Laura Lovett

June 14, 2019
Perhaps it’s no surprise that the startup scene is thriving in a culture known for braving harsh conditions. And while the startup world isn’t quite a wintry Finnish blizzard, it is known to test its founders and employees’ fortitude. Within the last decade Finnish digital health startups such as Meru and Kaiku have emerged as up-and-coming players on the European health scene.  Both the private...
June 12, 2019
As more stakeholders enter the digital health arena looking to partner, miscommunications and misconceptions are increasingly common. In order to circumvent this potential Tower of Babel problem, collaboration and shared goals are essential, according to speakers on the Pharma Innovation Beyond the Pill panel at Health 2.0 Europe in Helsinki today.  While there are pitfalls in any partnership,...
June 11, 2019
This morning Neurotrack, a Redwood City, California-based startup focused on cognitive health, announced that it scored $21 million in Series C funding round. Khosla Ventures led the round with participation from Dai-ichi Life, SOMPO holdings, Sozo Ventures, Rethink Impact, AME Cloud Partners and Marc Benioff.  This news comes a little over a year after the startup closed its Series B funding,...
June 11, 2019
Less than a year after the blockchain-enabled genome sequencing startup's launch, Nebula Genomics is announcing its first pharma partnership with Merck KGaA’s EMD Serono. This early partnership will come in the form of a pilot program.  As part of the deal, EMD Serono will be able to use Nebula’s network of anonymized genomic data. This new pilot is specifically zeroing in on lung cancer patients...

(Left to Right) CVS Chief Digital Officer Firdaus Bhathena, Google Cloud Head of Product for Health & Life Sciences Dr. Joseph Corkery, Iora Health Chief Growth Officer Sonia Millsom, and Oak HC/FT Partner Nancy Brown chat onstage at a recent event in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jonah Comstock)

June 7, 2019
When it comes to healthcare, Google is no longer just a tool for searching symptoms at 1 a.m. The tech giant is quickly making its mark in the health industry, from fitness apps to EHR patents, and all eyes are on how the company could be a disruptive force. So far the tech giant has already seen some challenges and successes. While Google has made headlines in health news within the last few...
June 6, 2019
Carbon Health, a virtual and in-person urgent and primary care network, has raked in $30 million in Series B funding. Announced yesterday, the round was led by Brookfield Growth Partners, with participation from DCVC, Builders VC, Bullpen Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and Two Sigma Ventures.  Following this funding news, Brookfield Growth Partners’ managing director Josh Raffaeli will be...
June 6, 2019
Looking to the chronic care space, Innomar Strategies, a Canadia-focused arm of AmerisourceBergen, has developed a new mobile app dubbed Chronically Simple. The new tool was designed to help individuals with complex need and chronic conditions manage their care.  The patient-facing tool will allow users to view appointments and communicate with healthcare providers. Patients using the system can...
June 6, 2019
Colorado-based startup RxRevu, which specializes in using machine learning for prescription decision support, has landed $15.9 million in Series A funding. UCHealth led the funding with participation from the University of Virginia LVG Venture Fund, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Inception Health/Froedtert Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, UnityPoint Health, JAZZ Venture Partners and...
June 5, 2019
Digital pharmacy Medly has announced a new Series A funding round led by Greycroft for an undisclosed amount.  WHAT THEY DO The New York City-based startup provides same-day delivery of a patient’s prescription medication. A patient can have their provider send their prescriptions to the Medly platform.  Users can then book a time when it's easy for them to be home and sign for the prescription....
June 5, 2019
This morning AI-enabled symptom checker Infermedica revealed exclusively to MobiHealthNews a new $3.65 million funding round. Estonian investor Karma Ventures led the round with participation from Dreamit Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners and Müller Medien​.  Originally founded in Poland, the company has recently expanded its international footprint with a move into the United States.  WHAT THEY...