September 20, 2018
San Francisco-based Ooda Health, a new startup focused on decreasing waste and inefficiency in the area of healthcare administration, has raised $40.5 million in a Series A round that’s notable in a couple of ways: for one, the company’s veteran founders, including Castlight Health founder Dr. Giovanni Colella, chose to work exclusively with VCs with at least one woman partner. For another, the...
September 11, 2018
InfoBionic, a Lowell, Massachusetts-based remote patient monitoring company, has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. Eagle Investments, Excel Venture Management, Safeguard Scientifics, Zaffre Investments (a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts), and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas all contributed to the round. This round brings the company's total funding up to at...
April 11, 2018
Digital chronic disease management company Livongo has raised $105 million in new Series E funding, mostly from existing investors. The company also announced a partnership with nonprofit health insurance company Cambia Health Solutions. General Catalyst and Swedish investment company Kinnevik led the round, with additional participation from existing investors DFJ, Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
January 22, 2018
Nutrition-based platform Zipongo just announced that it received $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Seventure Partners and Zaffre Investment with involvement from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
“This is the first time we’ve had a health plan invested in the company and the reason they are doing it is because they are really excited about food is medicine,” Dr. Jason...
November 2, 2016
Cohero Health, a New York City-based digital health company focused on chronic respiratory disease, has raised $9 million in new funding. Three Leaf Ventures, an affiliate of the Broe Group, led the round, which also included Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and BioAdvance. GIS Strategic Ventures, the investment arm of Guardian insurance was a new...
April 12, 2016
Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, the diabetes management company launched two years ago by former Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman, has raised $44.5 million from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Cowen Private Investments, Sapphire Ventures, Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Wanxiang America Corporation. This brings the company’s...
August 5, 2015
Lowell, Massachusetts-based remote patient monitoring company InfoBionic has raised $8 million led by existing investor Safeguard Scientifics. Other existing investors also contributed to the round, including Excel Venture Management and Zaffre Investments, a subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
When InfoBionic raised a previous funding round, in November 2014, the company...
August 4, 2015
Chicago-based Zest Health, which has developed an app that helps people view and understand their health benefits, raised $6 million from 7wire Ventures, Lightbank, Zaffre Investments, Martin Ventures, Dallas Venture Partners, and LSAN/Azimuth Ventures.
Payors or self-funded employers can offer this tool to their members and employees via Zest Health's iOS and Android apps. App users are able to...
May 26, 2015
Boston-based women's health app developer Ovuline has raised $3.2 million from Martin Ventures and Zaffre Investments, the investment arm of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. About $1 million of this investment came from Zaffre Investments. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $5.7 million.
Ovuline offers two apps, Ovia Pregnancy and Ovia Fertility, which ...