chronic disease

Billionaire VC Tim Draper (via Draper Associates) has led a $6 million Series A in wellness tracking startup, Vivoo. Also participating in the funding round is ONCE Ventures, Revo Capital,…

Tim Draper leads $6M Series A in pee-testing wellness tracker, Vivoo

Loop Health provides ongoing virtual care with an insurance component so that a person shouldn’t have to go into the hospital unless necessary.

Elevation Capital, General Catalyst lead $12M round into health insurance startup Loop Health

The virtual diabetes clinic is designed to provide people living with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes access to personalized care and affordable medications from their homes.

9am.health launches with $3.7M to tackle virtual diabetes care

The U.S. healthcare industry is amidst one of the biggest transformations any industry has seen since the dot-com boom of the late 1990s.

Health clouds are set to play a key role in healthcare innovation

New York headquartered Kaia Health, which offers AI-assisted digital therapies via a mobile app for chronic pain related to musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders and for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), has…

Kaia Health grabs $75M on surging interest in its virtual therapies for chronic pain and COPD

For patients and healthcare professionals to properly track and manage illnesses, especially chronic ones, healthcare needs to be decentralized. It also needs to be more convenient, with a patient’s health…

Ghana’s Redbird raises $1.5M seed to expand access to rapid medical testing in sub-Saharan Africa

A new $65 million investment led by the growth capital and public investment arm of Sequoia Capital will give Virta Health, a developer of a behavioral-focused diabetes treatment, a valuation…

Virta Health’s behavioral diabetes treatment service is now worth over $1 billion

When a digital health company announces a new app, everyone seems to think it’s going to improve health. Not me. Where I work, in San Francisco’s public health system, in…

In healthcare these days, ‘There’s an app for that’… unless you really need it

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What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups

A number of promising women’s health tech companies have popped up in the last few years, from fertility apps to ovulation bracelets — even Apple has jumped into the subject with the addition of period tracking built into the latest edition of the watch. But there hasn’t been much in the way of innovation in…

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What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups

The internet is often lauded for the potential to increase the impact of a range of primary services in emerging markets, including education, commerce, banking and healthcare. While many of…

Jio Health combines online and offline healthcare in Southeast Asia, starting in Vietnam

Illumina Accelerator, the genomics-focused startup accelerator backed by the publicly traded genetic sequencing pioneer Illumina Corp., has picked five startups for its seventh accelerator class, the company announced. Wth technology…

The genomics-focused Illumina Accelerator backs five new companies

Today, the CDC estimates that there are more than 130 million Americans currently living with a “chronic disease” — in other words, the many types of long-lasting conditions that “can…

MyHealthTeams Lands $3.3M To Bring Mobile-Friendly Social Networks To Those Living With Chronic Health Conditions