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By Jonah Comstock October 14, 2015
David Ebersman Lyra Health, the behavioral health-focused startup launched this summer by David Ebersman, former CFO of Facebook and Genentech, has raised $35 million. Greylock Partners and existing investor Venrock led the round, with additional participation from existing investor Castlight Health, and new investors Providence Health & Services, Breyer Capital, and Origin Capital...
By Jonah Comstock August 20, 2015
Bryan Roberts Bryan Roberts, one of Venrock's healthcare-focused investment partners, has some rules of thumb for investing in digital health -- and for what to pass up. Roberts' portfolio included six successful exits last year, the Wall Street Journal reports, and this year he has invested in Stride Health, Lyra Health, Intarcia Therapeutics, and Grand Rounds. In a recent interview with the...
By Jonah Comstock August 20, 2015
Grand Rounds, a company that works with consumers and employers to match patients with specialist doctors and helps provide second opinions, has raised $55 million in third round funding from a new, undisclosed global mutual fund investor as well as existing investors Greylock, Venrock, Harrison Metal and David Ebersman. This round brings Grand Rounds' total funding to $106 million. The company...
By Jonah Comstock July 1, 2015
Investment trends in digital health companies point to increasing evidence of a maturing space, according to StartUp Health's Midyear Report. StartUp's figures show that overall investment tracks with the first half of 2014, but a larger percentage of deals is focused on later-stage companies. So far this year, StartUp Health has reported 226 deals and a total of $2.8 billion in funding,...
By Aditi Pai June 25, 2015
Burlingame, California-based Lyra Health, which is developing a platform to identify people with behavioral health conditions, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round from Castlight Health. Lyra Health previously received undisclosed seed funding from venture capital firm Venrock. Lyra's Chief Medical Officer Dena Bravata formerly served in the same role at Castlight Health. Lyra Health...
By Aditi Pai June 17, 2015
San Francisco-based video visits company Doctor On Demand raised $50 million in a round led by Tenaya Capital with participation from new investors Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health, and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki. Existing investors, Venrock, Shasta Ventures, and Sir Richard Branson also contributed. Doctor On Demand has raised more than $74 million in funding to date. Doctor On Demand offers its...
By Brian Dolan June 15, 2015
Gwen Hines, RN, Practice Administrator, Atlantic Adult & Pediatric Medicine, an Aledade partner Bethesda, Maryland-based, tech-enabled accountable care company, Aledade, has raised $30 million in venture funding led by return backer ARCH Venture Partners with participation from its other existing investor Venrock. The company raised $4.5 million in its first round last summer, which is...
By Aditi Pai May 20, 2015
San Francisco-based Stride Health has raised $13 million in a round led by Venrock with participation from Fidelity Biosciences and existing investor NEA, according to a post from TechCrunch. This brings the company's total funding to at least $15.4 million. Stride Health helps people shopping for health insurance on the open exchanges by providing a more advanced search engine can factor in a...
By Aditi Pai September 23, 2014
Employee wellness curation platform Jiff raised $18 million in a round led by Venrock with participation from existing investors Aberdare Ventures and Aeris Capital. Jiff has raised $25.8 million to date. Jiff originally launched with a provider-to-patient education platform, called JiffPad, the company pivoted in June 2013 and now offers a service called The Health Outcomes Marketplace. The...
By Aditi Pai August 6, 2014
San Francisco-based video visit app Doctor On Demand raised $21 million in a round led by Venrock with additional funding from Shasta Ventures and Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, which offers employee wellness program Virgin Pulse. This brings the company's total funding to $24 million. Existing Doctor on Demand investors include Venrock, Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures,...