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Security lapse at South Africa’s LogBox exposed user accounts and medical data

LogBox, a South African medical data startup that bills itself as an “absolutely secure” way of replacing paper forms for sharing patient data with doctors, has exposed user accounts and patient data following a security lapse. Security researcher Anurag Sen found an exposed database belonging to the company containing account access tokens for thousands of LogBox users, which if used would grant full access to users’ accounts without requiring their password, Sen said. Sen reported the exposed ...
Tags: Security, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, Cryptography, South Africa, United Kingdom, President, Healthtech, Sen, Cyril Ramaphosa, Physician, Public Key Infrastructure, Key Management, Transport Layer Security


Code for Cures: Life Sciences Thrives on San Francisco’s Software Heritage

A growing population of people with software experience plus an interest in life sciences is boosting drug development in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to panelists at an Xcelerating event.Innovation in the San Francisco Bay Area may first bring to mind tech behemoths like Facebook and Google. But some drug development companies in the region say its openness to new ideas and the combination of software experience and life sciences expertise are boosting their prospects.“For us inside t...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, People, Innovation, Biotech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, San Francisco Bay Area, Daphne Koller, San Francisco blog main, SanFranciscoVC, TwoXAR


How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies. As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue Shield plays an outsized role in technology adoption among physicians, hospital networks and patients. With that in mind, and with the acceleration of ent...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, California, America, Tech, Fundraising, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Blue Shield, Healthtech, Yaro, Blue Shield of California, Extra Crunch, Semenchuk


Founders: Land a video interview with TC

Looking for a way to get your early-stage startup the massive attention it deserves? Look no further. TechCrunch is highlighting over 30 companies at Disrupt SF. Selected companies will get a video interview with TC editorial that will be shared with the masses. One of the best ways to get in front of thousands of influencers is by exhibiting in Startup Alley during Disrupt 2020. An even better way is to exhibit for free. Take the first step and apply to be a TC Top Pick. Applying is easy, bu...
Tags: Startups, Articles, Tech, Diversity, E-commerce, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Websites, TechCrunch, Startup Company, Early Stage, Startup Alley, Founders, Healthtech, Social Media Platforms


Workshops, pitches and the shortlist of Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards

Well the votes from the public and the judges are in and we can finally reveal the shortlist for The Europas Awards 2020 to find the hottest European tech startups! The entries were sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven ‘long list’ of some of Europe’s most exciting startups and investors. The list is below, plus information on the premium virtual workshops being held into key categories in the awards. The winners will be announced at the online awards ceremony on th...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tech, Fintech, Chris, Healthtech, London UK, Greg Jackson, Robyn Scott, Ben Brabyn, Mark Lazar, Shona Ghosh, Octopus Energy, Memo Smart Company Cnet, Claire Dobson, Pathfounder Sessions


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Monday May 18

According to new survey data from McKinsey & Co, 20% of shoppers have left their primary grocery store in favor of another during the crisis, and 37% of those who’ve made the switch expect to remain loyal to the new retailer after the crisis ends. The main reasons people stopped shopping at their primary grocer were constant problems with keeping the shelves full and better ecommerce offerings elsewhere. Another contributing factor was that consumers opted for a store that was located closer to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Congress, China, Africa, Advertising, US, Chicago, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Alibaba, Bumble, Facetime, Zalora, Giphy


Vote for Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards + workshops, pitches, networking

The Europas Awards — which have been recognising the hottest European tech startups in since 2009 — are now open for the public voting stage, prior to the formal judging process. The entries have been sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven ‘long list’ of some of Europe’s most exciting startups and investors. Voting is now live, so please go and vote! The public vote will close at midnight (UK time) on MAY 20 11.59 PM (London Time). The all-star panel of judges will b...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Ge, Elvie, California, US, Tech, Eu, Bloomberg, NHS, Italy, Middle East, Netherlands


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 investing more transparent, Vested and Carta to make equity more transparent, and the list goes on. But when it comes to healthcare, a thorny, expensive and ever-changing sector, consumer-friendly options don’t quickly come to mind. That’s why Jason Bornhorst and Colin Anawaty teamed up to launch First...
Tags: Startups, TC, Usa, Tech, Healthcare, Lively, Healthtech, HSA, Carta, Capital Factory, Jonathan Bush, Next Coast Ventures, EverlyWell, Recent Funding, First Dollar, There 's Robinhood


