Y Combinator

By Dave Muoio August 22, 2018
Y Combinator’s biannual Demo Day is winding to a close after presentations from dozens of tech entrepreneurs. The Silicon Valley-based accelerator has historically had a hand in the development of numerous healthcare tech startups, and this week’s event seems to be no exception. According to TechCrunch, 28 percent of the 122 startups that presented at Demo Day fell within the healthcare vertical...
By Jonah Comstock August 7, 2018
Bot M.D., maker of an AI chatbot app for doctors, has raised $700,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator and angels, including Silicon Valley notable Steve Blank, one of the inventors of the Lean Startup method. The company launched its app of the same name about four weeks ago. "If you ever try searching stuff on Google, Google is a consumer-facing search engine, right?" Founder and CEO Dorothea...
Nurx gets funding for telemedicine birth control plan
By Jonah Comstock July 11, 2018
Online and mobile platform Nurx, which uses telemedicine to connect rural patients to contraceptives, has raised $36 million in a Series B funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, with participation from Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, and Lowercase Capital. MobiHealthNews alum Heather Mack broke the news for the Wall Street Journal. In addition to the funding, the San...
By Dave Muoio December 13, 2017
Oakland, California-based Elemeno Health, which makes a virtual coaching software for healthcare teams, announced that it has concluded a $1.3 million round of seed funding. The financing was led by Launchpad Digital Health, which hosts Elemeno in its San Francisco accelerator. Other participants included Silicon Valley-based tech accelerator Y Combinator, and regulatory tech venture investor...
By Jonah Comstock July 17, 2017
Seattle, Washington-based BloomAPI has raised $2.4 million for its medical records processing software. Y Combinator, Slow Ventures, Founder’s Co-Op, Section 32, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Parker Conrad all contributed to the round. HIPAA allows anyone to ask for and receive their medical records. But EHR systems aren’t always designed with an elegant way to get records out of the system, leading to...
By Heather Mack December 15, 2016
San Francisco-based PatientBank, which makes an online medical record storage and retrieval platform, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding led by General Catalyst and Khosla Ventures. SV Angel, Spectrum 28 and Data Collective also contributed to the round. PatientBank a graduate of Y Combinator, was created to help people gather and share medical records online. Users can order from any doctor...
By Aditi Pai April 14, 2016
Madison, Wisconsin-based EnsoData has raised $550,000 in a round led by HealthX Ventures for its sleep data analysis software. The startup has already gone through a fellowship with Y Combinator and graduated from Gener8or’s gBeta accelerator. EnsoData CEO and Cofounder Chris Fernandez told MobiHealthNews that he and Sam Rusk, EnsoData’s COO and other cofounder, met as undergraduate students at...
By Aditi Pai March 7, 2016
Sleep tracking company Eight (formerly known as Luna) raised $6 million in seed funding from Y Combinator, Yunqui Partners, Azure Capital, Cota Capital, Comcast Ventures, Vast Ventures, Stanford University, Galvanize Ventures, Idea Bulb VC, and Scribd co-founder Jared Friedman. “The conception of Eight began with my own sleep problems,” Eight Cofounder and CEO Matteo Franceschetti told...
By Aditi Pai January 14, 2016
Call9, which offers emergency care via video visits to nursing homes, raised $10 million in a round led by Index Ventures with participation from Y Combinator Partner Ali Rowghani, previously an exec at Pixar and Twitter; Palantir Cofounder Joe Lonsdal; and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Call9's video visits service connects nursing home patients to an emergency room doctor. The company sets up the...
By Aditi Pai November 23, 2015
San Francisco-based Circle Medical, which has developed a doctor house call app, raised $2.9 million in a round led by Collaborative Fund with participation from Tencent, Real Ventures, Kima Ventures, Paul Buchheit, a partner at Y Combinator, and YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim, according to Venture Beat. There are a number of other app-based house call services on the market, but Circle Medical's...