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Omada Health launches the Omada Insights Lab to help improve healthcare outcomes

Omada Health , one of the U.S.’s original virtual healthcare providers, today announced the creation of the Omada Insights Lab. “The Insights Lab is an approach to product development that leverages multidisciplinary teams to rapidly look at what does and does not work in a digital care setting and then scale those tools within the company,” Sean Duffy, co-founder and CEO, told TechCrunch. Omada offers care management for diabetes, musculoskeletal issues, preventative health, hypertensio...
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This VC introduced Palantir’s first business hire to its earliest engineer, then his business took off

You might not know yet of XYZ Venture Capital, a four-year-old, Bay Area-based seed-stage venture firm, but many veterans of Palantir are surely aware of it. XYZ says it has already backed 22 startups whose founders came out of the data analysis company, including most notably, Anduril, Lucky Palmer’s defense tech startup. In fact, the founder of XYZ, Ross Fubini, says his firm wrote Anduril its first check. It all dates back to a key introduction. Fubini is a Carnegie Mellon grad who cofounded ...
Tags: TC, Tech, Atlanta, Bill Gates, Palmer, Oakland, Palantir, Ross, Sap, Hamilton, Mitch Kapor, Carnegie Mellon, Kapor Capital, Bay Area, XYZ, Canaan Partners


10 healthcare startups that could be M&A targets after Teladoc's record-breaking $18.5 billion deal for Livongo

On August 5, telehealth giant Teladoc struck an $18.5 billion deal to buy Livongo, a chronic-care company. The record deal is sending shockwaves through an industry that analysts say is ripe for more mergers and acquisitions. Business Insider asked 10 venture capitalists and analysts about the impending consolidation in digital health. They listed 10 startups in mental health, drug research, telehealth, and more that are likely to be acquired or make deals of their own soon. For more stories l...
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A top investor at Andreessen Horowitz shares why she's betting Big Pharma firms will have to make a big change to how they do business in 2020

Andreessen Horowitz general partner Julie Yoo thinks 2020 will be the year pharmaceutical companies get into the business of providing medical care.  "The next generation of therapeutic companies are going to have to build competency around care delivery and logistics," Yoo said. Yoo focuses on investing in all the ways healthcare is paid for and provided to people. Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. In 2020, pharmace...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Medicare, Andreessen Horowitz, Big Pharma, HIPAA, Yoo, Omada Health, Kyruus, Julie Yoo, Julie Yoo Andreessen Horowitz, HIPAA Yoo


A rising star at Andreessen Horowitz explains why companies that make drugs will start delivering healthcare in 2020

Andreessen Horowitz general partner Julie Yoo thinks 2020 will be the year pharmaceutical companies get into the business of providing medical care.  "The next generation of therapeutic companies are going to have to build competency around care delivery and logistics," Yoo said. Yoo focuses on investing in all the ways healthcare is paid for and provided to people. Subscribe to Dispensed, Business Insider's weekly healthcare newsletter. Click here for more BI Prime stories. In 2020, pharmace...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Medicare, Andreessen Horowitz, HIPAA, Yoo, Omada Health, Kyruus, Julie Yoo, Julie Yoo Andreessen Horowitz, HIPAA Yoo


A Silicon Valley VC in the hottest area of healthcare explains what's driving a surge in interest for mental health startups

Researchers at Rock Health, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm dedicated to the hottest area of healthcare — digital health — say interest in mental health startups is starting to pick up.  The VC fund has backed dozens of digital health startups including Omada, which helps people fight heart disease and diabetes using virtual coaching, and Marigold, a platform that links people with addiction to text-based peer support. In a new report, the firm's researchers explore how and why the...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Johns Hopkins, Juul, Don, Stotz, Sean Day, Silicon Valley VC, Rock Health, Omada Health, Livongo, Omada, Marigold Health, Chipper Stotz, Joyable, Rock Health Investment


Demanding privacy, and establishing trust, in digital health

Sean Duffy Contributor Sean Duffy is the co-founder and CEO of Omada Health, a digital behavioral medicine company focused on reducing costly chronic disease in employer and health plan populations. February’s Wall Street Journal report pulled back the curtain on just how much is at stake when individuals share their personal health information with health and fitness applications. Several of these apps were (perhaps unwittingly) sharing users’ personal health i...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Column, Privacy, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Digital Health, Sean Duffy, HIPAA, Apple IBM, Rock Health, PHI, Omada Health, Facebook SDK, National Consumer Health Survey


Theranos is the biggest healthcare startup to fail in recent years, but it's not alone. Here are 9 others that have flamed out.

