HealthTech

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

How infrastructure will help cure healthcare

The healthcare market represents $3 trillion, almost 20 percent, of the U.S. economy. This market also is plagued by a level of gross inefficiency and under-performance largely unseen in any other ind

Silicon Valley Bank predicts a 2017 cure for the healthtech investment doldrums

Things are looking up for biotech and health device startups wanting to cash in on VC dollars or go public this year. According to Silicon Valley Bank’s latest report on healthcare investments a

Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis

Brazil showed off its cultural brilliance, spirit and national pride during the recent Olympic Games in Rio. Despite a prolonged macroeconomic crisis, the world’s ninth largest economy is showing po

Here’s your shot at free exhibit space at TechCrunch’s Healthtech Pavilion at Disrupt London

While Europe’s technology ecosystem is growing, there’s sometimes a view that it lags behind the U.S. for healthtech or Health 2.0, or whatever you want to call it. But that’s basically

Hardware Battlefield Alum Health2Sync raises $3 million Series A round

When it comes to keeping track of diabetes, the manual process can be a bit of a pain. Healthtech startup Health2Sync, which launched at the Hardware Battlefield at CES 2014, wants to change all that

iBeat raises $1.5 million to build a heart monitor that people will actually want to wear

A San Francisco startup called iBeat has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to make a smartwatch that constantly monitors a wearer’s heart and, in the event of cardiac arrest, checks in on them, an

The drivers behind digital health apps

There has been an explosion of digital health startups in recent years. The market is expected to reach $233.3 billion by 2020, with the primary driver coming from the mobile health market.

There won’t be an ‘Uber for healthcare’ anytime soon

The passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act created a perfect storm of disruption in the healthcare industry. All at once came massive systemic changes, from the expansion of Medicaid to

How President Obama shaped the future of digital health

A new leader of the free world will soon be voted into office. Shortly thereafter, he or she will begin a minimum four-year journey to steer the country toward prosperity, safety and global leadership

Star Wars and the future of healthcare

In his iconic Star Wars series, George Lucas envisioned a world in a galaxy far, far away, where, among other things, doctors were droids and bots. Lucas viewed medical care as algorithmic, and theref

The future of healthcare is not people versus machines

A digital shift in healthcare in recent years has paved the way for advances in automation, artificial intelligence and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake da

VCs are betting on the great Chinese fitness boom

As the Chinese economy has boomed in the last decade, millions of people have entered the middle class. And the Chinese aren’t just getting wealthier, they’re getting fitter. China, it seems, is i
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