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By Mallory Hackett 02:56 pm July 28, 2020
Direct-to-consumer virtual health company Ro announced Monday it’s $200 million Series C funding round. With these additional funds, the company is now valued at $1.5 billion. The existing investor, General Catalyst, led the round with participation from FirstMark Capital, Torch, SignalFire, TQ Ventures, Initialized Capital, 3L, BoxGroup and the Chernin Group. Ro has raised $376 million since its...
By Dave Muoio 03:15 pm June 17, 2020
Consumer virtual health and wellness brand Ro highlighted a new partnership with healthcare API company Ribbon Health that will help users and their virtual providers seek out in-person primary and specialty care services in their area. Accessible within the telehealth platform, the new capability is available across the U.S., and includes information on the types of insurance accepted at each...
By Laura Lovett 09:55 am 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...
By Laura Lovett 10:26 am 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. ...
By Laura Lovett 01:31 pm 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.  The company,...
By Laura Lovett 07:09 am 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...
By Laura Lovett 02:28 pm 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...
By Dave Muoio 04:02 pm 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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By Laura Lovett 12:53 pm 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.  WHAT THEY DO Ro made a name for itself in the digital health world with its online platform that...
By Laura Lovett 02:24 pm 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...