September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
June 16, 2016
If you had followed direct-to-consumer nutrition coaching startup Rise Health from its founding in 2013, it wouldn't surprise you that the company would end up being acquired by a primary care provider. That's because the company was founded to solve a healthcare problem, Rise Co-founder and CEO Suneel Gupta explained to the audience at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco last week....
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,...
December 16, 2014
Nutrition coaching app maker Rise has raised $1 million from existing investors Cowboy Ventures and Floodgate. This brings the company's total funding to at least $3.3 million.
Rise offers users a nutrition coaching system to help them lose weight and make positive lifestyle choices. Users are prompted to take a picture of their food so the coach, a registered dietitian, can see what they are...
July 21, 2014
Earlier this month, Chicago-based startup FitnessCubed launched a Kickstarter for its device, a portable elliptical, called Cubii that fits under a user's desk. The company designed this device for employees who want to stay active even when they are sitting at their desk.
Although many employers offer wellness programs for employees who want to stay fit and healthy, and some companies are...
June 24, 2014
Digital health upstart Darma has developed a cushion that aims to help people remember to maintain good posture when sitting down for long periods of time.
The cushion contains one millimeter-thick fiber optic sensors that sense the user's movements. The pillow also has embedded sensors that detect heart rate, stress level, and respiration. All of this information is sent to a companion app on...
November 21, 2013
Last month, we compiled a list of 9 companies that had new takes on self-tracking and were crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The list included Push, an armband that tracks force instead of just activity level, Angel, an open source activity tracker that lets the developer decide what the device should do, and TellSpec, a spectrometer-enabled food tracker.
Push passed its goal of $80,000 by $54,000 and...