November 24, 2020
In today's episode of HIMSSCast, guest host Laura Lovett, managing editor of MobiHealthNews, checks in with Maria Velissaris, founding partner at Steel Sky Ventures and Colette Courtion, founder and CEO of Joylux about some of the challenges facing the burgeoning women's health and reproductive health, or femtech, industry. In particular, they chat about advertising double standards, funding...
August 13, 2020
Industry research and big data analyst firm CB Insights has published its annual list of what it considers to be "the most promising" private digital health startups.
The 150-strong cohort hails from 18 different countries, and chosen from a pool of nearly 8,000 contenders. Their inclusion was judged by CB Insights based on a range of factors, such as market potential, investor profile, patent...
February 26, 2020
Technology-powered home care provider Cera Care has announced today the launch of its SmartCare technology in the UK after securing a $70 million financing boost.
Cera, who specialise in digitally-enabled care services for the elderly, believe the rollout of their new technology and analytics platform could “potentially [save] the NHS millions”.
WHAT IT'S FOR
SmartCare utilises machine learning...
Pictured: mediQuo co-CEOs Guillem Serra (left) and Bruno Cuevas (right); Credit: mediQuo
February 5, 2020
Barcelona-based mediQuo, maker of a healthcare management app, has announced that it secured €2 million from - unnamed - venture capital investors and family offices, bringing the total funding raised since its launch two years ago to €4 million.
The startup has also welcomed Bruno Cuevas, former vice president of global markets at digital marketplace specialist Adevinta (Schibsted), as co-CEO....
October 30, 2019
Mirror, a fitness content streaming device that users can hang and use like a traditional full-length mirror, has raised $34 million more in a Series B-1 funding round headed by Point72 Ventures. Others now backing the startup include athletic apparel retailer lululemon, LionTree LLC and individual backers including Karlie Kloss, Kevin Huvane and Steve Lockshin. Prior investors Spark Capital and...
Photo credit: CB Insights
October 2, 2019
Machine intelligence and big data analyst firm CB Insights has put together a list of what it considers to be today’s 150 “most promising” private digital health startups.
The full cohort spans a wide range of healthcare focus areas, business models, home countries and funding stages, and is accompanied by a report highlighting some of the key trends and characteristics shared by the digital...
July 9, 2019
DigitalHealth.London has launched a call for early stage companies looking to raise between £250,000 and £5m, in collaboration with MedCity and investment management and advisory firm RYSE.
It follows an earlier programme that saw 300 startups submit their applications, with Skin Analytics and LifeSmart raising £1.6m and £1.25m, respectively, in funding from RYSE and other investors.
“In the last...
June 13, 2019
At-home fertility testing startup Modern Fertility has raised $15 million in Series A funding in a round led by Forerunner Ventures and its founding partner, Kirsten Green, who will be joining the company’s board.
WHAT THEY DO
Modern Fertility’s direct-to-consumer business starts when the customer requests a personalized at-home test, or opts to take it at a local lab. Once the results are...
June 6, 2019
Digital health’s consistent funding expansion hit a roadblock in the beginning of 2019, with Rock Health, Startup Health and others pegging the year’s first quarter investment below that of 2018.
But that’s not to say that confidence in the sector is also down. A BIO 2019 panel of digital health investors hosted by tech-focused law firm Cooley LLP said that interest among their peers and...
July 18, 2018
Venture capitalists invested a total of $2.4 billion in digital health in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Mercom tracked 196 deals, an increase in deal count but decrease in funding from the first quarter's $2.5 billion across 187 deals.
Comparing the year over year, the funding is a slight growth from $2.3 billion and 194 deals in Q2 2017. Funding...