May 23, 2019
Future, maker of an app-based personal trainer and nutrition service, has raised $8.5 million in Series A funding round led by Kleiner Perkins. Mamoon Hamind, a partner at the venture capital firm, will be joining Future’s board.
WHAT THEY DO
Through its $150 per month subscription app, Future pairs consumers with a remote personal fitness coach that will provide weekly training plans that can be...
July 18, 2018
Healthcare AI company Viz.ai announced today that it has raised $21 million in Series A funding. The investment was led by Kleiner Perkins, with additional participation from GV (formerly Google Ventures).
Viz.ai’s primary product is Contact, the first FDA-cleared clinical decision support (CDS) tool that analyzes CT results and highlights cases that may have experienced a stroke for review by a...
May 25, 2017
Peloton, the New York City-based technology company that has seen impressive success combining exercise bikes with tablets to create virtual cycling classes, has raised an additional $325 million in late stage funding. The investment brings the company's total funding to nearly $445 million and brings its valuation to $1.25 billion, which makes the virtual fitness company officially a "unicorn"....
June 28, 2016
At the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco earlier this month, two investors shared tips for health tech startups assessing their first deployments with providers and payers. Kleiner Perkins’ Lynne Chou O’Keefe and Hearst Health Ventures’ Ellen Koskinas also offered up the names of some of the best early partners for health tech startups, pointed to a few areas of interest to their funds,...
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...
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...
August 12, 2013
Wellness tracking platform MyFitnessPal raised $18 million in the first round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Accel Partners also participated. Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr and Accel Partners' Andrew Braccia also joined MyFitnessPal's board.
MyFitnessPal will use the funding to grow its team and expand to more countries. Already, the fitness system is available in some...
April 5, 2010
Apple began selling its new device, the iPad Saturday morning. Here's a quick round-up of some of the health and medical related posts from around the blogosphere about the device's launch:
iFund looks to iPad, healthcare: One venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins established a fund for iPhone applications a few years ago that is called the iFund. TechCrunch caught up with Kleiner Perkins...