Health

  • Health Website Greatist Raises $4.5M

    Health Website Greatist Raises $4.5M

    Greatist, a website promising “real facts and doable steps for your happiest life,” has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding. I wrote about the startup in 2012, when I said it was focused on “non-sucky health content.” In other words, it offered health and wellness advice targeted at millennial readers, presented with a distinctive editorial voice and based on… Read More

  • Brunei Prince Invests $2M In BookDoc, A ‘ZocDoc For Southeast Asia’

    Brunei Prince Invests $2M In BookDoc, A ‘ZocDoc For Southeast Asia’

    BookDoc, a new entrant to the space of online doctor bookings in Southeast Asia, has raised a seed round of financing which includes a $2 million investment from Prince Abdul Qawi, a member of The House of Bolkiah, the ruling family of Brunei. Royal families investing in technology startups is nothing new. Saudi Prince is a shareholder of both Twitter, Lyft and Snapchat, not to mention Apple… Read More

  • Prepd Pack Is A Lunchbox You Won’t Be Ashamed To Carry

    Prepd Pack Is A Lunchbox You Won’t Be Ashamed To Carry

    There are a ton of clear benefits to taking your lunch to work. It’s more sustainable, you are able to assess exactly what you’re putting in your body, you can save a ton of cash and most of the time it encourages you to be much healthier. And it doesn’t have to be such a hassle. Read More

  • New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

    New Year, Two New Jobs For Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo…

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who stepped away from the big blue bird last June, has a new health and fitness platform startup in the works, focused on motivating people to make lifestyle improvements by drawing on the expertise of a range of “wellness professionals” to provide inspiring guidance. Read More

  • Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

    Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

    Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can work without hunching. Some employees at Hootsuite were already bolting little IKEA shelves… Read More

  • Medal Gets Missing Medical Records To Your Doctor

    Medal Gets Missing Medical Records To Your Doctor

    If you get hurt and show up unconscious at the hospital, they likely have no idea what medications you’re on, your medical history, or where you’ve been treated. Medal wants to fix that so all your medical records are united in one place and can be securely accessed by your doctors whenever necessary. While insurance companies and hospitals have worked for years on so-called… Read More

  • Indian Home Healthcare Startup Care24 Gets $4M Series A From SAIF Partners

    Indian Home Healthcare Startup Care24 Gets $4M Series A From SAIF Partners

    Care24 is the latest home healthcare startup to get funding in India. The Mumbai-based company announced today that it has closed a $4 million Series A from SAIF Partners, which it will invest in caretaker training and its technology platform. Read More

  • Obama’s New Cancer Initiative Could Use A Shot Of Silicon Valley Innovation

    Obama’s New Cancer Initiative Could Use A Shot Of Silicon Valley Innovation

    Silicon Valley should have a stake in the U.S. government’s moonshot initiative to cure cancer. President Obama announced this initiative in his last State of the Union address Tuesday night, placing Joe Biden in charge of “Mission Control” for the effort. Biden started reaching out to hundreds of the world’s top cancer experts since his son passed away from brain cancer… Read More

  • Lyft Announces Partnership To Help Seniors Without Smartphones Get Around

    Lyft Announces Partnership To Help Seniors Without Smartphones Get Around

    Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have always been awesome at empowering people without viable forms of transportation to get around. A key demographic that’s been left out of reaping these benefits, however, is the nation’s senior citizens. Today, Lyft announced a partnership with the National MedTrans Network that will provide seniors in NYC a simpler way to get rides… Read More

  • Walker & Company Introduces The Super Sleek Bevel Trimmer

    Walker & Company Introduces The Super Sleek Bevel Trimmer

    Hot off of raising a $24M Series B round and inking a deal with Target for its Bevel brand, Walker & Company Brands has launched a brand new product — Bevel Trimmer. The company calls it “the most advanced device for trimming and shaping coarse or curly hair” and comes with a fresh new partnership with rapper Nas. While Walker & Company might not be your typical… Read More

  • Fee-For-Value Drives Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Opportunity Crunch Network

    Fee-For-Value Drives Trillion-Dollar Healthcare Opportunity

    One of the main tenets of healthcare reform has been to better align payment/reimbursement schemes to incentivize healthcare providers for achieving improved outcomes and lower cost. Historically, insurance companies (including Medicare) have made separate payments to providers for each of the individual services they provide to patients for a single illness, visit or course of treatment. Read More

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