July 29, 2014
Digital medicine company Proteus Digital Health has raised an additional $52 million from undisclosed investors following a whopping $120 million raise the company announced just last month. That brings Proteus' latest round of funding -- its seventh -- to $172 million. By our count the company's total known funding is now close to $400 million, which makes it one of the most-funded, private...
July 17, 2014
Healthcare information technology companies, including mobile and digital health companies, raised more than twice as much in total venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2014 as they did in the first, according to a new report from communications and consulting firm Mercom.
"It was a quarter of several milestones," Raj Prabhu, CEO and cofounder of Mercom Capital Group, said in a...
June 30, 2014
In the first half of 2014, digital health funding reached $2.3 billion, according to a report from accelerator Rock Health. The report included data from 143 digital health companies that have raised over $2 million during the past six months.
Funding in the first two quarters of 2014 surpassed total funding for all of 2013, which was $1.97 billion. Deal growth was driven by early-stage companies...
June 25, 2014
Doctor appointment booking platform ZocDoc is working on raising an additional $152 million, which market research firm VC Experts valued at $1.6 billion, according to a report from Fortune. ZocDoc has raised at least $95 million to date.
Former ZocDoc investors include DST Global and Goldman Sachs. Fortune reported that DST Global may also be contributing to this larger round.
April 14, 2014
For the past few years MobiHealthNews has published quarterly reports on the state of mobile and digital health, but moving forward those paid reports will take the form of Friday Exclusives -- the Friday edition of our daily newsletter -- and In-Depths on our website. They will be free for all to read thanks to our generous sponsors and advertisers.
Last week we published our Q1 2014 review and...
April 11, 2014
The first three months of 2014 have proven to be eventful. Among arguably much more important events, Apple hired a whole lot of medical sensor experts for some unknown reason – most suspect for the rumored iWatch. More NBA players started wearing health tracking devices. The Google Flu Trends debacle got some scholarly attention. Disney helped launch a tooth brushing app for kids. Facebook...
March 14, 2014
By Brian Dolan
There is no shortage of sources for aggregate funding data for digital health companies, and while the overall numbers are helpful for hyping up growth of the digital health trend, more granular analyses of funding trends in digital health could prove to generate more insights about where funding dollars are going.
Toward those ends, MobiHealthNews' newest paid report is an...
January 6, 2014
Chevy Chase, Maryland-based startup MyOwnMed raised $1.3 million in funding this past December, according to an SEC filing from late last year.
The company, founded in mid-2013, is headed up by Founder and CEO Vicki Seyfert-Margolis, a former senior advisor of science innovation and policy to the FDA Commissioner's Office who has also worked in non-profit medical research circles, academia, and...
January 2, 2014
Digital health funding for 186 companies reached $1.97 billion in 2013, a 39 percent growth from 2012, according to a Rock Health report that only looked at companies that raised more than $2 million. The venture funding for digital health will also surpass medical device funding and is already doing better than other traditional healthcare sectors.
The report notes that crowdfunding also took...
November 4, 2013
By Rick Lee, Founder and former CEO, Healthrageous
I was so impressed with former CEO Dave Dickinson’s postmortem on Zeo, which MobiHealthNews published in May, that I wanted to offer a similar reflection on Healthrageous.
1) BHAG: Our big, hairy, audacious goal (apologies to Tom Peters) was possibly as ambitious as boiling the ocean. David Kirchoff eloquently delineated the necessary components...