February 10, 2015
DigiSight Technologies, a California-based company currently focused on mobile apps for ophthalmology, has raised $7.8 million in second round financing. The round was led by Biosys Capital, Waycross Ventures, GE Ventures, and Lagunita, with additional contributions from existing investors.
The company's core technology is the DigiSight Network, a platform for connecting data from patients'...
January 20, 2015
West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based chronic care app developer CareCam Health Systems received a strategic investment from Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation. CareCam has already raised at least $12.4 million to date.
CareCam raised $2.4 million late last year, according to a filing with the SEC in November. Given the timing, it is likely the Independence Blue Cross...
January 5, 2015
Michigan's integrated health system Spectrum Health announced at the end of the year that it would shut down Ideomed, a mobile health app developer that spun out of the provider in 2010. According to a report in local business journal MiBiz, Spectrum pulled the plug after "tepid sales" and a lack of interest from outside investors.
Ideomed will fully wind up by the end of the month and its 26...
April 14, 2014
Stockholm, Sweden-based calorie counting app company Lifesum (formerly known as ShapeUp Club) has raised $6.7 million in its first round of funding led by Germany's Bauer Media Group and SparkLabs Global Ventures, according to a report in TechCrunch. The company has 4.5 million members and 6.5 million downloads in Europe for its Android and iOS apps. At the end of last year it reported having...
November 21, 2013
A non-health related demo of Fluential's software.
Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong's Nant Health is making a big investment in voice interfaces for healthcare. The company is investing $8 million in Fluential, a stealthy but longstanding company working on "of speech optimization and deep language understanding tools for mobile devices, wearables and consumer 'personal assistant'...
June 3, 2013
When MobiHealthNews first reported on personal health records (PHR) startup Cognovant in May 2012, the story warned about a "graveyard" of PHR failure. Cognovant, like many others before it, saw PHRs as the potential hub of interoperability for healthcare consumers that so far has eluded many provider-centric electronic health records (EHRs).
Cognovant, of Kansas City, Mo., recently joined that...
May 28, 2013
Up until a few weeks ago Mikhail Rozenfeld led business development and strategy for AT&T's ForHealth Solutions group. Perhaps most notably he launched the company's home health management and mobile personal emergency response product Numera Libris in February. Prior to Rozenfeld's two years at AT&T, he worked at venture capital firm SFW Capital Partners as an associate, and now that he'...
February 19, 2013
Smartphone-based public safety company Ping4 has raised $3.8 million to develop a next generation emergency alert system and market it worldwide. With more than a million from the founders of the company and $1.8 million raised between January and March last year, the new round brings the company up to $7 million in funding, Ping4 CEO Jim Bender told MobiHealthNews. The $3.8 million raise is made...
January 8, 2013
Just weeks after disclosing it had raised $13.3 million in venture capital, mobile clinical software developer PatientSafe Solutions has upped the total to $20 million to close its Series C financing round, the company said Monday.
The Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, a unit of pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co., led the round, which also included Camden Partners, TPG Capital and Psilos...
December 12, 2012
Steven Krein, co-founder of StartUp Health
SecondMarket, a secondary market investment advisory company, is partnering with incubator StartUp Health this month to make small accredited investors more aware of the opportunities in the digital health space, and to give make a chance to fund some of StartUp's inductees.
StartUp Health co-founder Steven Krein described StartUp Health as "an...