Digital Health

Badger Notes: Hull University Teaching Hospitals Launch Digital Maternity Records App

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has recently introduced BadgetNet and the accompanying app, Badger Notes to improve access to maternity records for pregnant individuals at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital. This digital platform transitions from paper-based records to an electronic patient record system, allowing users to view their maternity care record and modify their birthing preferences through a web portal or…

Harbor’s Baby Monitor and Sleep Tech Attracts $3.7M Seed Investment

Dallas-based startup Harbor, specializing in infant care technology, has successfully raised $3.7M in a seed funding round. The round was led by Trust Ventures, who were joined by Morrison Seger and Capital Factory. This follows Trust Ventures pre-seed investment in September 2022. Additional notable participants in the seed round include former NFL quarterback Tim and Demi-Leigh Tebow, retired US Professional Tennis player John and Madison…

Eli Lilly’s LillyDirect: Implications for Direct-to-Consumer Women’s Health Startups

With both CES and the JP Morgan conference on the horizon, there’s bound to be plenty to discuss. But before we dive into conference week, let’s delve into a topic that dominated week one of 2024: Eli Lilly’s recent venture, LillyDirect. In today’s Inner Circle brief, we’ll dissect Lilly’s foray into the DTC domain, its significance, and potential impacts on women’s health…

Food-as-Medicine Platform Startup Season Acquires Clinical Assets from Wellory

In a strategic move, Season Health, a company active in the food-as-medicine sector, has acquired clinical assets from Wellory, a leading network of registered dietitians in the U.S.. This acquisition marks a significant expansion for Season Health, enhancing its ability to offer personalized nutrition care and broadening its insurance coverage. Since its founding in 2019 by Emily Hochman and Jeni Fahy, Wellory…

Hims & Hers Unveils MedMatch in a Bid to Advance Personalized Healthcare Through AI

Health and wellness platform Hims & Hers has recently introduced MedMatch, a new technology poised to change the landscape of healthcare delivery. MedMatch is designed to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of personalized patient care by leveraging advanced treatments and medication options. Currently in its beta testing phase, MedMatch utilizes artificial intelligence and machine learning, drawing on a large, anonymized dataset from…

Female-led Black Opal Ventures Raises $58M for Inaugural Healthtech VC Fund

New York-based venture capital firm Black Opal Ventures (BOV) has launched a health-tech fund aimed at advancing the healthcare sector through technology. The fund, co-founded by MIT alumnae Dr. Tara Bishop and Eileen Tanghal, has raised $58M to date and has attracted capital from major institutions like Eli Lilly and Company, Bank of America, and others. Black Opal Ventures’ primary focus is…

Sofinnova Partners Launches Europe’s Largest Early-Stage Digital Medicine Fund

Sofinnova Partners, a European venture capital firm with bases in Paris, London, and Milan, has announced the closing of its “Sofinnova Digital Medicine I” fund, amassing $200M (€190M). This new fund represents the largest early-stage digital medicine fund in Europe, surpassing its initial fundraising target. The fund, led by Edward Kliphuis and Simon Turner, aims to advance the digital healthcare sector. It…

Signos Raises $20M Series B Funding to Expand Its Metabolic Health and Weight Loss Platform

Signos, a comprehensive metabolic health platform that includes a proprietary AI-engine with a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to provide real-time data and recommendations for healthy weight management, announced $20 million in Series B funding to respond to the obesity and metabolic health crisis plaguing the US. This new round will allow Signos to expand its core team and platform and conduct additional…