April 24, 2019
Aaron Patzer, the Mint.com founder who sold his company to Intuit for $170 million, is venturing into the healthcare space with Vital, a new company that launched out of stealth today with $5.2 million in funding and four hospital clients set to be announced in the coming weeks.
This is actually Patzer’s second healthcare company, in a way — he sold Fountain, a company focused on delivering...
August 16, 2017
Phil, a San Francisco-based prescription refill and delivery service, has raised $10 million in a round led by Crosslink Capital. Eniac Ventures, Softtech VC, Forerunner Ventures, SV Angel, Silicon Valley Bank, and Transmedia Capital also contributed to the round.
The startup partners with local pharmacies to provide a technology-powered service that delivers customers' prescriptions directly to...
December 15, 2016
San Francisco-based PatientBank, which makes an online medical record storage and retrieval platform, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures. SV Angel, Spectrum 28 and Data Collective also contributed to the round.
PatientBank a graduate of Y Combinator, was created to help people gather and share medical records online. Users can order from any doctor...
November 1, 2016
San Francisco-based Nurx, a telehealth company that offers prescriptions for birth control and HIV-prevention medication Truvada through an app, has raised $5.3 million in Series A funding in a round led by Union Square Ventures. Lowercase Capital, SV Angel and six Y Combinator partners also contributed.
Nurx, which operates in California, Washington and New York, will use the funds to expand...
May 27, 2014
Mountain View, California-based pregnancy tracking company Bellabeat raised $4.5 million from SVAngel, CrunchFund, Universal Music Group and angel investors.
With the Bellabeat device, pregnant women can listen to and record their babies' heartbeat and track other aspects of their pregnancy from the companion app, including movement, kicks, and prenatal care. The device is available for $129 from...
May 21, 2014
Crowdsourcing diagnosis platform CrowdMed raised $2.4 million from actor Patrick Dempsey, NEA, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, SV Angel, Khosla Ventures and Y Combinator. Grey's Anatomy actor Dempsey will also help to expand the company's platform by developing new partnerships with insurance companies so that patients are incentivized to use the platform.
This recent funding is a...
February 19, 2014
San Francisco-based MyFitnessPal has acquired fitness coaching startup Sessions for an undisclosed sum. MyFitnessPal, a health and fitness data platform that now boasts 50 million registered users, is bringing the entire Sessions team onboard and, as a result of the acquisition, plans to begin offerings its users coaching programs.
While it has been in development for a few years, it's worth...
November 5, 2013
Fitness coaching program Sessions has launched and raised under $1 million from SV Angel, Collaborative Fund, Blackbird and Joshua Kushner.
The company, a Rock Health alum, pairs users with coaches to improve fitness. First, users complete a diagnostic test and then after the coach is chosen, the user and coach meet to discuss a fitness plan. From there, the coach will monitor the user using...
April 23, 2013
Prediction markets have been used to predict everything from Oscar winning films and box office trends to the outcome of presidential elections, often with impressive accuracy. Now a new startup called CrowdMed aims to use a prediction market in healthcare. The Y Combinator-backed startup just raised $1.1 million in seed funding to use "the wisdom of crowds" to give diagnostic suggestions to...