Mallory Hackett

Walmart Health clinic
By  Mallory Hackett 02:14 pm May 7, 2021
Walmart this week strengthened its foothold as a healthcare provider with the announcement of its plans to acquire telehealth company MeMD. The retail giant’s healthcare arm, Walmart Health, will bring MeMD’s multi-specialty virtual care options into its fold later this year. The deal is expected to close in the coming months, following regulatory approvals, according to the announcement. The...
Viome's Health Intelligence kit
By  Mallory Hackett 11:24 am May 7, 2021
Viome, maker of at-home test kits for gut, immune and cellular health, has received FDA breakthrough device designation for its mRNA analysis technology and artificial intelligence platform that detect early signs of oral cancer and throat cancer. The FDA designation validates the technology used in Viome’s at-home Health Intelligence Test that analyzes users’ microbial, human and mitochondrial...
ZOE at-home test kits
By  Mallory Hackett 02:28 pm May 6, 2021
ZOE, a Boston-based personal nutrition startup, has raised $20 million in a Series B funding round led by Ahren Innovation Capital. This latest cash infusion brings ZOE’s total funding to $53 million. Two-time Super Bowl champions Eli Manning and Ositadimma Umenyiora also participated in the funding round with Accomplice, THVC and Daphni. WHAT THEY DO After three years in stealth, ZOE released...
Shaking Hands
By  Mallory Hackett 11:26 am May 6, 2021
Pharma giant Eli Lilly has inked a series of deals with four diabetes management companies to integrate with its forthcoming Tempo Pen and Tempo Smart Button products. The companies that signed strategic international agreements with Eli Lilly are Dexcom, Glooko, myDiabby Healthcare and Roche. Through the agreements, Eli Lilly’s Tempo Pen and connected Tempo Smart Button will integrate with the...
Stethoscope, hundred-dollar bills and a calculator
By  Mallory Hackett 02:21 pm May 5, 2021
Oura Health, the health tech company behind Oura Ring, has completed a Series C funding round totaling $100 million. The round was led by the Chernin Group and Elysian Park, the investment arm of the L.A. Dodgers, and included new investors Temasek, JAZZ Venture Partners and Eisai. Returning backers Forerunner Ventures, Square, MSD Capital, Marc Benioff, Lifeline Ventures, Metaplanet Holdings and...
Patient describing symptoms to doctor via telehealth
By  Mallory Hackett 11:50 am May 5, 2021
Boost Mobile has added a new sign-on perk for subscribers of its Unlimited Plus plan: free virtual healthcare services through K Health. The partnership between Boost Mobile and K Health gives the wireless provider’s customers and immediate families access to a range of telehealth care. K Health’s platform offers a text-based artificial intelligence-enabled symptom checker, virtual primary care,...
Piggybank with a stethoscope and money
By  Mallory Hackett 10:41 am May 5, 2021
Vida Health, a virtual chronic condition care platform, announced today it has raised $110 million in its Series D funding round led by General Atlantic, Centene and AXA Venture Partners. Additional support was provided by Ardea Partners, Ally Bridge Group, AME Cloud Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Canvas Ventures, Guidewell, NGP Capital and Workday Ventures. WHAT IT DOES Vida Health’s digital...
Collective Health platform
By  Mallory Hackett 02:50 pm May 4, 2021
Employer health benefits management platform Collective Health has scored $280 million in Series F funding. The round was led by Health Care Service Corporation, with additional participation from new and existing investors, including DFJ Growth, Founders Fund, G Squared, Maverick Ventures, NEA, PFM Health Sciences, SoftBank Vision Fund 1, Sun Life and others. This latest infusion of cash values...
masked therapy session
By  Mallory Hackett 12:09 pm May 4, 2021
Mental health platform Headway today announced it has raised $70 million in a Series B funding round. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from Thrive, GV and Accel. Coming in six months after its $26 million Series A round, Headway now boasts $103 million in total funding and a new valuation of $750 million. WHAT THEY DO Headway operates a platform connecting patients to in-...
Withings vascular age feature and smart scale
By  Mallory Hackett 10:35 am May 4, 2021
Withings, the maker of a range of connected health devices, can now identify users’ vascular age using its Body Cardio smart scale. Through pulse wave velocity (PWV), an indicator of arterial stiffness that’s measured by the time it takes blood to go from the heart to the feet, the Body Cardio scale can estimate the age and condition of users’ arteries. The scale uses the PWV measurement and...