December 20, 2018
Alphabet’s business interests cover a wide range of industries, and healthcare is certainly among them. With each passing year, Alphabet (or Google, or Verily) unveils a growing collection of tech-driven partnerships and healthcare tools — read on for a compilation of the company’s news in 2018.
January 4: Cityblock Health, the urban-focused public health startup that spun out of Alphabet’s...
May 12, 2017
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated who led the investment round.
Clover Health, an insurance startup with a patient engagement bent, has raised $130 million in a round led by existing investor Greenoaks Capital Management. New investors Google Ventures, Palm Drive Capital, and Western Technology Investment and existing investors Sequoia Capital and First Round Capital also...
April 25, 2017
Remote clinical trial company Science 37 has raised $29 million in a round led by Glynn Capital Management with participation from Google's investment arm GV. One more new investor -- AmGen ventures -- contributed, as did existing investors Lux Capital, Redmile Group, dRx Capital, and Sanofi Ventures. It's a large round with impressive investors, but it is technically a down round from last fall'...
April 20, 2017
Digital specialty prescribing platform ZappRx has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. GV, formerly Google Ventures, and SR One also contributed funding.
ZappRx’s cloud-based platform serves as a conduit for providers, pharmacies and patients to collaborate on the prescribing and management of specialty medications, which are used for complex...
December 6, 2016
Bill Maris, the founder and former CEO of Google Ventures (later renamed GV) who left the company earlier this year, has reportedly raised $230 million for a new fund that will focus on healthcare investments.
As Recode reports, sources close to Maris said regulatory filings related to the funding will be released as early as this week. The fund is called Section 32, and will largely be run by...
April 18, 2016
Quartet Health, the behavioral health startup backed by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, has raised $40 million in a second round of funding.
GV – formerly Google Ventures – led the funding with participation from existing investors Oak HC/FT Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners, and Polaris Partners.
Krishna Yeshwant, general partner at GV, will join Quartet’s board of directors.
December 16, 2015
Foster City-based Oration has launched its mobile offering that helps employees save money on prescriptions.
Oration also announced that last year, it raised $11.2 million from DFJ Venture, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Chicago Ventures, Data Collective, Work-Bench, Arsenal Venture Partners, and TiE Angels.
Oration CEO Pramod John previously served as McKesson’s VP of Strategy and...
December 8, 2015
Concierge healthcare provider One Medical Group has raised $65 million in a round led by J.P. Morgan Asset Management, which made the investment on behalf of PEG Digital Growth Fund II and AARP Innovation Fund. Existing investors include Redmile Group, Benchmark, DAG Ventures, Maverick Capital, Oak Investment Partners, and Google Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to at least $182...
November 18, 2015
San Francisco-based TinyRx, a prescription delivery service, launched this week with $5 million in funding from Eight Partners, Google Ventures, Stanford’s StartX, as well as angel investors.
“When the majority of prescriptions are being filled by a few large players that have interests well beyond a great pharmacy experience, the average patient loses,” TinyRx Cofounder Christopher Bockman said...
November 16, 2015
Reducing readmissions is an oft-repeated goal as the healthcare industry transitions from fee-for-service to value-based care. But "readmissions" can be a bit of a misnomer, since patients aren't always admitted to the same facility they were discharged from. And a patient's primary care provider doesn't always have a way to find out that their patient has turned up in another hospital's...