May 19, 2020
Ro, a direct-to-consumer virtual health startup best known for its sexual health products, is dipping into the dermatology space. Patients will now be able to use the service for prescription products that include eczema treatment, medical-grade antiperspirant, and prescription dandruff shampoo.
The company will also be rolling out a “nightly defense skincare” that is a custom prescription...
February 26, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro is now offering allergy care. The launch means that users of Roman and Rory will be able to get prescription allergy medications through the platform’s telemedicine model.
While the company said that the new service will not be treating food allergies or uncontrolled asthma, it will cover seasonal allergies, including conditions like hay fever. ...
February 13, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro launched a new health information platform dubbed Health Guide.
Currently the platform covers sexual health, hair loss, weight management, diabetes, and men’s health. However, a representative from the company said that in the future, the plan is to expand the offerings to not only cater to male users, and to include more conditions.
December 17, 2019
Ro, a direct-to-consumer virtual health company, is diving into the weight management space with the launch of a new product offering aimed at helping patients shed the pounds.
Ro, best-known for its online platform that specializes in men’s health, is now going to be offering Plenity, a new weight management product. Plenity landed FDA clearance last April and is classified as a Class II...
September 12, 2019
There are some striking similarities between mail-order sexual health companies Ro and Hims: Both started out focused on men’s sexual health, both employ telemedicine and if you ride the subway in a major city you’ve probably seen their advertisements.
But things are getting heated this week after Hims launched an updated version of its platform. On Tuesday, Ro cofounder Zachariah Reitano...
August 12, 2019
Todd Levy has taken the CTO position at telehealth and mail-order health product company Ro, a representative of the company told MobiHealthNews today.
Levy comes off a nearly five-year stint as Buzzfeed’s CTO. Prior to this he served for four years as cofounder and CTO of bit.ly, and another half decade as senior software engineer at AOL.
Dr. Andrew Trister, an early member of Apple’s health...
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April 16, 2019
Ro — the company which made its mark with a men’s health platform focused on erectile dysfunction called Roman — has landed an additional $85 million in Series B financing, according to a source at TechCrunch.
When MobiHealthNews reached out, the company declined to comment on this funding.
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Ro made a name for itself in the digital health world with its online platform that...
April 15, 2019
Within the last decade, shopping for groceries, clothes and books has become a lot more virtual. The digital space is rapidly replacing brick and mortar stores for many customers. Now consumers are turning to the web for their health products—whether it is to get a pharmacy prescription, a urine test or an “embarrassing” sexual health product. Read on for three emerging trends in the digital mail...
March 20, 2019
Mail-order menopause treatment. Online men’s and women’s health platform Ro is expanding its services with the launch of a new platform for women experiencing menopause.
Called Rory, the platform treats for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep deprivation and other symptoms of menopause, while also seeking to educate users on their personal health. Much like Ro’s other offerings, the service kicks...
September 24, 2018
Ro—company previously known for its online men's health platform focused on erectile dysfunction, Roman— announced that it landed $88 million, this time to work on an addiction cessation platform. This round was led by FirstMark Capital with participation from SignalFire, Initialized Capital, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Torch Capital, BoxGroup, Tusk Ventures and...