August 19, 2020
The United States Postal Service has been at the heart of a bitter partisan divide over the last few months of COVID-19 and the U.S. election season.
Prominent Democratic politicians have alleged that recent reforms and administrative changes ushered by recently appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy have led to widespread service delays across the country. At the same time, President Donald...
June 2, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, consumers are turning to ecommerce as a way to purchase everything from groceries to prescription medications. Now so-called “shadow pharmacies” are seeking to take advantage of pandemic fears and spending by claiming to sell unconfirmed coronavirus treatments without a prescription, according to a Babel Street report.
“As consumers make the shift to online...
January 22, 2019
The Pill Club, a company that provides telemedicine and mail-order pharmacy services to help women access birth control, has raised $51 million in Series B funding, bringing its total funding up to $67 million. VMG led the round with participation from GV and ACME Capital (new investors) as well as Base10 and Shasta Ventures (existing investors).
What they do
Through The Pill Club's online...
November 5, 2018
Hims, an online mail-order men’s health company that incorporates remote consultations for prescription products, is looking to double its potential customer base with the launch of a similar product line and service targeting women.
“Hers” will offer a range of hair, skin and sexual health products for online order and delivery. Much like its male counterpart, ordering a product that requires a...
October 16, 2018
NowRx — an online pharmacy specializing in same-day, same-hour prescription deliveries — announced a $7 million Series A round raised through crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. The company said in a statement that it will use the new backing to continue developing its technology, and expand its service to additional areas within California.
"This crowdfunding round provides fantastic validation of...
August 13, 2018
Online pharmacy and delivery service Capsule has landed a whopping $50 million in Series B funding led by Thrive Capital and Brook Capital Partners. The company, which defines itself by its same-day delivery policy, is now looking to expand its New York-based business to a national market.
“People want their medicine the day it’s prescribed. Capsule’s same-day delivery offers that commodity, but...
November 2, 2017
Roman, an online men's health platform initially focused on erectile dysfunction, launched this week with $3.1 million in funding. General Catalyst led the round, with participation from Initialized Capital, Box Group, and Slow Ventures. The company also announced a number of angel investors including Casper CEO Philip Krim, Bark CEO Matt Meeker, WayUp CEO Liz Wessel, Code Academy CEO Zach Sims,...
June 3, 2015
Manchester, New Hampshire-based virtual pharmacy PillPack has raised $50 million in a round led by CRV with participation from Accel Partners, Atlas Venture, Menlo Ventures, and SherpaVentures. This brings the company's total funding to $62 million dollars to date.
Existing investors include High Line Venture Partners, QueensBridge Venture Partners, and Founder Collective.
"In the last two years...
February 4, 2014
Manchester, New Hampshire-based virtual pharmacy PillPack raised $4 million from Atlas Venture and Founder Collective, the company announced today. The company raised the money back in July 2013, and have already used much of it to build its Manchester headquarters. However, PillPack opted to time the announcement with its commercial launch, which happens today in 31 states.
"We've been shipping...