March 9, 2018
Food based app Zipongo has just announced that Dr. Dexter Shurney will be joining the company as chief medial officer and senior vice president of clinical affairs. In his new role he will responsible for clinical aspects of Zipongo products and overseeing clinical research and analytics.
Prior to this position Shurney was the chief medical director of the employee health plan for Vanderbilt...
February 6, 2018
Wellness program technology firm Vitality Group today announced the launch of its Gateway program, a series of partnerships that brings digital chronic care, mental health care, and other wellness offerings to its US corporate membership.
Through the program, employee members will gain access to seven health companies’ offerings: Vida Health, a digital chronic care coaching company; Headspace, a...
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...
May 18, 2017
As Scott Gottlieb kicks off his tenure as FDA commissioner, former commissioner Robert Califf has a new gig as well. Califf revealed in a blog post that he has taken a job at Verily, the life sciences arm of Alphabet, as well as returning to professorial positions at Duke and Stanford. Although the details of his role are still unclear, Califf will work on Verily’s Baseline study, an effort to...
May 11, 2017
Roy J.E.M. Raymann, who, as we reported yesterday, left Apple's sleep team a month ago, has moved to SleepScore Labs, a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors. He will serve as Vice President of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs.
First announced this year at CES, SleepScore Labs is "currently in the process of examining how people sleep by compiling and...
February 16, 2017
App-based doctor house call company Pager will incorporate PokitDok’s healthcare price comparison tool into its care navigation platform. In addition to the ability to find board-certified doctors, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners and arrange either in-home or telemedicine visits (or refer to a specialist) Pager customers will also be able to verify insurance or...
November 29, 2016
Zipongo, a San Francisco-based digital nutrition platform, has acquired FillMyFork, an employee-facing rewards app that promotes healthy eating. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
FillMyFork fits in well with Zipongo's growing "food benefit management" platform, which consists of a number of different apps designed to change people's behavior around nutrition by changing their...
November 3, 2016
Digital nutrition platform Zipongo has raised $18 million in new funding and will use the funding to continue to move more deeply into the healthcare space. The round was led by Mayfield (whose other health investments include Basis Science, HealthTap, Lantern, Brighter, and Finrise), with participation from existing investors including Excel Venture Management.
Zipongo's platform consists of a...
November 3, 2015
American Well, a telemedicine company, has hired Dr. Peter Antall as its chief medical officer. Antall previously helped to found a telehealth medical network, called The Online Care Group, which launched in 2012. He will remain the president of this group while serving as CMO for American Well. In a statement, American Well CEO Roy Schoenberg explained that a number of health...
November 25, 2014
Recently, Crowdfooding, an online service that aims to match food-focused entrepreneurs, including some health-focused startups, with experienced investors launched a beta version of their website.
The service has created a database of accredited investors who have funded different types of food companies, including specialty food, groceries, food delivery, and food and tech, which includes...