Investors

By Jonah Comstock January 13, 2015
Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, is working with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a company that manages 164 hospitals and 114 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. The two companies will work together to create new patient engagement offerings. HCA also made an...
By Aditi Pai January 13, 2015
Digital health startup ID Guardian, formerly iDerma, raised $400,000 from London-based investors to bring its health-sensing plush bear to market, according to a post from TechCrunch. The handmade stuffed animal, called Teddy the Guardian, is embedded with sensors that monitor a child’s health. The bear senses a child’s pulse, body temperature, and oxygen saturation when children put their finger...
By Aditi Pai January 13, 2015
Medication adherence app company MediSafe raised $6 million in a round led by Pitango Venture Capital with participation from 7wire Ventures as well as existing investors lool Ventures, TriVentures, and Eyal Gura. This brings the company's total funding to at least $7 million to date. The company also received $2.36 million in prize money from Seven Ventures (7VPD) last month. The funding will be...
By Jonah Comstock January 12, 2015
Qualcomm is already one of the biggest investors in digital health, according to Rock Health. Qualcomm and Novartis, which announced a partnership just last week for mobile-enabled clinical trials, will also be banding together to start an investment firm, the companies announced ahead of the JP Morgan Healthcare event this week. Qualcomm Ventures and Novartis will leverage up to $100 million...
By Aditi Pai January 12, 2015
San Francisco-based Augmedix, which has developed a Google Glass clinical documentation offering for physicians raised $16 million in a round co-led by existing investors Emergence Capital and DCM Ventures. Augmedix has received $23 million in venture funding to date, according to the company. Other existing investors include Great Oaks Venture Capital, and Rock Health’s LPs (Kleiner Perkins,...
By Aditi Pai January 8, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Welltok raised $12 million co-led by Hearst Ventures and Catholic Health Initiatives. The capital tops off a $37 million round for the company, which disclosed the other $25 million in October. The previous $25 million was led by Bessemer Venture Partners with participation from Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), and Qualcomm...
By Aditi Pai January 8, 2015
Software company goBalto has raised $12 million for its software-as-a-service clinical research platform, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $30 million to date. Existing goBalto investors include Aberdare, West Health, EDBI, and Qualcomm Health. GoBalto’s main product, Activate (formerly Tracker 2.0), offers clinicians a clinical research platform for...
By Aditi Pai January 8, 2015
New York City-based startup Talkspace, which offers therapy sessions via the web and mobile devices, raised an additional $1 million in seed funding from Metamorphic Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to at least $3.5 million. The company raised the first tranche of its seed round in May 2014. Existing investors include SoftBank and Spark Capital. The new funding will help the...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts and Milan, Italy-based Empatica is crowdfunding a new wristworn tracker device, Embrace, which brings clinically validated tracking methods to the consumer market. The technology has an initial primary focus on epilepsy, but is also usable for activity, stress and sleep tracking in healthy individuals and will gradually add use cases for other chronic conditions including...
By Aditi Pai January 7, 2015
San Francisco-based fitness app company fitmob raised $5 million from 112 investors -- $1 million of the funding came from Recruit Strategic Partners and was previously disclosed. Some $3.25 million of the round came from Mayfield Fund, Structure.vc, Venture51, Queensbridge Capital, and Vast Ventures. The remainder came from investors on AngelList. This brings the company's total funding to at...