July 26, 2019
Indonesia-based healthtech platform Halodoc announced that it has secured additional funding from strategic investors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Allianz X and Prudential. Allianz and Prudential provide insurance services in Indonesia and are users of Halodoc's services. The funds will be used to further Halodoc's commitment to simplify healthcare through technology in...
September 27, 2018
Butterfly Health Network has raised $250 million in new funds and will soon begin shipping its sub-$2,000, handheld, tablet-connected full-body ultrasound device, Butterfly IQ. Fidelity led the investment, with additional participation from Fosun Pharma, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jamie Dinan, along with existing investors. The round brings the company’s total funding...
March 15, 2017
Seattle-based venture capital firm Biomatics Capital, which focuses on companies innovating around healthcare and technology, has closed its initiatory fund of $200 million. This exceeds the firm’s target of $150 million and spans a range of investors including individuals, family offices and institutions.
Biomatics is particularly interested in genomics and digital health, and will use this fund...
January 23, 2012
About twice as many US adults are using tablets in January than were in the months preceding the holiday season, according to a recent survey funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Research Project. In a survey of almost 3,000 people in November and December found that about 10 percent of US adults had tablets. A similar survey of...
November 11, 2010
Forget for a moment that Bill Gates founded Microsoft. Forget that Gates now chairs a philanthropic foundation that works in a number of areas. During his keynote session at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this week, Bill Gates arrived with a single, focused message: Vaccines.
When asked whether mobile phones offered some advantages over previous computing platforms, Gates responded: