June 26, 2019
DayTwo, an Israeli company that analyzes gut microbiomes to assist with nutrition and glycemic control, has raised $31 million in Series B financing. Ofek Ventures and aMoon led the round, with additional support coming from prior backers Seventure Partners and Johnson & Johnson.
With this, the company brings its total backing to $48 million.
WHAT THEY DO
DayTwo’s platform asks patients to...
September 19, 2017
Berlin-based 8fit has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to support its health and fitness app of the same name. Creandum, a European VC investor, and Eight Roads Ventures, a global firm, co-led the round.
The 8fit app, which offers personalized workout and meal plans as in-app purchases, has been on both the iOS and Google Play stores since 2014. The company says half of its users...
March 28, 2017
Consistency and dedication may the hallmarks of success for fitness, but that doesn’t mean the apps to support exercise or diet need to be narrow in their focus. Operating on the idea that consumers want flexibility in how they pursue their health goals, Adidas has released a new app that offers a wide variety of content and tracking for multiple aspects of health.
All Day, which is now...
November 29, 2016
Zipongo, a San Francisco-based digital nutrition platform, has acquired FillMyFork, an employee-facing rewards app that promotes healthy eating. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
FillMyFork fits in well with Zipongo's growing "food benefit management" platform, which consists of a number of different apps designed to change people's behavior around nutrition by changing their...
June 30, 2016
Anthem Blue Cross, a BCBS plan that covers the state of California, is the first of several Anthem payers nationwide to launch a pilot with Kurbo Health to use its app and online coaching to help treat childhood obesity. The initial pilot includes 100 young patients. Anthem is also working with San Benito Medical Associates, a local provider in the California county with the highest incidence of...
February 5, 2016
Concierge doctor service One Medical Group has acquired nutrition coaching app maker Rise for $20 million, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
With physical locations in seven cities, One Medical Group offers patients a digital-friendly doctor experience. Patients pay a yearly fee on top of their normal insurance copays to get perks from the provider including email access to the doctor,...
November 5, 2015
Some 58 percent of smartphone users have downloaded a health-related app, according to a NYU Langone Medical Center study of 1,604 US smartphone owners conducted in June 2015. Survey management company Toluna conducted the survey online.
A slightly smaller percentage of smartphone users, 41 percent, downloaded more than five apps. Almost half of respondents, 41 percent, said they would not pay...
March 18, 2015
Some 46 percent of healthcare professionals want to introduce smartphone apps into their practice within the next five years, according to a survey conducted by market research company Research Now of 500 healthcare professionals and 1,000 health app users in the US.
Research Now defined healthcare professional as inclusive of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals.
While 16 percent of...
March 16, 2015
Boston-based weight loss app company Lose It! says it plans to take its service international some time in 2015, according to a report in Boston Business Journal. The company's app currently counts 24 million users in the US and Canada, but new markets, including Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand are among those that could go live this year.
Notably, earlier this year Under Armour acquired...
February 25, 2015
Humana has partnered with Weight Watchers to integrate the weight loss program into various services for members, including its HumanaVitality wellness platform. Humana will make the program available to its members in qualified employer-sponsored health plans.
“We want to help employers find effective ways to battle obesity, improve the overall wellness of their employees and create healthy...