Thiel Fellow

By Laura Lovett June 25, 2018
Digital health is on the brain of some emerging entrepreneurs this year. Last week the Thiel Foundation announced its latest winners of its entrepreneurial technology fellowship, and among them were three candidates with a digital health focus. “Healthcare is a difficult industry for young founders to break into — it's fractured and heavily regulated,” Allyson Dias, director of the Thiel...
By Aditi Pai June 16, 2015
San Francisco-based startup Hello has raised $20 million in a round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek for its sleep tracking, bedside orb, Sense, according to the Financial Times. This brings the company's total funding to $30.5 million, though Hello expects its most recent round to eventually reach $40 million. The company raised $10.5 million less than a year ago from former PayPal...
By Aditi Pai June 8, 2015
Thiel Foundation has announced that Harry Gandhi, cofounder and CEO of digital health startup Medella Health will be a 2015 Thiel Fellow. Medella Health is developing glucose-sensing contact lenses. This year's group of 20 Thiel Fellows were selected from 2,800 applicants. Fellows receive $100,000 and mentorship from the Foundation’s network of founders, investors, and scientists. They can...