Turkey: Legal Challenges That Health Technologies Can Face - Kilinc Law & Consulting

Health technologies, also known as "HealthTech" is one of the rapidly growing sectors in the world and Turkey.
Tags: News, Turkey, Healthtech, Kilinc Law


Startups Weekly: SaaS companies feel the churn but hope for a brighter tomorrow

[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  There are a few online productivity stocks booming, and a few popular remote-first product companies still announcing funding rounds amid a huge new wave of unicorn layoffs. But what about the previously white-hot software-as-a-service category overall? Pullbacks in spending are expected in general, obviously, which means higher churn and slower growth for major SaaS companies....
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, Rebecca Minkoff, Alex, Crowdstrike, Felicis Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Healthtech, Alex Wilhelm, Jon, Danny, Josh Constine, Connie Loizos


Tapping Into the Innovation Grid: J&J, Data, and a Shifting Healthcare Focus

Johnson & Johnson’s global head of external innovation says there needs to be a shift in how healthcare research is funded to focus on early detection and curing rather than managing diseases.“When you look at the investment in research in the pharma industry, it’s all designed to treat established diseases,” William Hait, global head of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) External Innovation, told delegates at the BIO-Europe Spring event, held digitally last week due to the coronavirus crisis.While ...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Startups, Wearables, Europe, Drugs, Big Data, Cancer, Trends, Tech, Data, Innovation, Venture Capital, Genomics, National, Biotech


AI Can Unlock Health Data’s Potential, But Access Is Still Difficult

When Mark Bakken formed the healthcare technology investment firm HealthX Ventures nearly five years ago, he says hospitals, insurers, and other potential buyers of digital health products were less open to conversations with the kinds of early-stage healthtech startups Bakken’s firm wanted to back.At the time, healthcare organizations’ top priority was installing electronic medical records systems and getting the most out of the technology, Bakken says. That’s still important to them today, bu...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Digital Health, Electronic Health Records, Pacifica, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Nordic, Bakken, Epic Systems


Daily Crunch: LinkedIn now supports real-world events

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. LinkedIn gets physical, debuts Events hub for people to plan in-person networking events LinkedIn is bringing its professional networking features into the physical world: The company is launching Events, a (currently free) tool for people to plan, announce and invite people to meetups and other get-to...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Arianna Huffington, Linkedin, Tech, Nasa, Boeing, Artemis, Pixel, Healthtech, Healx, Daily Crunch, Ajay Datta


Five Years After Y Combinator First Admits Biotechs, They’re Dug In

Five years ago, the big tech incubator Y Combinator started to welcome life sciences companies into its sizable startup classes, which had previously nurtured entrepreneurs in information technology almost exclusively.That opening to biotech startups in 2014 was controversial at the time. Some observers simply wondered what kind of guidance a deeply tech-focused accelerator could offer to biology lab scientists messing with live cells and tissues, and facing lengthy development times for new me...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Hardware, Internet, Drugs, Entrepreneurship, Cancer, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It


Unpack Digital Health’s Progress & Pitfalls at X·CON on Oct. 22

Digital health is having a moment, thanks to a convergence of increasingly sophisticated computing technologies, a more favorable regulatory environment, and growing buy-in from hospitals, insurers, and patients. But plenty of challenges and questions remain.Join Xconomy on Oct. 22 for an elite conference that will help industry stakeholders better understand the most promising opportunities and potential pitfalls for their businesses and organizations.Our second annual X·CON conference, “Digit...
Tags: Startups, Boston, Trends, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Digital Health, Affectiva, Life Sciences, Healthtech, MIT Media Lab, Livongo Health, Nuance Communications, National blog main, New York blog main


Meissa Scores $30M to Test Vaccine for Dangerous Respiratory Virus

No vaccine is yet available for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes lung infections that, while usually mild, can be deadly for very young children. Biotech startup Meissa Vaccines, which aims to fill that treatment gap, announced today it raised $30 million to fund early-stage clinical trials for its experimental RSV vaccine.Morningside Ventures, a private equity and venture capital firm founded in Hong Kong in 1986, was the sole investor in the Series A financing, which brings Mei...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Hong Kong, Drugs, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Vc, Healthcare, Innovation, Venture Capital, Fda, Vaccines, Financing, Investor


