healthcare industry

‘Brotopia’ inspired OODA Health to raise its $40.5M round only from firms with female partners

OODA Health, a startup developing technology to make the U.S. healthcare payment system more efficient, has raised $40.5 million in a round led by Oak HC/FT and DFJ.

FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR

One of the underlying trends of VR/AR investment in 2018 is that money has become harder to come by for startups which may have had no trouble pulling together a round in 2016. Who better to chat with

Uber launches Uber Health, a B2B ride-hailing platform for healthcare

Uber’s launching a new business line called Uber Health on Thursday that will provide a ride-hailing platform available specifically to healthcare providers, letting clinics, hospitals, rehab ce

Treating the healthcare issue with tech

It’s Time The Tech Industry Paid Attention To The Healthcare Needs Of The Hispanic Community

Entrepreneurs and investors are missing a big opportunity concerning Hispanics and their health. A recent survey of AngelList counted 89,405 U.S.-based startups. Out of these startups, only 15 targ

Fixing The Healthcare Dichotomy

It’s astonishing to find technologically advanced industries still struggling with the age-old problem of paper records and disconnected systems. Take the healthcare industry, which has made robotic

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

Risk And Reward: The Bundled Payment Opportunity For Tech Startups

A key goal of the Affordable Care Act is to lower healthcare costs by prioritizing the quality of care over the quantity of services provided to patients. To that end, the Obama administration is movi

How The Digital Health Revolution Will Become A Reality

To outlive the hype that comes with being Silicon Valley’s latest trend, and actually improve care for patients and consumers, health tech will require more than a just a funding pipeline. The good

The Transition From Sick Care To Well Care And The Rise Of The Patient-Consumer

Globally, healthcare is one of the costliest and simultaneously least efficient sectors from an economic standpoint. According to the World Health Organization, worldwide spending on healthcare grew 2

Bursting The Top Three Myths To Get Your Healthcare Startup Funded

The evolution of the healthcare industry has brought forth innovative startup opportunities in the past few years. A few are actually helping to change the world. Unfortunately, typical buzzwords for

Personal Health In The Digital Age

We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the population is connected online. But while digital has per

Startups Are Finally Hacking Healthcare

New companies are going around the traditional “front door” of FDA approval, insurers and healthcare institutions by launching ‘Healthcare 2.0’ companies that target consumers and self-insured