May 13, 2020
Mumbai-based primary healthcare aggregator HealthAssure has acquired FitMeIn, an on-demand fitness subscription service delivered through a technology-enabled network of 2500+ fitness centers and coaches. With this transaction, HealthAssure aims to serve the healthcare needs of more than 5 million individuals in India from fitness solutions to primary care by the year-end of 2020.
Founded in 2011...
May 11, 2020
Carbon Health, a primary care provider blending in-person and virtual care services, has announced a $28 million Series B1 raise from prior backer DCVC.
WHAT THEY DO
San Francisco-based Carbon Health runs a series of clinics in California. These brick-and-mortar locations are supported by a Carbon Health mobile app, through which patients can view their health records, schedule appointments,...
April 7, 2020
Text-based primary care startup 98point6 has announced the close of a $43 million Series D funding round alongside new service expansions intended to address coronavirus-driven demand. The company did not name any of its investors in its release.
WHAT THEY DO
98point6 provides on-demand primary care services for consumers and health plans that can be accessed through the company's mobile app. The...
April 6, 2020
SteadyMD, a nationwide telehealth provider focused on continuous care, has raised $6 million in Series A funding. Pelion Venture Partners and Next Ventures co-led the round, alongside contributions from First Trust Capital Partners, the Daube Family Office, Crosscut Ventures, M25, Wild Ventures, and Hyde Park Venture Partners.
WHAT THEY DO
SteadyMD's virtual care service connects members to text...
February 27, 2020
K Health, a free symptom checking app with optional paid telehealth features, announced this morning a $48 million Series C round led by 14W and Mangrove Capital. Anthem, Lerer Hippeau, Primary Ventures and other unnamed backers also contributed.
WHAT THEY DO
Using a dataset comprised of physician notes, lab results, treatments, prescriptions, prior visits and other anonymized interactions, K...
January 31, 2020
Tech-enabled primary care business 1Life Healthcare — better known by its brand name, One Medical — hit the public market Friday after announcing the sale of 17.5 million shares at $14 each. This pricing alongside the roughly 122 million outstanding shares disclosed in the company’s S-1 would put One Medical’s valuation at just over $1.7 billion.
And although it’s only been on the market for a...
December 20, 2019
About the Author: Ian Chiang is a principal at Flare Capital Partners, a healthcare technology and services-focused VC firm. Prior to joining Flare, he was the SVP of product and innovation and a founding member of CareAllies, Cigna’s family of multi-payer provider services, population health management, value-based care enablement and home-based care businesses. Previously, he was a digital...
August 20, 2019
A new survey from Harmony Healthcare IT shows that millennials in large numbers are going online rather than to the doctor when they need medical advice.
While only 48% of those surveyed (2,013 Americans aged 23 to 38 years) said they trust online resources to accurately diagnose symptoms, 73% admitted to going online for medical advice rather than seeing a doctor.
WebMD was the overwhelming...
July 22, 2019
This morning insurance giant Anthem announced its plans to team up with K Health, a consumer-focused digital health company, in order to develop a new app that seeks to help patients get personalized information and connect to doctors.
The partners are now creating a cobranded app tool that will allow Anthem members to chat with a doctor for “less than a copay.” Additionally, members will now...
Above: Screengrab of HealthAssure's website.
July 10, 2019
Founded in 2011, primary healthcare aggregator HealthAssure recently announced a $2.5M Series A round led by Blume Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund. The company will use the funds to augment its healthtech platform, create sharper products that serve various primary care needs of the Indian market more effectively including hospital outpatient care (OPD) insurance products, build...