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By Jonah Comstock 08:11 am 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,...
By Aditi Pai 08:54 am June 25, 2015
Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, which is developing a platform to identify people with behavioral health conditions, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round from Castlight Health. Lyra Health previously received undisclosed seed funding from venture capital firm Venrock. Lyra's Chief Medical Officer Dena Bravata formerly served in the same role at Castlight Health. Lyra Health...
By Aditi Pai 06:19 am June 17, 2015
San Francisco-based video visits company Doctor On Demand raised $50 million in a round led by Tenaya Capital with participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health, and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Existing investors, Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Sir Richard Branson also contributed. Doctor On Demand has raised more than $74 million in funding to date. Doctor On Demand offers its...
By Brian Dolan 08:51 am June 15, 2015
Gwen Hines, RN, Practice Administrator, Atlantic Adult & Pediatric Medicine, an Aledade partner Bethesda, Maryland-based, tech-enabled accountable care company, Aledade, has raised $30 million in venture funding led by return backer ARCH Venture Partners with participation from its other existing investor Venrock. The company raised $4.5 million in its first round last summer, which is...
By Aditi Pai 09:03 am May 20, 2015
San Francisco-based Stride Health has raised $13 million in a round led by Venrock with participation from Fidelity Biosciences and existing investor NEA, according to a post from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to at least $15.4 million. Stride Health helps people shopping for health insurance on the open exchanges by providing a more advanced search engine can factor in a...
By Aditi Pai 07:59 am September 23, 2014
Employee wellness curation platform Jiff raised $18 million in a round led by Venrock with participation from existing investors Aberdare Ventures and Aeris Capital. Jiff has raised $25.8 million to date. Jiff originally launched with a provider-to-patient education platform, called JiffPad, the company pivoted in June 2013 and now offers a service called The Health Outcomes Marketplace. The...
By Aditi Pai 06:53 am August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based video visit app Doctor On Demand raised $21 million in a round led by Venrock with additional funding from Shasta Ventures and Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, which offers employee wellness program Virgin Pulse. This brings the company's total funding to $24 million. Existing Doctor on Demand investors include Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures,...
By Aditi Pai 01:55 am December 11, 2013
Video consultation app Doctor on Demand has launched and already raised a $3 million seed round from Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Shasta Ventures and Athena Health CEO Jonathan Bush. The app offers patients a portal from which to connect to physicians and is available on iOS and Android platforms. Each video call, which costs $40, can be paid for with a credit...
By Jonah Comstock 11:22 am December 14, 2012
San Francisco-based digital health incubator Rock Health is launching a program to create a new class of physician angel investors. Earlier this week StartUp Health also announced an education program for new investors, partnering with SecondMarket, although their program isn't physician-focused. Rock Health will launch two workshops in the new year to help physicians and health care executives...
By Jonah Comstock 12:45 pm December 12, 2012
Steven Krein, co-founder of StartUp Health SecondMarket, a secondary market investment advisory company, is partnering with incubator StartUp Health this month to make small accredited investors more aware of the opportunities in the digital health space, and to give make a chance to fund some of StartUp's inductees. StartUp Health co-founder Steven Krein described StartUp Health as "an...