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1Doc3, a Colombian telemedicine startup, raises $3 million

The pandemic has made telemedicine video visits in the U.S. almost commonplace, but in Latin America, where broadband isn’t widely available, 1Doc3 is using text and chat to provide access to care. Today, the Colombia-based company announced a $3 million pre-Series A led by MatterScale Ventures and Kayyak Ventures. “I’m on a nice MacBook for this interview, but that’s not the case of most people in LatAm,” said Javier Cardona, co-founder and CEO of 1Doc3. The company’s name is a play on the p...
Tags: Health, Recent Funding, Startups, TC, 1Doc3, Colombia, Kayyak Ventures, MatterScale Ventures, TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America, Telemedicine


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


Microsoft goes all in on healthcare with $19.7B Nuance acquisition

When Microsoft announced it was acquiring Nuance Communications this morning for $19.7 billion, you could be excused for doing a Monday morning double take at the hefty price tag. That’s surely a lot of money for a company on a $1.4 billion run rate, but Microsoft, which has already partnered with the speech-to-text market leader on several products over the last couple of years, saw a company firmly embedded in healthcare and it decided to go all in. And $20 billion is certainly all in, even fo...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Privacy, Satya Nadella, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Gartner, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Telemedicine, Nuance, Leary, Nadella


Memic raises $96M for its robot-assisted surgery platform

Memic, a startup developing a robotic-assisted surgical platform that recently received marketing authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, today announced that it has closed a $96 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Peregrine Ventures and Ceros, with participation from OurCrowd and Accelmed. The company plans to use the new funding to commercialize its platform in the U.S. and expand its marketing and sales efforts outside of the U.S., too. The company previousl...
Tags: Health, Startups, Hardware, Medicine, Tech, United States, Surgery, Fda, Telemedicine, Ourcrowd, General Partner, U S Food and Drug Administration, CEROS, MEMIC, Peregrine Ventures, Recent Funding


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


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


Brands Must Counter Disconnection And Distance

The mantra for brands is “be experiential.” Brands are focused on creating enveloping, engaging, embracing, and all-encompassing total brand experiences for customers. In 2017, Starbuck’s founder and chairman, Howard Schultz, said that the way forward is making your branded space an “experiential destination.” The Starbucks CEO, Kevin Johnson said, “To survive, merchants need to create unique and immersive in-store experiences.” The focus on the total brand experience, as a physically and emo...
Tags: Nordstrom, Customer Experience, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Burger King, Telemedicine, Harvard Business Review, Economist, Mastercard, Branding, Wal Mart, McKinsey Co, Starbuck, Joseph Pine, Blake Project


How a telehealth startup pivoted during the COVID-19 crisis, leading to 6x as many clients

Telehealth may offer a solution to the shortcomings of many healthcare systems across the globe. Getty Images / Marko Geber Remote medicine startups and platforms boomed during the pandemic — HumanITCare was one of them.  Founded by neuroscientist Nuría Pastor, HumanITCare allows for real-time, remote patient monitoring. HumanITCare has increased its client base sixfold and expects a turnover of $1.2 million in 2021.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The coronavirus...
Tags: Health, Doctor, Amazon, International, Trends, Startup, Barcelona, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Nordic, Chronic Disease, Health App, BI International, Tech Insider, Health Advice, Amazon Pharmacy


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


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


8 VCs agree: Behavioral support and remote visits make digital health a strong bet for 2021

In TechCrunch investor surveys of years past, we’ve seen a big focus on fixing what’s broken or bringing the infrastructure into the modern era. But the world has dramatically changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. More of us saw our doctor on video than ever before in 2020 — reaching a 300-fold increase in telehealth visits. It was the year healthcare finally moved fully into the digital space with data management solutions as well. And, though those digital visits have fallen sl...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Asia, Science, Senate, Funding, America, Tech, Intel, Venture Capital, Biotech, Biden, ACA, Telemedicine, Medicare Advantage


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


2020 will change the way we look at robotics

Earlier this month, Hyundai acquired a controlling stake in Boston Dynamics that valued the company at $1.1 billion. What’s most interesting about the news isn’t the acquisition itself (it does, after all, find Boston Dynamics switching hands for the third time in seven years), but rather what the company’s evolution tells us about the state of robotics in 2020. When the Waltham, Massachusetts-based startup was acquired by Google in 2013, it was still a carefully cultivated mystery. That the ...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Tech, Department Of Defense, Mit, Robotics, Hyundai, Telemedicine, Boston Dynamics, Mobile Robot, Waltham Massachusetts, Cainiao, Bot Dolly, Medical Robot, Playter, Robert Playter


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


How a giant pharma company and a little-known biotech teamed up to create the first coronavirus vaccine

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Phew, what a way to start the week. We on the healthcare desk have been spending most of our waking hours thinking of all the implications of Pfizer's announcement that its vaccine works at preventing COVID-19. It was my first day waking up in Mountain Time (I've landed in Denver!), and let me tell you, I'm hoping there won't be too many more 4:30 a.m. days in my future. Today in healthcare news: 7 things to know about yesterday's vaccine news, health ...
Tags: New York, Trends, Turkey, Connecticut, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Argentina, Pfizer, Infectious Disease, Vaccine, Biden, Denver, Telemedicine, New England, Doctor On Demand, HHS


Tamil Nadu, UP complete 427,000 consults on eSanjeevani

With an average of 10,000 consults being carried out per day, the Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani has completed 700,000 consultations, the Health Ministry said on November 7. Of this, the last 100,000 consults were completed in the preceding 11 days. eSanjeevani had completed 300,000 consults on September 8, meaning that 400,000 consults have been carried out since. In total, eSanjeevani has been rolled out in 23 states and four union territories including Ladakh and Jammu ...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Kashmir, Telemedicine, Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu, Health Ministry


