June 13, 2016
Two of the biggest IPOs in digital health lately have come out of the wearable and telehealth spaces. But those aren't the spaces at least two seasoned digital health investors are most excited about. At BIO 2016 in San Francisco last week, Casper de Clerq, a general partner at Norwest Venture Partners, and Dr. Lucian Iancovici, a general partner at dRx Capital, Qualcomm and Novartis' joint...
April 5, 2016
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) has hired Jack Young, previously the managing director of North America at Qualcomm Ventures, as Partner. At DTCP, Young will be in charge of global venture operations.
Young worked at Qualcomm Ventures for 8 years, since February 2008. Young also launched an investment firm in early 2015, called dRx Capital, which is a joint effort of Qualcomm and...
March 1, 2016
The world of pilots is changing, according to a panel of health tech investors speaking at the Venture+ Forum at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas moderated by Norwest Ventures General Partner Casper de Clercq. De Clercq moderated a panel of investors that included Lynne Chou O’Keefe, a partner at KPCB, Dr. Lucian Iancovici, senior investment manager at Qualcomm Ventures, and Dave Schulte, managing director...
June 17, 2015
San Francisco-based video visits company Doctor On Demand raised $50 million in a round led by Tenaya Capital with participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health, and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Existing investors, Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Sir Richard Branson also contributed. Doctor On Demand has raised more than $74 million in funding to date.
Doctor On Demand offers its...
May 27, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based Welltok, the health management company that makes the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, has raised $21.3 million in a mix of equity and security, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to at least $94 million to date.
Existing investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, Emergence Capital Partners, InterWest Partners, New Enterprise...
April 20, 2015
London-based Peak has raised $7 million for its brain training app, in a round led by Creandum with participation from DN Capital, London Venture Partners, and Qualcomm Ventures.
"Since we launched last September, Peak has been used by millions of people all over the world," the company wrote in a post on Medium. "The investment will help us to map the world’s cognitive performance, providing...
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 12, 2015
Qualcomm is already one of the biggest investors in digital health, according to Rock Health.
Qualcomm and Novartis, which announced a partnership just last week for mobile-enabled clinical trials, will also be banding together to start an investment firm, the companies announced ahead of the JP Morgan Healthcare event this week. Qualcomm Ventures and Novartis will leverage up to $100 million...
January 5, 2015
Funding by category, from Rock Health's report
Seed investor Rock Health and digital health academy StartUp Health, two companies that track funding and other data points about digital health, are both reporting 2014 as a record-breaking funding year for digital health in multiple categories.
Rock Health places the total digital health funding for 2014 just over $4 billion, while StartUp...
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...