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By Jonah Comstock 02:50 pm June 13, 2017
London-based mail order consumer blood testing startup Thriva has raised $1.9 million (1.5 million pounds) in a round of seed funding, the company announced today. Individual investors include Zoopla CEO Alex Chesterman and TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus and funds investing include Seedcamp, 500 Startups and the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF). Thriva has been operating in the UK since 2016....
By Jonah Comstock 03:45 pm August 4, 2016
500 Startups, a San Francisco-based accelerator and investor, has announced its 18th cohort, a group of 46 companies total which includes, for the first time, a digital health track of eight startups. Despite the name, 500 startups has more than 1,500 startups in its network that have either been through the accelerator or received Series A funding from the group. This does include some digital...
By Aditi Pai 06:57 am July 1, 2014
San Francisco-based patient education tool BetterDoctor raised $10 million, according to an SEC filing. The company told MobiHealthNews the round is not yet complete. This brings the company's total funding to at least $13 million to date. Existing investors include Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC, Dirk Lammerts from Burrill & Co, and 500 Startups. The service, available via iPhone app or online...
By Aditi Pai 03:41 am January 23, 2014
San Francisco-based First Opinion raised $1.2 million in a seed round led by Felicis Ventures with additional funding from Greylock, Yuri Milner, and 500 Startups to try to meet the demand for First Opinion's patient-to-doctor in-app messaging system. First Opinion aims to primarily target their app towards parents. The app acts as a communication system for users to ask doctors health-related...
By Aditi Pai 11:14 am October 22, 2013
San Francisco-based patient education tool BetterDoctor raised a $2.6 million seed round to expand its staff. Jeff Clavier from SoftTechVC and Dirk Lammerts from Burrill & Co led the round. Incubator 500 Startups also contributed. Launched just over a year ago, BetterDoctor labels itself as a "matchmaking service" that connects every US doctor with patients. All doctors are pre-screened...
By Brian Dolan 05:10 pm July 14, 2011
DrChrono, one of the few electronic health records (EHR) vendors to offer an EHR built from the ground up for the Apple iPad, has raised $675,000 in seed funding, according to a report in TechCrunch. The investors include General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Gmail creator and FriendFeed cofounder Paul Buchheit, Google’s Principal Engineer Matt Cutts, and the Start Fund....