Report: IPO Activity Picking Back Up Following Quiet, Volatile Q3

While the headlines may be dominated by news of WeWork putting its IPO on hold after reports about its questionable corporate governance, the overall initial public offering market is doing just fine. So far, 127 US companies went public in the first nine months of the year and the amount they raised already topped three of the past four years.Collectively these businesses raised about $44 billion in their debuts, topping the $34 billion, $21 billion, and $40 billion raised in 2015, 2016, and 2...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, US, Trends, Tech, Healthcare, San Diego, WeWork, Financing, Unicorns, Initial Public Offering, Dynatrace, Securities And Exchange Commission


From Zero to Tech: Growing Startup Culture in Bhutan

How does a country go from lifting a national ban on television in 1999 to nurturing tech startups in 2019? What does a startup ecosystem look like in a United Nations’ classified Least Developed Country? What role does startup culture play in a country that measures success via Gross National Happiness rather than Gross Domestic Product?  Techstars Startup Weekend Bhutan (Women) This is the remarkable story of a country building a startup culture from the ground up. Since 2016, Techstars...
Tags: Startups, United Nations, TechStars, Bhutan, Healthtech, Thimphu, Startup Weekend, Tshering Tobgay, Anurag, Startup Week, Techstars Startup Weekend, Techstars Startup, Techstars Startup Weekends, Anurag Maloo, Lotay Tshering, Techstars Startup Weekend Bhutan


Cala Health Secures $50M to Launch Anti-Tremor Wrist Device

Cala Health announced this week it raised $50 million in a Series C financing that will fund the market introduction of its wristwatch-like device that delivers nerve stimulation as a remedy for tremors of the hands.New investors Novartis, Baird Capital, LifeSci Venture Partners and TriVentures participated in the fundraising round, and were joined by all of the company’s previous investors, including Lux Capital, Lightstone Ventures, Action Potential Venture Capital, dRx Capital, GV—the invest...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Wearables, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Devices, Vc


HAP Partners With Livongo on Tech-Enabled Diabetes Compliance Program

As digital health applications continue to grow in popularity, yet achieve only mixed results, one area in which tech-enabled tools have found success is among diabetes patients.Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Detroit-based nonprofit health insurance provider, wants to leverage that success with a new program in partnership with Mountain View, CA-based Livongo, maker of health tech tools. Called Livongo for Diabetes, the initiative allows HAP Medicare Advantage members with type 1 or type 2 diabe...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Diabetes, Healthcare, Innovation, Health Insurance, Detroit, Mobile App, Healthtech, Medical Devices, Centers for Disease Control, Medicare Advantage, Amazon Alexa


Seattle’s TransformativeMed Carves Out Niche in Medical Specialties

An estimated 99 percent of US hospitals now track patients’ health information using computerized records systems, many of which were installed to replaced paper medical charts. As a result, startups are rushing in, to capitalize on the recent health-records digitization wave. Some of them, like Seattle-based TransformativeMed, are making the case that their add-on software products and services can improve doctors’ satisfaction with the technologies they use to do their jobs.This week, Transfo...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Epic, Healthcare, Seattle, Digital Health, Healthtech, Cerner, EHR, Epic Systems, National blog main


WI Watchlist: Twitter Deal, AmFam Gift, Arrowhead Trial & More

It’s time to catch up on recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation scene, including a $20 million donation earmarked for data science research and education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a pair of tech acquisitions, and key milestones for two biotech firms. Read on for details.—American Family Insurance said it will donate $20 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for data science initiatives. Half will go toward creating a Data Science Institute on campus, and half will s...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Twitter, Education, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Data Science, M&a, Wisconsin, Life Sciences, Healthtech, University Of Wisconsin-madison, American Family Insurance


TitletownTech, HealthX, Polco & More WI Venture Funding News

It’s time to catch up on recent fundraising and deal-making news from Wisconsin-based startups and investors. Read on for details.—Phoenix said it inked a $4 million contract with the US Army to demonstrate neutron-based imaging technologies that could be used to help inspect large, complex munitions, according to a press release. The Madison-area company previously was awarded Army contracts in 2014 and 2016 worth a combined $6.6 million. Read more about Phoenix’s recent business growth in thi...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Apps, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Army, Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers, US Army, Middleton, New York Mets


