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UK’s startup scene gets a boost with Enterprise1 fund

UK’s startup scene gets a boost with Enterprise1 fund

October 9, 2013 4:50 pm by | 0 Comments

UK-based venture fund Enterprise1 has secured a £37.5 million (roughly $60 million) fund to invest in early-stage technology startups. The new fund is dedicating to helping entrepreneurs build “businesses, not startups,” the…


Google Ventures’ Bill Maris credited with Calico idea

Google Ventures’ Bill Maris credited with Calico idea

October 9, 2013 2:36 pm by | 0 Comments

As you may have heard, Google is back in the health business with Calico, a new antiaging initiative. Now we know who is behind Calico — and just how much Google…



Cohealo raises $1.5M to help hospitals get the most from their medical equipment

Cohealo raises $1.5M to help hospitals get the most from their medical equipment

October 4, 2013 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

A startup that bills itself as the “Uber for medical devices” just secured $750,000 in funding, bringing its total seed funding to $1.5 million. Boca Rotan, Fla.-based Cohealo isn’t a traditional…


Big pharma data miner Palantir raises $196 million

Big pharma data miner Palantir raises $196 million

September 27, 2013 5:14 pm by | 0 Comments

Shadowy data-mining startup Palantir closed over $196 million in funding, according to an SEC filing. The startup is notoriously press shy, as it mines highly sensitive data for pharmaceutical companies and…


VC interest in digital health apparent at Rock Health’s demo day

VC interest in digital health apparent at Rock Health’s demo day

September 25, 2013 2:33 pm by | 2 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO – At Rock Health, entrepreneurs are developing innovative products to keep us healthier, and lower medical care costs. Ten health startups in Rock Health’s current accelerator class presented to a…


With latest $70M, Practice Fusion one of the most well-funded health IT companies

With latest $70M, Practice Fusion one of the most well-funded health IT companies

September 24, 2013 2:14 pm by | 0 Comments

Electronic medical records startup Practice Fusion raised a $70 million fourth round of funding this morning, a few months after we reported series D talks. The company’s valuation is reportedly $700…


The message from Google’s health initiative Calico: Think Bigger

The message from Google’s health initiative Calico: Think Bigger

September 20, 2013 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

Google is back in the health business with a mysterious new initiative to combat death itself. Google’s top executives didn’t say much about the biotech venture, called Calico, when they…



This analytics startup is focusing on the CMO, not the CTO

This analytics startup is focusing on the CMO, not the CTO

September 19, 2013 11:20 am by | 1 Comments

GoodData chief executive Roman Stanek intends for his company to stand out from the pack of analytics startups. He’s taking a different tack by investing heavily in branding and marketing.


New Google venture Calico will tackle health, other problems of aging

New Google venture Calico will tackle health, other problems of aging

September 18, 2013 5:20 pm by | 1 Comments

Google chief executive Larry Page just announced a new venture, Calico, to challenge aging and associated diseases. Biotech pioneer Art Levinson has been named as Calico’s chief. Levison is the former…


Good news for health IT startups with $175M Canvas Venture Fund

Good news for health IT startups with $175M Canvas Venture Fund

September 12, 2013 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

Three partners from Morgenthaler Ventures have spun out a new management company and raised an inaugural fund, dubbed Canvas Venture Fund. The managing directors behind the new fund, Gary Little,…


A first look at the new fitness-focused Samsung smartwatch, Galaxy Gear

A first look at the new fitness-focused Samsung smartwatch, Galaxy Gear

September 1, 2013 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Samsung is set to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch next Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Berlin. But this weekend, we got a first look at the watch. Here it is. The…


More investors jump on board for CareCloud with $9M in funding

More investors jump on board for CareCloud with $9M in funding

August 15, 2013 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

CareCloud just added $9 million in venture funding to its enormous second round, making the startup $30 million richer in a matter of months. Investors are keen to put their dollars…


From personal finance to healthcare: NerdWallet launches hospital comparison tool

From personal finance to healthcare: NerdWallet launches hospital comparison tool

August 14, 2013 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

NerdWallet is best-known for its credit card comparison and personal finance website. But this week, the company announced it is moving in a somewhat surprising new direction, health care. To…


Minnesota startup program aims to solve real-world problems of aging population

Minnesota startup program aims to solve real-world problems of aging population

August 13, 2013 2:25 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s refreshing to see startup initiatives emerge to solve practical, real-world problems. What could be more practical than innovative technologies to support the aging population? St. Paul, Minn.-based AgePower.org recently launched…


Wearable computers resonate with niche group, but mainstream adoption will take time

Wearable computers resonate with niche group, but mainstream adoption will take time

August 12, 2013 3:21 pm by | 0 Comments

Wearable computers have generated a good deal of hype and crowdfunding dollars, but it’s still early days for this technology. The new wave of health and fitness tracking devices are…