Health tech

I tried EverlyWell’s ovarian reserve test. This is what I found out

At-home health testing kits are all the rage now. You can get them to analyze your genetic makeup, test for STDs and food sensitivity and even tell you about your ovarian reserve. As TechCrunch's in-h

Index on gender in VC: “It should be half”

European VC firm Index Capital is just over two decades old and has 200+ companies in its investment portfolio at this point -- but it's still got work to do on the gender balance front.

Mary Meeker’s latest trends report highlights Silicon Valley’s role in the future of healthcare

Mary Meeker's latest Internet Trends Report, out today, was full of insights on how tech is shaping our future -- including now in healthcare. This was the first year Meeker included healthcare in her

Apple and Nokia bury patent hatchet

Well that didn't last long. A fresh patent spat between Nokia and Apple which fired up at the back end of last year when Cupertino accused the former world number one mobile maker of making like a pat

India-based health platform Lybrate quietly raises $3M more

Indian health tech startup Lybrate has raised $3 million in new funding, according to a filing in the U.S., where it is incorporated. Lybrate declined to comment on the filing, nor would it provide

AARP dangles $10K prize in front of startups to help aging population

An impetuous 20-something year old team of startup founders may not automatically reach out to the AARP to bring its products to market. Ignoring the aging population isn't the sharpest move, however.

Virtual nurse app Sense.ly raises $8 million from investors including the Mayo Clinic

San Francisco startup Sense.ly has raised $8 million in a Series B round of venture funding to bring its virtual nurse technology to clinics and patients of every kind. The company’s app helps physi

Level is a pair of fitness glasses that might be able to tell if you have diabetes or other diseases

A pair of glasses, once relegated to nearly blind and blurry-eyed nerds, could one day save your life. At least that’s the pitch from VSP Vision Care. The eye exam provider just launched a new p

Carbon Health wants to put medical data in one place for patients and their many doctors

For all the high-tech advances in healthcare when it comes to drugs and devices, doctors, their back offices, pharmacies, labs that conduct health tests and insurance providers aren’t exactly in eas

EverlyWell brings lab tests home, personalized health data online

An Austin startup called EverlyWell wants to make lab testing accessible to anybody who wants to know more about their own body and health. Rather than develop the clinical tests, or panels, on their

Dreamit accelerator ditches demo days, unveils 25 new health and education startups

Dreamit Ventures’ accelerator has ditched the demo day, according to Chief Innovation Officer Steve Barsh. That’s not the only change the early-stage venture firm and accelerator has made of late.

Apple starts deploying Carekit for health apps

Apple begins rolling out Carekit, its mobile software framework for health apps, today. Apple announced the open-source software development platform last month with the aim to make it easier for deve

The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isn’t Nearly Enough

Across most developed economies, healthcare costs are rising faster than inflation. A key cause of the rise in healthcare spending lies in the spiraling costs of treating preventable chronic diseases.

Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on our fi

Israeli Health Tech Is Heating Up With A Wave Of Interest From Abroad

Israel's many health tech startups are attracting unprecedented interest from abroad, with multinational medical giants looking to benefit from the country's ongoing hi-tech boom. Israel's health tech

MOCACARE Gets $4M Series A To Create Consumer Health Trackers

MOCACARE, the maker of heart tracker MOCAheart, plans to develop new products and find distribution channels in China after raising a $4 million Series A.

MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button. The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and Dr. Da

Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment

Migraines aren't just awful headaches. They are a neurological condition that often come with <a target="_blank" href="http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/migraine-phases">cluster of syndro

Meet The UK Startup That’s Taking On Big Pharma — With Digital Medicine

Five years ago Peter Hames had chronic insomnia. Today he's the co-founder of Big Health, a multi-million dollar VC-backed startup that's setting out to create a new category of healthcare -- under th

Health Data Startup SolveBio Raises $2M From A16Z, Max Levchin, SV Angel, And Other Investors

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.solvebio.com">SolveBio</a> wants to make DNA reference data easy to access. The health startup announced today that it has raised $2 million from Andreessen Horow
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