Neurology-focused company Flow Neuroscience has purchased fellow med tech company Halo Neuroscience for an undisclosed sum. The pair both focus in brain stimulation technology to improve outcomes. However, historically Flow has zeroed in on the depression space, and Halo was best known for its movement performance enhancements. As part of the deal Flow will be purchasing Halo’s technology, R&...
Fitbit Ready for Work
By  Laura Lovett 01:35 pm February 10, 2021
NASA astronauts prepping for a space mission are about to get a new gadget thanks to a deal between the agency and Fitbit. The two inked a deal in order to provide a Fitbit devices to 1,000 NASA employees—including 150 astronauts, in order for the workforce to make more informed decisions about going to work onsite during COVID-19. With the deal, which is part of Fitbit’s Ready for Work program,...
Doctor talks to patient
By  Laura Lovett 01:44 pm February 9, 2021
Senior focused organization AARP inked a deal with the Older Adult Technology Services in order to help seniors navigate the digital landscape and improve their online literacy. This announcement coincides with the news that AARP is launching its a new online community to help elders find free online classes and events. The goal of the partnership is to help seniors boost their digital savvy in...
Mightier game
By  Laura Lovett 02:38 pm February 8, 2021
Boston Children’s Hospital spin-out Mightier is teaming up with Magellan Health to study how the former’s video-game like therapy can improve emotional regulation for children, thanks to a $2 million National Institute of Mental Health grant. The pair will be launching a new study to evaluate the impact of Mightier’s biofeedback video game platform on improving behavior and in children with...
Plume Health welcome screen on smartphone
By  Laura Lovett 01:19 pm February 8, 2021
Colorado-based digital health startup Plume landed $14 million in Series A funding for its virtual platform designed to help members of the transgender community find health services. Craft Ventures led the round with participation from General Catalyst, Slow Ventures and Town Hall Ventures. This comes roughly a year after the company launched its product to the public with a focus on gender-...
Two Buoy app smartphone example screens
By  Laura Lovett 01:58 pm February 4, 2021
Buoy Health, a Boston-based company best known for its AI triage chatbot, is turning to the vaccine distribution space with the rollout of a new tool that helps employers gauge their workforce’s interest in the COVID-19 vaccine and design educational strategies around inoculation. Employers will be able to tap into the new tool and reporting dashboard via Buoy’s Back With Care and digital...
Stacks of gold coins
By  Laura Lovett 02:48 pm February 3, 2021
Medical research and clinical collaboration platform Flywheel announced the close of its $15 million in Series B funding round. Venture firms Beringea and 8VC led the round with participation from Novartis dRx Capital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Great North Labs, iSelect and Argonautic Ventures. WHAT IT DOES The company is focused on the research industry, including the life sciences space,...
A Bot MD app screen on a smartphone
By  Laura Lovett 11:38 am February 3, 2021
Singaporean startup Bot MD landed $5 million for its artificial intelligence-enabled clinical assistant. Monk’s Hill Ventures led the round with participation from SeaX, XA Network, SGInnovate and individual investors. This builds on the company’s $700,000 investment from Y Combinator and angel investors in 2018. WHAT IT DOES The technology was designed to work as a chatbot to help answer doctor’...
By  Laura Lovett 03:01 pm February 2, 2021
This morning LGBTQIA+ focused digital health provider Folx Health scored $25 million in new financing. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from Define Ventures and Polaris. Founded by former Optum VC, A.G. Breitenstein, this comes just months after the company announced its $4.4 million seed funding. Folx is kicking off its offerings with a Hormone Replacement Therapy plan...
A wellness app smartphone screen example
By  Laura Lovett 01:30 pm February 2, 2021
This morning hybrid healthcare provider Premise Health announced its purchase of digital corporate-wellness tool Sonic Boom Wellness for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Premise Health will have access to Sonic Booms’ virtual engagement platform, which can track users’ activity, health habits and challenge-setting features. Sonic Boom specializes in creating custom wellness programs and...