September 4, 2019
Behavioral health startup Ginger (formerly Ginger.io) scored $35 million in Series C funding, bringing the San Francisco-based startup's total funding to $63 million. The new infusion of cash was led by WP Global Partners with participation from City Light Capital, Nimble Ventures, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, Khosla Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures and Kapor Capital.
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September 7, 2018
On-demand behavioral health platform Ginger.io has named Russell Glass as its next CEO. Before taking the job at Ginger.io, Glass was the CEO of a B2B marketing company called Bizo. Glass’ start date is set for Sept. 10.
“As I evaluated my next venture, I wanted to create a positive impact on people’s lives,” Glass said in a statement. “Ginger.io is a perfect fit — a phenomenal team of people...
April 18, 2018
When it comes to innovation challenges, most participants aren't in it for the money, according to a new survey from consultancy group Luminary Labs. The group surveyed 60 prize recipients from 14 challenges run by Luminary Labs. While not all winners surveyed were in the healthcare space, many, including Osso VR, Wellframe and Ginger.io, were, and the sample included challenges sponsored by...
November 21, 2017
San Francisco health startup Ginger.io went public today with a major pivot that the company has been undergoing over the last year and a half. While the startup began life as a passive monitoring company that sold its artificial intelligence technology to hospitals, it has reinvented itself as a healthcare provider in its own right, offering a full service online and app-based mental healthcare...
February 10, 2015
A new report from Chilmark Research shows that the state of affairs in patient engagement is best summed up by the overused paraphrase of the William Gibson quote: The future is here, it's just not very widely distributed.
After speaking to about a dozen healthcare vendors and their customers, report author Naveen Rao found that for any given patient engagement technology, outside of the most...
January 5, 2015
San Francisco-based health behavior monitoring and analytics startup Ginger.io raised $20 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $28.2 million.
It's likely that Kaiser Permanente Ventures invested in the round because Ginger.io added Kaiser Permanente Ventures partner Dave Schulte to its board in the filing, as pointed out in a report over at ...
December 2, 2014
Ginger.io, a health startup focused on passive data collection through smartphones, has partnered with the Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) to launch Utah SmartCare, a care management program that aims to improve patient engagement and health outcomes in low-income Utah populations. Cambia Health Foundation awarded Ginger.io and AUCH a grant for the project.
Utah SmartCare will...
November 6, 2014
Ginger.io, a health startup focused on passive data collection through smartphones, announced a number of high profile clinical pilots that have been quietly employing its technology. Ginger.io is now working with UC San Francisco, Partners HealthCare (Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and McLean Hospital), Duke University, UC Davis and University of Nebraska Medical...
September 18, 2014
Verizon has teamed up with smartphone health monitoring startup Ginger.io in a pilot conceived and run by Centerstone Research Institute to create a mobile health intervention that's already been tested in one small study, with larger studies in the works.
Initially, Centerstone launched a three-month pilot of 10 high Medicaid-utilizer patients (those with more than $25,000 in annual healthcare-...
July 8, 2014
During a fireside chat at the annual Khosla Ventures CEO summit, investor Vinod Khosla talked to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin about Google becoming a health company one day. As David Shaywitz wrote in a column for Forbes, Page and Brin see their company's health initiatives as "cool" projects, but they argue because of all the red tape in healthcare they are ultimately not...