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Longwood targets $75 mln for fifth fund

Longwood Fund is seeking to raise $75 million for its fifth fund, according to an SEC filing. The Boston-based firm invests in “science-based companies that develop novel solutions for important medical problems.”
Tags: Boston, Trends, Healthcare, SEC, Funds, Longwood, Longwood Fund


Back pain app creator Kaia Health inks $10 mln Series A

Kaia Health, a creator of a back pain app, has secured $10 million in Series A funding. Balderton Capital led the round. PRESS RELEASE London, Munich & New York City, 21st January 2019 – Digital therapeutics pioneer Kaia Health, creator of the world’s leading back pain app, today announces it has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Balderton Capital to tackle some of the world’s most urgent health challenges, including a range of chronic conditions. The investment will be used to suppo...
Tags: Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, Germany, New York City, Digital, US, America, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, Balderton, Kaia, VC Deals, Digital Therapeutics Alliance, Kaia Health


Animal health company Bactana snags $1.3 mln

Farmington, Connecticut-based Bactana Corp, an animal health company, has secured $1.3 million in funding. The investors included Connecticut Innovations, Cornell University and Sustainable Income Capital Management. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Farmington Connecticut, VC Deals, Bactana, Bactana Corp, Connecticut Innovations Cornell University


A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the Best Health Insurance Options

Building a successful business is hard work. Finding the affordable, quality health insurance you need doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re self-employed and working out of your garage or the owner of a small business with multiple employees, you face different challenges when it comes to finding and getting Mediclaim policy. Moreover, Health insurance is expensive, complicated, and sensitive, but a must if you’re looking to grow. But small business health insurance is a must if you’re looking to ...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, India, Sales, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Small Business Group, Business plans, Health Insurance Options, Best Health Insurance Options, Mediclaim, Individual Family Mediclaim, Coinsurance Coinsurance


Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead team of 1,000-plus engineers

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Lipkovitz’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team. The ride-hailing company’s engineering team doubled in size in the last year. It also follo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Transport, Starbucks, Jetblue, Allstate, Executive, Hewlett-packard Enterprise, Gupta, Akamai, Blue Cross Blue Shield


Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team

Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will be leading Lyft’s engineering team, which now eclipses 1,000 people. Eisar’s hiring comes on the heels of massive growth at Lyft, specifically its engineering team. The ride-hailing company’s engineering team, doubled in size in the last year. It also follows ...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Delta, Transport, Starbucks, Jetblue, Allstate, Executive, Hewlett-packard Enterprise, Gupta, Akamai, Blue Cross Blue Shield


3 of the biggest companies in the US could slash healthcare spending by $800 billion with an entirely new approach

Morgan Stanley said in a research report that it expects a "Healthcare Expedia" to be responsible for wiping out a lot of the waste in the industry, to the tune of an estimated $800 billion. That tool would be something that could help consumers figure out the cost of their healthcare as a way to empower them to choose cheaper options through price tools and online reviews. Morgan Stanley said it thinks the joint venture between JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway, and Amazon could be the most equipp...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Walgreens, Healthcare, Medicare, Berkshire Hathaway, Morgan Stanley, Expedia, Zocdoc, Jpmorgan, Journal of the American Medical Association, JPMorgan Amazon, Healthcare Expedia


Medtech company HighLife picks up Series B funding

Paris-based HighLife SAS, a medtech company, has raised 32 million euros in Series B funding. U.S. Venture Partners and Andera Partners led the round. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Paris, Healthcare, Sas, VC Deals, U S Venture Partners, Andera Partners


Morgan Stanley is on the hunt for a 'Healthcare Expedia' it estimates could save $800 billion, and it thinks Amazon, Berkshire, and JPMorgan will be the ones to build it

Morgan Stanley said in a research report that it expects a "Healthcare Expedia" to be responsible for wiping out a lot of the waste in the industry, to the tune of an estimated $800 billion.  That tool would be something that could help consumers figure out the cost of their healthcare as a way to empower them to choose cheaper options through price tools and online reviews.  Morgan Stanley said it thinks the joint venture among JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway and Amazon could be the most equippe...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Walgreens, Healthcare, Medicare, Berkshire Hathaway, Morgan Stanley, Expedia, Zocdoc, Jpmorgan, Journal of the American Medical Association, JPMorgan Amazon, Amazon Berkshire


