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October 15, 2019
A decade ago digital health was a relatively new term, largely without name recognition. Today, the venture dollars tell a new story, with $8.1 billion poured into the space in 2018 alone, according to a Rock Health report. Still, most healthcare stakeholders agree digital health is still in its early days and is grappling with questions about its place in the health ecosystem.
Founded in 2010,...
September 26, 2019
Connected fitness company Peloton priced its IPO last night, raising $1.16 billion with shares priced at $29 a piece. That price didn't hold for too long, with the company closing its day out at $25.76.
According to Bloomberg, this makes Peloton the third-worst US trading debut in 10 years for companies that have raised at least $1 billion prior to their IPO.
The dip may partly be tied to Peloton...
Glen Tullman (second from right) at work with the Livongo team. Photo courtesy Livongo.
September 11, 2019
Livongo isn’t the first company in the digital health space to IPO — at least, depending on how you define “digital health” it isn’t. But even if your definition is broad, Livongo stands out as one of the first companies to go public that’s really focusing on delivering healthcare, not just wellness, using consumer digital technologies.
“People expect us to represent this whole new industry that...
August 29, 2019
Connected fitness company Peloton released its IPO prospectus Tuesday, revealing grim financials, even by today's startup IPO standards: the company lost nearly $200 million in FY 2019, four times what it lost the previous year. The document also contains plenty of reminders of the company's ongoing legal struggles relating to its music licensing and alleged patent infringement.
Yet, according to...
July 29, 2019
After much speculation and anticipation, chronic care management startup Livongo officially went public on Thursday. The company closed its first day 36% above its initial pricing of $28 and is currently trading for over $41 per share on NASDAQ. The company's includes more than 12 million shares of common stock.
“It’s a signal to the market ... that [the industry] is ready for a consumer-first...
July 25, 2019
IPO fever is hitting a bit of a frenzy amidst a slew of recent listings, and with it has come a renewed focus on the exact boundaries of digital health — or, alternately, of health-tech, connected health, eHealth, or any of the other myriad monikers for the intersections of healthcare, technology and innovation.
As observers from various mainstream and niche industries have flocked to discuss ...
July 18, 2019
It's been an exceptional Thursday for Chaim Indig, CEO and cofounder of 14-year-old digital health stalwart Phreesia. Since ringing the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell at 9:30 a.m. sharp, he’s watched his company’s shares fly back and forth in the general range of $24 to $27 per share — about 40% to 50% above the initial $18 asking price.
“All of us were up there [on stage with the bell...
June 28, 2019
Months after the first rumors began to swirl, chronic disease management startup Livongo Health has officially filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.
The company has not yet determined a price range or the number of shares going on offer. Morgan Stanley & Co., Goldman Sachs & Co. and JP Morgan Securities will serve as the lead book runners.
Sources close to Livongo told...
June 24, 2019
Evidence is mounting that 2019 is going to be the year of the digital health IPO, and the latest to run up that flag is Phreesia, a digitial health company that has been quietly innovating in the patient check-in space for more than a decade.
New York City-based Phreesia announced today the filing of its S-1 form with the SEC, though the number of shares being offered and their initial value are...
June 5, 2019
Peloton, the connected fitness company offering home exercise bikes and treadmills with built-in virtual classes, has announced its intention to IPO by filing a confidential draft statement of its S-1 to the SEC. The company is not disclosing the number of shares they plan to offer or their price range.
For those that count Peloton as a digital health company, it constitutes one of the most...