December 7, 2016
San Francisco-based digital health coaching startup Vida Health has raised $18 million in Series B funding in a round led by Canvas Ventures. Nokia Growth Partners and existing investor Aspect Ventures also contributed to the round, which brings the company’s total funding to a little under $28 million.
Vida, which offers health and wellness coaching to both the direct-to-consumer and enterprise...
January 20, 2016
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced on Twitter yesterday -- by posting screen shots from his Apple Notes app -- that he is planning to launch a digital health company focused on fitness. He also announced he would be working as a venture partner at Index Ventures.
In the note, Costolo said he is working with Bryan Oki, currently the cofounder and CEO of Fitify, a health consulting firm that...
October 27, 2015
Virtuagym has raised $2.3 million (2.1 million euros) from Saffelberg Investments, a private Belgian investment firm, for its mobile fitness coaching system. One existing investor is Sanoma Ventures. The company has offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles.
Virtuagym sells its offering to consumers as well as fitness professionals. The app, available on iOS and Android devices, includes personalized...
May 14, 2015
Cigna has updated its health coaching app, called Coach by Cigna, which aims to help users improve their health by making healthier lifestyle decisions. Cigna developed the app in partnership with Samsung for Samsung's S5 and S6 smartphones. The app first launched one year ago this month.
Coach by Cigna previously collected health information either manually through the smartphone or via sensors...
December 16, 2014
San Francisco-based health app developer Lift, not to be confused with Google-acquired Lift Labs, raised $1.1 million from Spark Capital and Obvious Ventures, according to a post from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to date to at least $3.6 million.
The company was incubated at Obvious Corp, which also spun out Twitter.
Lift's app helps users set goals to improve their health...
December 16, 2014
Nutrition coaching app maker Rise has raised $1 million from existing investors Cowboy Ventures and Floodgate. This brings the company's total funding to at least $3.3 million.
Rise offers users a nutrition coaching system to help them lose weight and make positive lifestyle choices. Users are prompted to take a picture of their food so the coach, a registered dietitian, can see what they are...