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By Aditi Pai October 20, 2014
App developed by Club Apps San Francisco-based Netpulse, which offers fitness clubs software that connects fitness devices and apps to gym equipment, has acquired Atlanta, Georgia-based health club app maker, Club Apps for an undisclosed sum. As a part of the acquisition, Netpulse hired Club Apps President and Cofounder Kelly Sweeney as the company's VP of Sales. Netpulse also hired the rest...
By Aditi Pai October 18, 2014
Although MobiHealthNews published a crowdfunding roundup just two weeks ago, already, several more devices have cropped up on Indiegogo and Kickstarter. One device that launched an Indiegogo campaign recently, called Xmetrics, also announced a funding raise last week. Almost all of the devices listed offer activity tracking features, but most also have a significant emphasis on coaching, insights...
By Aditi Pai October 16, 2014
Italy-based Xmetrics raised $1.07 million (675,000 pounds) from Reply Breed, an accelerator spun out of Turin, Italy-based consulting firm Reply SpA, in exchange for 30 percent equity in Xmetrics. Xmetrics has developed a small device that hooks into the back of the swimmer's goggles. It counts strokes, measures how long the workout session lasted, and provides near real-time audio feedback...
By Aditi Pai October 15, 2014
Denver, Colorado-based Welltok raised $25 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). The company hopes to raise another $12 million by the end of this year. The $25 million brings the company's total funding to at least $72.7 million. (Correction: This article originally misstated the additional amount Welltok plans to raise this year.) Existing investors include IBM's Watson Fund...
By Aditi Pai October 14, 2014
Almond Systems CEO Eswar Priyadarshan Palo Alto-based Almond Systems raised $9 million from Matrix Partners and Charles River Ventures to develop a product that helps people make healthy, personalized eating decisions. The company's founding team CEO Eswar Priyadarshan, VP of Creative Development Jon Altschuler,  and VP of Engineering Ravi Chittari were all previously Apple employees. Before...
By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel and Palo Alto, California-based Hello Doctor has raised $700,000, according to a report from VentureBeat. The funding is from angel investors from Facebook, Google and some undisclosed pharmacy companies. BlueRun Ventures is a previous investor in the company. Hello Doctor is a mobile personal health record platform that allows a patient to access records from multiple healthcare...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2014
There are 115 dedicated healthcare accelerators worldwide, with 87 in the United States, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation. The report, authored by Lisa Suennen, a prominent digital health investor who blogs under the name "Venture Valkyrie", includes university and corporate accelerators but doesn't count multiple sites (like Healthbox London and Healthbox...
By Aditi Pai October 13, 2014
Nashville, Tennessee-based appointment booking service MyHealthDirect raised $8 million in a mix of venture capital and debt from Chrysalis Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, and Ares Capital Corp. The debt came from Ares Capital Corp in the form of a senior credit facility. This brings the company's total funding to at least $12 million. MyHealthDirect plans to use these funds to scale up its ...
By Jonah Comstock October 9, 2014
PillPack, a direct-to-consumer mail order pharmacy that launched in February, has raised $8.75 million in funding. The round was led by Accel Partners, with additional participation from existing investor Atlas Venture, as well as High Line Venture Partners, QueensBridge Venture Partners, and individual investors Andy Palmer and David Tisch. “PillPack is a seamless service for medications,...
By Aditi Pai October 8, 2014
Thync Co-founder Jamie Tyler Los Gatos, California-based Thync, which has developed a wearable device that aims to help people feel energetic, calm, or focused, raised $13 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. “The Thync team is working hard on introducing neuroscience to 21st century engineering,” Thync co-founder Dr. Jamie Tyler said in a statement. “For the first time, we are able to...