Dave Muoio

December 6, 2018
It’s hard to have a conversation about technology innovations in 2018 without stumbling into the realm of blockchain. Since it first appeared on most people’s radars — thanks to the ever-turbulent bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies — financial organizations, major retailers and even governments have investigated whether or not the trendy technology has something to offer. As such, it’s little...
December 5, 2018
Smart pill bottle cap maker Pillsy has launched a subsidiary that will pair the adherence technology with a nutritional supplement subscription service. Called Stride Nutrition, the service is now available for consumers in the US with plans to expand internationally in 2019. At launch, Stride’s service will have consumers sign up for one of three different supplement combinations: a multivitamin...
December 5, 2018
Online fitness startup Freeletics has raised $45 million in Series A funding, according to an announcement released yesterday. The funding round was led by FitLab, Causeway Media Partners and JAZZ Venture Partners, with additional support from Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park Ventures, ward.ventures and individual backer Tony Robbins. Founded in 2013, Freeletics has built a number of fitness and...
December 5, 2018
Digital pharmacy Alto today announced the closure of its $50 million Series C funding round. The investment was led by Zola Global and Greenoaks Capital, with additional participation from Jackson Square Ventures, Olive Tree Capital and other unnamed investors. According to the company, the latest funding will help the company push its tech-driven prescription delivery service to new regions...
December 4, 2018
De Novo rule proposal published for review. The FDA has published a new proposal for revisions to the De Novo regulatory pathway for devices without a predicate. The rule, which is currently available for public comment, aims to provide additional structure, clarity and transparency to the process, and outlines how the agency processes and gauges submitted devices. “Our goal is to make the De...
December 4, 2018
Pillo, the countertop device that uses conversational artificial intelligence to help patients manage their treatments, is now available to consumers for online purchase, manufacturer Pillo Health announced this morning. The device is currently being sold for $499 alongside a one-year subscription to the company’s connected service. Designed for older patients or those with chronic diseases and...
December 4, 2018
Oulu, Finland-based Oura Health, maker of a sleep- and activity-tracking smart ring, today announced that it has surpassed $20 million in total funding. Based on its previous announcements, this would mean that the company has raised roughly $6.5 million or more in new funding since its most recent round in July. While the latest round was led by MSD Capital, it also featured YouTube cofounder...
November 29, 2018
Munich, Germany-based TeleClinic has raised $7.96 million (7 million euro) in Series A funding from Idinvest Partners. According to an announcement released this morning, the telemedicine company will use this backing to scale its offerings through new partnerships and increased marketing. TeleClinic’s 24-7 service offers voice and video tele-visits with practitioners of more than 30 different...
November 29, 2018
A Vitality Group wellness program that allowed participants to pay off the cost of an Apple Watch with regular activity incentives yielded a roughly 34 percent increase in regular physical activity, or an additional 4.8 “activity days” per month, according to a three-year study recently released by RAND. This gain outpaced that of a similar program run by the group that did not employ a “loss-...
November 29, 2018
Bright Health has topped off its already impressive fundraising with a $200 million oversubscribed Series C funding round, the Minnesota-based integrated health insurance startup announced this morning. Support came from new investors Declaration Partners and Meritech Capital, as well as from returning backers Bessemer Venture Partners, Cross Creek Advisors, Flare Capital, Greenspring Associates...