Y Combinator

By Laura Lovett 01:31 pm May 15, 2020
Earlier this week digital substance-abuse-recovery platform Ophelia landed $2.7 million in seed funding, according to Forbes reports. The latest round was led by General Catalyst, Refactor Capital and Y Combinator.  WHAT THEY DO  Ophelia focuses on helping folks with an opioid use disorder quit. Patients first are required to go to an in-person visit with a physician in order to get a...
By Laura Lovett 04:10 pm May 13, 2020
Digital mental health company Meru Health announced that it scored $8.1 million in Series A funding. Foundry Group, Slack, Bold Capital, and Y Combinator led the funding round. This comes about a year after the company landed $4.2 million in seed funding.  Yesterday Meru Health also announced the results of its study, which was done with Harvard Medical School and Rutgers University researchers,...
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pm March 19, 2020
Yesterday morning addiction focused digital therapeutic Quit Genius scored $11 million in Series A funding. Octopus Ventures led the round with participation from Y Combinator, Startup Health and Triple Point Ventures. This brings the company's total funding pot to $13.5 million. WHAT THEY DO The company is geared at treating individuals with tobacco-, opioid- and alcohol-use disorder through...
By Jonah Comstock 01:47 pm August 15, 2019
Online reproductive health portal Nurx has raised $52 million in new capital. Its Series C funding accounts for $32 million of that total with an additional $20 million coming from debt financing, according to TechCrunch.The round led by Kleiner Perkins Digital Growth Fund and Union Square Ventures with participation from the Reproductive Health Investors Alliance, Dreamers VC (actor Will Smith’s...
By Dave Muoio 02:47 pm 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 04:32 pm 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 02:29 pm 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 05:09 pm 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 03:42 pm 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 02:55 pm 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...