More startups are focused on developing products that can change the current (and often inefficient) medical ecosystem. Last year alone 115 dedicated healthcare accelerators were reported worldwide, and this does not include technology accelerators that often accept healthcare tech companies. According to StartUp Health Insights, digital health companies have raised so far $3.07B in 2015. Here are a few of the most recent deals:
Doctor on Demand Video Visits
Based in San-Francisco, Doctor on Demand start-up has raised $50.0M from Tenaya Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Dignity Health and Anne Wojcicki. This startup’s solution allows physicians, psychologists and lactation consultants to provide focused care – without patients having to leave their homes. With Video, doctors can look, listen, and engage with their patients to diagnose their issues and provide an effective treatment plan.
Hello Inc. developed the first system for understanding your sleep and bedroom and recently received a $20.0M investment from Temasek Holdings.
The tiny Sleep Pill attaches to your pillow and invisibly tracks your sleep at night. Sense uses a highly sensitive accelerometer and gyroscope inside the Sleep Pill. The tiny Sleep Pill attaches to your pillow and invisibly tracks your sleep at night. Sense uses a highly sensitive accelerometer and gyroscope inside the Sleep Pill.
Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep, monitors the environment in your bedroom and reinvents the alarm, so you can sleep better. Sense sits on your bedside table and combines the insight of your sleep patterns with the data of the environment in your bedroom, including noise, light, temperature, humidity and particles in the air.
SVO, the smartphone-based autorefractor
Smart Vision Labs successfully got the attention of Techstars Ventures and other investors, raising $6.1M for developing further its smartphone-based autorefractor. SVO is precise, ultraportable, powerful and comes with an affordable price. It captures the entire wavefront of your eye and can detect up to seven orders of aberration (with more to come).
Cure Forward, a Boston start-up aiming to forever change the world’s approach to cancer treatment has raised $15.0M from Apple Tree Partners.