Investors

By Jonah Comstock March 11, 2019
Belfast-based B-Secur has raised €4.7m (£4m) in Series A funding from existing investors Accelerated Digital Ventures and Kernel Capital. This brings their total funding to €11.7m (£10m). What they do B-Secur, whose HeartKey algorithms made a splash this year at CES, is looking to use ECG monitoring in a dual role: both for health and wellness purposes and for biometric identification. The...
By Dave Muoio March 11, 2019
Chicago-based HealthJoy, a digital employee benefits platform leveraging artificial intelligence, has raised $12.5 million in Series B funding in a round led by US Venture Partners, according to a release from the company. Epic Ventures also came to the table alongside prior backers Chicago Ventures, Sidekick Ventures and HealthJoy’s cofounders. Dr. Jonathan Root, a general partner at US Venture...
By Laura Lovett March 8, 2019
This week Zoll Medical Corporation, a medical device and software company, announced that it acquired patient charting and revenue cycle management company Golden Hour for an undisclosed sum.  The companies, which both offer charting and services related to the emergency medical services market, will now be able to combine its efforts, according to a statement.  “We have been looking at this...
By Jonah Comstock March 7, 2019
It's been a while since the digital health space has seen an IPO. But that's about to change, according to The Wall Street Journal, which reports that chronic disease management startup Livongo Health is planning to go public this year.  According to the Journal, the company has hired Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase as underwriters, and is looking towards a valuation over $1...
By Laura Lovett March 6, 2019
This morning New York-based startup AbleTo announced that it has acquired fellow virtual mental health startup Joyable for an undisclosed sum (though the company told CNBC the deal is in the tens of millions).  As part of the deal, AbleTo users will gain access Joyable’s mental health coaching app. According to a statement, the coach matches face-to-face therapy outcomes. In addition to the...
By Laura Lovett March 6, 2019
This afternoon senior-focused EHR and health software company PointClickCare Technologies announced that it has acquired post-acute care management company QuickMar.  As part of the deal, PointClick Care will control QuickMar’s signature product, the CareSuite Manager. The system includes an EHR and electronic medication administration record (eMAR) that is targeted at post-acute care centers....
By Jonah Comstock March 5, 2019
Tasso, a Seattle-based startup working on bringing blood testing to the home via a wearable patch-like device, has raised $6.1 million in Series A funding. Vertical Venture Partners led the round, with additional participation from TechStars and Cedars Sinai. This is the first major VC round for the company, but it has previously been supported by $13.1 million in grant funding from DARPA, NIH,...
By Dave Muoio March 4, 2019
The fourth quarter of 2018 was a good one for Fitbit, with CEO James Park sharing news last week of the the device maker’s first year-over-year increase in sold devices since 2016. The company’s latest investor call touched upon many familiar themes, such as the shift from fitness trackers to smartwatches, but also suggests that Fitbit is viewing its health-focused services as an increasingly...
By Jonah Comstock February 28, 2019
Dexcom held its Q4 2018 earnings call last week, reporting an overall very strong year, but also announcing outsourcing plans that will likely lead to layoffs in the US. The company broke $1 billion in annual revenue in 2018, CEO Kevin Sayer said on the call, while increasing adoption, especially in Medicare and international markets, both of which are new to the company. And the company has set...

Nutrimedy's Director of Nutrition Services and Engagement Mallory Franklin. Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific.

By Dave Muoio February 28, 2019
Patient engagement and purposeful data implementation were common discussion points during the finals of a digital health pitch competition held last night inside Google’s Cambridge, Massachusetts offices. First kicked off in October, the fourth annual Connected Patient Challenge — cosponsored by Boston Scientific and the tech giant — featured six startup finalists whose offerings were...