April 7, 2016
Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 million in Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion.
“If you spent the first quarter of this year listening to investors, founders,...
January 20, 2016
New York City-based Greatist, an online publication and media brand that focuses on health and wellness content, has raised $4.5 million, bringing its total investment to $8 million. Floodgate led the round, with participation from Strauss Zelnick, Andy Russell, John Gardner, David Pecker, and Startup Health. Previous investors including RiverPark Ventures, Vayner/RSE, Jon Miller, Ramit Sethi,...
December 17, 2015
According to StartUp Health’s year-end report, digital health funding is down from 2014. It hit $5.8 billion so far this year, compared with $7 billion in 2014.
StartUp’s report paints this drop as a maturation of the market, contending that though funding has dropped it’s being invested more smartly. The year was dominated by bigger funding rounds at later stages: mid-stage and late-stage deal...
October 12, 2015
Funding for wearables startups -- not just health-focused wearables -- is on track for a five-year low according to a new report from CB Insights.
The firm says that startups focused on wearables are on track to hit $276 million for 2015, which would be 72 percent lower than 2014′s total and the lowest annual funding total since 2010. Last year's funding, it's worth noting, was unusually high due...
October 6, 2015
Caremerge, a member of StartUp and GE Ventures' first class.
GE Ventures and StartUp Health announced that they would invest in and mentor a second three-year class of health startups, following up on the pair's 2013 collaboration. Unlike the previous iteration, this time they will make an investment of $50,000 in each startup, and will be looking for companies that address two specific areas...
August 5, 2015
Boston-based healthcare analytics company Care at Hand has raised $560,000. The round was led by strategic investor PCG Public Partnerships, a financial management services firm that helps state, county, and local public agencies to implement a participant-directed service model so they can make personalized choices about which services they receive within their budgets.
Care at Hand offers a...
July 1, 2015
Investment trends in digital health companies point to increasing evidence of a maturing space, according to StartUp Health's Midyear Report. StartUp's figures show that overall investment tracks with the first half of 2014, but a larger percentage of deals is focused on later-stage companies.
So far this year, StartUp Health has reported 226 deals and a total of $2.8 billion in funding,...
July 1, 2015
Austin, Texas-based Gritness, a recent member of the StartUp Health accelerator, has been quietly acquired, StartUp Health revealed in its mid-year report. MobiHealthNews has learned that Under Armour acquired Gritness, but the acquisition price has not been disclosed. While Under Armour acquired MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, and Endomondo for their large user base and well-known brands, Gritness...
June 23, 2015
A smart pill bottle from AdhereTech, a StartUp Health company.
New York-based digital health accelerator, network and innovation fund StartUp Health has a new strategic investor: Wisconsin health system Aurora Health Care. The terms of the investment are undisclosed, but the companies described Aurora in a statement as "taking a lead investor role" in the company.
Update: According to a new...
June 2, 2015
New York City-based accelerator Startup Health has added 12 more companies to its program. It now has 102 startups in its portfolio.
Startups that have participated in the accelerator have raised a total of $200 million so far. That’s up from $190 million in January 2015. Startup Health said that 44 percent of its companies were founded by physicians or other practitioners, and 33 percent were...