Report: Biotech attracts $1B in venture capital funding, medical device deal size trends higher

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Report: Biotech attracts $1B in venture capital funding, medical device deal size trends higher

April 18, 2014 5:30 am by | 0 Comments

On the surface, the first quarter venture capital funding report by National Venture Capital Association and PriceWaterhouseCoopers looks like another downward trend for venture capital deal flow in the life…


Hear That Rumble? It’s Called Direct Primary Care & It’s Gaining Momentum

Hear That Rumble? It’s Called Direct Primary Care & It’s Gaining Momentum

April 18, 2014 6:16 pm by | 0 Comments

1 in 10 Practice Owners are Planning a Transition to Concierge Medicine As physicians experience more friction with insurance companies and unreasonable patient loads in order to meet their financial…


Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…



Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

April 18, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

The 2014 Venturebeat Mobile Summit was awesome and a great meeting of the minds in mobile. I was fortunate enough to chair the ad formats session with Nafis from Twitter…


Device company with focus on Type 2 diabetes treatment raises another $150K

Device company with focus on Type 2 diabetes treatment raises another $150K

April 18, 2014 10:54 am by | 0 Comments

Minnesota medical device company MetaModix has raised $150,000 in equity between three undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing made with the SEC. The startup, which is working to develop…


Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington

Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington

April 18, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

People tend to view Washington D.C. as obtuse and inefficient. That’s only partially correct. Our political system has faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years. As a result of our sluggish lawmakers,…


Top 10 VC-backed startups in Korea: Kakao still dominates

Top 10 VC-backed startups in Korea: Kakao still dominates

April 18, 2014 6:07 am by | 0 Comments

Under The Radar, a prominent IT and startup-focused blog in Korea, recently published a top 10 list of venture backed enterprises in Korea. Not surprisingly, Kakao placed number one in…


Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

April 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how to stay healthy – eat less, move more. It’s actually making those changes to daily life that is the hard part. The same is not true for…



Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…


A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

April 18, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

A New Orleans startup focused on healing holes in the eardrum without surgery has found early validation and funding from two business plan competition wins within the last week. Tympanogen…


Fundable passes $100M in crowdsourced cash for startups, claims it’s the biggest biz crowdfunder

Fundable passes $100M in crowdsourced cash for startups, claims it’s the biggest biz crowdfunder

April 17, 2014 7:24 pm by | 0 Comments

Looking for cash for your startup? Fundable just announced that it has surpassed $100 million in commitments from backers and investors. That means, communications chief Laura Moller said, that it’s…


Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

Healthbox expands with $7M, 3 new services for startups & innovation-hungry providers

April 17, 2014 4:32 pm by | 1 Comments

Healthbox is combining $7 million in new funding with learning from the seven startup accelerator programs it’s run over the last two years to expand its offerings for entrepreneurs and…


Opko acquires early stage digital inhaler device co. to pair it with respiratory drugs

Opko acquires early stage digital inhaler device co. to pair it with respiratory drugs

April 17, 2014 3:00 pm by | 0 Comments

As pharmaceutical companies look for ways to add value to their drugs to solve problems like adherence, many see digital health as an important part of that strategy. Respiratory drug…


One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

One Medical scoops up another $40M fresh off addition of telehealth, corporate programs

April 17, 2014 10:14 am by | 1 Comments

Concierge primary care practice One Medical Group has raised more than $117 million in capital with the addition of a new $40 million round announced today. That’s a lot of…


Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

Startup creates effective breast cancer diagnostic test which saves time, lives

April 17, 2014 9:40 am by | 0 Comments

GROTON — A stone’s throw away from the newly designated biotech incubator on Pfizer Inc.’s campus, about 50 scientists gathered Wednesday to hear the story of a startup company from…


Space institute funds eye tracking to detect brain injury, drugs + apps platform

Space institute funds eye tracking to detect brain injury, drugs + apps platform

April 17, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

The National Space Biomedical Research Institute in Houston said it’s provided funding to two promising early-stage technologies that take novel approaches to problems both on earth and in space. First…