May 20, 2014
Rock Health has announced its sixth class of startups. These seven startups have been working out of the new office of the San Francisco-based digital health accelerator for five months, but were just announced by the accelerator. Like other recent classes, they received a $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their stay in the program.
Some startups are still in stealth mode...
May 19, 2014
NantHealth raised $135 million from three investors, according to an SEC filing. The amount almost certainly includes the $100 million NantHealth raised last month from the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), that country's sovereign investment fund, as well as the investment Blackberry contributed in April 2014. The SEC filing notes that there were three investors in the round. This latest round...
May 15, 2014
After Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness for $150 million last November, both companies more or less said that it would be "business as usual" post-acquisition, with MapMyFitness and Under Armour continuing to operate as they had before. At a talk at the HxRefactored event in Brooklyn this week, MapMyFitness co-founder and VP of Innovation Strategy Kevin Callahan shared some insights into how the...
May 13, 2014
Plano, Texas-based remote monitoring startup Vivify Health (formerly Intuitive Health) raised $3 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings Vivify Health's total announced funding to at least $6.4 million to date.
MobiHealthNews reached out to Vivify Health for comment, but the company was not able to respond before deadline.
Existing Vivify Health investors include Ascension Health...
May 12, 2014
Talkspace, a New York City-based startup offering therapy sessions via the web and mobile devices, has raised $2.5 million. Spark Capital and Soft Bank Capital participated in the round, which was the company's first. In addition, AOL President of Video Ran Harnevo will join the company's board.
The startup is trying to address a perceived problem in the mental health field: because of various...
May 8, 2014
HealthSpot, a Dublin, Ohio-based company building telemedicine kiosks for workplace and retail locations, has raised $8 million from undisclosed investors, bringing the current raise, which began in March 2013, to $18 million total. This is the company's first round since 2012 and brings their total known funding to $23 million.
HealthSpot kiosks are designed for supermarkets, pharmacies, and...
May 7, 2014
Iagnosis, parent company of virtual visit skin care company DermatologistOnCall, raised $2.8 million from undisclosed angel investors. This brings Iagnosis' total funding to date to $8.8 million.
Chief Strategy Officer and cofounder Larry Eakin told MobiHealthNews that he plans to use the funds for marketing efforts at DermatologistOnCall.
To use DermatologistOnCall, which offers online, tablet,...
May 7, 2014
The market for mobile health monitoring and diagnostics was worth $650 million in 2012, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. The firm projects that the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 43.3 percent from 2013 to 2019. That will put the market at $8 billion in 2019.
Transparency defines the mobile health monitoring and diagnostic space as smartphone-...
May 7, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Segterra, developer of the InsideTracker platform, has raised $2.5 million in funding led by strategic investor Henry Kauftheil, who is chairman of real estate investment firm ACG Equities and CSO and co-founder of stealthy consumer health startup SelfHealth.me. The funding raise, which was first reported by Xconomy, brings the company's total up to $4 million since...
May 6, 2014
Evanston, Illinois-based SwipeSense, which is developing a smart hand hygiene sensor, raised $1.7 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $2.5 million to date.
SwipeSense is a graduate of the accelerator Healthbox's first class, which was announced in December 2011. Healthbox helped fund SwipeSense's first round.
The company aims to eliminate...