Investing & Startups

September 18, 2018 | by Anca Spanu

Akili has new funds to continue developing its ADHD therapeutic video-game

Akili Interactive

September 18, 2018

Akili has new funds to continue developing its ADHD therapeutic video-game

Boston, Massachusetts based Akili Interactive announced, August 9, it has raised $13 million in

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Atreca

September 17, 2018

Atreca’s $125M round brings new immunotherapy closer to clinical trials

Atreca, Inc., a biotechnology  company focused on developing novel therapeutics based on a deep

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Swarm AI

September 14, 2018

Humans and AI More Efficient Working in Collaboration, Swarm AI Shows

A new hybrid system of artificial intelligence (AI) and human scientists has shown it can achieve

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Cigna

September 14, 2018

With $250 Million to Start, Cigna Ventures to Fund Innovation in the Healthcare System

Cigna announced, September 12, it will invest $250 million in the new Cigna Ventures fund,

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OncoResponse

September 13, 2018

OncoResponse Raised $40M for Unique Drug Candidates Clinical Studies

OncoResponse, a biotech startup formed with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in

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physician burnout

September 12, 2018

Notable Raises $13.5M to Expand Wearable Doctor’s Assistant

Notable Health, a San Mateo, California-based startup, aims to lower the physician burnout

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genome editing

September 12, 2018

Inscripta Acquires Solana As It Accelerates Commercialization Drive

Genome editing company, Inscripta has announced the acquisition of life sciences firm, Solana

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Genomics acquired Epinomics

September 10, 2018

10x Genomics bought Epinomics to speed up single cell epigenetics research

August, 28, 10x Genomics, the leading company of the genomics field, made public its acquisition

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RootPath

September 07, 2018

RootPath Raises $7 Million Seed Funding For Cancer Immunotherapy Programs

A Cambridge Massachusetts based immuno-oncology startup, RootPath, has raised $7 million in a seed

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Cotiviti

September 07, 2018

Verscend Completes Acquisition Of Cotiviti For $4.9 Billion

Verscend Technologies has announced the acquisition of Cotiviti Holdings for $4.9 billion, with

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Healthera

September 06, 2018

Healthera has new funding for more interconnected digital health solutions

Healthera, a British digital health platform has closed a £3 million Series A round, led by ADV

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Blockchain in Healthcare

September 06, 2018

7 Applications of Blockchain in Healthcare

‘Blockchain’ has become something of a buzzword in the past year or so. Fundamentally,

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September 05, 2018

Circulation Strikes Deal with Partners HealthCare

Partners HealthCare have announced an agreement with Circulation to provide transportation

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counterfeit drugs

August 31, 2018

$93 Million for TraceLink to Further Global Development to Fight Counterfeit Drugs

TraceLink Inc. announced August, 21 that it has closed a $93 million investment round led by

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virtual healthcare

August 30, 2018

Virtual Healthcare Startup Izzy Care on Mission to Revolutionize Healthcare

A New York-based virtual healthcare startup, Izzy Care, says it is on a mission to revolutionize

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Direct Primary Care

August 29, 2018

Hungry for Healthcare Solutions? Meet Direct Primary Care and HR6199

This post comes from one of our partners and has been written by Adam Habig, Co-Founder and

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August 29, 2018

How Nathaniel David is Transforming the Healthcare Industry

Nathaniel David is no stranger to the healthcare industry. The scientist and entrepreneur has

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natural food and supplements

August 27, 2018

Natural Food and Supplement Guru Spots Hot Products and Companies

By Dan Shomon America has come a long way since the consensus piece of nutritional advice was,

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top tech companies, healthcare innovation

August 27, 2018

How the “Big 4” Tech Companies Are Leading Healthcare Innovation

According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), US health spending has already

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Fitbit Charge 3

August 27, 2018

New Fitbit Charge 3 to Track Sleep Apnea

Fitbit just announced an update to their bestselling Charge 2 device. The new tracking feature

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RDMD

August 25, 2018

RDMD Gets $3 Million to Keep Researching Rare Diseases

RDMD, a San Francisco based healthcare technology company which aims to advance  research for

