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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...
By Aditi Pai July 7, 2014
Montreal, Canada-based smart clothing maker OMsignal raised $10 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). Existing investors also participated in the round including Real Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners, Golden Venture Partners, David Cohen (managing partner at Techstars), Flextronics, and Primera Capital. This brings the company's total funding to at least $11 million....
By Aditi Pai July 1, 2014
San Francisco-based patient education tool BetterDoctor raised $10 million, according to an SEC filing. The company told MobiHealthNews the round is not yet complete. This brings the company's total funding to at least $13 million to date. Existing investors include Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC, Dirk Lammerts from Burrill & Co, and 500 Startups. The service, available via iPhone app or online...
By Aditi Pai June 30, 2014
Paris-based KelDoc, an doctor appointment booking app, raised $1.4 million (1 million euros) from existing investor Alven Capital and other angel investors, according to a report from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to about $2 million. Keldoc plans to use these funds to expand across major cities in Europe. Currently, the service is only offered in France. With KelDoc's app,...
By Aditi Pai June 30, 2014
In the first half of 2014, digital health funding reached $2.3 billion, according to a report from accelerator Rock Health. The report included data from 143 digital health companies that have raised over $2 million during the past six months. Funding in the first two quarters of 2014 surpassed total funding for all of 2013, which was $1.97 billion. Deal growth was driven by early-stage companies...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2014
Microsoft announced a new accelerator this week, in partnership with medical technology company Becton Dickinson (BD), that will be focused entirely on health startups. Microsoft expects this to be a one-off, health-focused class of startups and it doesn't plan to host another health-focused accelerator program again. The accelerator will be located in the Microsoft Ventures' office in Tel Aviv,...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2014
Physicians Interactive (PI), the digital health marketing company that offers medical reference apps and resources like Skyscape and Omnio to physicians, has acquired one of the oldest, online consumer health brands, MedHelp, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition marks one of the first forays into consumer health for Physicians Interactive, which apart from some consumer-facing health...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2014
Doctor appointment booking platform ZocDoc is working on raising an additional $152 million, which market research firm VC Experts valued at $1.6 billion, according to a report from Fortune. ZocDoc has raised at least $95 million to date. Former ZocDoc investors include DST Global and Goldman Sachs. Fortune reported that DST Global may also be contributing to this larger round. Citing details...