Meet the Xconomy Awards San Diego Digital Trailblazer Finalists

San Diego’s prowess in computer science, medical devices, and life sciences makes it a natural hub of innovative digital health companies. The finalists in the Digital Trailblazer category of the Xconomy Awards San Diego highlight the wide variety of healthtech ideas emanating from local startups and big companies alike, ranging from virtual coaches for physical therapy patients, to experimental software designed to address Alzheimer’s symptoms.Here are brief profiles of the finalists.This is p...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Internet Of Things, Microsoft, Connected Devices, Trends, Tech, It, Vc, Software, Kinect, Healthcare, San Diego, M&a


NorthStar Secures $75M+ as Medical Radioisotope Competition Revs Up

U.S. technology startups continue to pull in heaps of cash to try and stave off shortages of a crucial medical radioisotope.NorthStar Medical Technologies said this week it closed a deal to receive up to $100 million in secured debt financing from funds managed by Oberland Capital Management. Beloit, WI-based NorthStar said it received $75 million up front, and the company has the option to draw $25 million more by the end of 2020.NorthStar said it will use the funding to expand its capacity fo...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Tech, Vc, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Fda, Manufacturing, Cleantech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Deerfield, Northstar, Diagnostics, Coqui Pharma


Imbed Biosciences Gets $2M Boost for Silver-Based Wound Dressings

Imbed Biosciences, a developer of ultra-thin, silver-based wound dressing materials, will step up its sales and marketing efforts with the help of a fresh $2 million venture investment.The Series A round announced last week was backed by Formidable Asset Management and earlier Imbed investors including WISC Partners, Imbed CEO and co-founder Ankit Agarwal said in an email message. Madison, WI-based Imbed previously raised about $2.3 million in equity funding, Agarwal said.The cash infusion will...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Vc, Wisconsin, Fda, Smith & Nephew, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Medical Devices, Agarwal, Coloplast, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories, Madison WI, WISC Partners


Redox Wrangles $33M to Become Healthcare’s Go-To Data Integrator

As hospitals and clinics have shifted from paper-based records to digital systems, one of the biggest challenges has been sharing patient data between healthcare providers, and between providers and outside software applications. This “interoperability” problem has created a market for companies such as Redox, a Madison, WI-based startup that develops software tools to make the flow of patient information more seamless.Redox has worked on the problem for about five years, and now investors thin...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Healthcare, Wisconsin, Health Records, Fitbit, Api, RRE Ventures, Battery Ventures, Healthtech, Phoenix, Cleveland Clinic


MedHealth Summit Brings Together Cross-Border Innovators and Experts

As the healthcare industry continues to undergo technology-driven changes, innovators in digital health and medical devices will gather in Detroit Thursday for a daylong conference.The MedHealth Summit, held at Ford Field’s Hall of Legends, will bring together experts and entrepreneurs from across Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario for a day of panel discussions, “investor speed dating,” and business matchmaking between various industry stakeholders. Online registration for the event is c...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Software, Innovation, Healthcare Industry, Biotech, Detroit, Digital Health, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Southeast Michigan, National blog main, Detroit blog main, Detroit top stories


Meet the first judges for The Europas Awards (27 June) and enter your startup now!

I’m excited to announce that The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is really shaping up! The awards will be held on 27 June 2019, in London, UK on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun, garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup scene. TechCrunch is once more the exclusive media sponsor of the awards and conference, alongside new ‘tech, culture & society’ event creator The Pathfounder. Here’s how to enter and be considere...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Apps, Europe, London, Enterprise, Berlin, Tech, Techcrunch Disrupt, Healthtech, London UK, Geffrye Museum


Boston Tech Watch: Tufin, Facebook, RightHand, Diameter & Jebbit

A cybersecurity IPO could raise up to $124 million for an Israeli-based company with its US headquarters in Boston. Facebook’s Boston office wants to map the world’s population in high def, starting with Africa. More venture cash is flowing into Bay State startups. Read all this and much more in this week’s roundup of local tech news.—Tufin Software Technologies, a cybersecurity company based in Israel with its US headquarters in Boston, went public this week and is listed on the New York Stock...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Facebook, Boston, Softbank, Israel, US, Trends, Tech, Connecticut, Weather Forecast, New York Stock Exchange, Eric Schmidt, Video Game, Affectiva, Healthtech