December 7, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Twine Health has raised $6.75 million from Khosla Ventures, Provenance Venture Forum, and Tower Capital Partners for its chronic condition health coaching offering. Notably, Vinod Khosla led Khosla Ventures' investment personally.
Twine Health has developed a health coaching system designed for providers working in various care settings, including primary care, on-...
November 11, 2015
San Francisco-based AliveCor, which offers smartphone-enabled ECG devices, has announced former Google SVP Vic Gundotra as its new CEO.
Gundotra, who left Google in 2014 after eight years -- including a few heading up Google+, replaces Euan Thomson, an AliveCor board member and Khosla Ventures investor, who assumed the role of interim CEO in 2013. Gundotra becomes AliveCor's fourth CEO in almost...
October 29, 2015
The next generation of digital health offerings will use machine learning to treat patients more effectively, but it's still a decade away, according to Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, who spoke at Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week.
Khosla said no one can deny medicine has improved over the past 50 years, but it could be much better. One area ripe for...
July 1, 2015
SmartSpot, which has developed an interactive video-based offering for gyms that instructs members how to work out properly, raised $1.85 million from Khosla Ventures and Signalfire, according to TechCrunch.
The company uses 3D cameras to analyze the way a person performs exercises, and provides near real-time feedback about how to get the most out of the exercise. The device is a fixed...
July 1, 2015
Investment trends in digital health companies point to increasing evidence of a maturing space, according to StartUp Health's Midyear Report. StartUp's figures show that overall investment tracks with the first half of 2014, but a larger percentage of deals is focused on later-stage companies.
So far this year, StartUp Health has reported 226 deals and a total of $2.8 billion in funding,...
April 21, 2015
San Francisco-based general appointment booking service MyTime raised $9.25 million in a round led by existing investor, Upfront Ventures, with participation from new investors Khosla Ventures, Daher Capital, Accelerator Ventures, and Westfield Corporation. While MyTime is not helping patients book appointments with primary care physicians, it helps users book appointments for a number of health-...
February 26, 2015
Google is considering strategic investment in Jawbone, although discussions are in preliminary stages, according to a report from Re/Code.
Update: According to a report from Fortune, BlackRock is considering investing as much as $300 million in Jawbone. Fortune added that its sources said Google is not actively considering an investment.
Re/Code adds Google and Jawbone have not agreed on the size...
January 26, 2015
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based healthcare provider Iora Health raised $28 million from Foundation Medical Partners, Rice Management Company, GE Ventures, and Khosla Ventures as well as existing investors .406 Ventures, Fidelity Biosciences, and Polaris Partners. This brings the company's total funding to at least $48 million.
Iora Health plans to use the additional funding to double its size in...
January 5, 2015
Funding by category, from Rock Health's report
Seed investor Rock Health and digital health academy StartUp Health, two companies that track funding and other data points about digital health, are both reporting 2014 as a record-breaking funding year for digital health in multiple categories.
Rock Health places the total digital health funding for 2014 just over $4 billion, while StartUp...
January 5, 2015
San Francisco-based health behavior monitoring and analytics startup Ginger.io raised $20 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $28.2 million.
It's likely that Kaiser Permanente Ventures invested in the round because Ginger.io added Kaiser Permanente Ventures partner Dave Schulte to its board in the filing, as pointed out in a report over at ...