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biotech company

August 24, 2018

UK Biotech Company Raises $84 Million for Novel Cancer Therapies

A United Kingdom based biotechnology company focusing on novel cancer therapies has secured $84

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healthcare trends

August 23, 2018

Healthcare Trends: Principia BioPharma Goes Public to Raise Money for New Drug

The clinical-stage biopharmaceutical firm Principia Biopharma, which researches and develops

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virtual health

August 22, 2018

MDLIVE Virtual Health Expansion Gets $50 Million Boost in Funding

Virtual health provider, MDLIVE has closed a $50 million investment round led by Cigna and Health

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Antibiotic resistance

August 21, 2018

Entasis Therapeutics Might Help Patients Battling Drug Resistant Bacteria as Early as Next Year

Privately owned Entasis Therapeutics, a company working on new antibacterial drugs to treat

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orchard therapeutics

August 21, 2018

$150 Million in Series C Funding To Drive Orchard Therapeutics Commercialization

United Kingdom-based biotech firm, Orchard Therapeutics has closed a successful Series C financing

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Sensorineural Hearing Loss

August 17, 2018

Startup Akouos Raises Millions for Sensorineural Hearing Loss Treatment

After raising $50 million from new investors, Boston based startup, Akouos, is set to begin

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genetic disease treatment

August 17, 2018

Therachon Gets $60 Million for Rare Genetic Disease Treatment

Swiss-based biotech company, Therachon, which focuses on developing rare genetic disease

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health and wellness

August 17, 2018

This Week in Healthtech: Technology is Reshaping How We Exercise

Week ending 08-17-2018: reshaping the health and wellness industry with smart technology

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Series A funding

August 16, 2018

Ambys Gets $140 Million Series A Funding to Cure Liver Disease

A new biotechnology company, Ambys Medicines, which is developing regenerative medicines for liver

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Startup Competitions

August 16, 2018

19 Top Healthcare Startup Competitions

If you’re a startup in the healthcare space, there has never been a more exciting time to

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online pharmacy pillpack

August 15, 2018

Amazon Enters Prescription Drug Industry, Buys Online Pharmacy PillPack

Amazon made waves in the healthcare industry recently by acquiring online pharmacy PillPack in a

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Regenerative Medicine

August 13, 2018

Bright Prospects for Regenerative Medicine Industry, as Samumed Raises $438 Million

Drugmaker Samumed last week announced that it had closed its A-6 round of equity issuance with

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IncludeHealth Ryan Eder

August 13, 2018

Redefining Physical Exercise as We Know It: 3 things I Learned From Ryan Eder, CEO at IncludeHealth

Despite accounting for 18% of our country’s GDP, the healthcare industry has undergone very few

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howard buffett

August 11, 2018

Howard Buffett Announces $30M Illinois Investment to Fight Drug Addiction

The private foundation of Howard Buffett, eldest son of Berkshire Hathaway’s billionaire

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blue cross blue shield fitbit

August 10, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield Gives Steep Discounts for Fitbit Products to its 60 Million Members

Once considered a fad, wearable fitness gadgets are rapidly working their way into insurance

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August 10, 2018

See Which 10 Healthcare Startups Secured Over $1.7 Billion in Funding

It’s no surprise that healthcare startups are synonymous with future of the industry. The

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SQZ Biotech

August 08, 2018

SQZ Biotech Raises $72 Million to Develop New Cell Therapy Treatments

  A Series C funding round by SQZ Biotech – a cell therapy firm developing new treatments

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Common health startup mistakes

August 06, 2018

Most Common Health Startup Mistakes – and How to Fix Them

Every day, it seems, we hear about the launch of a new health startup. Whether founded by former

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August 06, 2018

Smart Technology for Seniors. It’s Here! We’re Ready. Are You?

