Union Square Ventures

By Jonah Comstock 01:47 pm August 15, 2019
Online reproductive health portal Nurx has raised $52 million in new capital. Its Series C funding accounts for $32 million of that total with an additional $20 million coming from debt financing, according to TechCrunch.The round led by Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund and Union Square Ventures with participation from the Reproductive Health Investors Alliance, Dreamers VC (actor Will Smith’s...
Nurx gets funding for telemedicine birth control plan
By Jonah Comstock 02:29 pm July 11, 2018
Online and mobile platform Nurx, which uses telemedicine to connect rural patients to contraceptives, has raised $36 million in a Series B funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, and Lowercase Capital. MobiHealthNews alum Heather Mack broke the news for the Wall Street Journal. In addition to the funding, the San...
By Jonah Comstock 05:01 pm June 14, 2017
Clinical image and knowledge-sharing app Figure 1, which is sometimes described as an Instagram for doctors, has raised $10 million in funding in a round led by Kensington Capital Partners, with additional support from Samsung NEXT Ventures, John Hancock/Manulife Financial, Hedgewood, and WTI. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, and Version One Ventures also...
By Heather Mack 03:23 pm November 30, 2016
Berlin-based Clue, which makes an app that tracks a woman’s menstrual cycle through machine learning, has raised $20 million in Series B funding in a round led by Nokia Growth Partners. Existing investors Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and Christopher Maire also participated along with new investors Giving Wings and Fabrice Grinda. Previously, the company raised $7 million...
By Heather Mack 04:44 pm 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...
By Heather Mack 03:40 pm August 9, 2016
New York-based startup Koko, which uses artificial intelligence for crowd-sourced cognitive therapy, raised $2.5M in Series A funding, with Omidyar Network and Union Square Ventures leading the round. The company also announced the launch of KokoBot, its new chatbox experience that will be available on chat networks Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Kik. KokoBot, which is based on technology...
By Aditi Pai 03:30 am October 14, 2015
Toronto, Canada-based Figure 1, which offers a photo sharing app for doctors, raised $5 million in a round led by Union Square Ventures with participation from existing investors Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures. Allen and Company also contributed. Figure 1 allows medical professionals to securely take and share photos with other users of the app. The offering can be used by doctors,...
By Aditi Pai 08:15 am October 12, 2015
Germany-based Clue, which has developed a women's health app, raised $7 million from Union Square Ventures and Mosaic Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to $10 million. Clue's most recent round was announced in March. Existing investors include German private investor Brigitte Mohn; French investment firm Groupe Arnault, the controlling shareholder of LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis...
By Aditi Pai 09:39 am August 7, 2014
Toronto, Canada-based Figure 1 raised $4 million in a new round led by Union Square Ventures. This brings the company's total funding to $6 million. Existing investors include Version One Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, Investment Accelerator Fund, Ryerson Futures, Accelerated Medical Ventures Founder Zen Chu, and Rypple Cofounder Daniel Debow. Figure 1 allows medical professionals to take and...