Biotech & Health

Julie Wainwright is back with a new, venture-backed startup

Julie Wainwright, founder and former CEO of the publicly traded, luxury online consignment company The RealReal, is back with a new startup. Called Ahara, the Los Angeles-based outfit describes itself

GetHarley, a skincare telehealth and consultation platform, raises $52M

GetHarley, a platform that connects consumers with skincare clinicians and related products, has raised $52 million in a round of funding led by existing investor Index Ventures. Founded out of London

Incube wants to bring ‘daylight’ to apartment buildings

For anyone designing an office space or learning environment, there’s lots of available research on the best types of lighting setups to help with concentration and productivity in conjunction with

Curing physician burnout with Eli Ben-Joseph from Regard

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Eli Ben-Joseph, the co-founder and CEO of Regard, a startup that uses AI to streamline the cl

Binder maker For Them is launching community for queer and trans folks

Meeting the needs, practical and emotional, of the queer, trans and nonbinary community is both sensitive and pressing. This is something that For Them, a genderqueer wellness company founded by Kylo

Apple Watch can now tell you where you last had cell coverage

At WWDC today, Apple revealed that watchOS 10 is introducing a slew of new features — including some potentially lifesaving tools for athletes both professional and, well, not. One of the more inte

Apple commits to mental health with tracking on Watch and iPhone

For those of us struggling with mental health, Apple has had an obvious gap in its lineup: mood tracking and figuring out what the correlation is between your depression and anxiety and other metrics,

Helium Health gets $30M, backed by AXA IM Alts and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki

Helium Health, the African startup that provides software-as-a-service tools, financing and insights for healthcare providers and public health organizations, has raised $30 million in Series B fundin

Many startups are built off research, so why don’t more scientists become founders?

While their work is the backbone of many startups, many scientists don't become founders. Perhaps its time they should.

Strive Health grabs $166M to provide end-to-end kidney care

Strive Health works with local providers to form an integrated care delivery system that follows a patient from chronic kidney disease to end-stage kidney disease. 

Elizabeth Holmes is now behind bars: How we got here

Ten years ago, Elizabeth Holmes’ biotech startup, Theranos, was valued to be worth $10 billion. Five years ago, she was indicted for wire fraud. Finally, today, Holmes reported to prison to begi

The academic to founder pipeline with Dr. Stacy Blain from Concarlo Therapeutics

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week, Becca and Dom are joined by Stacy Blain, the co-founder and chief science officer at Concarlo Therapeutics. Blain talked

Pluton Biosciences takes its carbon-fixing microbes to market with a fresh $16.6M

Pluton Biosciences is hard at work identifying beneficial microorganisms and putting them to work in agriculture, and just raised a $16.5 million Series A round to commercialize its most promising fin

Generation Prime launches to make fertility services more accessible in Asia

Generation Prime, a startup that wants to make IVF and other fertility services more accessible to patients in Asia, is launching its first two clinics in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The company also an

BBy device turns breast milk into powder, helps NICU nurses avoid lengthy ‘milk shift’

The breast milk powder retains its nutrition and immunological properties and is shelf-stable for up to six months.

Meet the tiny, wireless sleep apnea diagnostic wearable headed for the US

U.K. medtech startup Acurable has gained FDA clearance for a novel wireless diagnostic device for remote detection of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). A formal launch into the U.S. market is slated to f

Kenya’s Tawi takes on auditory processing disorder to win Microsoft Imagine Cup

Microsoft’s student tech-for-good competition, the Imagine Cup, has crowned this year’s winner: Tawi, a team from Kenya that applied machine learning tools to help kids with auditory proce

Wellen taps OpenAI’s GPT for a chatbot that dishes advice on bone health

What are AI chatbots good for? Lovers of sci-fi novels may recall the “librarian,” a character in Neal Stephenson’s 1992 classic “Snow Crash” — not a person but an AI p

Patient21, a digital healthcare startup with brick-and-mortar clinics, raises $108M to grow beyond Germany

Patient21, a four-year-old German startup that combines a digital healthcare platform with real-world brick-and-mortar clinics, has raised €100 million ($108 million) in a Series C round of funding

UK court tosses class-action style health data misuse claim against Google DeepMind

Google has prevailed against another U.K. class-action style privacy lawsuit after a London court dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against the tech giant and its AI division, DeepMind, which had so
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