Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 12:28 pmSeptember 25, 2019
Eko, maker of devices and platforms for monitoring heart function, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The raise was led by ARTIS Ventures, and also includes DigiTx Partners, NTT Venture Capital (NTTVC), 3M Ventures, Mayo Clinic, Seaph Group and XTX Ventures. Eko closed its previous rounds in February of last year and early 2015. Today’s announcement brings the company’s lifetime capital...
By Dave Muoio 03:43 pmSeptember 24, 2019
Fitbit and Belgium-based FibriCheck announced today that device owners living in certain UK countries now have access to a smartwatch app that uses photoplethysmography (PPG) to detect heart rhythm irregularities such as atrial fibrillation. Available in Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland, the CE-marked tool is similar to FibriCheck’s smartphone app in that it uses light and sensors to...
By Dave Muoio 01:46 pmSeptember 24, 2019
New York City startup Voro has raised $2.5 million in seed funding for its “health care social network.” Floodgate led the round, which also included top names from Techstars, Flatiron Health, Tilt, Clover Health, Surion, Teamworthy Ventures, AVG Basecamp Fund, Ride Ventures, OneOncology and others. WHAT THEY DO Voro’s platform looks to inform patients’ care decisions by providing them with...
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pmSeptember 23, 2019
Reuters reported on Friday that Fitbit is weighing a sale of its business. While nothing is set in stone, the fitness wearables and health services company is said to have brought on investment firm Qatalyst Partners to explore its options, with the latter pushing for Alphabet or private equity firms as potential buyers. The report pins Fitbit’s new mindset on middling smartwatch success, which...
By Dave Muoio 02:33 pmSeptember 23, 2019
Heal, maker of an app for booking and processing device-driven physician house calls, announced today that it has acquired New York City-based Doctors on Call, a roughly 50-year-old provider of house call services for elderly patients. The acquisition allows Heal to expand its services — previously limited to the Atlanta, California and Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. areas — into the New York...
By Dave Muoio 01:25 pmSeptember 23, 2019
NexHealth, maker of a platform that allows doctors to manage online booking, billing and other patient-facing services, has brought in $4.2 million in a round led by Point Nine Capital. Rubicon Venture Capital, Scott Belsky, Josh Hannah and prior backer iSeed Ventures also participated. WHAT THEY DO Based in New York, NexHealth offers a tool that helps practices mange their communications and...
By Dave Muoio 03:49 pmSeptember 20, 2019
The US is wading into election season, and once again the healthcare system is a prime focal point for each campaign. And although the subject of “Medicare for All” was certainly present back in 2016, movements to overhaul the country’s insurance industry have gained some steam among voters over the last few years and now command considerable airtime during debates between presidential hopefuls....
By Dave Muoio 11:26 amSeptember 20, 2019
As if building the next big thing in healthcare technology wasn’t enough, simply getting an innovation in front of hospital leaders or other decision makers is a monumental task for entrepreneurs. With limited resources and the life of their companies at stake, it’s little surprise that vendors spam providers with countess messages in hopes that one will make it through the barricades of spam...
By Dave Muoio 01:33 pmSeptember 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 Dave Muoio 09:24 amSeptember 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...