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Uber Health Introduces Uber Caregiver to Support and Empower Caregivers

Uber Health has recently introduced Uber Caregiver, a new solution designed to support caregivers and their loved ones. Starting this summer, care-receivers will be able to add caregivers to their Uber profile, enabling them to request and monitor rides and deliveries, and utilize eligible health benefits for payments. This solution aims to enhance the caregiving experience by maximizing ancillary healthcare benefits and…

Backpack Healthcare Secures $14M in Series A Funding to Advance Pediatric Mental Health Care

Backpack Healthcare, a provider of online pediatric mental healthcare, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by PACE Healthcare Capital and saw participation from ECMC, Techstars, and Collab Capital, among others. The escalating youth mental health crisis in the United States has underscored the critical need for accessible mental health solutions. With over 40 million children relying…

Summer Health Secures $11.65M Series A Funding to Expand Text-based Pediatric Support

In a move set to advance pediatric care accessibility, Summer Health, a digital health company, has announced the successful closure of its Series A funding round, securing an impressive $11.65 million. Spearheaded by new investor 7wire Ventures and backed by returning investor Lux Capital, this funding marks a significant milestone for the company’s mission to provide round-the-clock pediatric support to parents. The…

How UK-based BoobyBiome Is Advancing Infant Feeding Harnessing the Power of the Breast Milk Microbiome

BoobyBiome, a UK-based startup headquartered in the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, is on a mission to transform infant health for generations to come. Founded by three female entrepreneurs with expertise in microbiology, neuroscience, chemistry, and biophysics, BoobyBiome is advancing the field of infant feeding by harnessing the power of the breast milk microbiome. Since its inception in 2019, BoobyBiome…

Menopause Virtual Clinic Midi Health and Caregiver Support Platform Cleo Partner to Enhance Support for Women during Midlife Hormonal Transition

Midi Health, a virtual care clinic specializing in women’s health during perimenopause and menopause, has teamed up with Cleo, a global caregiving platform, to provide comprehensive support for women facing hormonal changes. The collaboration aims to address the specific healthcare needs of women during this critical phase of their lives. The partnership between Midi Health and Cleo allows for personalized guidance and…

Baby Food Brand Amara Secures $20M in Series B Funding

Amara, an organic baby food brand, recently announced the successful closure of an oversubscribed $20 million Series B funding round. The minority financing was led by HumanCo Investments, with participation from Melitas Venture Capital and Touch Capital, among others. Founded by Jessica Sturzenegger, Amara has garnered attention for its proprietary methods in creating shelf-stable baby food. The company plans to utilize the…

New Ovia Health Report Highlights Growing Demand for Family-Friendly Workplace Benefits in the U.S.

A recent report released by Ovia Health by Labcorp, titled “Future of Family Friendly 2024: Benefits That Matter,” offers insights into the preferences of U.S. workers regarding family-friendly workplace benefits. “This report indicates we are witnessing a shift in what employees seek in terms of family-friendly benefits, and they’re willing to change employers to find them,” said¬†Jenny Carillo, Ph.D., President of Ovia.…

Villie Secures $700K in Pre-Seed Funding to Enhance Support for Expecting Parents

Villie, an online platform founded in 2021 by Kimberly Jolasun, has recently announced a significant milestone with the successful completion of a $700K pre-seed funding round. This investment round saw participation from prominent investors including XRC Labs, TxO by a16z, and Fearless Fund. The platform, conceptualized by Jolasun, aims to provide a supportive environment for expecting parents, facilitating connections and offering resources…