Not every healthcare startup that manages to raise tens or hundreds of millions ends up working out, for one reason or another.  Theranos, Drugstore.com, and sleep-tracker Hello are among the healthcare startups that have closed down in the past five years.  Here are 10 of the biggest healthcare startups that haven't panned out in the past few years, as highlighted by CB Insights. When Theranos, the beleaguered blood-testing company that's now the subject of a book, documentaries, and a podca...
Tags: Trends, Homehero, Theranos, Omada Health


Here are the 10 biggest healthcare startups that have shut down and taken hundreds of millions of investors' money with them

Not every healthcare startup that manages to raise tens or hundreds of millions ends up working out, for one reason or another.  Theranos, Drugstore.com, and sleep-tracker Hello are among the healthcare startups that have closed down in the past five years.  Here are 10 of the biggest healthcare startups that haven't panned out in the past few years, as highlighted by CB Insights. When Theranos, the beleaguered blood-testing company that's now the subject of a book, documentaries, and a podca...
Tags: Trends, Homehero, Theranos, Omada Health


Mental health startup Lantern will continue to live through IP licensing deals

After winding down its consumer-oriented operations last July, mental health startup Lantern has partnered with larger mental health providers to license its IP. In addition to licensing its IP to Omada Health, Lantern has licensed its tech to Spring Health, Ginger.io and two others. Spring Health, which offers mental health benefits for large employers, provides personalized, clinically proven approaches to mental health care for employees. But Spring Health has always wanted to integrate digit...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Tech, Mental Health, Lantern, Exit, Koh, CBT, Foung, Omada Health, Spring Health, Alejandro Foung, Omada Health Lantern, TechCrunch Spring Health, Adrian James


Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight and movement, indicate increasing momentum around using data from wearables for clinical health applications and treatments. For venture capital investors, the movea from Apple and Alphabet to show new applications for wearable d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Technology, Connected Devices, US, Entrepreneur, Companies, Hypertension, United States, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Disease


A top Silicon Valley VC firm avoided investing in prescription drugs for a decade. Here's why Andreessen Horowitz is changing its mind.

When Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009, the venture-capital firm didn't expect to invest in healthcare. That changed in 2015 when the firm launched its $200 million bio fund, which focused on investing in software companies in healthcare. The firm, which is now on its second bio fund, has historically avoided investing in therapeutics. That's beginning to change, general partner Jorge Conde told Business Insider. Conde told Business Insider he's on the hunt for companies using technologi...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Business Insider, Conde, Asimov, CVS Health, Omada Health, Jorge Conde, Devoted Health, Business Insider Conde


We'll get you caught up on all the news you missed at the year's biggest healthcare investor conference

Thousands of investors, Wall Street analysts, execs, and of course, journalists, converged on San Francisco last week for the biggest healthcare investor event of the year — the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. It can be overwhelming, not to mention overcrowded. This year, more than 9,000 people signed up, and 485-plus companies were on the schedule to present.  If you had a hard time keeping up, we've got you covered. Here's all of the most important news you might have missed while you were...
Tags: Digital, San Francisco, Trends, Merck, Fda, Andreessen Horowitz, Seattle, Bain Capital, Jpmorgan, Celgene, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sanofi, Aetna, Gilead, Eli Lilly, CVS Health


A top Silicon Valley VC firm avoided investing in prescription drugs for a decade. Here's why Andreessen Horowitz is changing its mind

When Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009, the venture-capital firm didn't expect to invest in healthcare. That changed in 2015 when the firm launched its $200 million bio fund, which focused on investing in software companies in healthcare. The firm, which is now on its second bio fund, has historically avoided investing in therapeutics. That's beginning to change, general partner Jorge Conde told Business Insider. Conde told Business Insider he's on the hunt for companies using technologi...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Business Insider, Conde, Asimov, CVS Health, Omada Health, Jorge Conde, Devoted Health, Business Insider Conde


Andreessen Horowitz is starting to invest in an area of healthcare that the firm has historically avoided

