Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 01:12 pmOctober 7, 2019
French startup FeetMe, maker of a wearable device to track gait and posture, landed €9.4 million ($10.3 million) in Series A funding. LBO France led the round with participation from Kurma Diagnostics, Paris Saclay, Idinvest Partners, Seventure and SOSV.  This comes two years after the company raised its initial $2.28 million in seed funding, which was led by Kurma Diagnostics.  WHAT THEY DO The...
By Laura Lovett 03:28 pmOctober 3, 2019
While the web may seem like the wild west for purchasing goods, a recent New England Journal of Medicine correspondence found when it comes to birth control telemedicine follows medical standards, and is safe and affordable.  “These findings suggest that telecontraception may reduce barriers to contraception because vendors are convenient and accessible,” the authors of the correspondence wrote...
By Laura Lovett 01:49 pmOctober 3, 2019
This morning Mon Ami, a new digital platform that links college students to seniors, announced that it has secured its first $3.4 million in seed funding. Freestyle Ventures and Cowboy Ventures led the round, with participation from Maverick Ventures, Felicis Ventures and angel investor Bruce Dunlevie.  WHAT THEY DO It all began when co-founders Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Joy Zhang met at...
By Laura Lovett 02:59 pmOctober 2, 2019
At the beginning of the week Sleep Data, a California-based company best known for its positive airway pressure (PAP) system, announced that it raised $6 million in growth funding for its virtual care platform BetterNight. The investment comes from HCAP Partners, a debt and private equity firm, based in California.  WHAT THEY DO BetterNight is a digital tool catered to people with sleep apnea,...
By Laura Lovett 02:06 pmOctober 2, 2019
After a very active and lucrative Q1 and Q2, funding for digital health companies has cooled a bit in Q3, according to the latest Rock Health report. The raises came in at a total of $1.3 billion this last quarter, down from the roughly $2 billion seen in Q1 and Q2.  Additionally, the report points to three major trends this quarter: more mega deals over $100 million, companies exiting via IPOs...
By Laura Lovett 09:57 amOctober 2, 2019
CareStack, a cloud-based management tool for the dental industry, landed $28 million in new funding this morning. The latest round was led by Steadview Capital and Delta Dental of California.  This news comes roughly a year after the dental-focused startup announced a $16 million raise to open a new technology development office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  WHAT THEY DO The company focuses on...
By Laura Lovett 02:51 pmOctober 1, 2019
This morning META announced a new virtual health platform designed specifically for college students to access mental health care.  The new platform will let students choose their therapist viewing credentials, language, gender, faith, therapy style and plans accepted. Students are able to pay for the services out of pocket, or go through their insurance.  The platform was also designed to give...
By Laura Lovett 01:18 pmOctober 1, 2019
Novartis is teaming up with Microsoft on a new artificial intelligence initiative focused on drug discovery and development. The new efforts will primarily be focused in Novartis’ newly announced AI innovation lab.  As part of the deal Novartis will be employing Microsoft’s AI tools to help its scientist with computational hurdles in life sciences including generative chemistry, image...
By Laura Lovett 02:53 pmSeptember 30, 2019
With the staggering shortage of mental health practitioners worldwide, more and more startups are looking for alternative ways to provide patient care. One of the most popular technologies is chatbots. Now we are seeing one more entrance emerge into that market. On Thursday, Sweden- and UK-based medical device company Flow, best known for its brain stimulation headset, launched a new chatbot...
By Laura Lovett 11:46 amSeptember 30, 2019
Tech-enabled medical education startup Amboss has raked in €30 million ($32.7 million) in Series B funding. The latest round of funding was led by Partech’s growth fund, with participation from Cherry Ventures, Wellington Partners and Holtzbrinck Digital.  WHAT THEY DO Founded in 2012, Amboss was developed as a digital resource to help medical students and professionals access information.  The...