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HealthAtom empowers LatAm’s small healthcare offices with cloud-based ops

HealthAtom is aiming to be the go-to cloud-based operations system for small and midsize healthcare companies across Latin America (LatAm). Although the company has been around since 2012, this is the

Almond launches full-service OB-GYN care to rebuild patient experience

Almond is aiming to modernize obstetrical-gynecological (OB-GYN) care for birthing people who want something more “modern,” full service and comprehensive than the standard provider offers

Beam raises $6.4M to help citizens access safety net funds

Beam, a startup that helps citizens access government financial aid, has raised $6.4 million in Series A funding. The company, previously known as Edquity, helps deliver funds across a wide array of p

Even Healthcare lands additional capital to advance primary care adoption in India

Even Healthcare, an Indian “healthcare membership” company, landed new financial support in the form of $15 million to further drive its mission of providing affordable care to communities

Galen Robotics looks to assist ENT surgeons with new bot and $15M round

Medical devices and robots have been making their way into operating rooms in an increasing number of procedures. Now a new robot is trying to forge its path in the OR and assist surgeons who don&#821

Telehealth unicorn Cerebral lays off 20% of staff for ‘operational efficiencies’

Cerebral is laying off 20% of its staff, citing an ongoing push for efficiency at the digital health unicorn. A spokesperson for Cerebral confirmed the layoffs to TechCrunch but did not share the spec

Aidar Health aims to provide physicians with consistent patient vitals

Sathya Elumalai was finding it hard to manage his mother’s health after she was diagnosed with four chronic conditions. Rather than guess her health status for the day, he decided to co-found Ai

As healthcare goes remote, Equipt Health brings medical hardware to the home

It’s no secret the pandemic has pushed healthcare to become virtual, in theory making it easier for patients to attend appointments and access the care they need. But Rebecca Weisinger, CEO and co-f

Flights to offer drinks, snacks and now Starlink

Having barely expanded Starlink onto the seas and looking at the Ukraine war as a business opportunity, Elon Musk has expanded Starlink through a commercial- and private jet-focused sub-brand, Starlin

‘She Matters’ is the name and mission of a BIPOC-focused postpartum care startup

After Jade Kearney suffered postpartum depression and anxiety but was dismissed by care providers, she hoped to create a platform where Black women like her can access culturally competent care. Her e

Clear Capital lays off 27% of its global staff

Clear Capital, a real estate valuation technology company and firm, is laying off 27% of its staff months after freezing mass hiring, TechCrunch has learned from sources. A spokesperson for Clear Capi

FOLX powers LGBTQ+ telehealth support groups with $30M round

FOLX Health, a telehealth company catering to the LGBTQIA+ community, closed a fresh $30 million round of funding, which it will use to expand its new support groups feature. The company provides affi

Pixelmator Pro 3.0 arrives, adding new features, 200 templates, mockups and more

The popular Mac application Pixelmator Pro today rolled out its latest release with the launch of Pixelmator Pro 3.0. The image editing app’s update included 200 new design templates, customizable m

J Balvin enters the digital wellness space with the launch of a bilingual mental health app

J Balvin, the Prince of Reggaeton, has been candid with his fans about his mental health struggles and healing journey. Now, he’s productizing some of his journey by launching OYE, a Spanish/Eng

Healthcare financier Scratchpay secures $35M Series C

Scratchpay, the Pasadena, California-based petcare financier turned healthcare financier, closed a new round of funding amounting to $35 million. It’s a sign that investors are still looking at grow

LatAm’s Gen-t is working to enrich biotech with Brazilian genomic data

Improving the diversity of global genomic data could hasten medical breakthroughs — and that’s the goal of Gen-t, a Brazilian startup working to infuse biotech with genetic data from the count

Our 10 favorite startups from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 2

This list is for fun, in no particular order -- just startups that stood out to TechCrunch reporters for one reason or another.

Our 11 favorite companies from YC’s S22 Demo Day: Part 1

TechCrunch is tuned in, as always, to YC's Demo Day, and in keeping with our historical coverage, we compiled a list of our favorites from the first day’s pitches.

Apple may have given us a hint at its AR/VR headset’s name

Apple’s highly anticipated mixed reality headset may now have a name, according to a Bloomberg report earlier this week. The outlet spotted trademarks in the U.S. and global markets related to t

Moderna sues Pfizer, BioNTech over alleged mRNA patent infringement

Moderna filed a lawsuit against Pfizer and BioNTech claiming the biopharmaceutical companies infringed on Moderna’s patents related to mRNA technology in development of their COVID-19 vaccine. The l
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