Digital Health

ROI and Clinical Validation Will Be the Greatest Markers of Success in 2023 According to Top Digital Health Investors

Investors in the healthcare technology space believe a measurable return on investment (ROI) and clinical validation of the technology’s platform will be the greatest indicators of company success in 2023, according to a new survey of top digital health investors by GSR Ventures. ROI was deemed “important” or “very important” to the success of digital health companies by more than 94% of investor respondents,…

Genetic Testing Company JunoDx Launches Juno Hazel, Its Non-invasive Prenatal Screening Solution

Genetic testing company JunoDx has announced the launch of Juno Hazel, a new non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) solution enabled from finger-prick amounts of blood. The Juno Hazel test breaks through one of the most significant barriers to access for genetic testing by leveraging JunoDx’s proprietary Sample Collection Kit. This process improves early access to high-quality genetic testing without the high costs, long…

Endometriosis DTx Endo-App Is Now Reimbursed as a Prescription Digital Health Product (DiGA) in Germany

Last month the German government added Endo-App, a digital therapeutic for endometriosis sufferers, to its DiGA directory after the app successfully completed the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices’ (in German: Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte aka BfArM) assessment procedure. The DiGa database is essentially a collection of regulated digital health products reimbursed via the government’s fast-track program. Per definition DiGAs are CE-marked medical devices…

UK-based Luna Launches Its App for Teen Health & Wellbeing with £600K in Pre-seed Funding

Luna, a UK-based startup focused on teen health and wellbeing has raised £600K in pre-seed funding to launch its app, and support young people aged 11-17 on their journey to adulthood. Participants in this round include Maria Ro and Kirsten Connell of Octopus Ventures and Miruna Girtu of Syndicate Room. Launched today, the new app is the first of its kind on…

FOLX Health Adds $30M in Series B Funding; Now Offers Family Planning and Fertility Services

  FOLX Health, the digital healthcare service provider designed by and for the medical needs of the LGBTQIA+ community has raised a $30M Series B led by 7wireVentures. Other participants in the round include Foresite Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Define Ventures, and Polaris Partners. FOLX Health will use the new funds to continue expanding its platform to service members, self-insured employers and…

Shimmer Launches with $1.3M in Seed Funding to Make ADHD Coaching More Accessible

The neurodevelopmental condition known as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is massive; according to the renowned ADHD authority, Dr. Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., 13 million American adults (4-5%) deal with its impacts every day. ADHD may make it difficult to regulate emotions and complete everyday tasks at work and at home. It often leads to anxiety, depression, relationship problems, personal/professional stress and disruption, substance abuse, and…

Zócalo Health Launches Its Culturally Competent Virtual Care Services for Latinos in California and Texas   

Zócalo Health, a Latino-founded healthcare service designed for Latino patients, is launching its primary care memberships for residents across California and Texas. The company had announced its $5M seed round co-led by Animo, Virtue, and Vamos Ventures this past September and plans to expand to other states in 2022 and beyond.   Zócalo Health premiered as an invite-only service to select members earlier…

How Hello Heart Is Combating Heart Health Inequities with Digital Therapeutics

In heart disease, there are disparities in prevalence, mortality rate, and care across different groups. Women’s mortality rate for heart attacks is 2x higher than men – making heart disease their biggest health outcomes gap. Hypertension is a condition that disproportionately impacts Black adults – and the group experiences 30% more heart disease deaths compared to non-Hispanic White adults. Additionally, 25 million Spanish speakers receive about a third…