Health

  • Theranos Disputes WSJ’s Accuracy In Report Claiming Secret $350 Million Safeway Deal

    Theranos Disputes WSJ’s Accuracy In Report Claiming Secret $350 Million Safeway Deal

    Safeway grocery stores dropped a $350 million deal with Theranos, according to the Wall Street Journal. Theranos put out a statement today disputing the Journal’s report but failed once again to dispel the claim. “We were disappointed to see yet another inaccurate WSJ article, entirely relying on anonymous sources,” said the Theranos statement. “As we relayed to the… Read More

  • Nabi Compete Is A New Fitness Tracker Designed For Kids

    Nabi Compete Is A New Fitness Tracker Designed For Kids

    Fuhu, the company that makes the nabi tablets for kids – the ones with you immediately recognize thanks to their thick, red bumper – is today expanding into the world of wearables with the debut of the nabi Compete. This competitive and collaborative fitness tracker is aimed at making fitness fun and social for children and families, while also helping kids learn the importance… Read More

  • A CEO’s Guide To Group Health 2.0 Crunch Network

    A CEO’s Guide To Group Health 2.0

    While many new healthcare technologies show great promise, few have been made widely available. CEOs have a population right in their backyard, the collective health of which they want to continually improve. What can you do to improve your employees’ well-being right now? Read More

  • Watsi Receives $3.5M “Philanthropic Round” Donation For Nonprofit Healthcare Crowdfunding

    Watsi Receives $3.5M “Philanthropic Round” Donation For Nonprofit Healthcare Crowdfunding

    Ron Conway, Tencent and Paul Graham aren’t getting their money back, and that’s the point. They’re part of today’s $3.5 million round that’s actually a donation to fund the operations of Watsi, Y Combinator’s first nonprofit that hosts crowdfunding of medical treatment for people in need around the world. Rather than constantly hitting up donors for money… Read More

  • Fixing The Healthcare Dichotomy Crunch Network

    Fixing The Healthcare Dichotomy

    It’s astonishing to find technologically advanced industries still struggling with the age-old problem of paper records and disconnected systems. Take the healthcare industry, which has made robotic surgery possible and now is on the verge of releasing nanobots into our bloodstreams. Yet on the backend, healthcare professionals and patients still resubmit the same forms over and over… Read More

  • Verge Genomics, On A Quest To Cure Neurodegenerative Disorders, Picks Up $4M Seed

    Verge Genomics, On A Quest To Cure Neurodegenerative Disorders, Picks Up $4M Seed

    Verge Genomics, the YC-backed company that looks to use algorithms to help cure neurodegenerative disorders, has announced the close of a $4 million seed round led by IA Ventures, with participation from Two Sigma Ventures, Draper Associates, Great Oaks VC, Slow Ventures, Karlin Venture, Elad Gil and David Lee. Verge Genomics works by creating algorithms that make pharmaceutical creation far… Read More

  • Lumo Raises $10 Million Series B, Starts Building Wearables Partnerships

    Lumo Raises $10 Million Series B, Starts Building Wearables Partnerships

    Right off the launch of Lumo Run, Lumo Bodytech, a smart sensors and software platform, has raised $10 million in Series B financing. Lumo came onto the scene a few years back with Lumo Lift, a wearable device that buzzed users when they slouched to help them improve posture. It since branched out with Lumo Back, for lower back posture improvement. Read More

  • What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups Crunch Network

    What’s Really Killing Digital Health Startups

    In 2004 I started the first VoIP-based SaaS company for the call center market. Based on the moderate success we achieved, I thought making a play in the healthcare industry would be a cakewalk. I was wrong. Stupidly, ignorantly wrong. Read More

  • Talkspace Therapy-By-Text Service Launches Asynchronous Audio, Video Messaging

    Talkspace Therapy-By-Text Service Launches Asynchronous Audio, Video Messaging

    Talkspace, the service that lets users have unlimited messaging to their therapists for $25/week, has today publicly launched asynchronous audio and video messaging between patients and therapists. This will allow users to connect via more than just text messages, and given that a level of trust between patient and therapist is the basis for effective psychotherapy, the deeper level of… Read More

  • Walgreens Halts Theranos Testing Center Expansion

    Walgreens Halts Theranos Testing Center Expansion

    Walgreens won’t be going forward with any plans to open up more Theranos Wellness Centers until it can “understand the truth,” behind recent questioning of the blood work startup’s technology, according to the Wall Street Journal. Walgreens and Theranos announced a partnership in September 2013, allowing Theranos to offer its lab testing services at Walgreens… Read More

  • Theranos Takes Yet Another Swipe At WSJ Allegations In A Lengthy Statement

    Theranos Takes Yet Another Swipe At WSJ Allegations In A Lengthy Statement

    Theranos continued playing defense this morning with a much more in-depth post on what the company claims the news organization got wrong in two damning articles published last week. One WSJ article alleged Theranos was outsourcing most of its technology to test blood samples on its 240 blood tests and that the company was in fact only using its proprietary ‘Edison’ machine for… Read More

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