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Vietnam-based healthcare booking app Docosan gets $1M seed funding led by AppWorks

Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Docosan helps patients avoid long waits by letting them search and book doctors through its app. The company announced today it has raised more than $1 million in seed funding, which is claims is one of the largest seed rounds ever for a Vietnamese healthtech startup. The investment was led by AppWorks, the Taiwan-based early-stage investor and accelerator program, with participation from David Ma and Huat Ventures. Founded in 2020, the app has been used by about 50,00...
Tags: Health, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Taiwan, Healthcare, Vietnam, Healthtech, Lopez, Telehealth, David Ma, Praava Health, Docosan, AppWorks, Huat Ventures Founded


On-demand pediatrics app Biloba adds prescriptions and raises $1.7 million

French startup Biloba has raised a $1.7 million funding round (€1.4 million) a few months after launching its pediatrics app that lets you chat with a doctor whenever you have a question. In addition to raising some money, the startup also recently added in-app prescriptions. Biloba’s concept is surprisingly simple. It’s a mobile app that lets you reach a general practitioner and a nurse whenever you have a medical question about your child. The service is available from 8 AM to 10 PM. When you ...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Tech, France Newsletter, Telemedicine, Pediatrics, Telehealth, Aglaé Ventures, Biloba, Inventures Acequia Capital, Biloba Biloba


Founder of Psious predicts VR will play a major role in addressing the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic

Xavier Palomer Angela Silva Xavier Palomer is the founder and CEO of Psious, a mental health startup based in Spain. Palomer thinks the number and severity of mental health cases are increasing, and VR is poised to close the gap for healthcare professionals. Because of his work, Insider named Palomer to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming healthcare in Europe. Visit Insider's Transforming Business homepage for more stories. The last year has been busy for Xavi...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Spain, Mental Health, Healthcare, Telehealth, Palomer, Xavier Palomer, Edit Series, TB2020, SP-ING-WB-2020, TB2020 Healthcare, ING Generic, Xavier Palomer Angela Silva Xavier Palomer, Spain Palomer, Christ Stokel Walker


Creator economy’s slow burn

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and  and Grace were all here to chat through the week’s rigamarole of news. Alex took some well-deserved time off, but that meant we got to poke a little fun at him and create a Special Edition segment to start off the show. Jokes aside, this week was yet another spree of creator economy, edtech, and new fund announcements, with fresh and unexpe...
Tags: Apple, TC, Twitter, Podcast, Tech, Mental Health, Netflix, New Jersey, Healthcare, Equity, KKR, Alex, Edtech, Health Tech, Patreon, Sequoia


Nabla is building a healthcare super app for women

Meet Nabla, a French startup launching a new app today focused on women’s health. On Nabla, you’ll find several services that should all contribute to helping you stay on top of your health. In short, Nabla lets you chat with practitioners, offers community content, helps you centralize all your medical data and will soon offer telemedicine appointments. Nabla’s key feature right now is the ability to start a conversation with health professionals. You can send a message to a general practitione...
Tags: Apple, Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Europe, Tech, Healthcare, France Newsletter, Alan, Telemedicine, Facebook More, Telehealth, My Little Paris, Nabla, Alan Biloba


Everlywell acquires two healthcare companies and forms parent Everly Health

Austin-based home lab testing kit startup Everlywell is expanding its scope considerably with two acquisitions, and a transformation that includes the establishment of a new parent company led by Everlywell CEO and co-founder Julia Cheek. The new entity, called Everly Health, will now offers services including at-home lab testing kits and education, population-scale testing through a U.S.-wide clinician network, telehealth and payer-supported/enterprise self-collected lab test. This is a big mov...
Tags: TC, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Austin, United States, Healthcare, M&a, Firewall, Science and Technology, Battlefield, Cheek, Acquisitions, Julia, HIPAA


Ro raises $500M to grow its remote and in-home primary care platform

Healthcare tech startup Ro has raised $500 million to help fuel continued growth of its hybrid telehealth/in-home primary care platform, which also includes a growing pharmacy business as the company pursues a strategy of vertical integration to optimize delivery and reduce costs for clients. The company’s latest raise is a Series D round, and means it has now raised over $876 million since its 2017 founding. That may seem like a lot of money, but as Ro co-founder and CEO Zachariah Reitano told ...
Tags: Health, TC, Technology, Funding, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Depression, Diabetes, United States, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Telemedicine, Pharmacy, Physician