Martis Capital targets $450 mln for healthcare fund

Healthcare-focused Martis Capital is seeking to raise $450 million for its third private equity fund, according to an SEC filing. The firm has offices in Palo Alto, California and Washington, D.C.
Tags: Washington, Trends, Healthcare, SEC, Funds, Palo Alto California, Martis Capital


VC-backed Paladina Health acquires Activate Healthcare

Paladina Health has acquired Indianapolis-based Activate Healthcare, an healthcare provider for employers and unions for preventive and primary medical care. No financial terms were disclosed. Paladina Health is backed by New Enterprise Associates, Oak HC/FT, Alta Partners and Greenspring Associates. PRESS RELEASE DENVER, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Paladina Health, an innovative national leader in direct primary care services, has acquired Activate Healthcare, a transformative healthcare provi...
Tags: America, Trends, Indianapolis, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Nea, Indianapolis Indiana, New Enterprise Associates NEA, Greenspring Associates, Paladina Health, KLAS Research, HEDIS, Activate Healthcare, New Enterprise Associates Oak HC FT Alta Partners, Paladina Health and Activate Healthcare


Bolder Surgical nets $27 mln

Louisville, Colorado-based Bolder Surgical, a provider of surgical instruments, has secured $27 million in financing. River Cities Capital Funds led the round with participation from other backers that included Westwood Management and Providence Ventures. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Louisville Colorado, VC Deals, Westwood Management and Providence Ventures


Coursera moves into healthcare education with 100 courses and 2 masters degrees

Coursera, the online learning startup valued at $850 million, has made its name primarily around its classes and degrees in information technology, data science and business. Now nearly seven years into its life, it’s tackling a new vertical. To tap into shifting economic and societal trends, Coursera is moving into health, with around 100 courses in 30 areas, along with two master’s degrees in public health, to help train people to fill current and future talent shortages in health informati...
Tags: Google, TC, Stanford, US, Tech, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Coursera, E-learning, University Of Michigan, Mckinsey, Imperial, Koller, Andrew Ng, Daphne Koller Coursera, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers NEA GSV


Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient heatlh

Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer . Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a $35 million round of financing with a new $11 million commitment from Microsoft’s investment arm M12 (formerly known as Microsoft Ventures). The corporate investor joins Westbridge, and Lightspeed Partners, who previously committed to the...
Tags: Health, TC, Microsoft, California, San Francisco, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Nebraska, Health Care, University Of California, Enterprise Software, Puerto Rico, Primary Care, Westbridge, Abhinav Shashank


Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records

Ciitizen, the company founded by the creators of Gliimpse (an Apple acquisition that’s been incorporated into the company’s HealthKit) which is developing tools to help patients organize and share their medical records, has raised $17 million in new funding. Ciitizen, like Gliimpse before it, is an attempt to break down the barriers that keep patients from being able to record, store, and share their healthcare information with whomever they want in their quest for treatment. The digitization of...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, California, US, Barack Obama, Tech, Andreessen, United States, President, Healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures, Head, Bill Maris, Alphabet


Definitive Healthcare buys HIMSS Analytics

Definitive Healthcare, which is backed by Spectrum Equity, has acquired HIMSS Analytics, a provider of healthcare data. No financial terms were disclosed. Colonnade Securities was financial adviser to HIMSS Analytics on the transaction. PRESS RELEASE FRAMINGHAM, MA – January 16, 2019 – Definitive Healthcare, the leading provider of data, intelligence, and analytics on the healthcare provider market, announced today that it has acquired the data services business and assets of HIMSS Analytics, wh...
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Driving down the cost of preserving genetic material, Acorn Biolabs raises $3.3 million

