Investors

By Aditi Pai July 21, 2014
Roseland, New Jersey-based Epion Health raised $4.5 million in an investment led by investment firm Deerfield Management Company for its iPad-based patient check-in tool. Epion Health was in Healthbox's second Boston class, backed by Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts. Staff at physician practices can use the tool in place of paper-based registration forms -- contact information, consent, and...
By Jonah Comstock July 18, 2014
Israel-based HelpAround, which makes an app that connects people with diabetes in the same immediate area, has raised $550,000 from Windham Venture Partners and angel investors Walter Winshall, Robert Oringer and former Harmonix COO Michael Dornbrook. Windham and the angel investors co-led the round. MobiHealthNews wrote about HelpAround earlier this year at HIMSS, where the company positioned...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2014
Healthcare information technology companies, including mobile and digital health companies, raised more than twice as much in total venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2014 as they did in the first, according to a new report from communications and consulting firm Mercom. "It was a quarter of several milestones," Raj Prabhu, CEO and cofounder of Mercom Capital Group, said in a...
By Aditi Pai July 17, 2014
Philadelphia accelerator DreamIt Ventures announced its next class of startups for its health-focused program, DreamIt Health. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Penn Medicine are sponsoring the class. Like its last class, each startup will be provided with up to $50,000 in funding, office space, mentoring, and resources for developing and testing health-related products. The incubator lasts four...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2014
Healo's app. New York City-based digital health incubator Blueprint Health has announced its sixth class of startups, a lineup that includes seven groups developing mobile tools to help doctors, researchers, and startups. Blueprint is a member of TechStars’ Global Accelerator Network, and startups in the Blueprint Health accelerator receive $20,000, office space in SoHo, and $50,000 in perks...
By Aditi Pai July 16, 2014
Philadelphia research park University City Science Center announced that seven startups will join its first digital health-focused program, simply called Digital Health Accelerator (DHA). The program runs for 10 weeks and when it's finished, startups receive up to $50,000. Science Center adds that startups in the program will also network with insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies,...
By Brian Dolan July 9, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based health data platform company Validic announced this week that it had acquired its partner Mountain View, California-based Infometers for an undisclosed sum. Validic's CEO Ryan Beckland told MobiHealthNews that his company bought Infometers for its technology capabilities and for its team. All full-time Infometers employees have joined Validic, Beckland said, but the...
By Jonah Comstock July 9, 2014
AdhereTech's first generation smart pill bottle.   Smart pill bottle maker AdhereTech has raised $1.75 million from undisclosed investors, the company's first non-seed round. CEO Josh Stein told MobiHealthNews the funding is for a very specific need -- redesigning the prototype bottle that AdhereTech has been using in its pilots. "Basically we’re raising a series A because we want to redesign...
By Aditi Pai July 8, 2014
Since MobiHealthNews' most recent roundup in June, at least eight more digital health and fitness crowdfunding campaigns have launched on Kickstarter. This time, many of the devices and apps focused on specializing in a specific fitness category. One campaign offered a platform specifically for triathletes to train for events, while another created a tool that is designed to track the movements...
By Jonah Comstock July 7, 2014
PillFill, from Apothesource The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has announced its second class of nine companies, according to a report from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The accelerator launched last year with an eye toward promoting startups in the southeastern US that are working on big medical problems. Startups receive $20,000 in seed...