June 22, 2015
New York City-based Smart Vision Labs, which has developed a smartphone-based autorefractor for vision testing, raised $6.1 million in a round led by Techstars Ventures with participation from Heritage Group, Connectivity Capital, and Red Sea Ventures, according to TechCrunch.
National Vision, a US-based eyecare chain, is also seed investor in the company.
The device, called SVOne, consists of a...
May 4, 2015
Warby Parker, an eyeglass retailer, has announced that they are investing in technology that allows consumers to conduct smartphone-based eye exams, according to a post from Engadget.
Just last week, Warby Parker raised $100 million in a round led by T. Rowe Price -- the company is now valued at $1.2 billion.
When Warby Parker first started out, about five years ago, it offered a service that...
April 23, 2015
Somerville, Massachusetts-based eye diagnostic tool maker EyeNetra has launched a new service called Blink, which brings eye tests to the patient, in New York City. Blink emphasizes that the appointments are only for users who need to be tested for glasses, not eye health.
Blink is using EyeNetra technology, which includes a smartphone peripheral they developed, called Netra-G, that measures ...
July 30, 2014
Somerville, Massachusetts-based eye diagnostic tool maker EyeNetra raised $4 million from one investor, according to an SEC filing. This brings EyeNetra's total funding to at least $7 million.
Previously disclosed EyeNetra investors include Khosla Ventures and Khosla Impact, which invests in companies that are developing products for populations in India, Africa, and Latin America.
October 29, 2013
Frank Moss, former MIT Media Lab professor in the New Media Medicine group and co-founder of Bluefin Labs, has joined app developer Constant Therapy as the Chief Strategic Advisor.
Constant Therapy develops iTherapy, an app available on the iPad which provides rehabilitation tools and solutions for those suffering from stroke, head-injury, or dementia, or children with language, cognitive,...
August 19, 2013
Aliso Viejo, California-based iCheck Health Connection, a developer of mobile apps for the early detection and tracking of eye diseases, raised $750,816 in funding this week, according to an SEC filing. InterWest Partners led the funding raise, founder David Huang told MobiHealthNews. This brings iCheckHC's total funding to $775,816.
InterWest Partners' portfolio includes investments in Doximity...
July 1, 2013
OneSight's Mission Trip - Nairobi, Kenya
Somerville, Massachusetts-based EyeNetra, which has developed a mobile-enabled eye diagnostic tool raised $2 million in funding last week, according to an SEC filing. EyeNetra hopes to serve the 2.4 billion people worldwide that don't have glasses, but need them.
The MIT Media Lab Camera Culture Group spinoff allows anyone to take an eye exam using the...
April 18, 2013
This image from TEDMED shows a closeup on an MIT student wearing an eyeMITRA prototype.
The MIT Media Lab's Camera Culture Group, led by Dr. Ramesh Raskar, has innovated the smartphone eye diagnostic space before. Their NETRA software for smartphone-enabled eye exams spun off into EyeNetra, which raised $1 million in first round funding last year. Prior to that, they developed CATRA, a cheap...
August 2, 2012
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based EyeNetra, which is developing what it calls the most affordable mobile eye diagnostic tool ever developed, recently raised $1 million of a hoped for $1.2 million round of funding. The company's peripheral device and software enables anyone to take their own eye test, get a prescription for glasses, and connect to eye-care providers right from their mobile phone. The...
August 29, 2011
Venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures has named the 11 most promising health IT startups in the US that are seeking seed stage or first rounds of funding. The 11 startups will present demonstrations of their wares at an event next month in Mountainview, California, called DC to VC. The showcase is co-organized by the Silicon Valley Bank, Health 2.0 and Practice Fusion.
Among those tapped to...