October 7, 2015
New York City-based wellness app maker Noom and CityMD, a network of urgent care medical centers in and around New York City, are launching a pilot for people who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes using Samsung's S Health app, integrated with Noom's health program.
The pilot will include, at most, around 670 New Yorkers who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Noom aims to use the pilot to create...
September 22, 2015
Noom Coach, the company's current consumer wellness app.
Wellness app maker Noom will work with both the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hospital in New York and Kaiser Permanente on a 12-week, 200-person trial of a new mobile health app for eating disorders called Noom Monitor, according to a new posting on ClinicalTrials.gov.
Noom picked up an NIH grant to develop and test Noom...
April 1, 2015
New York-based wellness app maker Noom has raised another $1.1 million to complete a $16.1 million round led by InterVest, a Korea-based venture capital firm, with participation from LB Investment, Hanmi IT (a subsidiary of Hanmi Pharmaceutical), RRE Ventures, TransLink Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures.
The first $15 million of the round was noticed in an SEC filing posted in early January. This...
January 5, 2015
Wellness app maker Noom has raised $15 million, according to an SEC filing. Han-Sing Hi-Tech Fund as well as existing investors TransLink Capital and RRE Ventures contributed to the round, according to Fortune's Term Sheet. This brings the company's total funding to at least $24.6 million.
Other existing investors include Recruit Strategic Partners, Scrum Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, and Harbor...
July 22, 2014
The New York Digital Health Accelerator has revealed the seven companies that will participate in its second class, which is sponsored by the State of New York, nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City.
The program will run for four months and during that time, startups will receive mentorship, attend workshops, and receive about $100,000 in...
June 25, 2014
During the keynote of the Google I/O developer conference today, Google Play Product Manager Ellie Powers announced a new fitness platform for digital health app and device developers, called Google Fit, that aims to help people better track their fitness goals.
Specific rumors about this platform first surfaced last week.
Google announced Google Fit just a few weeks after Apple announced its...
February 4, 2014
Wellness app maker Noom has secured an additional $2.9 million, bringing their latest round to $7 million. The round was led by New York-based RRE Ventures with participation from TransLink Capital, Recruit Strategic Partners, Scrum Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital.
Both Qualcomm Ventures and Harbor Pacific Capital have contributed to a previous round of funding for Noom. ...
January 13, 2014
Wellness app maker Noom has raised $4.1 million, according to an SEC filing, bringing the company's total known funding to $6.7 million. The company hopes to raise an additional $3 million.
Noom's former investors include m8 Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, and former Nexon executives, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (through its iFund). The company raised $2.6 million...
November 1, 2013
Moves on Nexus 5
Paired with the announcement of the Nexus 5, Google also announced integration and details of the new version of Android, Android 4.4, or KitKat. Details on KitKat include information on an updated accelerometer, just a few months after Apple announced its motion co-processor, called the M7, which offers enhanced motion sensing capabilities.
In a section labeled "step detector...
September 12, 2013
At Apple's launch event Tuesday for its two new iPhones, the company announced the addition of a new hardware component for the device: a motion co-processor, called the M7.
"What does that do?" Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller asked at the event. "Well, it takes advantage of all these great sensors and it continuously measures the data coming from them without even...