May 3, 2012
The graveyard of personal health records is littered with failures large and small, but some continue to push forward, believing that conditions are finally just about right for consumers to take more control over their health data.
For Cognovant, a Kansas City, Mo., startup that announced this week that it had landed $500,000 in seed funding from angel investors, interoperability is the key to...
April 28, 2012
Misfit Wearables, a wearable devices startup founded by AgaMatrix co-founders Sonny Vu and Sridhar Iyengar and former Apple CEO John Sculley, recently raised a $7.6 million round of funding co-led by Brian Singerman of the Founders Fund. According to a report in TechCrunch, the other as-yet-unnamed lead venture capital firm was Khosla Ventures. Singerman also led the Founders Fund investment in...
April 25, 2012
This week aging in place technology vendor Independa announced that it had topped up its most recent round of funding to $2.35 million. Independa announced $1.6 million in funding last September and since then it has added about $750,000 in additional funds from new and existing investors, including Miramar Venture Partners and City Hill Ventures.
Independa said it is already in discussions with...
December 12, 2011
GAIN Fitness raised $650k in seed funding this week, led by InterWest Partners, Keith Rabois, Ben Ling, Michael Tanne, Brent Hurley, Seraph Group and others. The company offers an in-app marketplace for personalized workouts designed by professional trainers.
GAIN's free iOS and web application allows users to purchase personal fitness regimes from professional trainers. A major update to the app...
November 29, 2011
Mobile risk management (MRM) software provider Fixmo raised a total of $23 million in its third round of funding. Previous investor Paladin Capital Group led the round, which included participation from new investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Horizons Ventures.
MRM is emerging within healthcare, including the government, as physicians express their desire to use personally-bought...
September 26, 2011
Endomondo, developer of the Sports Tracker fitness app, announced this week $2.3 million in funding from SEED Capital. It is the second round of funding for Endomondo from SEED, which also contributed $800,000 this past March.
The app, which provides GPS tracking of distance-based sports, including biking, running and walking, now has 5 million downloads, according to the company.
Part of the app...
September 22, 2011
ZocDoc announced this week that it has raked in $25 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, bringing total investment in the company to $95 million. The news comes hot on the heels of ZocDoc expanding its service to Boston last week. ZocDoc's last round of funding came in the form of $50 million from DST Global, which made the move just last month.
ZocDoc is a free iPhone, Android, or web app that...
September 13, 2011
Investment trends, design challenges, top apps, and tablets for clinicians are often discussed in mobile health circles. This month Technology Review has put together a series on e-medicine, which included a focus on mobile health this week. Here's a quick round-up of their coverage so far:
First up is TR's trend piece on investment challenges facing healthcare startups. "The usual reason HIT...
August 24, 2011
Real-time location system (RTLS) provider Awarepoint announced this week a $27 million sixth round of funding. The investment was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and also included Top Tier Capital Partners, as well as previous investors Cardinal Partners, Venrock, and Jafco Ventures. Awarepoint plans to use the financing to drive further adoption of its Aware360 Platform....
July 27, 2011
Azumio, the startup formed by Bojan Bernard Bostjancic and Peter Kuhar, who developed the popular Instant Heart Rate app, has raised $2.5 million in venture funding from Founders Fund, Accel Partners and Felecis Ventures. The startup plans to expand its product line, which stands at three apps: Stress Check, Stress Doctor and Instant Heart Rate.
Instant Heart Rate uses the smartphone's camera to...