acquisition

By Aditi Pai March 31, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit acquired fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for at least $17.8 million, according to an SEC filing. FitStar had previously raised $5 million from Advancit Capital, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Floodgate, and Mesa Ventures, according to CrunchBase. In the filing, Fitbit selected "yes", when asked "Is this offering being made in connection with a business...
By Aditi Pai March 10, 2015
Irvine, California-based practice management software company Kareo has acquired San Francisco-based DoctorBase, maker of a mobile-based patient communications offering. DoctorBase has raised at least $360,000 to date. Kareo had raised a total of $72.5 million as of January 2014. DoctorBase developed a tool that both helps practices find new patients as well as communicate with their existing...
By Aditi Pai March 5, 2015
San Francisco-based Fitbit has confirmed that it will acquire fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, to add more training features, according to a report from TechCrunch. The tech publication had previously reported the deal would be between $25 million to $40 million and include a mix of cash and stock. FitStar is backed by Google Ventures and Trinity Ventures. Fitbit already offers a premium...
By Aditi Pai February 27, 2015
Fitbit is in discussions to acquire fitness coaching app developer, FitStar, for $25 to $40 million in a mix of cash and stock as early as next week, according to a report from TechCrunch. The report adds that it's possible the deal may not go through. FitStar has created two apps, FitStar Personal Trainer and FitStar Yoga. The latter launched a few months ago. Both applications are free to...
By Aditi Pai February 26, 2015
Atlanta-based Sharecare, the health and wellness engagement platform founded by WebMD founder Jeff Arnold and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, has acquired Germany-based Feingold Technologies, a company that offers software that analyzes human behaviors. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Feingold Technologies closed an undisclosed Series A round in October 2014 led by ...
By Jonah Comstock January 22, 2015
Despite denials from both companies involved, rumors continue to circulate, based on reports from Reuters and the Financial Post, that Samsung wants to buy -- or at least acquire a majority stake in -- BlackBerry. Analysts have speculated on a number of reasons the bid might be in Samsung's interests, from an increasingly competitive smartphone market to BlackBerry's extensive patent database,...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2014
HealthInterlink's Beacon 2.0 Skaneateles Falls, New York-based medical device company Welch Allyn acquired the assets of Omaha, Nebraska-based remote patient monitoring company HealthInterlink. “The acquisition of HealthInterlink’s assets is exciting news for Welch Allyn and is in keeping with our vision to help transform care wherever patients and healthcare professionals connect,” Welch...
By Aditi Pai October 28, 2014
Physician rating platform Vitals has acquired price transparency service Compass Healthcare Advisers. This acquisition will combine Vitals' rating system with Compass Healthcare Advisers' price transparency system so that consumers can consider both options when choosing a provider. Compass Healthcare Advisers offers their price transparency tool through health plans and employers. When members...
By Aditi Pai October 20, 2014
App developed by Club Apps San Francisco-based Netpulse, which offers fitness clubs software that connects fitness devices and apps to gym equipment, has acquired Atlanta, Georgia-based health club app maker, Club Apps for an undisclosed sum. As a part of the acquisition, Netpulse hired Club Apps President and Cofounder Kelly Sweeney as the company's VP of Sales. Netpulse also hired the rest...
By Aditi Pai August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based Practice Fusion, which offers electronic health records and patient management software company, has acquired after-hours virtual visits company Ringadoc for an undisclosed sum. Los Angeles-based Ringadoc was originally incubated in Practice Fusion's San Francisco offices around the same time as another startup, 100Plus. Both startups received an angel investment from Practice...