Mallory Hackett

Pill Club user orders their birth control on their phone
By  Mallory Hackett 02:35 pm June 14, 2021
Mail-order reproductive health company The Pill Club has added on to its 2019 Series B funding raise with an additional $41.9 million in investments. The extension was led by Base 10, with additional participation from ACME, GV, Shasta Ventures, VMG, Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi, Honey’s George Ruan and iGlobe. WHAT THEY DO The Pill Club allows users to order birth control online and have it sent...
Patient using telehealth to talk to a healthcare professional on a tablet
By  Mallory Hackett 11:47 am June 14, 2021
Lyra Health, a behavioral health benefits platform for employers, shared today it has closed a $200 million financing round led by Coatue. Sands Capital and the company’s existing investors also participated in the raise. This raise brings Lyra’s total funding to date to $680 million and values the company at $4.2 billion, according to a company spokesperson. WHAT IT DOES Offered as a health...
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By  Mallory Hackett 02:37 pm June 11, 2021
Alphabet’s life sciences and healthcare subsidiary Verily has named Dr. Amy Abernethy as the new president of its clinical research business. Abernethy will support Verily’s expansion into a full-scale clinical evidence generation platform by overseeing the overall product vision and Verily’s related clinical research portfolio. "There is no one better positioned to catapult Verily's clinical...
Healthcare professional in a mask swabs patient arm with cotton before administering a vaccine
By  Mallory Hackett 11:38 am June 11, 2021
A group of organizations across the technology, healthcare, global development and academic sectors are convening on a new initiative that hopes to advance public understanding of how social media and behavioral sciences can be used to improve public health globally. Called the Alliance for Advancing Health Online, the project’s partners include Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the CDC Foundation...
Piggybank with a stethoscope and money
By  Mallory Hackett 02:38 pm June 10, 2021
Indian health and fitness company Curefit has entered into a partnership with Tata Digital Limited, a subsidiary of Tata Sons, for a private investment of $75 million. As part of the deal, CureFit founder and CEO Mukesh Bansal will join Tata Digital as president. Bansal will continue his duties with CureFit while embarking on his new leadership position. With this investment, CureFit has raised...
Pregnant woman laying on a couch monitoring her pregnancy with INVU by Nuvo while the father watches
By  Mallory Hackett 11:43 am June 10, 2021
Remote pregnancy monitoring company Nuvo Group announced today the FDA has granted supplemental 510(k) clearance to add a new uterine activity module to its INVU system. INVU is a physician-prescribed, wearable pregnancy monitoring system that allows women to remotely collect fetal and maternal heart rates – and now uterine activity – while sharing data in real-time with their doctor. The FDA...
Piggybank with a stethoscope and money
By  Mallory Hackett 02:32 pm June 9, 2021
At-home diagnostic testing startup LetsGetChecked has completed a Series D funding round worth $150 million. Casdin Capital led the investments with additional participation from CommonFund Capital, Illumina Ventures, Optum Ventures, Transformation Capital, HLM Venture Partners, Qiming Venture Partners USA and professional golfer Rory Mcllroy through Symphony Ventures. Following past funding...
Aerial shot of a group of business people at a table with laptops open and two people shaking hands
By  Mallory Hackett 12:38 pm June 9, 2021
Tech-enabled drug discovery company Valo Health announced today plans to go public through a $2.8 billion SPAC deal with Khosla Ventures Acquisition Co., a special purpose acquisition company from Khosla Ventures.  The deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, will deliver approximately $168.5 million in proceeds in private investment in public equity (PIPE) funding from...
Three Amazon Pharmacy prescription medication pill bottles on a white bathroom countertop
By  Mallory Hackett 10:31 am June 9, 2021
Amazon Pharmacy is offering its Prime members a new way to save money on their prescriptions by providing six-month supplies of medications for $6. The new option is available to Amazon Prime members when they pay without insurance. Members can pay as little as $1 per month for select medications, including those for high blood pressure, diabetes and more. To use the prescription savings benefit...
x-ray view of kidneys
By  Mallory Hackett 02:23 pm June 8, 2021
Chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease management company Monogram Health has closed a $160 million Series B funding round led by TPG Capital. Existing investors Frist Cressey Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners and Humana Inc. also participated in the raise. Along with their investment, TPG Capital co-managing partner Todd Sisitsky is joining Monogram’s board of directors. WHAT IT...