August 14, 2019
Following an acquisition last year by WW (formerly Weight Watchers), Kurbo Health has retooled and relaunched its weight loss app and coaching services as Kurbo by WW. The tool not only sports a new look, but now includes a new focus on healthy behavior and wellness promotion that’s designed with children and adolescents in mind.
This subtle shift in approach comes in part from hands-on audience...
August 7, 2019
Yesterday dieting app Zero announced that it has scored $2.8 million in new seed funding. This latest cash raise was led by True Ventures and Trinity Ventures. The money is an add-on to the company’s prior seed funding, bringing its grand total to $4 million this round.
Coinciding with this funding news is the announcement that Dr. Peter Attia will be named cofounder and chief medical officer....
November 27, 2018
Keyto, a startup building a connected breath sensor and companion app to support users following a ketogenic diet, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by Craft Ventures, and also included additional support from Floodgate Fund, Abstract Ventures and Hydra Ventures alongside Eventbrite cofounders Julia and Kevin Hartz.
According to a statement, this investment will be used...
December 18, 2017
Today Silicon Valley based-Shapa launched its first behavioral modification platform, aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle changes. The product includes a scale connected to the Shapa app. But unlike normal scales, this scale doesn’t tell users their weight. Instead the scale blindly weighs the user and then the interprets what their daily weight means for them as an individual.
November 24, 2017
Eating healthily is a major issue for many Americans, especially during the holiday season. Only one in 10 adults meets the federal fruit and vegetable requirement, according to a study published last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. More than one-third of adults in the United States have obesity, which can cause heart disease, stroke and...
September 28, 2017
A mobile hypertension prevention program (HPP) delivered through Noom’s mobile health coaching service appears to significantly benefit users with consistently high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by the company and recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension.
In fact, greater engagement with the HPP resulted in even higher reductions in weight and blood pressure,...
June 16, 2016
If you had followed direct-to-consumer nutrition coaching startup Rise Health from its founding in 2013, it wouldn't surprise you that the company would end up being acquired by a primary care provider. That's because the company was founded to solve a healthcare problem, Rise Co-founder and CEO Suneel Gupta explained to the audience at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco last week....
February 25, 2015
Humana has partnered with Weight Watchers to integrate the weight loss program into various services for members, including its HumanaVitality wellness platform. Humana will make the program available to its members in qualified employer-sponsored health plans.
“We want to help employers find effective ways to battle obesity, improve the overall wellness of their employees and create healthy...
May 28, 2014
Stamford, Connecticut-based Walker Health Labs launched an app this week, called foodtweeks, that focuses on tweaking a user's daily meals so that they eat healthier.
“Eight hundred million times a day in America, weight-conscious individuals ‘tweek’ their food by making small changes that remove unwanted calories,” foodtweeks founder Jay Walker, who previously founded Priceline and also owns ...
April 10, 2014
Online fitness and weight loss community SparkPeople has made its app Diet and Food Tracker (now known as SparkPeople Calorie Counter and Weight Loss) free once more. For about the past two years it has been $3.99, but it was free from 2009 to 2012. The move signals a shift in thinking from web-first to mobile-first for the company, according to Chief Operating Officer Dave Heilmann.