The FDA has authorized a 3rd coronavirus vaccine

Hello,Today in healthcare news: Johnson & Johnson's vaccine gets emergency authorization, a fun but far-from-normal summer, and what the Cigna-MDLive deal means for the future of telehealth.  Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The US just authorized a 3rd coronavirus shot, adding a convenient, single-dose option to boost the rollout The...
Tags: US, Trends, Canada, Healthcare, Cigna, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Cbc, Johnson & Johnson, Newsletters, Telehealth, Moderna, JPC


Y Combinator company Axle Health is bringing on-demand home testing services to telehealth providers

While usage of telehealth services have surged during the COVID-19 epidemic, there are some times when health professionals need to be around in person to conduct diagnostics tests. To help those telehealth companies bridge that gap is Axle Health, a company currently enrolled in the latest cohort from the Y Combinator accelerator. “In terms of the professionals that we send in home, they’re phlebotomists, NAs, RVNs, and RNs as well,” said Axle co-founder Connor Hailey. In a sad reflection of th...
Tags: TC, Uber, Y Combinator, Technology, Articles, Tech, Telemedicine, Science and Technology, Zocdoc, Hailey, Telehealth, Co-founder, COVID, Axle Health, Connor Hailey, Adam Stansell


A Classic Tale of Two Prep School Friends Who Founded the Uber of Hangover IV Drips Then Somehow Started Covid-19 Testing for Cities

Shortly before Thanksgiving, the Hoboken, New Jersey city council held an emergency meeting to vote on covid-19 testing contracts, the kind of event that was doubtlessly being replicated in Zoom conference rooms around the county. Hospitalizations in the state were the highest they’d been in six months. The local…Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Technology, Articles, Science and Technology, Hoboken New Jersey, Telehealth, Assistive Technology


Maya, a startup focused on accessible healthcare in Asia, raises $2.2 million seed for regional expansion

Maya is dedicated to making it easier for women to get healthcare, especially for sensitive issues like reproductive and mental health. Now the startup, based in Bangladesh and incorporated in Singapore, is expanding into new countries. Maya announced today it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding, which it said is the largest raised by a Bangladeshi health tech company so far. The round was led by early-stage fund Anchorless Bangladesh and The Osiris Group, a private equity firm focused on im...
Tags: Health, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Singapore, Tech, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Bangladesh, Women's Health, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Dhaka


Bangladesh-based Maya, a startup focused on accessible healthcare, raises $2.2 million seed round

Based in Bangladesh, Maya is dedicated to making it easier for women to get healthcare, especially for sensitive issues like reproductive and mental health. The startup announced today it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The round, which Maya said is the largest raised by a Bangladeshi health tech company so far, was led by early-stage fund Anchorless Bangladesh and The Osiris Group, a private equity firm focused on impact investing in Asian markets. The funding will be used to introduce...
Tags: Health, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Bangladesh, Women's Health, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Dhaka, Maya


Telemedico gets $6.6M to grow the reach of its digital health SaaS

Poland-based Telemedico has closed a €5.5 million (~$6.6M) Series A round of funding. The round is led by Flashpoint Venture Capital, Uniqa Ventures, PKO VC, Black Pearls VC (an existing investor) and Adamed. Telehealth services specifically, and digital health more broadly, have racked up plenty of growth during the pandemic as demand for remote consultations (and other types of support) has accelerated sectoral uplift. Telemedico, which was founded back in 2014 — but only launched its curren...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Europe, Fcc, Tech, Spain, SaaS, Oscar, Poland, Romania, Telemedicine, Digital Health, Babylon, USP, EU Countries, Pawel


K Health expands into virtual childcare and raises $132 million at a $1.5 billion valuation

K Health, the virtual health care provider that uses machine learning to lower the cost of care by providing the bulk of the company’s health assessments, is launching new tools for childcare on the heels of raising cash that values the company at $1.5 billion. The $132 million round raised in December will help the company expand and help pay for upgrades including an integration with most electronic health records — an integration that’s expected by the second quarter. Throughout 2020 K Health...
Tags: Health, TC, Technology, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, Articles, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Machine Learning, Anthem, Burger King, Kraft, Telemedicine, Mayo Clinic, Ggv Capital


Prioritizing tech in 2021 will be the path to pandemic recovery for mental health

Dr. Oliver Harrison Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Oliver Harrison is CEO of Koa Health, a digital mental healthcare provider redefining care by offering a range of personalized mental health solutions backed by science and designed to improve user wellbeing. This year, Americans grappled with fear of infection, incredible loss of loved ones, financial stress, isolation and fatigue from constant uncertainty to name a few. Ev...
Tags: Health, Column, Europe, Opinion, Tech, Mental Health, United States, World Health Organization, Mental Illness, Telemedicine, HIPAA, Oliver Harrison, Telehealth, COVID-19, Koa Health, U K 's National Health Services NHS


