February 12, 2014
Earlier this year IBM announced that it would invest $100 million into startups that integrate with Watson, its super computing platform, through a new investment fund called Watson Fund. IBM announced that it had helped contribute to health social network company WellTok's $22 million third round of funding, which was led by New Enterprise Associates and included participation from another new...
January 13, 2014
Wellness app maker Noom has raised $4.1 million, according to an SEC filing, bringing the company's total known funding to $6.7 million. The company hopes to raise an additional $3 million.
Noom's former investors include m8 Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Harbor Pacific Capital, and former Nexon executives, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (through its iFund). The company raised $2.6 million...
October 1, 2013
Boston-based Healthrageous, which spun out of Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health in 2010, has closed up shop and sold off its assets. The once promising venture was based partially on the Center's SmartBeat blood pressure management program, which the provider piloted with EMC employees a few years ago to prove its efficacy.
For a short while the company was called HopSkipConnect....
September 18, 2013
Aging-in-place startup Lively has put its home monitoring product in general release this week after landing $4.8 million in venture capital. Cambia Health Solutions led the Series A round, while Lively's seed investor Maveron also contributed, San Francisco-based Lively announced Tuesday.
Lively, which combines stylish wireless sensors and a data-collection hub with biweekly printed mailers, is...
August 13, 2013
Last week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), appointed board member and Khosla Ventures operating partner Euan Thomson as interim CEO. Just five months ago the San Francisco-based company announced the appointment of its previous CEO Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur, who has now left the...
July 30, 2013
Proteus Biomedical's Raisin system
Halfway through the year, there have already been some major funding stories for mobile health companies. From wearable device companies to a mobile clinical software developer, these funding stories have mentioned trends, goals and important VCs in the field. While MobiHealthNews' state of the industry Q1 2013 and Q2 2013 reports delve deeper into the...
May 28, 2013
Up until a few weeks ago Mikhail Rozenfeld led business development and strategy for AT&T's ForHealth Solutions group. Perhaps most notably he launched the company's home health management and mobile personal emergency response product Numera Libris in February. Prior to Rozenfeld's two years at AT&T, he worked at venture capital firm SFW Capital Partners as an associate, and now that he'...
May 23, 2013
Over the course of the past few weeks, various digital health companies have raised funds. The roundup below includes investment news from companies that offer a range of digital health products and services, including online physician visits, non-invasive medical sensors, snail mail-powered remote monitoring devices, and portable blood test devices.
ConsultingMD $10 million: Palo Alto,...
April 16, 2013
Aberdare Ventures, one of the most active investment firms in digital health, announced that Dr. Mohit Kaushal has joined as a partner. Kaushal most recently served as CSO and EVP at West Health, where he helped found the West Health Investment Fund and backed companies like Humedica, Change Healthcare, RxAnte, and goBalto. (The last two are also in Aberdare's investment portfolio.)
January 31, 2013
This week San Francisco-based Ringadoc announced an additional $450,000 in funding, which combined with its $750,000 from last year brings its total seed round funding to $1.2 million. The round was led by Founders Fund's FF Angel and includes contributions from Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard but the additional funding comes from angel investor Sharon Knight, former president of concierge-style...