Y Combinator

By Jonah Comstock February 2, 2015
Eligible, which offers an API that other health tech companies use to add a streamlined insurance eligibility check feature for doctors and patients, has raised $2.3 million, according to an SEC filing. The company raised more than $1.5 million in seed funding last year, using a combination of AngelList and SecondMarket. Backers at that time included David Lee, Esther Dyson, Anvil Capital’s...
By Aditi Pai August 19, 2014
Mountain View-based Listrunner raised $500,000 for its newly launched app, which helps physicians stay organized while doing their rounds, according to a post from VentureBeat. The app puts patient notes, lists, and tasks in one place so that physicians can input all information related to their patient while doing their rounds. Listrunner says its app also makes for easier handoff between care...
By Aditi Pai 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...
By Jonah Comstock April 23, 2013
Prediction markets have been used to predict everything from Oscar winning films and box office trends to the outcome of presidential elections, often with impressive accuracy. Now a new startup called CrowdMed aims to use a prediction market in healthcare. The Y Combinator-backed startup just raised $1.1 million in seed funding to use "the wisdom of crowds" to give diagnostic suggestions to...
By Neil Versel July 25, 2012
Habit Labs, the product of a 2011 merger between health gamification startups Health Month and Y Combinator-funded Contagion Health, is winding down its operations. "It was the classic 'we ran out of money' story," co-founder and CEO Buster Benson tells MobiHealthNews. "We probably could have raised more," he adds, but says he decided not to pursue additional funding. Angel investors had put up $...
By Brian Dolan June 21, 2012
Agile Diagnosis, a mobile health startup that recently graduated from health incubator Rock Health's second class, has raised $2 million in funding, according to a regulatory filing. The startup hopes to raise an additional $1 million, according to the filing. A report in TechCrunch this week notes that the startup said it had raised $2.5 million during comments its founder made at the Rock...
By Brian Dolan July 14, 2011
DrChrono, one of the few electronic health records (EHR) vendors to offer an EHR built from the ground up for the Apple iPad, has raised $675,000 in seed funding, according to a report in TechCrunch. The investors include General Catalyst, Charles River Ventures, 500 Startups, Gmail creator and FriendFeed cofounder Paul Buchheit, Google’s Principal Engineer Matt Cutts, and the Start Fund....
By Brian Dolan February 24, 2011
A number of longtime HIMSS attendees, including my colleague Neil Versel, pointed out that this year's event in Orlando, Fla. had renewed energy. The past two years' events were more staid on account of the down economy. The magicians at vendor booths had less flourish, anyway. Whether you are of the opinion that HIMSS has its mojo back, is tapping into a hype cycle or neither -- what is...