Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 02:07 pmFebruary 25, 2020
British AI chatbot and virtual care company Babylon is used to getting shade from the public and the medical community alike. But recently it went a step further to strike back at one of its most prominent critics.  For years, a Twitter user under the handle of @DrMurphy11 has posted his encounters with Babylon's tool based on hypothetical situations. On the whole his tweets have been critical of...
By Laura Lovett 03:43 pmFebruary 24, 2020
Last week tech-enabled health assessment company Q Bio emerged out of stealth mode and announced a $40 million in Series B funding. Andreessen Horowitz led the round with participation from Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures.  Following their investments, Andreessen Horowitz’s Vijay Pande and Khosla will be joining the board.  WHAT THEY DO  The company conducts a full workup of patients based on...
By Laura Lovett 02:41 pmFebruary 24, 2020
Digital health engagement platform Sharecare announced this morning that it is acquiring Visualize Health, a population health and quality measurement platform that helps providers catch any gaps in patient care.  Visualize Health’s program is focused on the value-based care model. Its platform helps to identify any quality measure gaps and deficiencies in documentation. When the program catches...
By Laura Lovett 11:33 amFebruary 21, 2020
Yesterday morning telemedicine company Cloudbreak Health announced that it scored $10 million in investments from Columbia Partners Private Capital.  WHAT THEY DO Cloudbreak Health combines telehealth and integrated language services aimed at helping patients with limited English proficiency or who are hard of hearing. The platform looks to provide patients with speciality care such as psychiatry...
By Laura Lovett 04:15 pmFebruary 20, 2020
This morning global health nonprofit Medic Mobile launched its new health tech accelerator Medic Labs. The accelerator will be focused on providing equitable healthcare globally and using data science to propel this effort. A $3 million grant from The Rockefeller Foundation will kick off Medic Lab’s initial efforts.  Medic Lab will focus on three areas: human-centered design, data integration and...
By Laura Lovett 02:51 pmFebruary 20, 2020
This morning workforce management system IntelyCare raked in $45 million in its Series B funding round. The total funding number was made up of equity and debt financing. Endeavour Vision led the round with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Generator Ventures.  WHAT THEY DO  The company focuses on matching nurses and certified nursing assistants with acute healthcare facilities...
By Laura Lovett 01:12 pmFebruary 20, 2020
This morning digital fitness coaching platform Pear Sports announced that it has purchased fellow exercise-focused startup Functional Solutions.  Following this acquisition, Pear Sports (not to be confused with digital therapeutics darling Pear Therapeutics) plans to roll Functional Solutions’ visual programming and custom fitness content into its enterprise SaaS. This can then be sold to gyms,...
By Laura Lovett 03:50 pmFebruary 19, 2020
Amazon employees and their families living in Seattle will now have access to tech-enabled Amazon Care, CNBC first reported. This comes roughly five months after the news emerged that the company was planning this rollout.  Like many services on the market, the tech giant will be offering face-to-face and virtual care options.  Patients will be able to access care through multiple channels...
By Laura Lovett 01:33 pmFebruary 19, 2020
This morning, female-focused digital clinic Maven announced a $45 million raise in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by Icon Ventures with participation from Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Spring Mountain Capital, Female Founders Fund and Harmony Partners. It also included individual investors made up of Hollywood A-listers and tech entrepreneurs including Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, ...
By Laura Lovett 11:52 amFebruary 19, 2020
This morning Cleveland-based MedPilot, a patient financial engagement platform, landed $1.5 million in new funding. The lates list of funders includes Jumpstart, TurnCap, Northcoast Fund, Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health, Valley Growth Ventures, and Hudson River Capital Partners.  “What is awesome about this specific round is it was done by Cleveland and midwest investors,” Matt Buder Shapiro,...