When Andreessen Horowitz was founded in 2009, the venture capital firm didn't expect to invest in healthcare. That changed in 2015, when the firm launched its $200 million bio-fund, which focused on investing in software companies in healthcare. Now on its second bio-fund, the firm has historically avoid investing in therapeutics. That's beginning to change, general partner Jorge Conde told Business Insider.  Conde told Business Insider he's on the hunt for companies using technologies that ar...
Tags: Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Andreessen, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Business Insider, Conde, Asimov, CVS Health, Omada Health, Jorge Conde, Devoted Health, Business Insider Conde


A Silicon Valley startup that pioneered a new way to fight diabetes is tackling depression after its CEO noticed a disturbing trend

Silicon Valley digital health startup Omada told Business Insider that it's expanding beyond treating obesity-related diseases like diabetes into depression and anxiety. The move, which was officially announced on Monday, includes a partnership with mental health startup Lantern to offer customers cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT. Omada has prominent backers including Andreessen Horowitz and Cigna, and rose to prominence as employers like Costco and health plans like Kaiser began offering ...
Tags: Kaiser Permanente, Stanford, Trends, Cigna, Kaiser, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Costco, Mediterranean, Sean Duffy, Duffy, CBT, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention And, Omada Health, Virta, Virta Health


Pinterest just hired Athleta's top marketing exec as its first CMO, as it tries to bulk up ad revenue ahead of a potential IPO

Pinterest has hired Andréa Mallard from Gap-owned Athleta as chief marketing officer. Mallard is joining Pinterest at an important time as the company is rumored to be planning an IPO soon and is fighting to prove its value to advertisers. Pinterest recently overhauled its self-serve Ads Manager tool, which makes up the bulk of revenue by allowing marketers to purchase and plan their own ads. Pinterest is bringing in a retail exec to handle its top marketing role as the company looks to beef ...
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Pinterest taps former Athleta exec as first CMO

Andréa Mallard, the former chief marketing officer of the Gap -owned line of athleisure clothing Athleta, has joined Pinterest as its first-ever CMO. Overseeing Pinterest’s global marketing and creative teams, Mallard will report to the visual search company’s chief operating officer Francoise Brougher, who joined in February from payments company Square. Mallard previously spent four years as CMO of digital health company Omada Health and eight years with IDEO, where she led the company’s glo...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Twitter, Pinterest, San Francisco, CMO, Gap, Ben Silbermann, Ideo, Mallard, Omada Health, Chuck Rosenberg, Andréa Mallard, Todd Morgenfeld, Francoise Brougher


What you need to know in advertising today

Pinterest is bringing in a retail exec to handle its top marketing role as the company looks to beef up its advertising business ahead of a potential IPO. The company has tapped Andréa Mallard, Gap's Athleta CMO, to be its first CMO. She will oversee Pinterest's marketing and creative teams and report to chief operating officer Francoise Brougher. Mallard has held the CMO role at Athleta since March 2017, and was previously CMO at digital health startup Omada Health for four years. According to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Pinterest, Trends, CMO, European Union, Athleta, Wall Street Journal, Elizabeth Olsen, Trump, Rivera, Alphabet Google, Amazon Facebook, Omada Health


Medisafe to Get Paid For Health App’s Performance

More technology startups are embracing the healthcare industry’s increasing willingness to pay for products based on how much they improve health.One of the latest examples comes from Medisafe, a Boston company that has developed an app-based system intended to help patients manage their medications. The company offers both a free and a paid version of the app, but most patients use the free version, a spokesperson says. Medisafe generates revenue primarily from pharmaceutical companies, such a...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Apps, Boston, Trends, Tech, Merck, Software, Affordable Care Act, Pharma, Telemedicine, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Boehringer Ingelheim, National blog main, Boston blog main


Cigna forms corporate venture fund, commits $250 mln

Health service company Cigna has launched Cigna Ventures, a new corporate venture fund focused on healthcare startups. Cigna has committed $250 million to Cigna Ventures for its debut fund. PRESS RELEASE BLOOMFIELD, Conn. – September 12, 2018 – Today, global health service company Cigna (NYSE: CI) announced the launch of Cigna Ventures, a corporate venture fund focused on transformative and innovative health care companies. Cigna has committed $250 million of capital to Cigna Ventures to invest ...
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As market pressures loom, healthcare giant Cigna launches a $250 million venture fund

