July 11, 2018
Clarification: This article has been updated to include additional information about how the iBeat watch connects to EMS services.
Today San Francisco-based startup iBeat launched its pulse-sensing iBeat Heart Watch, which aims to alert medical professionals if someone is going into cardiac arrest.
Inspired by the death of a friend who could have been saved by CPR, Ryan Howard, founder and CEO...
June 7, 2018
San Francisco-based wearable tech company iBeat has announced new funding for its wearable continuous monitor, called Heart Watch. The investment comes from the life insurer funds SCOR Life & Health Ventures and Transamerica Ventures, and include strategic partnerships that will bring the Heart Watch to each insurer’s agents and policy holders.
iBeat did not include the total amount of the...
May 2, 2018
San Francisco-based wearable tech company iBeat announced today that it has closed an additional $5.5 million in seed funding, bringing its total round to $10 million.
The backing came from new investors Kairos, 8VC, City Light Capital, Plug and Play Ventures, and ChinaRock Capital Management, as well as a collection of angel investors including Tony Robbins, Josh Kazam, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Dr. Fred...
July 18, 2017
Now that Runkeeper has joined ASICS as part of the latter’s recent acquisition, Dan Smith, Runkeeper’s CEO, will have a new role -- head of global digital for ASICS. Smith was chief operating officer at RunKeeper prior to becoming CEO in January, taking over for founder Jason Jacobs. Jacobs will remain on in an advisory role.
“This has been a long time coming,” Jacobs wrote in a post on medium...
July 18, 2017
Wearable technology company iBeat has gotten a fresh injection of cash, scoring another $3 million in funding to bring its total seed stage funding to $4.5 million. In addition to a health records platform, iBeat is now building a new wearable device that monitors and analyzes users’ heart activity.
Along with the funds come a slew of new investors, including WTI, SV Tech Ventures, Sidekick...
October 3, 2016
Health tech startup iBeat launched the pre-ordering phase of its heart-monitoring watch on Indiegogo, giving the company time to build out a commercial market and establish the device, iBeat Life Monitor, as a tool for preventing sudden death from cardiac arrest or stroke.
Backed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the “Dr. Oz Show,” and founded by former Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard, the iBeat Life...
September 29, 2016
Dr. Mehmet Oz, a well-known television personality, has joined health technology startup iBeat as Special Advisor, in addition to making an investment in the company. The company makes a not-yet-launched smartwatch that offers continuous monitoring and analysis of heart rate, working to instantly detect signs of oncoming cardiac arrest. Oz, after reportedly seeing the potential impact of the...
September 2, 2016
Digital health funding in August
So far this year, MobiHealthNews has tracked digital funding that has reached nearly $1.35 billion. August was a healthy month for funding, bringing in $223.86 million across 19 deals, putting it slightly above the monthly average for the year. In the first quarter of 2016, digital health companies raised $770 million, and in the second quarter got almost $500...
August 2, 2016
San Francisco-based iBeat, makers of a heart-monitoring wearable positioned to compete with PERS devices, closed approximately $1.5 million in a seed funding round led by Maveron, Subtraction Capital and Correlation Ventures. Other investors include Ali and Hardi Partovi, former NFL player Russell Okung, KKR partner Henry Kravis, Band of Angels and industrial design firm Ammunition Group.
May 24, 2016
Nearly a year after stepping down as CEO of Practice Fusion, Ryan Howard has announced his new venture, started with a team of other former Practice Fusion colleagues. The company is called iBeat, and its first product will be a wearable personal emergency response system (PERS) device aimed at the 50 to 70-year-old market.
“It’s a clean-looking smartwatch. It’s really clean, really stylish, we’...