Acorn Biolabs wants consumers to pay them to store genetic material in a bet that the increasing advances in targeted genetic therapies will yield better healthcare results down the line. The company’s pitch is to “Save young cells today, live a longer, better, tomorrow.” It’s a gamble on the frontiers of healthcare technology that has managed to net the company $3.3 million in seed financing from some of Canada’s busiest investors. For the Toronto-based company, the pitch isn’t just around bank...
Tags: TC, Biology, Toronto, Tech, Banking, Genetics, Canada, Healthcare, Genome, Genomics, Taylor, Chairman, Biotechnology, Emerging-technologies, Healthcare Technology, ACORN


PE-backed Median acquires two Germany-based clinics

Median, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments, is acquiring two clinics run by Kliniken Wied GmbH & Co. KG, a German provider of residential and out-patient treatments for alcohol, medication and drug dependency. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Berlin/Wied, 16 January 2019 – MEDIAN, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments since 2011 and Germany’s largest private operator of rehabilitation clinics, is acquiring the two clinics run by Klin...
Tags: UK, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Bonn, Group, Koblenz, PE, Steimel, Rhineland Palatinate, Waterland Private Equity Investments, Waterland, Switzerland Zurich, Kliniken Wied GmbH Co


PE-backed Media acquires two Germany-based clinics

Median, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments, is acquiring two clinics run by Kliniken Wied GmbH & Co. KG, a German provider of residential and out-patient treatments for alcohol, medication and drug dependency. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Berlin/Wied, 16 January 2019 – MEDIAN, a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity Investments since 2011 and Germany’s largest private operator of rehabilitation clinics, is acquiring the two clinics run by Klin...
Tags: UK, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Healthcare, M&a, Bonn, Group, Koblenz, PE, Steimel, Rhineland Palatinate, Waterland Private Equity Investments, Waterland, Switzerland Zurich, Kliniken Wied GmbH Co


Telehealth Tyto Care scores $9 mln

Israel and New York City-based Tyto Care, a telehealth company, has raised $9 million in funding. The investors included Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group (and its affiliates). Source: Press Release
Tags: New York City, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, VC Deals, Shenzhen Capital Group, Tyto Care, Sanford Health Itochu


1315 Capital buys Biocoat

1315 Capital has acquired Horsham, Pennsylvania-based Biocoat Inc, a developer of biomaterial coatings for medical devices. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Biocoat, Inc., (Biocoat) a 27-year old privately held company, announced today that it has been acquired by 1315 Capital, a Philadelphia-based healthcare investment firm that provides expansion and growth capital to commercial-stage healthcare services, medical technology, and specia...
Tags: Trends, West, Healthcare, Philadelphia, Company, Jim, Jim Moran, Horsham Pennsylvania, PE Deals, Anaheim CA, Scott Cramer, Michael Koby, Biocoat, Biocoat Inc, Robert Hergenrother, SPE s Medical Plastics Minitec


PerfectServe buys K1-backed Telmediq

PerfectServe has acquired Seattle and British Columbia-based Telmediq, a clinical communication and collaboration platform for hospitals and healthcare systems. No financial terms were disclosed. PerfectServe is backed by K1 Investment Management. PRESS RELEASE KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PerfectServe®, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, today announced the acquisition of Telmediq, the top-rated KLAS vendor for secure c...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Gartner, M&a, Michigan, Seattle, British Columbia, Knoxville, Moore, Knoxville Tennessee, Ben Moore, Terry Edwards, SOA, EHR, KLAS, PerfectServe


K1-backed PerfectServe buys Telmediq

PerfectServe has acquired Seattle and British Columbia-based Telmediq, a clinical communication and collaboration platform for hospitals and healthcare systems. No financial terms were disclosed. PerfectServe is backed by K1 Investment Management. PRESS RELEASE KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PerfectServe®, a leading provider of cloud-based clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) solutions, today announced the acquisition of Telmediq, the top-rated KLAS vendor for secure c...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, Gartner, M&a, Michigan, Seattle, British Columbia, Knoxville, Moore, Knoxville Tennessee, Ben Moore, Terry Edwards, SOA, EHR, KLAS, PerfectServe


