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SpineZone is a startup that creates personalized exercise programs and treatment for neck and back pain. The company uses an online platform and in-person clinics to deliver a curriculum that,…

SpineZone is the latest health tech startup to raise millions in the musculoskeletal space

Thirty Madison, the New York-based startup developing a range of direct to consumer treatments for hair loss, migraines and chronic indigestion, has raised $47 million in new financing. After last…

Thirty Madison raises $47 million for its direct to consumer treatments of hair loss, migraines and indigestion

OM1, a big-data analytics company for the healthcare industry, has raised $50 million in its latest round of financing to expand its sales and marketing and product development activities as…

Applying big data analytics to patient records, OM1 offers insights to hospitals and pharma

As businesses use an increasing variety of marketing software solutions, the goal around collecting all of that data is to improve customer experience. Simon Data announced a $30 million Series…

Simon Data hauls in $30M Series C to continue building customer data platform

There are numerous challenges to finding effective treatments for mental disorders. However, BlackThorn Therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting…

Neurobehavioral health company BlackThorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders

The microbiome testing service uBiome has placed its founders and co-chief executives, Jessica Richman and Zac Apte, on administrative leave following an FBI raid on the company’s offices last week.…

Microbiome testing service uBiome puts its co-founders on administrative leave after FBI raid

A little over two years after Lyndra Therapeutics Inc. first unveiled its technology for time-delayed drug delivery through a simple pill, the company has raised $55 million to continue developing…

Aiming to change the way people take medicine, Lyndra Therapeutics raises $55 million

Quartet Health, a startup backed with nearly $100 million from GV, Oak HC/FT and more, has quietly lost its COO, CPO and replaced its CEO this month.

Recent departures hint at turmoil at Quartet Health, a mental health startup backed by GV

With our fixation on all things tech, we’re missing out on the big picture — there are actually more biotech and healthcare startup IPOs than tech offerings.

While tech waffles on going public, biotech IPOs boom

Freenome, a two-year-old liquid biopsy diagnosis platform that detects the cell-free DNA sequencing of cancer, has raised a huge Series A round — $65 million — led by Andreessen Horowitz, which…

In liquid biopsy race, Freenome lands $65 million, led by Andreessen Horowitz

Boston-based Drizly used to be known as the on-demand delivery app for alcohol. More recently, the company evolved into a marketplace that helps brick-and-mortar liquor stores to connect with and…

Investors pour $2 million more into booze marketplace Drizly

It’s long been the case that life sciences investors don’t get the attention that their more traditional tech counterparts do. They’re underrepresented on lists of top investors in venture capital.…

What life science investors got right in this most recent boom

Polaris Partners, the eighteen year old venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, has added former oDesk chief executive Gary Swart as its first venture partner focused on technology on the…

Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart

Taking the perfect picture is tricky (at least for me). I’m famous for being the world’s worst photographer (seriously… there’s an award), but a new app called Vhoto which launched…

Vhoto Launches App Capturing Still Images From Video