August 28, 2018
Last week Renovia, maker of an FDA-cleared, app-based system for pelvic floor disorder management and therapy, announced the closure of a $32.3 million Series B equity round and an additional $10 million of debt financing. The round was led by Perceptive Advisors and Ascension Ventures, with additional participation from Longwood Fund, Inova Strategic Investments, Cormorant Asset Management, OSF...
August 6, 2018
Google Glass system assists children with autism. A pilot exploratory study recently published in Nature suggests that a novel system running on Google Glass and an Android smartphone can assist with social-affective learning for children with autism. Conducted among 14 families using the tool three times a week for an average of 72 days, the researchers report improved scores among the children...
November 9, 2017
Natural Cycles, the first app to be CE-certified as a contraceptive in Europe, raised $30 million in a round led by EQT Ventures. Existing investors Sunstone, E-ventures, and Bonnier Growth Media also participated, bringing the company’s total funding to around $38 million.
“Our algorithm is developed and optimized for use in contraception and it returns a red or a green day to the user, so the...
October 17, 2017
A new iPhone app launched for free by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) looks not only to bring convenient postpartum depression (PPD) screening to more expecting and postpartum women, but also looks to redefine the gold standard for post-partum depression diagnosis.
Developed by researchers from MGH’s Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health, the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (...
September 27, 2017
Women’s health app developer Tia announced that it has received $2.5 million in seed financing to continue developing its service and expanding its brand. The funding was acquired from early stage investment groups Combine, Homebrew, and Compound.
The company’s service, Ask Tia, launched in June and has since responded to over 100,000 user questions on birth control options, insurance coverage,...
July 25, 2017
New York-based Maven, a digital women's health clinic, has raised $10.8 million in a Series A financing round that brings the company’s total funding to more than $15 million, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Spring Mountain Capital with participation from 14W, DGNL, and Colle Capital.
All existing investors, including 8VC, Great Oaks Venture Capital, The Box Group, and Female...
December 22, 2016
Note: MobiHealthNews will be taking tomorrow off for the holidays. We'll be back on Monday with a week of special issues looking back at 2016 and ahead at 2017, and back to our normal coverage on January 2nd. We wish you and yours a happy holiday season.
While the shift to value-based care has driven digital health innovation overall, the tech-enabled advances haven’t necessarily touched every...
December 15, 2016
San Francisco-based OW Health, women's health-focused digital health company that makes digital health app Flo, has raised $1 million seed funding in a round led by Flint Capital and Haxus Venture Fund. The funding will allow the company to expand use of the app globally as well as the develop machine learning required for the app to evolve into a personal health and wellness assistant for women...
September 19, 2016
Anyone who wears a sports bra knows the invaluable support it provides. So, in addition to the physical benefits, why not make it be supportive in other ways?
That was thinking behind the OMbra, a smart sports bra from Montreal-based OMsignal, which makes smart clothing and companion apps. Now officially available online on the company’s website and in select retail stores across the US and...
September 16, 2016
The market for women-specific digital health tools is ripe, buttressed by the growing number of women tech entrepreneurs, the desire for family planning data, and increasing call for accommodations for women in the workplace, according to a panel at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. While women haven’t historically been the focus in technology – both in the workforce or in the consumer target...