Investors

By Aditi Pai December 18, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia-based health kiosk company SoloHealth raised $4.3 million in equity and securities, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $25.8 million. Existing investors include WellPoint, Novartis, Dell, and Coinstar. Walter Huff, founder and former chairman of a medical information systems firm acquired by McKesson, called HBO & Company, has also...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2014
First Opinion, a San Francisco-based telemedicine app maker, has raised $6 million from Polaris Ventures. Existing investors also contributed, including True Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Scrum Ventures and Monashees Capital. This brings the company's total funding to $8.6 million, including a $1.2 million seed round in January and another $1.4 million round in May. First Opinion offers consumers...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2014
Over the last two months, crowdfunding campaigns have launched for numerous smartwatches and fitness wearables, as well as a number of more health-specific devices. These devices purport to help track eating behavior, heart health, dental health, sleep, and even cancer detection. Some devices aim to track health holistically, and the list even includes a smart water bottle meant to help users...
By Aditi Pai December 16, 2014
Since 2010 Boston-based video visits company American Well has raised $81 million in a mix of equity, options, and securities, according to an SEC filing. According to the filing, the investment closes out a round of funding that included tranches in 2010 ($25 million from equity) and 2012 ($12 million more from equity). So the most recent funding apparently totaled $44 million (and included...
By Aditi Pai December 16, 2014
San Francisco-based health app developer Lift, not to be confused with Google-acquired Lift Labs, raised $1.1 million from Spark Capital and Obvious Ventures, according to a post from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to date to at least $3.6 million. The company was incubated at Obvious Corp, which also spun out Twitter. Lift's app helps users set goals to improve their health...
By Aditi Pai December 16, 2014
Nutrition coaching app maker Rise has raised $1 million from existing investors Cowboy Ventures and Floodgate. This brings the company's total funding to at least $3.3 million. Rise offers users a nutrition coaching system to help them lose weight and make positive lifestyle choices. Users are prompted to take a picture of their food so the coach, a registered dietitian, can see what they are...
By Aditi Pai December 16, 2014
Taiwan-based iFit raised $3 million in a round led by Cherubic Ventures with participation from Yuan-Jin Capital, Sino Strategy Group, angel investor Alan Chien, and former manager of Lenovo Taiwan Ou Ming-Zhe, according to a post from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to just under $4 million. iFit has developed a website that publishes articles about nutrition and fitness....
By Jonah Comstock December 15, 2014
Together Clinic, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based startup that is working on an app for connecting patients and providers, has raised $500,000 in seed funding, 60 percent of which came from local physician investors. The investment will allow the small company to hire a business development staff to accelerate the launch timeline for their app. Together Clinic, founded six months ago by two physicians,...
By Aditi Pai December 15, 2014
Health system Texas Medical Center has partnered with investment firm Village Capital to launch a program for early stage digital health companies, called VilCap USA: Health IT 2014. The program will offer accepted startups four "intensive" four-day sessions over the span of three months to work on developing their startups. Two of the sessions will be held in Houston, TX and the other two will...
By Aditi Pai December 15, 2014
Mountain View, California-based Hi.Q raised a $5.5 million seed round led by Charles River Ventures with participation from Greylock Partners, Menlo Ventures, First Round Capital, Rock Health, and Western Technology Investments, according to the Wall Street Journal. Hi.Q was founded by Munjal Shah, who previously founded shopping website Like.com, which was acquired by Google for a reported $100...