September 9, 2016
This year is shaping up to be a big one for acquisitions, if not for the money (many are for undisclosed amounts) but for sheer volume. We’ve seen 30 so far, and with a little over three months to go, 2016 may well end up eclipsing 2015’s total of 37 deals. Rather than just list the companies, we've broken them down into different categories based on who the acquirer is, to try to outline some...
August 31, 2016
Cardinal Health, an Ohio-based healthcare products and services company, has acquired TelePharm, an Iowa-based company which, among other things, uses telemedicine to connect pharmacists to patients. The sale price was not disclosed. The Des Moines Register broke the news.
TelePharm was founded in 2012. It raised one $2.5 million funding round in 2014, from venture capitalist John Pappajohn and...
August 18, 2014
Welkin Health's iOS app.
Digital health accelerator Rock Health announced this week that it has added a half dozen new startups, along with three new corporate partners that will support portfolio companies through mentorship and other forms of guidance.
Rock Health companies receive a $100,000 in investment and a variety of other perks during their stay in the program, including support from...
August 12, 2014
Iowa-based TelePharm has raised $2.5 million from venture capitalist John Pappajohn and Bruce Rastetter, president of the Iowa state Board of Regents. The company, which is also a member of the Rock Health accelerator, will use the funds to scale its business, which connects pharmacists to one another and to patients via cloud-based mobile apps.
"I think the pharmacists’ position is changing,"...