By Amber Redmann, CEO, Parasol Alliance  As the CEO of a technology solutions company that

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healthcare startups

August 05, 2018

31 Best Healthcare Startups to Watch in 2018

At Healthcare Weekly, we take innovations from healthcare startups very seriously. Whether it’s

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Blockchain is Reshaping Healthcare

August 03, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Blockchain is Reshaping the Healthcare Industry

Week ending 08-03-2018: U.S. Healthcare companies and hospital systems are turning to Blockchain

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August 02, 2018

$7.2 Million in New Funding for HealthCrowd to Improve Patient – Physician Communication & Care Outcomes

HealthCrowd, the industry’s first healthcare communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS),

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alzheimer's treatment

August 01, 2018

Alector Receives $133 Million Towards Developing Treatments for Alzheimer’s

On Wednesday, Alector, a startup that focuses on developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s

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July 31, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Startup Healx Gets $10 Million to Find Cures for Rare Diseases

On July 26th, Healx, a four-year-old Cambridge (UK) technology company that develops innovative

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July 31, 2018

Secretive Biotech Startup Gossamer Bio Bags $230 Million in Series B Funding

Gossamer Bio raised $230 million in a Series B financing round – following a $100 million

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July 31, 2018

Will Madaket Save Hospitals and Healthcare Providers $130 Billion Each Year?

Madaket Health, a cloud-based, healthcare SaaS platform solution has received $10 million in

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big pharma news

July 30, 2018

Great News for Big Pharma: BenevolentAI Uses New Funds to Prepare ALS Drug Clinical Trials

This spring, an investor-backed British artificial intelligence start-up, BenevolentAI, received

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Beddr SleepTuner

July 27, 2018

Beddr SleepTuner Gets $5.6M in Funding to Establish Itself in U.S. Consumer Market

  Beddr received $5.6 million in Series A funding to bring its sleep tracker, the Beddr

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23andMe DNA Database

July 26, 2018

GSK Pays $300 Million to Partner with 23andMe and Its Data

  The genetic testing company 23andMe announced that GlaxoSmithKline will pay $300 million

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WeDoctor Health App

July 26, 2018

Ambitious Start-Up to Drive Change in China’s Healthcare System

Healthcare start-up WeDoctor is on an ambitious mission to revolutionize China’s healthcare

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healthcare ai startup

July 24, 2018

$12.5 Million Funding for K Health, a Healthcare AI Startup That Helps People Self-Diagnose Their Medical Conditions

Artificial Intelligence start-up, Kang Health, has received $12.5 million in new funding for their

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healthcare data

July 23, 2018

Want to Sell Your Medical Data? Hu-manity Has a Blockchain-Based App for That

Hu-manity.co allows users to sell their patient data to big pharma directly by cutting the

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Healthcare Weekly

July 23, 2018

Saving Patients & Hospitals Millions with Government Programs

Healthcare Weekly recently interviewed Doc&I CEO, Brad Becker. Brad has vast operational

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July 22, 2018

Spring Health Gets Funding to Help Businesses Offer Affordable Mental Health Care to Their Employees

According to tinypulse.com, a recent Everest College survey revealed that 83% of American

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July 21, 2018

Israeli Startup Carbyne Brings 911 Calls Into the 21st Century

Carbyne’s leading NG911 call handling platform — a platform that integrates real-time

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July 20, 2018

Verge Genomics Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Cure Diseases (and Gets $32M in Funding to Get There)

Drug discovery is a long and tedious enterprise. According to Tufts Center for the Study of Drug

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3 Exciting Advances in Biotechnology

July 20, 2018

3 Exciting Advances in Biotechnology

Biotechnology has profoundly changed the way people are being diagnosed and treated. Medical trail

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July 19, 2018

Embleema Propels Healthcare Into the Future: New Platform Empowers Patients to Own & Share Their Medical Data 

New-York based Embleema announced on Tuesday the launch of a HIPAA compliant healthcare blockchain

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EHR Technology Empowers Patients

July 13, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Empowering Patients Through EHR Technology

Week Ending 07-13-18: How companies are empowering patients with emerging EHR technology 150,000

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mobile health and telemedicine

July 06, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
The Rise of Mobile Health

Week Ending 07-06-18: The rise of mobile health: telemedicine and doctors on-demand Telemedicine

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Independence Plus Complex Care Support

July 05, 2018

CEOs Must Adapt as Tech Changes Patient-Doctor Relationships

Organization: Independence Plus Interviewee: Danilo Coité, MD, CEO A trained physician with 15

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AI & Healthcare Data Security

June 28, 2018

4 Ways AI Can Improve Healthcare Data Security

Here’s a startling statistic: health records are worth 40 times more than credit card data on

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Healthcare innovation advances health industry

June 22, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Are Healthcare Innovation Hubs the Future?

