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By Jonah Comstock September 25, 2018
What happened TestCard, a London-based digital health company, has raised $1.7 million (£1.25 million) in seed funding from Neo Ventures, a small Bulgarian investment firm focused on accelerating European startups. The company is entering the rapidly-maturing smartphone-enabled home urinalysis market, with plans to release its first product in the UK this year. The product is a physical postcard...
By Laura Lovett September 25, 2018
What is happening  Neuchatel Switzerland-Based aktiia, a startup developing a wearable blood pressure monitoring device, has just announced that it raised $4.1 million (4 CHF). The round was led by TransLink Capital and Redalpin, with participation from Sparks Street Capital, Christian Wenger, and Mladen Barbaric. According to Tobias Pforr, aktiia’s chief marketing officer, the latest funding...
By Laura Lovett September 24, 2018
What happened Ro—company previously known for its online men's health platform focused on erectile dysfunction, Roman— announced that it landed $88 million, this time to work on an addiction cessation platform. This round was led by FirstMark Capital with participation from SignalFire, Initialized Capital, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Torch Capital, BoxGroup, Tusk Ventures and...
By Laura Lovett September 24, 2018
What happened? Last week Muse, maker of an EEG headband and accompanying meditation mobile app, announced that it is acquiring Meditation Studio. The latter is known for its meditation app which provides guidance from 40 experts. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Why it matters This merger will bring two companies from the digital meditation market together. However, each offers a different...
health 2.0 conference investor panel

(L to R) Emma Cartmell, Ruchita Sinha, Risa Stack, and Wende Hutton take an audience question at Health 2.0's Fall Conference.

By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2018
A high amount of VC investing is often seen as an indicator of the health of the digital health space. But while investors agree there’s a lot of opportunity in the space, some investors think there may be a little too much money. “There’s a lot more money,” Risa Stack, general manager for new business creation at GE Ventures, said in a panel discussion at Health 2.0's Fall Conference in Santa...
By Jonah Comstock September 20, 2018
San Francisco-based Ooda Health, a new startup focused on decreasing waste and inefficiency in the area of healthcare administration, has raised $40.5 million in a Series A round that’s notable in a couple of ways: for one, the company’s veteran founders, including Castlight Health founder Dr. Giovanni Colella, chose to work exclusively with VCs with at least one woman partner. For another, the...
By Laura Lovett September 20, 2018
Looking to commercialize its virtual reality mental health treatment, Oxford VR has announced that it raked in $4.11 (£3.2 million) in funding. Investors included Oxford Sciences Innovation, University of Oxford, Force Over Mass, RT Capital, and GT Healthcare Capital Partners.  "Our focus is on developing clinically validated, cost-effective, user-centred treatments for clinical conditions with...
By Laura Lovett September 19, 2018
Healthcare innovation is sprouting up all over the globe. From Israel to China, investment dollars are pouring into digital health — in fact, many emerging markets are now leading the way in healthcare technology.  “Innovation happens at the edges and all around us,” Eugene Borukovich, global head of digital health incubation and innovation at Bayer, said at the Health 2.0 Conference in Santa...
By Jonah Comstock September 18, 2018
Correction: Updated to include financial details. A previous version of this story included an inaccurate estimate. Nearly two years to the day after its launch was announced at a Boston conference, app-enabled healthcare transportation company Circulation has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Logisticare, the nation’s largest non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) broker, for $44...
By Laura Lovett September 14, 2018
This morning maker of heart failure management and remote monitoring devices Endotronix scored $45 million in a Series D financing round led by LSP, with participation from Aperture Venture Partners, BioVentures Investors, Lumira Ventures, OSF Ventures, Seroba Life Sciences, SV Health Investors, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, and an unnamed corporate investor. “We are thrilled with the world-...