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By Aditi Pai 11:26 am April 30, 2014
At startup accelerator Techstars' Boston demo day this week, three of the 12 companies showed off digital health-related products. One startup, called Change Collective, is led by Ben Rubin, the former CTO and cofounder of defunct sleep monitor company Zeo. His new startup aims to help people make lasting, healthy changes to their lives. "What we learned from what eventually became Change...
By Jonah Comstock 10:05 am April 30, 2014
Gainesville, Florida-based TruVitals has received an undisclosed investment from the Florida Institute. However, the company has told MobiHealthNews that the funding, combined with angel investments and grants, will bring the company's total funding to a little under $1 million. TruVitals is developing a non-contact heart rate, respiration, and motion sensor that uses radar technology. It will...
By Aditi Pai 09:58 am April 30, 2014
London-based digital health tool maker Big Health raised $3.3 million from Index Ventures and Forward Partners to expand into the United States. The company plans to open an office on the west coast. The company's first tool, Sleepio, aims to help users fix their sleeping issues. Users are asked to take a sleeping test and then upload sleeping data from a fitness device, Jawbone UP, Fitbit, or...
By Aditi Pai 08:13 am April 29, 2014
Patient engagement platform maker RedBrick Health raised $7.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total disclosed funding to at least $46 million. According to the filing, RedBrick Health will use some of the funds to pay its executive officers and other employees. Previous investors in RedBrick Health include Versant Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, GDN Holdings,...
By Aditi Pai 03:30 am April 29, 2014
San Mateo-based medical communications platform and physician referral engine Doximity raised $54 million in a round co-led by DFJ and T. Rowe Price Associates. Morgan Stanley Investment Management as well as returning investors Emergence Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and InterWest Partners also participated in the round. This brings the company's total funding to $81 million. CEO Jeff...
By Jonah Comstock 10:20 am April 28, 2014
Voluntis's app (not shown here) was one of the first to work with Sanofi's IBGStar connected glucometer. Paris, France-based Voluntis, a developer of companion apps for medical devices, has raised $29 million in its fourth round of funding. The round was led by Bpifrance Large Venture and international venture capital firm Innovation Capital. Other contributors included Luxemburg-based...
By Brian Dolan 10:13 am April 28, 2014
Last Thursday's big news was that Facebook had acquired fitness tracking company ProtoGeo, maker of the popular passive tracking app, Moves, for an undisclosed sum. Both companies said that the paid app Moves would remain a separate offering -- for the forseeable future, at least -- and that the ProtoGeo team would also help work on Facebook's other products and develop new ones. It's well-...
By Jonah Comstock 11:45 am April 24, 2014
In the fifth digital health acquisition this month, Hearst Health Network has acquired Santa Clara, California-based CareInSync for an undisclosed amount. CareInSync will become part of Zynx Health, an evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement company within the Heart Health Network, which is itself a recently formed division of the Hearst Corporation. CareinSync's flagship product is...
By Aditi Pai 08:25 am April 24, 2014
Social networking giant Facebook has acquired Finland-based fitness app maker Protogeo for an undisclosed sum, according to a blog post from ProtoGeo. The company's high-profile app, called Moves, passively tracks a user's daily activity using the phone's built-in accelerometer in order to provide all-day tracking without killing the phone’s battery. To keep track of where the user goes, Moves...
By Jonah Comstock 08:19 am April 24, 2014
Employee wellness programs have been one of the largest stakeholder groups to see the potential of wearable activity trackers -- ever since they hit the scene a few years ago. But hard data on how those trackers affect employee wellness hasn't been too common. The Vitality Group, a US subsidiary of South Africa's Discovery Health, has released data from a three-year study of data collected...