Health

Kiwi Bio aims to free irritable bowel syndrome sufferers from restrictive diets

The company has been busy strengthening its supply chain to gear up for scaling its product. Additionally, it hired a head of growth and a community engagement and success manager.

Berlin’s Mayd bags $15M seed to deliver meds fast

Berlin-based Mayd has spied an opportunity to build out a medicine delivery platform in Europe which partners with the small-scale pharmacies that tend to be the norm on the continent, capitalizing on

ScienceIO leaves stealth with millions to structure health data

Years before he co-launched a stealthy business to fix the messy world of health data, Gaurav Kaushik was slowly connecting the dots on how better visualization could impact health outcomes. In 2018,

Mindbody acquires ClassPass in all-stock deal and secures $500 million investment

ClassPass, the subscription-based fitness marketplace most recently valued at $1 billion, is today announcing that it has been acquired by Mindbody. Mindbody is a bit like the OpenTable of the fitness

Lively is building the modern health savings account that puts consumers first

The company expects to top $1 billion in assets under management in early 2022.

Y Combinator-backed MentalHappy app launches to make mental health care accessible

On the heels of World Mental Health Day, an app called MentalHappy is launching with the goal of making mental health care accessible, affordable and stigma-free. “I’ve been on both sides

FitOn pumps up its fitness platform with $18M in Delta-v Capital-led funding

Digital fitness and wellness company FitOn was created to provide 15- or 20-minute workouts aimed at getting people moving in whatever time they can make.

Bond Vet stitches up $170 million from Warburg Pincus

Bond Vet, the New York-based veterinary care clinic, has announced the close of a $170 million investment from Warburg Pincus. The veterinary startup raised $17 million toward the end of 2020, explain

Canadian pediatric virtual healthcare platform KixCare raises $2M in seed funding

KixCare, a Canadian pediatric virtual healthcare platform, announced that it has raised $2 million in seed funding. Esplanade Ventures, Canada’s leading digital health venture capital firm, led the

mPharma, a telehealth pioneer out of Ghana, gets physical with 100 virtual centers across Africa

The potential for telehealth across Africa is vast and promising as mobile connectivity deepens, and innovations that could potentially bridge the doctor-patient ratio gap increase, according to a Del

IsoPlexis, a company uncovering a ‘new layer’ of cell data, aims for $125M in market debut

Shares of IsoPlexis, a company creating tools to zoom in on the flurry of protein activity surrounding a single cell, began trading on Friday. The company aims to raise about $125 million with the IPO

Pinterest rolls out new ‘Havens’ mental health support space

Pinterest is launching a new “Pinterest Havens” mental health support initiative in honor of World Mental Health Day, which is October 10th. In a blog post, the company called the initiati

It’s time to end the war at home for troops with traumatic brain injuries

We need a concerted effort from the Department of Defense and the Veterans Affairs Administration to move proven science out of the lab and into the world to help people in need.

Japanese healthcare startup Bisu raises $3.2M seed round to launch its lab-on-a-chip product

The adoption of telehealth services has boomed in the pandemic — with usage up 38-fold since January 2020, according to a report by McKinsey. While a lot of the attention has been on companies t

Senior care startup Honor secures $370M in debt and equity, reaches unicorn status

Senior care can be a sensitive topic as many older people find themselves in situations where they need care, but are not to the point where they need the kind of around-the-clock care provided by nur

Habitual is using digital support plus food replacement to help reverse type 2 diabetes

London-based Habitual, a health tech startup which offers a weight loss program aimed at people with type 2 diabetes (or prediabetes) that combines “evidence-based” food replacement with d

Elevate launches its approach to managing pre-tax benefits with $12M Series A

Its platform enables employees to better understand and manage their pre-tax benefits from one dashboard.

UK class action-style suit filed over DeepMind NHS health data scandal

A U.K. law firm is bringing a class-action style claim over a patient health data scandal that dates back to 2015 and involves the Google-owned AI company DeepMind, after it was quietly passed medical

Activ Surgical raises $45 million Series B round to give surgeons eagle eyes

Activ Surgical, a Boston-based digital surgery company, announced a $45 million Series B round on Thursday. The round comes during a critical year for Activ Surgical. It’s in the process of developi

Found comes out of stealth with $32M in funding, former Bumble exec as its new CEO

Found, a startup focused on weight care management, is emerging from stealth today with $32 million in total funding and the news that it has appointed former Bumble COO Sarah Jones Simmer as its new
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