Week Ending 06-22-18: Healthcare innovation hubs become the future for many healthcare

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virtual reality to treat pain

June 08, 2018

Easing Pain With Virtual Reality: What US Health Providers Can Learn From Their French Counterparts

The latest breakthrough towards VR in healthcare comes from a French startup that wants to bring

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Apple, Amazon, and health apps

June 08, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Amazon’s Secret Lab

Week Ending 06-08-18: Big news from Apple, Amazon’s secret lab, and health app safety. Apple is

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How to Prepare Your Organization for Emerging Technologies

June 05, 2018

How to Prepare Your Organization for Emerging Technologies

According to recent estimates by the Office of the Actuary at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid

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5 Ways Technology Can Reduce Healthcare Costs | Healthcare Weekly

May 30, 2018

5 Ways Technology Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

Despite the current favorable economic climate, healthcare margins are likely to continue

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Shark Tank

May 18, 2018

Healthcare Network Drives Innovation With ‘Shark Tank’-like Contest

Northwell Health, New York’s largest healthcare provider, hosted a ‘Shark Tank’-like contest

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Reduce Administrative Burden With Healthcare Technology

May 18, 2018

Reduce Administrative Burden With Healthcare Technology

It’s no secret that the healthcare industry is in the midst of dramatic change. From the

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Artificial intelligence and drug industry

May 18, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
AI Meets Big Pharma

Week Ending 05-18-18: What AI means to Big Pharma, drug discovery and research; Pfizer partners

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Benefits and challenges of AI and Blockchain in healthcare

May 11, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Data Security in Healthcare

Week Ending 05-11-18: How artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing data security

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Amazon in Healthcare: How the Online Giant Will Disrupt the Industry | Healthcare Weekly

May 08, 2018

Amazon in Healthcare: How the Online Giant Will Disrupt Healthcare

There are plenty of challenges and complexities involved in the disruption of

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Venture Capitalists invest in healthcare

May 08, 2018

Another Unlikely Partnership in Healthcare: Venture Capitalists and the Greater Good

One venture capital firm is taking on economic disparity in healthcare, and bringing modern care

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Digital health on the rise

April 27, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Patient Engagement Powered by Digital Innovation

Week Ending 04-27-18: The patient, the employee, the consumer: engaging users and changing the

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April 25, 2018

Technology and Patient Care: 3 Ways Technology Can Increase Patient Satisfaction

For many hospitals and medical centers, increasing patient satisfaction is a never-ending process.

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Femtech innovation

April 20, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Femtech and Women’s Health

Week Ending 04-20-18: The femtech movement and what is means for women’s health, Frost and

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April 13, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Digital Innovation Advances Healthcare Industry

Week Ending 04-13-18: Healthtech company sees another round of investment, BCBS partners with

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Is Augmented Reality Healthcare Here To Stay? | HealthcareWeekly

April 12, 2018

Is Augmented Reality Healthcare Here To Stay?

How much do you know about augmented virtual reality? Even if your answer to this question is

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Digital Transformation in Healthcare: 3 Trends to Watch | Healthcare Weekly

April 10, 2018

Digital Transformation in Healthcare: 3 Trends to Watch

The digital transformation of the healthcare industry is in the news for a reason. According to

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Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

April 08, 2018

Are Deep Neural Networks and AI the Next Frontier for Aging Research?

Could Deep Neural Networks lead us to the Fountain of Youth? At least one company thinks so.

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Voice assistants in healthcare

April 06, 2018

This Week in Healthtech:
Voice Assistants Revolutionize Healthcare

Week Ending 04-06-18: Voice assistants tried and tested at Boston Children’s Hospital, Alexa can

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