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By Aditi Pai 02:28 pm September 22, 2014
Funding for digital health startups will reach $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, up from $3.5 billion in 2014, according to a recent report from consulting firm Accenture. Digital health funding last year topped $2.8 billion. “A digital disruption is playing out in healthcare that will change social interactions, alter consumer expectations and, ultimately, improve health outcomes,” Accenture...
By Aditi Pai 09:28 am September 22, 2014
San Francisco-based Sense.ly raised $1.25 million from accelerator Launchpad Digital Health, Eastlink Capital Management, and five angel investors. The company was incubated in mobile operator Orange, but became an independent company in 2013. Sense.ly has developed a “virtual nurse”, called Molly, that provides follow-up care to patients, focusing mostly on those that have chronic diseases. The...
By Aditi Pai 08:59 am September 22, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based virtual visits company Teladoc raised $50 million, according to an SEC filing. The round was led by Jafco Ventures with additional funding from FLAG Capital Management, Greenspring Associates, Mellon, and QuestMark Partners. This brings the company's total funding to about $96.6 million. Existing investors who also contributed to this round include Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
By Brian Dolan 08:37 am September 22, 2014
Tel Aviv, Israel-based emotions analysis company Beyond Verbal recently announced $3.3 million in new funding in addition to the launch of its Beyond Wellness API, which enables app developers and wearable device makers to add emotion sensing capabilities to their offerings. The funding was a follow-on to the round of funding Beyond Verbal closed last year, bringing total funding for the company...
By Jonah Comstock 11:00 am September 19, 2014
iHealth Labs, the Mountain View, California-based subsidiary of China's Andon Health has raised $25 million, a strategic investment from Chinese investor Xiaomi Ventures. The funding will coincide with a corporate restructuring that will transform the subsidiary into a more globally decentralized company. iHealth Labs will become simply iHealth and will be split into three regional operating...
By Aditi Pai 09:49 am September 18, 2014
San Francisco-based Omada Health has received $950,000 from the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) and The Kresge Foundation to expand its prediabetes program, called Prevent, to low income populations in the US. CHCF contributed $450,000 through its CHCF Health Innovation Fund and Kresge Foundation contributed $500,000 through its Social Investment Practice. Omada Health will use the funds...
By Jonah Comstock 08:31 am September 18, 2014
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan has raised $1 million in seed funding in a round led by Byrne Medical's Don Byrne. The Iron Yard, a digital health accelerator that incubated ChartSpan, also contributed. ChartSpan just recently launched a patient-facing personal health record tool, which, as well as importing records in various electronic formats, can convert paper records into...
By Brian Dolan 10:42 am September 17, 2014
Dallas, Texas-based employee wellness company Viverae has acquired behavioral health company OneHealth for an undisclosed sum. Viverae counts 300 clients in various industries throughout the US that use its health management programs. OneHealth's offerings will bolster Viverae's by allowing users to anonymously support each others' emotional and physical health. OneHealth offers members 24/7...
By Jonah Comstock 10:46 am September 12, 2014
Over the years, MobiHealthNews has written about various efforts to create consumer sensors for food allergies, but they've mostly been relegated to proof of concept or research projects. Now, according to TechCrunch, startup 6SensorLabs has raised $4 million in seed funding to tackle the problem, starting with gluten detection. The round was led by Upfront Ventures and included contributions...
By Aditi Pai 08:09 am September 11, 2014
Health gaming corporate wellness platform Keas raised $7.4 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to date to at least $32.9 million. Previous investors in the company include Atlantic Ventures and Ignition Partners. Keas was co-founded by the original Google Health chief Adam Bosworth. Keas' corporate wellness program offers users a social health and wellness...