What the election could mean for hot healthcare startups

Welcome to Business Insider's daily healthcare newsletter, your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Hello,Today's a big earnings day for some of the major drugmakers in the COVID-19 vaccine and treatment race including Pfizer, Merck, and Eli Lilly. (No, we don't yet have data on Pfizer's late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial.)Meanwhile late on Monday, the Senate confirmed Amy C...
Tags: Europe, Supreme Court, Washington, Senate, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Eu, European Union, Mental Health, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Affordable Care Act, Fda, Pfizer


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


IIT Kharagpur launches a telehealth platform, in talks to test it in Bangladesh

IIT Kharagpur last week launched a telemedicine platform for offering emergency healthcare services to students and other employees. The platform — called iMediX — will be integrated at the Dr. B. C. Roy Technology Hospital of the college. It also has plans to offer the tech for commercial use cases (more on that below). No privacy policy: It is worth noting that at the time of publication, the iMediX website is not secure to browse as its security certificate had expired on September 7. The pla...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, India, Bangladesh, Telemedicine, West Bengal, IIT Kharagpur, Roy Technology Hospital, KGP Chronicle Commercialisation, VK Tewari, Swasthya Bhawan, Tewari India, March India 's Health Ministry


Ro makes the weight loss product Plenity commercially available to everyone in the U.S.

In what could be the first step in the development of a significant new line of business for the telemedicine prescription provider Ro, the company is finally announcing the general commercial availability of weight loss product, Plenity. Developed by Gelesis, a biotech company that makes treatments for gastro-intestinal disorders, Plentiy is a weight loss treatment that uses citric acid and cellulose to create a non-toxic paste that makes people feel more full after they ingest it. Taken bef...
Tags: Health, Energy, TC, Obesity, Drugs, Tech, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Officer, Telemedicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceutical, Ro, Online pharmacy, Reitano


Ro makes the weight loss product Plenity commercially available to everyone in the US

In what could be the first step in the development of a significant new line of business for the telemedicine prescription provider Ro, the company is finally announcing the general commercial availability of weight loss product, Plenity. Developed by Gelesis, a biotech company that makes treatments for gastro-intestinal disorders, Plentiy is a weight loss treatment that uses citric acid and cellulose to create a non-toxic paste that makes people feel more full after they ingest it. Taken bef...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Obesity, Drugs, Digital, US, Tech, Depression, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Telemedicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Pharmaceutical, Ro, Online pharmacy


Healthcare entrepreneurs should prepare for an upcoming VC/PE bubble

Bird Blitch Contributor Share on Twitter Bird Blitch is the CEO of Patientco, a payment technology company founded specifically to rethink the healthcare payment experience. While many industries are taking a major hit due to the ongoing pandemic, the healthcare technology market continues to grow. In fact, total healthcare-related innovation funding for H1 2020 hit $9.1 billion, up nearly 19% compared to the same period in 20...
Tags: Health, Column, Opinion, Entrepreneurship, Tech, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Telemedicine, Corporate Venture Capital, StartUp Health, Patientco, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Parliament Watch: China and its apps dominate technology discussion in Week 1

China, China and more China. Our north-eastern neighbour was on the minds of everyone in Parliament this week. Discussions on technological matters were dominated by China: app bans, Chinese surveillance, concerns about Huawei and ZTE and so on. In all that hullaballoo, one member — Congress’s leader in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury — even called for India to have its own internet firewall as protection against China! Meanwhile, the government made some interesting, albeit confusing move...
Tags: Travel, Health, Facebook, Uber, News, Congress, China, India, Digital, BJP, Social Security, Union, Bill, Parliament, Huawei, Telemedicine


Govt telemedicine platform eSanjeevani alloted Rs 100 crore

The Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani, which completed 300,000 consults in early September, over Rs 100 crore for the current financial year. This was disclosed by the Health Ministry in Parliament on Friday. Three states account for nearly half of the allotment: Karnataka (Rs 21.87 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 15.13 crore), and Haryana (Rs 10.69 crore), total to Rs 47 crore. eSanjeevani, which began scaling up as the pandemic hit, is implemented at a state-level under the Na...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, BJP, Parliament, Delhi, Telemedicine, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Health Ministry, Haryana, OPD, Lok Sabha


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


Carbon Health to launch 100 pop-up COVID-19 testing clinics across the U.S.

Primary care health tech startup Carbon Health has added a new element to its “omnichannel” healthcare approach with the launch of a new pop-up clinic model that is already live in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, Brooklyn and Manhattan, with Detroit to follow soon – and that will be rolling out over the next weeks and months across a variety of major markets in the U.S., ultimately resulting in 100 new COVID-19 testing sites that will add testing capacity on the order of around an additional 100,...
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Carbon Health to launch 100 pop-up COVID-19 testing clinics across the US

Primary care health tech startup Carbon Health has added a new element to its “omnichannel” healthcare approach with the launch of a new pop-up clinic model that is already live in San Francisco, LA, Seattle, Brooklyn and Manhattan, with Detroit to follow soon – and that will be rolling out over the next weeks and months across a variety of major markets in the U.S., ultimately resulting in 100 new COVID-19 testing sites that will add testing capacity on the order of around an additional 100,...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Bali, China, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Tech, Carbon, Model, Medical Research, Brooklyn, United States, Manhattan, Genomics