CRG commits $70 mln to Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners

Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a dental support organization, has secured $70 million in funding. The investor was CRG. Mid-Atlantic is a portfolio company of S.C. Goldman & Company LLC. Cooley LLP served as exclusive legal adviser to CRG while Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis did likewise for Mid-Atlantic. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CRG, a premier healthcare-focused investment firm, today announced a $70 million commitment to Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners (“Mid-Atlantic), a...
Tags: Trends, Healthcare, New Mexico, Houston, Mid Atlantic, Cooley LLP, CRG, PE Deals, Colorado Arizona, Waller Lansden Dortch Davis, Mitchell Goldman, BDMS, Birner Dental Management Services Inc, Birner, Boulder New York, Scott Li


HEP taps Taylor as venture partner

Health Enterprise Partners has named Mike Taylor as a venture partner. Previously, Taylor worked was president of MultiPlan‘s payment integrity division. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Health Enterprise Partners (“HEP”), a healthcare private equity fund, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Taylor as Venture Partner. “As a proven entrepreneur and physician, Mike brings a unique set of attributes to HEP that will benefit our investors and portfolio companies,” said Da...
Tags: New York, Trends, People, Healthcare, Taylor, Mike, Mike Taylor, Optum, Health Enterprise Partners, Previously Taylor, MultiPlan, Dave Tamburri Managing Partner, Medical Audit Review Solutions MARS, Operations at Executive Health Resources, Aetna Schaller Anderson, MultiPlan Mark Tabak


After 33 Exits in 5 Years, WI Seeks “More and Bigger” Startup Deals

When Propeller Health’s founders initially tried to raise funding for their new healthcare technology venture, many of the investors they spoke with were hesitant to take the risk.It was the early part of this decade, and Propeller was navigating the FDA’s regulatory process for medical devices. The company believed it had a chance to become one of the first to earn market clearance from the agency for a software product, says Propeller co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle. Propeller’s idea for ...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Education, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Cybersecurity, Walgreens, Vc, Software, Healthcare, M&a


On-demand telehealth company Tyto Care adds Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group as strategic investors

Tyto Care, a telehealth company that enables physicians to conduct on-demand remote exams, announced today that it has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing the round’s total to $33.5 million. The new funding comes from strategic investors Sanford Health, Itochu, and Shenzhen Capital Group. First announced last year, the oversubscribed Series C was led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund, run by the Chinese financial conglomerate. Itochu, Shenzhen Capital Group, and Sanford Health, the largest r...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Japan, New York, China, Medical, Tech, Canada, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, On-demand, Japan China, Sanford Health, Gilad


CES 2019: Truth, tech and the art of experience

For the past 55 years, CES is where companies, inventors, investors and industry opinion formers have come to learn about, launch and monetize the innovations that have shaped our lives and futures. More than just a ‘tech’ show, from the announcement of the VCR in 1970 to the showcasing of wearable tech in 2014, CES is the place where brands have defined our modern lives through innovation. While technology and innovation are the lifeblood of growth for the companies that come here to make a sp...
Tags: Advertising, Healthcare, Amazon Alexa, Bixby, Brand News, G Ventures, CES 2019, Alexa Siri Cortana, Google Microsoft Apple Amazon Alibaba Samsung LG, Christopher Nurko


How to Find Your Hospital's Price List

The actual cost of anything at a hospital is a mystery until you get the bill, but as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post a list of all their prices online. It can be confusing, near-unreadable, and hard to find, but it’s there. Somewhere. Read more...
Tags: Health, Money, Hospital, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Lifehacks, Pricing


NMS-backed Cordental buys Boain Dental Care

Cordental, a portfolio company of NMS Capital, has acquired Florissant, Missouri-based Boain Dental Care, a dental practice. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Cincinnati, OH and Florissant, MO, January 4, 2019 – CORDENTAL Group® (“CORDENTAL”), a portfolio company of NMS Capital (“NMS”), announced today that it has entered into an affiliation with John C. Boain, DDS of Boain Dental Care in Florissant (St. Louis), MO. Dr. John Boain received his DDS degree from Creighton University,...
Tags: New York, Trends, Atlanta, Healthcare, M&a, St Louis, NMS, Cincinnati, Company, Florissant, Southeastern United States, Creighton University, Florissant Missouri, CORDENTAL, CORDENTAL Group, Mid Atlantic Midwestern