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By Laura Lovett 03:15 pm January 3, 2018
StartUp Health, a digital health group that supports, connects and finances startups, just landed $19.3 million from Ping An Global Voyager Fund, GuideWell, Masimo Corporation, and a consortium of partners through its Transformer Fund II.  “This [funding] is a really good opportunity to focus on health innovation globally—not just looking at the hubs here in the US … but the dozens and dozens of...
By Laura Lovett 12:25 pm December 20, 2017
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, a chronic health management company, recently announced that Arnnon Geshuri will be joining the team as chief people officer. Previously Geshuri was the vice president of human resources at Tesla. Earlier in his career, Arnnon was the director of staffing operations for Google.  "Arnnon has worked with some of the most innovative consumer companies...
By Laura Lovett 03:52 pm December 14, 2017
New York City-based Doctor.com, a company that helps physicians manage their online presence and book appointments, has just announced its merger with Connect Healthcare, a company which specializes in physician directories and data management, under the Doctor.com brand for an undisclosed sum.  “Merging with them and bringing them into the Doctor.com family, so to speak, allows us to layer on...
By Laura Lovett 02:10 pm November 27, 2017
China’s largest online healthcare platform, Ping An Good Doctor, is working on its initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange for up to $1 billion USD, South China Morning Post reported.  The deal is expected to launch in the first half of 2018, according to the Post. The app, which is backed by Ping An Insurance, received $500 million in first round funding in May of 2016, which...
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By Leontina Postelnicu 11:29 am November 22, 2017
The UK government will open a Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to ensure ethical standards are at the forefront of AI and data-driven technology development. The new advisory body will work with regulators, the industry and the government to pave the way for sensible AI adoption. In addition, more than £75m will be invested to deliver recommendations from Professor Dame Wendy Hall and Jérôme...
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By Harry Evans 11:29 am November 21, 2017
Despite this, we may soon start to see things moving forward. The recent government reviewof AI and machine learning technologies in the UK was rightly upbeat about the potential of this technology in areas like health care. But even if AI were advanced enough to be a routine part of a pathway (it’s not), we are even further away from machines being able to operate independently of clinicians....
By Laura Lovett 03:46 pm November 14, 2017
Santa Clara, California-based practice management software company LeanTaaS announced $26 million in Series B financing, raised exclusively from Insight Venture Partners.  LeanTaaS uses advanced data science and mathematics to address the way patients' appointments are scheduled. It also has patent-pending algorithms that seek to use existing assets and deter investing in additional staff. The...
By Dave Muoio 10:45 am 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 Heather Mack 07:48 pm July 10, 2017
London-based Drayson Technologies, a healthcare IoT company, is getting a high profile gig and funding to help build out and commercialize digital health tools for the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Under a five-year, Strategic Research Agreement, the three entities will join forces to develop digital health products based on research from Oxford...
By Heather Mack 05:07 pm March 10, 2017
Los Angeles-based online mental health company iExhale has raised $1.86 million in seed funding in a round led by Dorilton Capital. The company, which makes an iOS app that allows people to instant message with licensed therapists or simply share anonymously how they are feeling or offer support to others on the iExhale social network, plans to use the funding to build upon its current offerings...