Index ventures into Latin America to back Sofia, a Mexico City-based telemedicine and health insurer

Arturo Sanchez and his co-founders have spent the past two years developing the telemedicine and insurance platform, Sofia, as a way to give customers across Mexico better access to quality healthcare through their insurance plan. Along with his co-founders, Sebastian Jimenez, a former Google employee who serves as the company’s chief product officer, and Manuel Andere an ex-Patreon employee who’s now Sofia’s chief technology officer, Sanchez  (a former Index Ventures employee) is on a path t...
Tags: Google, TC, Technology, Mexico, US, Articles, Insurance, Tech, Mit, United States, Mexico City, Healthcare, Latin America, Telemedicine, Science and Technology, Kaszek Ventures


Medable raises $91 million for its clinical trial management software

The clinical trial management software developer Medable has raised $91 million in a new round of financing as life sciences companies struggle with how to conduct the necessary validation studies of new drugs and devices in a pandemically challenged environment. Digital and decentralized clinical trials are becoming a necessity given the health and safety guidelines that have been adopted to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said. And those changes are driving a shift to services li...
Tags: Health, TC, Articles, Tech, Telemedicine, Sapphire Ventures, MRN, GSR Ventures, Drug Development, Telehealth, AliveCor, Medable, Streamlined Ventures, GSR Ventures PPD Inc, Michelle Longmire


Why are telehealth companies treating healthcare like the gig economy?

Oliver Kharraz, MD Contributor Share on Twitter Oliver Kharraz, MD is the CEO and founder of Zocdoc, a digital healthcare marketplace for in-person or virtual care. Telehealth has taken off. Spurred by the pandemic, many doctors in the U.S. now offer online appointments, and many patients are familiar with getting live medical advice over the internet. Given the obvious benefits, many experts have concluded that telehealth is ...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Opinion, Tech, Data, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Gig Economy, Zocdoc, Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare, Physician, Oliver Kharraz, Telehealth


Is Text-Based Therapy Effective?

Living with mental illness looks different for everyone, but for many people, there are periods of time when your anxiety and/or depression symptoms are worse than others. One minute I’ll be typing away feeling neutral, and then the feelings start trickling in. (I picture it being like that older couple in bed…Read more...
Tags: Mental Health, Therapy, Lifehacks, Telehealth


Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa

UK-based Fertifa has bagged a £1 million (~$1.3M) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors. The August 2019-founded startup sells bespoke reproductive health and fertility packages to UK employers to offer as workplace benefits to their staff — drawing on the use of technologies like telehealth to expand access to fertility support and cater to rising demand for reproductive hea...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Europe, UK, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Fertility, NHS, Eileen Burbidge, Passion Capital, Chen, National Health Service NHS, Embryology Authority


Health insurers are rolling back coverage as telehealth visits skyrocket during the pandemic. Here's what the change could mean for patients.

Widespread adoption of telehealth has been difficult thanks to limitations on insurance coverage and technology access. Marko Geber/Getty Images Telehealth has offered a safe and convenient option to address health concerns during the global pandemic. But new policy changes are pushing big private insurers to roll back on their telehealth coverage for non-COVID-related appointments. Insurers, healthcare providers, and hospital systems are dealing with enormous financial pressures as they f...
Tags: West Virginia, Trends, Strategy, Healthcare Industry, Health Insurance, Medicare, West Virginia University, Medicaid, Steve Davis, Nordic, UnitedHealthcare, Mallow, Contributor, The American Hospital Association, Telehealth, Tech Insider


Twentyeight Health is a telemedicine company expanding access to women’s health and reproductive care

New York’s  Twentyeight Health is taking the wildly telemedicine services for women’s health popularized by companies like Nurx and bringing them to a patient population that previously hadn’t had access.  The mission to provide women who are Medicaid or underinsured should not be deprived of the same kinds of care that patients who have more income security or better healthcare coverage enjoy, according to the company’s founder, Amy Fan. The mission, and the company’s technology, have manage...
Tags: Health, TC, Florida, New York, Maryland, US, Articles, Tech, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, Health Insurance, Fda, Contraception, North Carolina, Birth Control


Building a white label tool for telemedicine services nabs OnCall Health $6 million

As medical providers across the world turn to digital delivery of consultations and services, OnCall Health a Toronto-based provider of back-end services for telemedicine is having a moment. The company, which competes with services like Truepill to offer physicians, pharmacies and other potential point of care services a way to consult online, has grown exceptionally quickly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. OnCall Health’s services include the ability to schedule a video or text appoin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Toronto, Articles, Insurance, Ceo, North America, Telemedicine, Digital Health, Pharmaceutical, Physician, Telehealth, Zeoli, Truepill, Base10 Partners, OnCall Health


