Dave Muoio

By Dave Muoio 01:49 pmJune 23, 2020
BrightInsight, which offers a platform that secures, manages and analyzes medical device and software data, has announced $40 million in Series B funding. Insight Partners headlined the raise, which also featured Series A investors New Leaf Venture Partners and Eclipse Ventures. WHAT THEY DO BrightInsight – a part of electronics manufacturing services firm Flex – sees itself acting as the...
By Dave Muoio 08:00 amJune 23, 2020
Happify Health has developed and launched a new digital mental health program with the American Heart Association (AHA) that aims to reduce stress and encourage healthy behaviors among people with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Patrick Burke, head of healthcare at Happify Health, told MobiHealthNews that his company's content team and the AHA's experts have been working together for...
By Dave Muoio 03:29 pmJune 22, 2020
Mental health and wellness app use has been on the rise during the past few months of COVID-19, but new quarantines and disease concerns may not be fueling the spike in new users or other metrics. According to a recent data report from Apptopia, increases among the 15 most popular of these apps have been in lockstep with the gradual trend of rising engagement that the mobile app market-...
By Dave Muoio 01:56 pmJune 22, 2020
Binah.ai has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding for its smartphone camera- and artificial intelligence-based vital signs-monitoring technology. Maverick Ventures Israel headlined the round, while prior backers Esplanade Ventures, Sompo International, GiTV and iAngels also participated. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based company said that it's looking to boost its sales and marketing efforts with...
By Dave Muoio 02:34 pmJune 18, 2020
Community care service-coordination platform Unite Us announced this week that it has acquired Staple Health, a social determinants of health analytics company. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2017, Staple Health's specialty is predictive analytics regarding the role social factors can play in various health outcomes. Unite Us was interested in adding these strengths to its...
By Dave Muoio 11:04 amJune 18, 2020
Big Health, maker of digital health apps targeting poor sleep, worry and anxiety, has announced a $39 million Series B raise. Gilde Health and Morningside Ventures headlined the funding. Samsung NEXT also participated in the raise, as did prior backers Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Octopus Ventures. WHAT THEY DO Big Health's two major digital health products Sleepio and Daylight are digital...
By Dave Muoio 03:15 pmJune 17, 2020
Consumer virtual health and wellness brand Ro highlighted a new partnership with healthcare API company Ribbon Health that will help users and their virtual providers seek out in-person primary and specialty care services in their area. Accessible within the telehealth platform, the new capability is available across the U.S., and includes information on the types of insurance accepted at each...
By Dave Muoio 12:05 pmJune 17, 2020
Hydrow, maker of a connected rowing exercise machine for consumers, has announced $25 million in new investments, bringing the company's total capital raise to $52 million. L Catterton led the raise, which also included support from prior backers such as Rx3 Ventures. WHAT THEY DO Launched last spring, Hydrow’s consumer device delivers an in-home rowing workout supported by live or on-demand...
By Dave Muoio 11:59 amJune 17, 2020
An unusual summer playoff format will once again have NBA superstars competing for their championship rings, but behind the scenes all players entering the Disney World "bubble" will have the option to monitor their via health sensor-laden smart rings, The Athletic reports. Citing a health-and-safety manual distributed to players by the National Basketball Players Association, the sports...
By Dave Muoio 02:51 pmJune 16, 2020
Proteus Digital Health, maker of an ingestible sensor for tracking medication adherence, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday. The news comes months after word that the company had furloughed much of its staff, reassessed its high-profile partnership with Otsuka Pharmaceutical and shifted away from its primary focus area of mental disorder treatment. The "smart pill" maker...