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By  Dave Muoio 05:10 pm December 9, 2020
Blueprint, a Chicago-based startup building patient data collection software for mental health clinicians, has announced a $3.4 million seed funding round, bringing its lifetime raise to $4.7. Bonfire Ventures led the latest investment, which also included Lightbank and other unnamed angel investors. WHAT IT DOES Blueprint (not to be confused with the healthcare IT accelerator Blueprint Health)...
By  Dave Muoio 01:36 pm December 9, 2020
NowPow, a community referral network seeking to address social determinants of health, has partnered with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to strengthen its local digital infrastructure and extend the department's contact tracing reach. In addition to using NowPow's platform to understand which resources a quarantined individual may need and connecting them to supportive services,...
By  Laura Lovett 01:20 pm December 9, 2020
Adaptive virtual care company Story Health launched this week with $4 million in seed funding from veteran health tech investors General Catalyst and Define Ventures.  Focused on simplifying specialist care, the new platform is headed by a team of Verily alumni, including its CEO Tom Stanis, Verily’s cofounder, and Chief Product Officer Nikhil Roy.  WHAT IT DOES  The technology was designed to...
By  Laura Lovett 02:28 pm December 8, 2020
Digital meditation app Calm landed a $75 million in Series C funding, pushing up the company’s valuation to $2 billion. Lightspeed Venture Partners led the round with participation from TPG, Insight Venture Partners, Marc Benioff and funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management.  This news come a little over a year after the company announced a $113 million Series B raise. WHAT IT DOES The...
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By  Dave Muoio 12:14 pm December 8, 2020
Prescription digital therapeutics startup Pear Therapeutics announced an $80 million Series D round this morning headed by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. The raise included funds from new backers Forth Management, Pilot House, Sarissa Capital, Shanda Group and QUAD Investment Management, as well as from returning investors Temasek, 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Novartis,...
By  Laura Lovett 12:04 pm December 8, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro is turning to the in-home healthcare space with the acquisition of digital platform Workpath.  Founded in 2015, Workpath created a tool that can offer on-demand in-home care services through an API system. Through the app virtual care providers can request to send in-home blood draws or in-home nurse visits to a patient. The company’s API is able to...
Rolled up dollar bills

Also: Stanford University spinout Deepcell lands $20M in funding and Folx raises $4.4 million. 

By  MobiHealthNews 02:36 pm December 7, 2020
MedArrive, a startup seeking to bridge the gap between telehealth and in-person care, launched last week on the back of $4.5 million in seed funding. Kleiner Perkins and Define Ventures co-led the round. The startup employs and coordinates EMS providers who are deployed to the home of a patient. There, they can conduct basic clinical services and loop in the patient's physician virtually if...
By  Laura Lovett 02:57 pm December 3, 2020
London-based virtual care company HealthHero has acquired digital triage platform Doctorlink. This comes after Eight Roads sold its stake in the company to HealthHero.  Doctorlink has several different components, including online triage, urgent care triage, risk assessment and video consultations. The technology is built using artificial intelligence (AI). The company's online triage system was...
A mock-up of the Nanox.ARC prototype.
By  Dave Muoio 02:45 pm December 3, 2020
Put your X-ray where your mouth is. After fielding accusations of fraud that temporarily damaged the value of its stock, digital X-ray-imaging company Nanox gave a highly publicized live (but virtual) demonstration of its imaging technology at the Radiology Society of North America's annual meeting. The demo – a recording of which Nanox said will be available to the public later today from the...
By  Dave Muoio 12:12 pm December 3, 2020
Everlywell, a digital consumer platform for ordering and viewing lab tests from home, has closed an oversubscribed $175 million Series D funding round, the Austin, Texas-based company announced this morning. The raise brought in a slew of new investors hailing from BlackRock, the Chernin Group, Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Lux Capital, Morningside Ventures and Portfolia. It also saw...