Doximity

By Jonah Comstock November 30, 2015
One of the tidbits in Ashlee Vance's much-talked about Elon Musk biography is that the Musk brothers conceived of, and quickly rejected, an idea that would have put them at the forefront of the digital health space way back in 1994. According to Vance, as they roadtripped to the Mojave Desert from San Francisco, Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal discussed starting a social network for doctors as...
By Aditi Pai May 19, 2015
Jawbone's UP2 device Some 20 percent of investors said they expect Jawbone to go public this year, according to a Rock Health survey of 43 investors. Jawbone has raised an estimated $725 million, the seed fund reported. Rock Health released the survey just a few weeks after activity tracker company Fitbit filed the initial paperwork that puts it on the path for an IPO. In the company's filing...
By Aditi Pai April 14, 2015
WebMD's Apple Watch app The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused companies have announced their soon-to-launch Apple Watch apps. At the end of March, MobiHealthNews counted at least 19 new health and fitness apps that were announced for the Apple Watch. Since then, there's been at least another 18. Here are 18 more...
By Aditi Pai August 14, 2014
By the end of the second quarter this year, digital health funding had already surpassed the total funding for 2014, according to a June 2014 report from Rock Health. This growth also shows in the top funded companies for the first half of the year. While Proteus Digital Health received the largest investment in the first half of 2014 as well as the first half of 2013, last year Proteus raised $...
By Aditi Pai April 30, 2014
At startup accelerator Techstars' Boston demo day this week, three of the 12 companies showed off digital health-related products. One startup, called Change Collective, is led by Ben Rubin, the former CTO and cofounder of defunct sleep monitor company Zeo. His new startup aims to help people make lasting, healthy changes to their lives. "What we learned from what eventually became Change...
By Aditi Pai April 29, 2014
San Mateo-based medical communications platform and physician referral engine Doximity raised $54 million in a round co-led by DFJ and T. Rowe Price Associates. Morgan Stanley Investment Management as well as returning investors Emergence Capital Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and InterWest Partners also participated in the round. This brings the company's total funding to $81 million. CEO Jeff...
By Aditi Pai March 25, 2014
San Francisco-based SharePractice raised $1.3 million from Founders Fund, China Rock and Scrum Ventures this week. The company also launched its iOS app, which lets physicians evaluate and comment on different treatments that clinicians suggest to their patients. Physicians can share treatments, get feedback on treatments and protocols from other physicians, and favorite specific treatments and...
By Aditi Pai December 10, 2013
Healthcare photo sharing app Figure 1 raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Version One Ventures and Rho Canada Ventures, a division of New York-based Rho Capital Partners and also included the Investment Accelerator Fund, Ryerson Futures, Accelerated Medical Ventures Founder Zen Chu, and Rypple Cofounder Daniel Debow. Figure 1 will use the money to improve their product and...
By Jonah Comstock October 1, 2013
At the "3 CEOs" session at the Health 2.0 event in Santa Clara, California this week, two CEOs of famously acquired digital health companies, Christine Robins of BodyMedia and Pete Hudson of iTriage-maker Healthagen, talked about their respective mergers. Also, Hudson and Doximity's Jeff Tangney expounded on recently launched products, while Robins merely hinted at a big move to come. Hudson,...
By Jonah Comstock June 19, 2013
In the face of a surge of interest in physician ratings and curation from high-profile health startups like HealthTap and Doximity, long-time physician rating platform Vitals.com has raised $22 million in third round funding to improve its consumer offerings. The round was led by new investor Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Existing investors Cardinal Partners, Health Enterprise Partners,...

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