HealthTech

First Dollar raises $5 million for a consumer-friendly healthcare savings account

In the startup world, the more confusing the sector is, the riper the opportunity to make a friendly user interface and rack in millions of dollars of venture capital. There’s Robinhood to make inve

Will unreliable research bury your healthcare startup?

For healthtech founders and funders, scientific claims and conclusions are more than policy — business models depend upon the lucid appraisal of clinical problems, evaluating inadequacies in current

ClimateTech is the new hot space for investors in a warming planet

How do you attract the attention of a prince? Aside from being Meghan Markle, of course. One answer came recently in the form of Prince Harry’s backing of a new initiative designed to make offsettin

How healthtech startups can achieve true value

Healthtech is apparently in a golden age. Just a few weeks ago, Livongo and Health Catalyst raised a combined $500 million through IPOs with a joint valuation reaching $3.5 billion...

Week in Review: Netflix’s big problem and Apple’s thinnest product yet

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to su

The winners of The Europas Awards 2019 display Europe’s continuing diversity and ambition

The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups came around again last week (Thursday 27th June), and once again proved that Europe’s enormous diversity in startups continues to shine through on t

Vote now in #TheEuropas Awards to find its hottest startups, and join Europe’s key players

In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Awards, recognising the hottest tech startups in Europe since 2009, is now open for its public vote. We’ve sorted and sifted through a record number of en

Digital health investors are missing out on a big opportunity to bring healthtech to public schools

I flew to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake to help treat children. Along with my stethoscope, my computer and smartphone quickly became essential tools in my medical bag.

A healthcare investment fund has become one of Israel’s largest with a $660 million close

One of Israel’s largest venture capital funds is a new later-stage vehicle focused on healthcare. The aMoon investment firm launched its second vehicle in April 2018 and just announced its final

China is funding the future of American biotech

Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shangha

Brazil’s healthtech sector is new hot spot

Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation and new on-demand business models, there’s been a recent explosion in healthtech startups in Brazil.

Technology in healthcare is moving from mainframes to iPhones

New technologies are often first manifested in behemoth machines that may take up entire rooms, only to be miniaturized as the technology matures. We have witnessed this shift over the last 70 years i

Startup fundraising and exits look bullish for bio and health

After nearly a year, venture capitalists nabbed their first U.S. acquisition for more than a billion dollars. And it wasn’t a tech startup. Nor was it a company on the list of known unicorns. And i

Doctolib raises another $42 million for its medical care scheduling service

French startup Doctolib is raising money for the second time in the past twelve months. The company is building a sort of Salesforce for the healthcare industry with a big emphasis on bookings. Doctol

Thrive Capital leads healthtech startup Welkin Health’s $8 million Series A

Digital patient relationship platform Welkin Health has landed $8 million in Series A financing, led by Josh Kushner's Thrive Capital. This now brings the total in the VC piggy bank to $12 million for

Apple’s Watch 3 rolls out heart health and smart fitness features

Today, Apple announced the new Apple Watch 3 will be rolling out several health and fitness features included with OS4, like smart activity coaching, new features for swimmers, Gym Connect and an enha

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home. Tanay Tandon founded the st

Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 health care startups to watch

There were quite a few trends this time around for Y Combinator’s popular Demo Day, including a mountain of B2B startups, AI, self-driving technology and of course an industry that continues to

Modern Fertility is offering a comprehensive fertility test for women who hope to be moms someday

There are a number of ways to find out more about your fertility these days -- including from several at-home fertility test startups that have started to pop up in the last few years. Modern Fertili

Just three years old, Oak HC/FT closes its second fund with $600 million

At three years old, Oak HC/FT is a young firm. But its investors clearly have faith in the outfit. It closed its debut fund with $500 million in late 2014; yesterday, it closed its second fund with $6
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