Laura Lovett

October 2, 2018
Yesterday Sopris Health, an artificial intelligence company designed to help with medical documentation, scored $3.4 million in a recent funding round. This time the Denver-based startup was funded by Access Venture Partners, Cue Capital, Tallwave Capital, Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Techstars and Rockies Venture Fund. The financing comes in the form of new cash and conversion of promissory notes...
October 2, 2018
Rock Health’s latest funding report reveals that the first three quarters of 2018 have already surpassed the total amount of funding that was spent on digital health startups in 2017. So far this year, digital health startups have raised $6.8 billion, with $3.3 billon of that coming from the third quarter alone, compared to a total of $5.7 billion in 2017.  The quarterly report suggests that...
October 1, 2018
Kiwi company Performance Lab Technologies, which specializes in behavior-changing technology, is joining forces with Vivametrica, an activity-based health scoring and insurance underwriting company, to create a new platform called EngageRate. This endeavor is aimed at engaging life insurance policy holders with their health by offering personalized artificial intelligence coaching and activity...
October 1, 2018
Last week two venture branches of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and the Google Assistant Investment Program, announced investments in patient voice assistant Aiva, which specializes in hands-free communication between patients and caregivers. While the investment amounts have not be publicly announced, the company revealed its other investors include Act One Ventures, Mucker...
Hospital employee talking with patient.
September 28, 2018
Creating innovative digital health tools for patients is pointless unless they actually use the app or device. But figuring out the “magic formula” can be tricky. That’s why savvy providers are turning to patients as the experts -- and many consumers are willing to work with innovation teams through the process, from design to deployment. “For any innovation project, it is important to be focused...
September 27, 2018
Users of Cardiogram, a smartwatch app that uses a deep neural network technology to detect hypertension and sleep apnea, can now get $1,000 in accidental death insurance for free. The deal comes out of a partnership between the technology company and life insurer Amica Life and life and disability payer Greenhouse Life Insurance Company.  Cardiogram, which began on the Apple Watch, now works with...
September 27, 2018
What happened IDx, maker of autonomous AI diagnostic tool for diabetic retinopathy, has landed $33 million in Series A financing. This comes just months after its IDx-DR got the designation as the first FDA-cleared autonomous AI diagnostic system. The latest funding was led by 8VC with participation from Optum Ventures, Alpha Edison, and Heritage Provider Network.  Why it matters Now the company...
September 27, 2018
What Happened? In its first move outside of mainland China, CareVoice, a Shanghai-based digital health startup targeting the insurance market, has announced its plans to expand to the Hong Kong market. This move will enable public and private insurance customers in Kong Kong to access the service.  The Chinese startup also announced that it is teaming up with Inter Partner Assistance Hong Kong to...
September 26, 2018
What happened  Maven, a digital health clinic that caters to women and children, scored an additional $27 million in Series B funding this morning. The round was led by Oak HC/FT with participation from Spring Mountain Capital, 14W, and Female Founders fund.  What’s the impact The digital health platform was first founded in 2014 and is focused on linking women and families to providers. It also...
September 26, 2018
What happened This morning digital pathology startup Proscia announced that it closed a $8.3 million Series A funding round. The financing was led by Flybridge Capital Partners with participation from Emerald Development Managers, Fusion Fund, Razor’s Edge Ventures and RobinHood Ventures.  The impact The Philadelphia-base startup plans to use the new money to commercialize its digital pathology...