Investors

By Aditi Pai 11:14 am October 22, 2013
San Francisco-based patient education tool BetterDoctor raised a $2.6 million seed round to expand its staff. Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC and Dirk Lammerts from Burrill & Co led the round. Incubator 500 Startups also contributed. Launched just over a year ago, BetterDoctor labels itself as a "matchmaking service" that connects every US doctor with patients. All doctors are pre-screened...
By Neil Versel 12:15 pm October 16, 2013
Fresh off its partial takeover by a venture capital firm, Duet Health, a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of mobile communications services for patient education, is looking to raise its profile. The first step for Duet Health, which got a majority investment of an undisclosed amount from Baird Capital Partners over the summer – not widely publicized until this month – is to develop a marketing...
By Aditi Pai 01:02 pm October 14, 2013
Pennsylvania-based online family management system AboutOne raised $1.8 million led by Golden Seeds with additional funding from health incubator Novotorium, and current investors iPipeline's Tim Wallace, Rees Capital, and Ben Franklin SEP, Joanne Lang told MobiHealthNews. The company plans to use the money to finish the development of its mobile app set to launch at CES "with some amazing...
By Jonah Comstock 10:15 am October 14, 2013
Yingo Yango's app. Digital health accelerator StartUp Health announced its latest class of 14 companies, including some familiar names. StartUp Health is a little different from other accelerators as it accepts companies at any stage and from anywhere in the country and mentors them for 3 years, rather than a few months. StartUp Health reported, along with the announcement of the new class,...
By Jonah Comstock 05:29 am October 8, 2013
Basis Science, maker of the wristworn tracker Basis Band, has raised $12 million, an extension of the company's $11.5 million round earlier this year, according to the company. New investors to the company this round were Intel Capital, iNovia Capital, Dolby Family Trust, Stanford University and Peninsula-KCG. Existing investors Mayfield Fund, DCM and Norwest Venture Partners, also contributed to...
By Jonah Comstock 02:17 pm October 7, 2013
Sleep-turned-fitness tracker Lark Technologies has raised $3.1 million from undisclosed investors, according to an SEC filing first spotted by TechCrunch. The filing lists Anis Uzzaman, general partner at Fenox Venture Capital, and Weili Dai, president and co-founder of the Marvell Technology Group in China as related persons on the raise. Fenox Venture Capital is a previous investor in Lark....
By Jonah Comstock 12:41 pm October 7, 2013
Physicians Interactive, the digital health marketing company that offers medical content readers Skyscape and Omnio, was acquired in August by Merck's Global Health Innovation Fund, which bought a controlling interest from former parent company Perseus LLC. Merck had previously invested $17 million in the company. At Health 2.0 last week in Santa Clara, California, Chief Medical Officer and...
By Brian Dolan 07:31 am October 7, 2013
Humana was the mystery buyer of Boston-based health engagement company Healthrageous, MobiHealthNews has learned. Healthrageous sold its assets to Humana and a number of Healthrageous employees who supported the platform will also be joining the insurance company. MobiHealthNews first reported last week that Healthrageous had shut down and had its assets acquired. The financial details of the...
By Aditi Pai 11:01 am October 1, 2013
Personal emergency response system (PERS) maker QMedic has won $2.2 million from the National Cancer Institute "to create next-generation passive sensing and self-report tools to enhance clinical interventions for at-risk patients." The funding will allow the team to launch a three year clinical pilot with Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center (RHLCCC) in Chicago,...
By Jonah Comstock 04:46 am October 1, 2013
Co-located at Health 2.0, Morgenthaler Venture's DC to VC event, a startup contest that aims to bring together government policymakers, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs, had a special resonance this year: It happened to be timed the day before the opening of nationwide health insurance exchanges, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. Pitching to a room full of investors, entrepreneurs...