Digital Health

Spex Capital and MedCity London Partner to Source and Fund Breakthrough Healthtech Ventures

Investment firm Spex Capital and London’s life sciences cluster organization MedCity have opened their first joint call as part of their exclusive partnership to identify and fund the next generation of digital health and medtech innovators. Applications are invited from early-stage health-tech ventures with solutions to problems faced by healthcare systems globally. Interested companies can complete their applications for seed or series A rounds by October 27th, 2021. The call comes…

Canadian WELL Plans to Acquire a Majority Stake in U.S.-based Women’s Health E-Pharmacy Startup Wisp

Canada-based WELL Health Technologies, a company focused on consolidating and modernizing clinical and digital assets within the healthcare sector, has announced plans to acquire a majority stake in Wisp, a U.S.-based e-pharmacy & telehealth startup focused on women’s health, for $41M. It is expected that at the close of the transaction, WELL will own approximately 53% of the issued and outstanding share…

SimpliFed Raises a $500K Pre-Seed Round to Revolutionize Infant Nutrition

SimpliFed, a company dedicated to revolutionizing infant nutrition via their virtual lactation and baby feeding support platform, has raised a $500K pre-seed round. The round was led by Third Culture Capital (3CC). The funds, which were raised while SimpliFed’s founder and CEO Andrea Ippolito was pregnant with her second child, will be used to further implement their telehealth platform and share their…

Alpha Medical Adds a New Set of Services to Diagnose and Treat PCOS

Virtual care company Alpha Medical has created a patient-centric, whole person care platform built for women. On Alpha each patient gets a dedicated PCP when she signs up, and the same provider cares for all of her primary medical needs online to ensure continuation of care. The company’s system anticipates a patient’s needs through data-driven proactive screenings, and is built for cost-effective…

Swing Therapeutics Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its Fibromyalgia Platform

Fibromyalgia is a chronic and debilitating pain condition is characterized by widespread pain and other physical and cognitive symptoms that include fatigue, disrupted sleep, reduced physical function, memory problems and brain fog, and is often accompanied by anxiety and depression. Because fibromyalgia manifests differently across the affected patient population and can be masked by other accompanying conditions, it is difficult to diagnose…

Opportunity: Applications Open for DigitalHealth.London’s Flagship Accelerator Program

DigitalHealth.London is currently accepting applications for its flagship Accelerator program. The year-long program targets digital health companies with a product or service that has high potential to meet the current challenges facing the NHS and social care today, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and as detailed in the NHS Long Term Plan. Digital health startups selected for the program will…

Labcorp Acquires Femtech Company Ovia Health

Labcorp, a leading global life sciences company has acquired Ovia Health, a digital health platform dedicated to family planning, pregnancy and parenting. Labcorp supports OB-GYNs and primary care doctors by providing essential testing, screening, educational support and clinical trial options for women including expectant mothers. This creates a better understanding of a patient’s health and potential risks and enables that patient to…

HUED Raises a $1.6M Seed Round to Grow Its Platform for Culturally Competent Care

HUED, a healthcare engagement solution tailored to address the healthcare needs of Black and Latinx communities, has announced a $1.6M seed round led by Female Founder Fund. Other participants in the round include Serena Williams’ VC fund Serena Ventures, Black Founders Matter, Gingerbread Capital and angel investor Halle Tecco. HUED was founded by Kimberly Wilson, Female Founders Fund’s first Entrepreneur in Residence,…