May 21, 2014
Crowdsourcing diagnosis platform CrowdMed raised $2.4 million from actor Patrick Dempsey, NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator. Grey's Anatomy actor Dempsey will also help to expand the company's platform by developing new partnerships with insurance companies so that patients are incentivized to use the platform.
This recent funding is a...
April 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Omada Health, an online and mobile diabetes prevention program, raised $23 million in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from Kaiser Permanente Ventures and return backers U.S. Venture Partners and The Vertical Group. This brings Omada Health's total funding to $28.5 million.
Omada Health's program, Prevent, lasts 16 weeks and aims to help those that are at...
April 23, 2013
Prediction markets have been used to predict everything from Oscar winning films and box office trends to the outcome of presidential elections, often with impressive accuracy. Now a new startup called CrowdMed aims to use a prediction market in healthcare. The Y Combinator-backed startup just raised $1.1 million in seed funding to use "the wisdom of crowds" to give diagnostic suggestions to...