December 16, 2015
Although the activity tracking and consumer health market is growing more crowded every day, Casper de Clercq, an investor recently promoted to general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, said in the future it will be medical-focused, not consumer, wearable companies that offer the better return on investment.
Clercq has invested in consumer health companies, including Misfit and Basis, which...
November 18, 2015
iRhythm Technologies, maker of the Zio peel-and-stick wearable heart monitor, has launched a patient-facing companion app on iOS, called myZio, as well as a website, called myZio.com. The app and website allow wearers to track additional health data. They don't display data collected by the Zio patch.
These are the first patient-facing data offerings that the company, which commercially launched...
August 4, 2015
Brian Garcia, Welltok's new chief technology and product officer.
Welltok, developer of the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, brought on Brian Garcia as chief technology and product officer. Garcia comes to Welltok after 15 years at Aetna, where he served as chief technology officer for their Healthagen business unit. His focus at Welltok will be on product and technology strategy, ...
May 13, 2015
Jawbone President Sameer Samat
Jawbone has hired Sameer Samat as its new president. Samat was most recently VP of Product Management at Google, where he was responsible for Google Shopping and Google Express. The news comes shortly after Jawbone announced it was working with American Express to add payment features to Jawbone devices.
Google has hired cardiologist Dr. Jessica Mega away from ...