Laura Lovett

By Laura Lovett 02:23 pmOctober 8, 2019
2019 has been the year of the digital health IPO. Reports are now circulating that tech-enabled primary care provider One Medical could be on deck. CNBC reports that the startup has hired JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley ahead of its IPO, according to sources "familiar with the matter." When MobiHealthNews reached out to One Medical, the company declined to comment.  One Medical is a primary care...
By Laura Lovett 12:00 pmOctober 8, 2019
Rapid SOS, a data-driven emergency response service, announced that it landed a fresh $25 million in new funding this morning, bringing the company’s total Series B funding to $55 million. The latest infusion of cash was led by Energy Impact Partners (EIP).  WHAT THEY DO The startup’s system integrates data from a variety of sources including from wearables, telematics from connected cars, smoke...
By Laura Lovett 03:52 pmOctober 7, 2019
Apple’s next health move could be smart clothing. Last year the tech giant filed a patent for a stretchable fabric band that could include circuitry sensors to measure blood pressure, respiration rate and ECG signals.   The patent application, published October 3, describes a fabric-based piece of clothing that would be able to wirelessly communicate with external electronic equipment. While it...
By Laura Lovett 02:30 pmOctober 7, 2019
Chronic care management company Livongo has inked a deal with the U.S. government, giving federal employees insured by the government with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes access to the digital program.  The Livongo for Diabetes tool will be open to those insured under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee program, which covers roughly 5.3 million people. Users will be able to access the...
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...