Investors

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...
By Jonah Comstock December 11, 2014
Exco InTouch, the clinical trial technology vendor best known for its large-scale COPD program with AstraZeneca and the NHS trusts in England, has raised $5 million (3.2 million pounds). The round was led by Albion Ventures, according to British news site HealthInvestor. Scottish Equity Partners, Exco's largest shareholder, also contributed to the round. The Nottingham, England-based company...
By Aditi Pai December 11, 2014
New York City-based Kinsa Health has raised $9.6 million in a round led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers for its FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer. Other investors in the round include FirstMark Capital and Andy Palmer. This brings the company's total funding to at least $11.6 million. Kinsa’s thermometer, which was cleared in January, connects to a smartphone via the...
By Aditi Pai December 10, 2014
Durham, North Carolina-based TouchCare raised $4 million in a round led by strategic investor Mosaic Health Solutions, a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, for its video visits app. Mosaic has previously invested in cellular-enabled glucose meter and diabetes management company Telcare and next-gen PHR company LifeNexus. “We believe the personal connection between...
By Aditi Pai December 10, 2014
San Mateo, California-based Gamgee raised $4 million in a mix of equity and debt for its suite of patient engagement apps, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $6 million. Existing investor Vinod Khosla was listed on the SEC document alongside Gamgee CEO and former Epocrates CTO Bob Quinn. The document also says there were a total of three investors that...
By Brian Dolan December 10, 2014
New York City-based Happtique, which had developed a health app certification and "prescription" platform, has been acquired by SocialWellth for an undisclosed sum. Happtique was a wholly owned subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association. It shut down its app certification program in December 2013 after a health IT firm exposed security issues...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2014
HealthInterlink's Beacon 2.0 Skaneateles Falls, New York-based medical device company Welch Allyn acquired the assets of Omaha, Nebraska-based remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink. “The acquisition of HealthInterlink’s assets is exciting news for Welch Allyn and is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” Welch...
By Aditi Pai December 8, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts-based employee benefits platform company Maxwell Health raised $26.4 million in a round led by Adams Street Partners with participation from Cambia Health Solutions, Schooner Capital, Brothers Brook, and Annox Capital. Existing investors Vaizra Investments, Tribeca Venture Partners, Catalyst Health Ventures, Serious Change, and Lerer Hippeau Ventures also contributed. This...
By Brian Dolan December 2, 2014
Misfit, maker of the activity tracking devices Shine and Flash, has raised $40 million from China-based strategic investors ecommerce giant JD.com and smartphone maker Xiaomi. Other new investors in the round include GGV Capital, which led the round, and Shunwei. Misift’s existing investors Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners also participated. The...
By Aditi Pai December 1, 2014
Maven CEO Kate Ryder New York City-based Maven Clinic, a video visit service that aims to connect women with healthcare practitioners, will launch early next year. Maven's offering will be available on smartphones, desktop computers, and tablets. Through the service, women can book an appointment with a healthcare practitioner, speak with her via video chat, and then pay for their session....