Dave Muoio

By  Dave Muoio 03:28 pm December 19, 2017
London-based Fiit announced that it has secured $3.2 million (£2.4 million) in funding for its app-based fitness coaching service with an accompanying wearable tracker. The round was led by London-based Connect Ventures, with participation from JamJar, Rooks Nest Ventures, and Westminster Capital. “Traditional gyms and studios have limitations for most people because they haven’t successfully...
By  Dave Muoio 01:05 pm December 19, 2017
Boston-based PatientPing, which makes a care coordination platform that alerts healthcare providers whenever a patient receives care elsewhere, has announced a partnership with Catholic healthcare ministry Mercy Health that will bring the service to Ohio and Kentucky care teams. The healthcare system will be using PatientPing’s platform to better share data outside of their network, supporting...
By  Dave Muoio 01:28 pm December 18, 2017
Milpitas, California-based diabetes management device maker Bigfoot Biomedical has raised $37 million in Series B funding in a round co-led by funds from Janus Henderson Investors and Quadrant Capital Advisors. Additional participants included Cormorant Asset Management, Senvest Capital Inc., Senvest Management LLC, Visionnaire Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund, and T1D Exchange. Bigfoot previously...
By  Dave Muoio 10:01 am December 18, 2017
San Francisco-based Stitch Health announced the completion of a Series A funding round for its care coordination platform. The amount of the investment was undisclosed, but was led by Benchmark and its general partner Bill Gurley with participation from the Y Combinator. Stitch is another player looking to remove paper and pagers from the healthcare setting. According to the company, its cross-...
By  Dave Muoio 04:05 pm December 15, 2017
Adidas has ended the business unit responsible for development of its fitness watches, sensor-enabled footwear, and other wearable devices, the Portland Business Journal first reported earlier this week. The decision to close the unit will affect 74 staff positions within the company, according to the reports. Among these were data scientists, experience designers, algorithm developers, and...
By  Dave Muoio 04:29 pm December 14, 2017
Another telemedicine player enters. Careington International Corporation, an aggregator of non-insurance discount programs, announced that it will be launching a telemedicine company in January. DialCare will operate as an affiliate of Careington, and will offer employers, organizations, and consumers 24-7 access to health professionals over the phone or through video chat. “Telemedicine has...
By  Dave Muoio 02:44 pm December 14, 2017
Vida Health, which makes a digital therapeutic platform for employees with chronic physical and behavioral health problems, has announced two new hires. The first, Stephanie Peng, will come on board as the company’s new chief financial officer. Previously a member of Livongo’s team, the company said that her experience with digital health will help with ongoing expansion efforts. “Vida is on the...
By  Dave Muoio 05:09 pm December 13, 2017
Oakland, California-based Elemeno Health, which makes a virtual coaching software for healthcare teams, announced that it has concluded a $1.3 million round of seed funding. The financing was led by Launchpad Digital Health, which hosts Elemeno in its San Francisco accelerator. Other participants included Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator Y Combinator, and regulatory tech venture investor...
By  Dave Muoio 02:54 pm December 13, 2017
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based ActiveProtective, which makes a wearable airbag deployment belt for seniors at risk of a fall, has received more than $4.7 million in Series A funding, the company confirmed after a MedCity News article spread the word this morning. The round was led by Generator Ventures, with additional participation from the company's prior investors. “ActiveProtective was...
By  Dave Muoio 12:25 pm December 13, 2017
San Diego-based Xenco Medical, a provider of disposable, sterile-packaged spinal implant systems, is releasing an app that will allow medical teams to easily request and track new shipments of the company’s products on demand. “Though each hour is critical, healthcare providers eager to operate on [traumatic injury] patients often wait for more than five hours because of the internal logistics of...