May 5, 2015
Weight Watchers has acquired San Francisco-based fitness app developer, Hot5, according to a report from TechCrunch.
Hot5 was established in October 2012 and launched August 2013. The startup has developed two video workout apps, Hot5 Fitness and Vertical Escape Fitness Challenge, which are available for iOS devices. Both apps are free to download and offer a handful of workouts, but users need...
April 7, 2015
Weight Watchers has acquired Weilos, which offers users a picture taking app to document weight loss through selfies, according to a report over at TechCrunch. Weilos is not to be confused with Weight Watchers other acquisition, Wello.
Weilos' only known investor is the startup incubator Y Combinator.
TechCrunch's sources said that Weight Watchers bought Weilos for a price in the "single-digit...
July 24, 2014
Mobile wellness social network developer PumpUp raised $2.4 million in a round led by General Catalyst Partners with additional investments from Azure Capital Partners, Relay Ventures, Freycinet Investments, and angel investors. The company plans to use the funds to hire engineers from Canada and the United States.
The app offers users a photo-based social network on which they can share photos...
May 6, 2014
The digital health market is growing. Funding for digital health companies reached nearly $700 million in the first quarter of 2014, and grew 87 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013, according to a report from Rock Health. Along the way, digital health startups have reorganized, rebranded, and shifted focus to meet the needs of their customers or to meet the needs of a new...
February 19, 2014
Nutrition coaching app maker Rise Labs has raised a $2.3 million round led by Floodgate, with additional funding from Cowboy Ventures, Google Ventures, and Greylock, according to TechCrunch. The money will be used to build out Rise's app, 1:1 Nutrition Coaching.
Advisors to the company include Harvard’s Dr. Russ Phillips, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta (who is also Rise Labs ...
February 6, 2014
A few weeks ago, MobiHealthNews published a slideshow of 27 mobile health tools for tracking food, a majority of which were apps. The slideshow included many new and old apps that aimed to keep users healthy with nutrition tracking. Now, the Apple App Store has released its own list of app that spans both health and fitness categories. The list looks specifically at the "best new apps" on the...
January 29, 2014
Weight loss service Weilos has pivoted and now, instead of an online coaching program, offers users a picture taking app, also called Weilos, to document weight loss through selfies.
Weilos used to offer users a peer-to-peer network that connects people who were weight loss success stories to those who are just beginning their journey, or have tried to lose weight before without reaching their...
August 21, 2013
Weilos, which debuted at Y Combinator's Summer 2013 Demo Day last month, is a weight loss coaching service that utilizes people's past experiences to help others lose weight.
The peer-to-peer network connects people with weight loss success stories to those who are just beginning their journey, or have tried to lose weight before without reaching their goals. Those looking to use the program must...