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By Brian Dolan 10:31 am December 11, 2014
Parents in California who have children who get chronic ear infections will soon have a more convenient way to get their kids care. San Francisco-based CellScope, a Khosla Ventures-backed Rock Health alum, has begun taking preorders for its FDA registered smartphone-enabled otoscope, called Oto Home. The director-to-consumer device is priced at $79 and will ship in four to six weeks. A feature-...
By Aditi Pai 08:43 am December 10, 2014
San Mateo, California-based Gamgee raised $4 million in a mix of equity and debt for its suite of patient engagement apps, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $6 million. Existing investor Vinod Khosla was listed on the SEC document alongside Gamgee CEO and former Epocrates CTO Bob Quinn. The document also says there were a total of three investors that...
By Brian Dolan 08:00 am December 2, 2014
Misfit, maker of the activity tracking devices Shine and Flash, has raised $40 million from China-based strategic investors ecommerce giant JD.com and smartphone maker Xiaomi. Other new investors in the round include GGV Capital, which led the round, and Shunwei. Misift’s existing investors Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners also participated. The...
By Brian Dolan 09:43 am October 28, 2014
San Francisco-based mobile-enabled health coaching services company Vida has raised $5 million in its first round of funding from Aspect Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang, Signia Venture Partners, The Valley Fund, Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb, Silicon Valley Bank's Kevin Scott, and Skip Battle. The company also commercially launched its app direct-to-consumer health and...
By Aditi Pai 09:54 am October 8, 2014
Thync Co-founder Jamie Tyler Los Gatos, California-based Thync, which has developed a wearable device that aims to help people feel energetic, calm, or focused, raised $13 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. “The Thync team is working hard on introducing neuroscience to 21st century engineering,” Thync co-founder Dr. Jamie Tyler said in a statement. “For the first time, we are able to...
By Aditi Pai 08:49 am July 30, 2014
Somerville, Massachusetts-based eye diagnostic tool maker EyeNetra raised $4 million from one investor, according to an SEC filing. This brings EyeNetra's total funding to at least $7 million. Previously disclosed EyeNetra investors include Khosla Ventures and Khosla Impact, which invests in companies that are developing products for populations in India, Africa, and Latin America. The company,...
By Brian Dolan 09:16 am July 8, 2014
During a fireside chat at the annual Khosla Ventures CEO summit, investor Vinod Khosla talked to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin about Google becoming a health company one day. As David Shaywitz wrote in a column for Forbes, Page and Brin see their company's health initiatives as "cool" projects, but they argue because of all the red tape in healthcare they are ultimately not...
By Aditi Pai 09:42 am June 10, 2014
Venture funding for biosensing wearables, reached $282 million in 2013, five times what it was in 2011, according to a recent report and webinar from Rock Health. The report also points out that in that same period of time, funding for digital health as a whole doubled. Although Jawbone has raised a significant amount of money, Rock Health does not include the company in its funding report...
By Jonah Comstock 09:22 am June 4, 2014
A new smartphone-connected device for measuring the nutritional content of food has raised $2.2 million on Kickstarter, on top of $4 million to $5 million in funding from venture capitalists including Khosla Ventures, according to TechCrunch. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer that promises to send information about food, nutrition, and medication to a user's smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy. Tel...
By Aditi Pai 08:26 am May 21, 2014
Crowdsourcing diagnosis platform CrowdMed raised $2.4 million from actor Patrick Dempsey, NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator. Grey's Anatomy actor Dempsey will also help to expand the company's platform by  developing new partnerships with insurance companies so that patients are incentivized to use the platform. This recent funding is a...