Investors

By Aditi Pai June 2, 2015
Fitbit Surge San Francisco-based Fitbit disclosed in an amended SEC filing that it plans to price its shares between $14 to $16 and raise up to $358 million in its imminent IPO. Fitbit will debut as “FIT” on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's directors, executive officers, and significant stockholders will hold around 51.9 percent of Fitbit's capital stock. Fitbit will sell 22.4...
By Aditi Pai June 1, 2015
New York City-based mobile medical record system CareDox, formerly known as MotherKnows, raised $900,000, according to an SEC filing. CareDox has raised around $4.9 million to date. Existing CareDox investors include First Round Capital, Charles River Ventures, Band of Angels, and Giza Ventures. The company raised its previous round in August 2014. Schools and parents can use CareDox’s online and...
By Brian Dolan June 1, 2015
In late April news broke that remote visits company Teladoc had taken the first steps toward filing for an IPO, but the initial filing was private. Over the weekend the first public draft of its S-1 filing was published to the SEC's site, revealing a bevy metrics about the private company, including its financial performance to date and details surrounding the acquisitions it has made in the past...
By Jonah Comstock May 28, 2015
Pear Sports, the Irvine, California-based activity tracking and audio coaching company, has raised an additional $821,000 according to an SEC filing, the beginning of a hoped-for $3 million round. Investors weren't disclosed, but the funding could possibly be from the Running Specialty Group (RSG), a subsidiary of shoe retailer Finish Line. RSG disclosed in a statement in April that they had made...
By Jonah Comstock May 28, 2015
Health IT vendor athenahealth has announced the second class in its relatively new accelerator program, called More Disruption Please (MDP). MDP launched last September and now has six portfolio companies, three based in San Francisco and three in Boston. MDP companies receive seed funding, office space, and mentorship from athenahealth along with access to athenahealth's network of providers,...
By Aditi Pai May 27, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Welltok, the health management company that makes the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, has raised $21.3 million in a mix of equity and security, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $94 million to date. Existing investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners, New Enterprise...
By Aditi Pai May 26, 2015
Ovia Pregnancy Boston-based women's health app developer Ovuline has raised $3.2 million from Martin Ventures and Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. About $1 million of this investment came from Zaffre Investments. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $5.7 million. Ovuline offers two apps, Ovia Pregnancy and Ovia Fertility, which ...
By Jonah Comstock May 21, 2015
San Diego, California-based Companion Medical, a stealthy medical device startup developing a Bluetooth-connected insulin pen and connected app, has closed its second round of funding, led by Eli Lilly and Company. The funding amount was not disclosed. Companion Medical previously raised $400,000 last year from Diamyd Medical, according to an SEC filing and a statement from the company. A...
By Aditi Pai May 21, 2015
Employee wellness curation platform Jiff raised $23.3 million in a round led by Rosemark Capital with participation from GE Ventures. Jiff has raised at least $49.1 million to date. Existing Jiff investors include Aberdare Ventures and Aeris Capital. The company raised its most recent round in September 2014. As part of the announcement, Jiff also released a new employee wellness tool, called...
By Jonah Comstock May 20, 2015
Swedish clinical trial recruitment company Trialbee has raised $5 million in first-round funding from existing investors Industrifonden and Briban Invest. The company previously raised about $3.2 million in seed funding. The money will be used, among other things, to support Trialbee's entrance into the US market. Trialbee provides mobile and web-based tools for clinical trial recruitment, online...