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By Jonah Comstock 03:46 pm September 20, 2019
Eight new digital companies took the stage at Health 2.0’s Annual Conference in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon to give the first public demos of their products for the show’s annual “Launch!” event. OMNY Health, which aims to disrupt data brokerage and give providers more control over the data they sell, took home the audience vote and the $5,000 grand prize. But all eight companies boasted...
By Laura Lovett 02:09 pm September 20, 2019
Canadian telemedicine company Maple has landed a cool $14.5 million CAD ($10.9 million USD) in a new funding round. German VC firm Acton Capital led the round, with participation from SE Health.  This news comes less than two years after the company closed a $4 million Series A funding round, which at the time the company said would be used for growth and expansion.  WHAT THEY DO Maple is a...
By Dave Muoio 01:33 pm September 19, 2019
Integrated medication dosing platform InsightRX has closed a $10 million Series A funding round headed by HealthX Ventures. Other participants in the round included Rock Health, OSF Healthcare, Leawood Venture Capital and Premier Inc., as well as returning backer GreatPoint Ventures. According to the announcement, this brings the company’s total backing to $13 million. WHAT THEY DO Founded in...
By Laura Lovett 11:35 am September 19, 2019
A year and a half after emerging from stealth mode, AI-enable workflow management tool Robin Healthcare announced a $11.5 million Series A funding round, bringing the company’s total funding pot to $15 million. The latest round was led by Northwest Venture Partners. The company also revealed that former cofounder and CTO of Siri Tom Gruber will be joining the company as a formal advisor.  WHAT IT...
By Dave Muoio 09:24 am September 18, 2019
Virtual reality pain management company Karuna Labs has raised $3 million in seed funding, the San Francisco startup announced last week. The funding was led by Baseline Ventures, with additional participation from Anorak Ventures, the AET Fund, the Hustle Fund, Correlation Ventures and Dreamit Ventures. WHAT THEY DO The company develops personalized VR programs for chronic pain management. The...
By Laura Lovett 03:15 am September 17, 2019
This morning digital physical therapy company Kaia Health announced an $8 million funding round led by United Health’s venture arm Optum Ventures. This comes seven months after the company announced that it scored $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital.  WHAT THEY DO Kaia Health got its start with a digital physical therapy platform for back pain, which guides users...

(L to R) Michael Brown, Dan Galles, Stacy Feld, and Indu Subaiya chat on stage at Health 2.0 VentureConnect. (Photo by Jonah Comstock).

By Jonah Comstock 04:14 pm September 16, 2019
In the world of healthcare there are many stakeholders: hospitals and other providers, insurers and other payers, and, of course pharma and medical device companies. But one thing all these stakeholders have in common is that they’re increasingly moonlighting as investors. At the kickoff of Health 2.0’s Venture Connect event today in Santa Clara, California, three of these strategic investors —...
By Laura Lovett 04:03 pm September 16, 2019
This morning Firefly Health, a Boston-based health navigation and concierge platform, announced a $10.2 million Series A funding round led by F-Prime Capital and Oak HC/FT.   This news coincides with a slew of board seat announcements, most notable of which is Jonathan Bush, cofounder and former CEO of athenahealth, who will be joining the team as executive chairman.  “I have spent my entire...
By Laura Lovett 02:59 pm September 16, 2019
TrialCard, a company that works with pharma manufacturers to link patients to medications and services, announced last week that it is set to acquire Mango Health, maker of a gamified patient engagement tool and medication adherence platform, for an undisclosed amount.  As part of the deal, TrialCard will acquire Mango's app, which lets patients track their medication and adherence. It also has a...
By Laura Lovett 12:11 pm September 16, 2019
Digital pharmacy Capsule has scored $200 million in new funding. The latest round was led by TCV with participation from Thrive Capital and Glade Brook Capital. This news comes a little over a year after the New York-based startup announced a $50 million Series B round, and about two years after its $20 million Series A round. WHAT THEY DO  The company offers hand-delivered same-day medication...