Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 02:54 pmSeptember 19, 2019
Sanofi has been active in the digital space this week inking two big deals: one with tech company Abbott, and another with digital platform Happify.  The first partnership with Abbott will be aimed at combining the medtech company’s FreeStyle Libre, a continuous glucose monitoring system, and the pharma giant’s insulin dosing information in order to create smart pens and insulin titration apps. ...
By Laura Lovett 11:35 amSeptember 19, 2019
A year and a half after emerging from stealth mode, AI-enable workflow management tool Robin Healthcare announced a $11.5 million Series A funding round, bringing the company’s total funding pot to $15 million. The latest round was led by Northwest Venture Partners. The company also revealed that former cofounder and CTO of Siri Tom Gruber will be joining the company as a formal advisor.  WHAT IT...
By Laura Lovett 03:41 pmSeptember 18, 2019
This morning Google announced that the health team at DeepMind, an artificial intelligence Alphabet subsidiary primarily focused on research, is joining Google Health.  “Under the leadership of Dr. David Feinberg, and alongside other teams at Google, we’ll now be able to tap into global expertise in areas like app development, data security, cloud storage and user-centered design to build...
By Laura Lovett 01:27 pmSeptember 18, 2019
Digital diabetes and chronic care company OneDrop has landed $40 million in a Series B funding round led by pharma giant Bayer. This news coincides with the announcement that Bayer inked a deal with the startup, entering into a commercial licensing agreement to use OneDrop’s platform.  This isn’t Bayer’s first foray into digital health. The company has its own accelerator in Germany that was...
By Laura Lovett 03:56 pmSeptember 17, 2019
Royal Philips’ new sleep apnea product is ditching the traditional CPAP mask. Dubbed NightBalance, the system instead relies on a soft wearable device that is worn across the user’s chest when they go to sleep.  The device gives off a vibration alerting the user when they should change sleep positions. The tool is wireless and connected to a companion app, which monitors use. It also give both...
By Laura Lovett 03:13 pmSeptember 17, 2019
Digital mental health company Meru Health is launching a new wearable aimed at helping its users understand the mind-body connection through biofeedback. Meru’s platform uses a multi-pronged approach to helping customers improve mental health including connections to licensed therapists, digital tools and peer support.  The new tool is meant to be clipped on a user’s ear when they are doing a...
By Laura Lovett 03:15 amSeptember 17, 2019
This morning digital physical therapy company Kaia Health announced an $8 million funding round led by United Health’s venture arm Optum Ventures. This comes seven months after the company announced that it scored $10 million in a Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital.  WHAT THEY DO Kaia Health got its start with a digital physical therapy platform for back pain, which guides users...
By Laura Lovett 04:03 pmSeptember 16, 2019
This morning Firefly Health, a Boston-based health navigation and concierge platform, announced a $10.2 million Series A funding round led by F-Prime Capital and Oak HC/FT.   This news coincides with a slew of board seat announcements, most notable of which is Jonathan Bush, cofounder and former CEO of athenahealth, who will be joining the team as executive chairman.  “I have spent my entire...
By Laura Lovett 02:59 pmSeptember 16, 2019
TrialCard, a company that works with pharma manufacturers to link patients to medications and services, announced last week that it is set to acquire Mango Health, maker of a gamified patient engagement tool and medication adherence platform, for an undisclosed amount.  As part of the deal, TrialCard will acquire Mango's app, which lets patients track their medication and adherence. It also has a...
By Laura Lovett 12:11 pmSeptember 16, 2019
Digital pharmacy Capsule has scored $200 million in new funding. The latest round was led by TCV with participation from Thrive Capital and Glade Brook Capital. This news comes a little over a year after the New York-based startup announced a $50 million Series B round, and about two years after its $20 million Series A round. WHAT THEY DO  The company offers hand-delivered same-day medication...