If you don’t think the healthcare market is prepping for the radical transformations that remote care, persistent diagnostics, as well as and monitoring and improving targeted treatments are going to bring to the industry, think again. Healthcare companies are steeling themselves for the shift in healthcare services in the most desperate way they can — by launching venture funds. The latest to make the move is Cigna, the multi-billion-dollar healthcare insurer which is now launching a $250 milli...
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DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Baidu's AI algorithm improves cancer detection — Lyft offers free rides to cancer patients — Ascension bets on automation

Welcome to DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at: [email protected] m BAIDU APPLIES MACHINE LEARNING ALGORITHM TO CANCER DETECTION: Chinese tech giant Baidu has open-sourced a machine learning algorithm that more accurately detects tumors in pathology slides, the company ...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Stanford, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Trends, Miami, Fda, Las Vegas, Baidu, Li, Stanford Medicine, Purdue University, EHR, Business Insider Intelligence


Why Every Marketer Should Care About Design

Only a fraction of digital marketers consider design a core component of our jobs. Traditionally, we leave designing to designers. This lets the rest of us spend more time serving our king and queen: data and text. Besides, we’re just a [insert job title here] – most agencies have a design team to do pesky design work. Let them do their thing, right?  “The problem is that design isn’t just a department, it’s a discipline,” Andrea Mallard, the CMO at Omada Health, says on High Resolution. On the ...
Tags: Design, CMO, Blogging, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Sean Johnson, Mallard, SlideGenius, Edward Tufte, Omada Health, James Q Wilson, George Kelling, Design & Development Blog Posts, Andréa Mallard, Powerpoint Feng Shui


Andreessen Horowitz Floats Second Bio Fund with $450M

Andreessen Horowitz, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm best known for backing technology companies such as Facebook and Airbnb, is more than doubling the commitment it first made in 2015 to bring engineering to bear on the mysteries of biology and disease. Encouraged by results from the $200 million Bio Fund it created two years ago, Andreessen today announced the formation of its second Bio Fund, which will have $450 million to invest in startups through growth-stage compan...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Facebook, Internet, Drugs, Entrepreneurship, Cancer, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Andreessen, Vc, Innovation, Venture Capital


How Athleta is Bucking the Apparel Downturn and Powering Its Growth

Most apparel brands are struggling. Even those in the athleisure space are having a tough time as competition heats up and the trend cools down. But Athleta, the women's workout label founded in 1998 and purchased by Gap Inc. a decade later, is gearing up for growth.Last month, Gap announced plans to close 200 of its namesake and Banana Republic stores, and instead open 270 Old Navy and Athleta locations. Ad Age spoke with Andra Mallard, a former journalist who joined the San Francisco-based Ath...
Tags: Navy, Advertising, San Francisco, Gap, Athleta, Banana Republic, Gap Inc, Adrianne Pasquarelli, Omada Health, Andra Mallard


McKesson Ventures hires principal and director

McKesson Ventures has named Carrie Hurwitz Williams as a principal and Irem Mertol as director. Previously, Williams worked at Omada Health where he served as vice president of strategy and business development while Mertol worked at Burd Health. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–McKesson Ventures, the venture capital arm of McKesson Corporation, today announced that Carrie Hurwitz Williams will join as Principal, and Irem Mertol as Director. Williams will play a key role in promoting ...
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Why design is too important to be left to designers

 Andréa Mallard is the former CMO of Omada Health. In this episode, she explains how design should be looked at as a connective tissue that extends throughout an entire company. A verb, not a department. Everyone is a designer, regardless of their position in the business. Andréa explains how even the decisions that seem completely unrelated to design can have a critical impact on how… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Andrea, Omada Health, High Resolution, Andréa Mallard, CMO of Omada Health


Omada Health reels in $50 mln

San Francisco-based Omada Health, a digital behavioral health company, has secured $50 million in funding. Cigna led the round with participation from Civilization Ventures and Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures. Source: Press Release
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Cigna, VC Deals, Omada Health, Sanofi Genzyme


The consumerization of healthcare

 Recently, I registered with the GP across the road from my flat. I’ve lived there for a year. I had put off registering beforehand due to a severe allergy to bureaucracy.  Last year, I wanted to go see a specialist. I snored at my private healthcare provider’s response that I first needed to have a consultation with my doctor… Safe to say it never happened.… Read More
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