January 4, 2017
According to Rock Health's new end-of-the-year funding report, total digital health funding was down to $4.2 billion, an 8 percent drop from 2015's total of $4.6 billion. But even though less money was infused into the industry, 8 percent more companies received funding: 296 versus 273 last year, a record number of companies funded.
Interestingly, nearly 20 percent of the funding was wrapped up...
March 18, 2015
Corporate wellness platform Keas has launched a new product for self-insured employers, called Health Hub. It aims to be a comprehensive health benefits management platform that incorporates Keas's existing employee wellness offering as well as health management and reporting, disease management programs, smoking cessation programs, gym memberships, cost transparency tools, and more.
September 11, 2014
Health gaming corporate wellness platform Keas raised $7.4 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to date to at least $32.9 million. Previous investors in the company include Atlantic Ventures and Ignition Partners. Keas was co-founded by the original Google Health chief Adam Bosworth.
Keas' corporate wellness program offers users a social health and wellness...
May 6, 2014
The digital health market is growing. Funding for digital health companies reached nearly $700 million in the first quarter of 2014, and grew 87 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013, according to a report from Rock Health. Along the way, digital health startups have reorganized, rebranded, and shifted focus to meet the needs of their customers or to meet the needs of a new...
February 11, 2014
Employee health and wellness platform Keas announced new customers this morning including Target, Wix, Safeway and American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings.
Existing Keas customers include Pfizer, Salesforce, Reed Elsevier, The Cheesecake Factory, and BAE Systems.
Target is offering the Keas platform to all employees, not just those who are eligible for the company's healthcare benefits. Target...
November 20, 2013
Google made big news recently when it announced Google Calico, a new venture that would apply "some longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology," putting the minds at Google toward the problems of aging and illness.
Calico is far from Google's first venture into health or wellness, however. The company's (ultimately failed) PHR venture Google Health was one high profile...
June 25, 2013
Keas, the corporate wellness platform founded by Google Health vet Adam Bosworth in 2009, has announced an $8 million investment round, new customers and partners. The round was led by existing partners Atlantic Ventures and Ignition Partners. Keas hasn't raised money since the end of 2011, when it raised $6.5 million. Total funding for the company now stands at $25.5 million.
April 10, 2013
Only four months into 2013, we've already seen several big moves from companies presenting as "health social networks."
In late January, Audax Health raised $21 million for its social network Zensey, and announced a partnership with Cigna. In February, employee wellness program Keas announced a new product that signaled a pivot into the health social network sphere. Last week, OneHealth raised $9...
December 21, 2011
Keas, the health gaming platform for corporate wellness programs co-founded by the original Google Health chief Adam Bosworth, has raised $6.5 million in its second round of funding. Atlas Ventures and Ignition Partners led the deal.
Keas describes its offering as a mix of a corporate wellness program, morale program, social network, addictive social game, and more. The company says it has...
July 20, 2011
There are few places with such a high concentration of conceited, arrogant know-it-alls than Washington, D.C., but Silicon Valley may best even the Beltway gang. I've seen a lot of bluster, a lot of unearned publicity, plenty of buzzwords and, in many cases, little actual success in winning over customers or addressing a real problem in healthcare.
Sure, there are exceptions. With the iPad,...