Homage announces strategic partnership with Infocom, one of Japan’s largest healthcare IT providers

Homage, a Singapore-based caregiving and telehealth company, has taken a major step in its global expansion plan. The startup announced today that it has received strategic investment from Infocom, the Japanese information and communications technology company that runs one of the largest healthcare IT businesses in the country. Infocom’s solutions are used by more than 13,000 healthcare facilities in Japan. During an interview with TechCrunch that will air as part of Disrupt tomorrow, Homage...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Malaysia, Healthcare, Elderly, Caregiving, Seniors, Digital Health, Homage, Infocom


Closing on $75 million in new cash, Truepill plans at-home testing service as it nears $175 million in annual revenue

Truepill, the white-label healthcare services company that provides telehealth and pharmacy fulfillment services, is adding at-home medical testing as the third branch of its services powering the offerings of companies like Hims and Hers, Ro, and other direct-to-consumer healthcare companies.  Financing this expansion of services is a new $75 million round of financing from investors led by Oak HC/FT, with participation from Optum Ventures, TI Platform Management, Sound Ventures and Y Comb...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Articles, Linkedin, Insurance, Tech, Diabetes, Healthcare, Seattle, Birth Control, Telemedicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Afridi, Heal, Pharmacy, Lamont


Update: Closing on $75 million in new cash, Truepill plans at-home testing service as it nears $200 million in annual revenue

Truepill, the white-label healthcare services company that provides telehealth and pharmacy fulfillment services, is adding at-home medical testing as the third branch of its services powering the offerings of companies like Hims and Hers, Nurx, GoodRx, and Ro (a former customer).  Financing this expansion of services is a new $75 million round of financing from investors led by Oak HC/FT, with participation from Optum Ventures, TI Platform Management, Sound Ventures and Y Combinator. “With...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Articles, Linkedin, Insurance, Tech, Diabetes, Healthcare, Seattle, Birth Control, Telemedicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Afridi, Heal, Pharmacy, Lamont


Now providing healthcare access to nearly 1.5 million kids, Hazel Health raises $33.5 million

Hazel Health was founded five years ago to provide telemedicine services to children in public schools. Launched by a former Apple software engineer and serial entrepreneur, Nick Woods, and named after one of Woods’ children, Hazel Health has grown to work with school districts responsible for 1.5 million children, and has raised $33.5 million to expand its footprint even further across the United States. The company’s services are even more sorely needed as children are forced into distance lea...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, TC, Technology, Articles, Tech, Ceo, United States, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Executive, Bain Capital Ventures, Distance Learning, Hazel, Centene Corp, GOLOMB


The most powerful people influencing Trump on healthcare

A doctor holds a swab for coronavirus testing. Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images Hello,Welcome to Dispensed, Business Insider's healthcare newsletter. I'm Kimberly Leonard, and I'm BI's healthcare reporter focused on policy and politics.I'm guest hosting our newsletter today from Philadelphia. Thanks to a quick turnaround in coronavirus testing provided for free in Washington, DC, I was able to get cleared before visiting family here. It's a huge relief to have that peace of...
Tags: Google, Politics, Ipo, Trends, Walmart, Washington Dc, Testing, Healthcare, Health policy, Philadelphia, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services


Despite COVID-19, 5 Chicago VCs say region is poised for success

Chicago has a long history of creating industry-leading companies and it doesn’t seem COVID-19 is slowing down the city. TechCrunch surveyed Chicago venture capitalists who remain optimistic despite the current crisis. COVID-19 could be good for Chicago, they told TechCrunch throughout their survey responses. It’s clear from the responses below investors in Chicago are interested in startups in and out of the city. As explained in the responses, the partners and associates are happy to invest in...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, San Francisco, Entrepreneurs, Tech, Atlanta, Chicago, Dave, West, Venture Capital, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Manufacturing, West Coast


MIT and Boston Dynamics team up on ‘Dr. Spot,’ a robot for remote COVID-19 vital sign measurement

One of the most consistent pieces of advice from health organizations about COVID-19 has been that everyone do their utmost to limit contact with people who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus that causes the disease. That’s difficult in a hospital setting, where medical professionals regularly have to take patient vital sign measurements in order to provide proper care. But a new collaborative effort by MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Dynamics and others might provide a ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Technology, Hardware, Articles, Tech, Mit, Disease, Biotech, Robotics, Telemedicine, Boston Dynamics, Spot, Monitoring, Telehealth