digital health

Safe’s app answers the question ‘Have you been tested for STDs?’

The idea for Safe Group, a new Los Angeles company that’s developed a mobile app to track and verify a user’s sexual health, started on the Playa at Burning Man. The company’s chief

Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”

European startup Natural Cycles is pushing to establish its EU-certified "digital contraceptive app" as a globally accepted contraception option -- and compete with tried and tested options used by m

Kelvin Kwong leaves Jawbone for product VP role at Big Health

As Jawbone continues to work towards a pivot, the Up device maker also continues to talent that may not be core to its future. In the latest departure, Kelvin Kwong, who had been the Jawbone&#8217

A new brain health app from Neurotrack warns users of memory decline

A Redwood City, Calif. startup called Neurotrack Technologies Inc. has created a brain health app that is helping scientists unravel the mysteries of memory, and work to find a cure for Alzheimer&#8

Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd launches an early stage digital health fund

Israel-based equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd is launching a sector specific fund fully focused on digital health -- touting it as Israel's first fund with such a focus. The fund, called OurCrowd

Nokia completes $190M acquisition of Withings health gadget maker

Back in April Nokia announced it was buying health and fitness focused gadget maker Withings for €170 million (~$190M). At the time it was expecting the acquisition to close in Q3 but it has now

The major pitfall for digital health startups

While 2015 was a solid year for digital health, with $4.5 billion in total venture funding, healthcare startups also made headlines for other reasons when reports emerged that much-hyped companies lik

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its i

With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point

With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to

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

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 &#8

IBM’s Watson Group Makes First Startup Investment In “Social Health Management” Pioneer, Welltok

Remember Watson? Yes, the artificially intelligent, question-answering computer system developed by IBM that trounced two former champions on Jeopardy like they were a couple of kindergartners. That W

PillPack Takes On CVS And Walgreens By Mail, Launches A Full-Service, Subscription-Based Online Pharmacy

According to studies from the Mayo Clinic, more than 20 percent of Americans take more than five prescription medications each day. This fact goes a long way to showing how big of a role the pharmacy

Science, Inc.-Backed HomeHero Launches To Help Families Find, Hire, And Manage In-Home Care For Seniors

Any family that has spent any time caring for aging parents, grandparents or those with special needs knows how stressful it can be, and how much energy is required, to manage in-home care. From keepi

Fast-Growing Kareo Lands $29M To Help Doctors Move Their Practices Into The Cloud

As technology continues to infiltrate the tired old world of healthcare, the average patient stands to benefit in a big way, but doctors are struggling to keep up with a changing world. With origins d

Zephyr Health Lands $15M From Kleiner To Help Life Sciences Navigate Big Data, Bring Therapies To Market Faster

The Big Data landscape continued to explode in 2013, as companies across the board scrambled to update infrastructure and technology to meet the new set of demands and opportunities brought on by a br

From Sprint And TechStars To The FDA, A Look At The Changing Landscape Facing Health Startups

The health-care industry in the U.S. is broken, and considering the industry itself represents some 18 percent of the U.S. economy, it's a sizable problem. While other sectors have begun to adapt, hea

Rock Health Debuts Its Fifth Digital Health Class, Partners With AngelList To Let Investors Fund All 10 Startups Online

It’s been a busy last 24 hours for Rock Health — and last three years for that matter. Today, the San Francisco-based accelerator for digital health startups held its fifth Demo Day at UCS

Rock Health’s Halle Tecco, Neurotrack, Cellscope And Bioinformatics Expert To Discuss The Future Of Diagnosis At Disrupt

Over the last two years, the <a href="">digital health space ha

Amidst Few Exits, “Dabbling” Investors And Dearth Of Seed Capital, A Growing Digital Health Market Turns To Crowdfunding

Over the last few years, digital health has emerged as a market rife with opportunity, and both startups and investors are beginning to take notice. <a href="

Digital Health Funding In ’12: $1.4B Raised, Up 45% Y/Y; Qualcomm Most Prolific Of 179 Investors, Castlight Takes Largest Round

As CES 2013 gets underway, it finds the Quantified Self movement to be a far more crowded market than a year ago, but <a href="
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