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Two examples of the Virta app screen on smartphones
By  Laura Lovett 03:21 pm December 2, 2020
Digital diabetes company Virta scored $65 million in its Series D round led Sequoia Capital Global Equities funding.  This news comes roughly a year after the San Francisco company closed its $93 million Series C financing round. Today it reports raising over $230 million in cumulative funding, pushing its valuation above $1 billion and marking it a unicorn company.  WHAT IT DOES  Virta got its...
With the closing of this funding round, Whisper has raised a total of $53 million in funding.
By  Mallory Hackett 12:07 pm October 19, 2020
Whisper, the maker of artificial intelligence-powered hearing aids, recently closed a $35 million Series B funding round and announced the launch of its first product, the Whisper Hearing System. The funding round was led by Quiet Capital and had participation from previous lead investors Sequoia Capital and First Round Capital, as well as new investor IVP. With the closing of this round, Whisper...
By  Laura Lovett 03:32 pm May 6, 2020
Digital mental health company Limbix scored $9 million in Series A funding. The new round was led by GSR Ventures with participation from sequoia Capital, Storm Ventures, NexGen Venture Partners and BIXINK Therapeutics.  This comes roughly four months after the Palo Alto-based startup was selected as one of 27 digital health companies in MassChallenge HealthTech’s 2020 accelerator class. WHAT IT...
By  Jonah Comstock 03:58 pm December 6, 2019
After 10 years investing in healthcare for Sequoia Capital, Mike Dixon is moving to Transformation Capital, a dedicated healthcare investor focused on supporting commercialized, growth-sized businesses. Dixon joins former fellow Sequoia investor Todd Cozzens and Jared Kesselheim, all three of whom hold the title of managing partner at the firm. MobiHealthNews caught up with Dixon to talk about...
By  Jonah Comstock 05:09 pm May 12, 2017
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated who led the investment round. Clover Health, an insurance startup with a patient engagement bent, has raised $130 million in a round led by existing investor Greenoaks Capital Management. New investors Google Ventures, Palm Drive Capital, and Western Technology Investment and existing investors Sequoia Capital and First Round Capital also...
By  Aditi Pai 06:53 am February 26, 2015
Google is considering strategic investment in Jawbone, although discussions are in preliminary stages, according to a report from Re/Code. Update: According to a report from Fortune, BlackRock is considering investing as much as $300 million in Jawbone. Fortune added that its sources said Google is not actively considering an investment. Re/Code adds Google and Jawbone have not agreed on the size...
By  Brian Dolan 08:48 am October 22, 2014
Bethesda, Maryland-based cellular-enabled blood glucose meter company Telcare has raised $32.5 million led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Mosaic Health Solutions and existing backers The Qualcomm Life Fund and Sequoia Capital. The latest round of funding takes Telcare's total disclosed funding to north of $60 million. Telcare offers a diabetes management package that includes...
By  Brian Dolan 08:59 am August 26, 2014
San Antonio-based AirStrip has raised $25 million in strategic funding led by new investor the Gary and Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome Trust with participation from other existing investors HCA and Qualcomm. Other new investors include two customers -- Dignity Health and St. Joseph Health (SJH) -- and investment bank Leerink Partners. The company plans to use the...
By  Brian Dolan 03:42 am August 21, 2012
Bethesda, Maryland-based Telcare, which offers an FDA cleared cellular-enabled glucose monitor and its cloud-based companion system, has scooped up $25.5 million in funding led by new backer Sequoia Capital with participation from its existing investor Qualcomm Life Fund. Telcare will use the funds to build out its marketing, sales, research and development. Telcare had previously raised about $4...
By  Brian Dolan 09:28 am October 12, 2010
AT&T has inked a deal with eCardio Diagnostics to provide wireless connectivity to the arrhythmia monitoring company's near real-time cardiac monitoring devices. eCardio’s monitoring devices enable heart patients to recover at home rather than spend additional time in the hospital and aim to help reduce re-admissions among heart patients. According to the companies' release, "eCardio has...