Optum Ventures

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO November 1, 2019 By Iris Dorbian Silicon Valley-based Mindstrong Health , a healthcare company focused on mental health, has named Daniel Graf as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund. PRESS RELEASE MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif …

Mindstrong Health Announces Daniel Graf as CEO | PR Newswire | 10/31/2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 31, Mindstrong Health, a healthcare innovation company dedicated to transforming mental health through innovations in digital measurement and virtual care models, today announced that Daniel Graf , a veteran technologist and leader of key product teams at Uber, Twitter and Google, has been appointed CEO. Graf will lead Mindstrong as it expands the use of its comprehensive virtual care solution for patients with serious mental illness (SMI …

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AVIA secures $22M in funding round with investment from Cedars-Sinai, Providence St. Joseph Health | FierceHealthcare | 10/23/2019

… 2018, has a targeted focus on four key issues facing Medicaid patients: behavioral health, women and infant care, substance use disorder and avoidable emergency department visits. RELATED: Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more AVIA also is growing its consulting practice to help healthcare organizations link their overarching strategies to technology-enabled business plans, as well as to build the skills …

Smartphone-Based Approach for Managing Chronic Conditions | 10/14/2019

… Optum Ventures. Kaia Health has developed a smartphone-based approach for managing a range of chronic conditions, with its leading product focused on musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) such as chronic back pain. The investment by Optum Ventures helps Kaia Health address the rising costs of treating MSK-related conditions, the difficulty patients have in accessing gold-standard treatment, and the need for innovative, scaleable and cost-effective technology solutions to confront …

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more | FierceHealthcare | 10/4/2019

… deploy regulated recommendations and insights back to patients and providers. Payer-provider collaboration: Vim , a startup developing a platform for health plan-provider collaboration, landed $24 million in series B funding co-led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product …

An app that promises to treat a common and debilitating condition just got $8 million to break into the US market — and it’s the latest sign of how tech is reshaping healthcare | Business Insider | 9/20/2019

… grandchildren from school, or doing work in the garden, Ramin said. A funding boost to enter the US healthcare market Earlier this week, Kaia announced that it raised $8 million in funding led by Optum Ventures , the VC arm of giant healthcare firm UnitedHealth Group. The hope is to accelerate Kaia’s growth in the US, extend the platform to other types of chronic pain, and expand the supporting clinical evidence …

Kaia Health nets $8m in latest funding round | 9/18/2019

… technology is registered as a Class I medical device in Europe, and Kaia is currently seeking US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Kaia Health founder and CEO Konstantin Mehl said: “The investment from Optum Ventures will allow us to explore integration opportunities throughout the complete patient treatment journey …

Backed by Optum Ventures, Kaia Health Raises $8M for AI-Driven Digital Therapeutics for Back Pain & COPD | HIT Consultant | 9/17/2019

… Driven Digital Therapeutics for Back Pain & COPD and is located at https://hitconsultant.net/2019/09/17/optum-ventures-kaia-health-digital-therapeutics-funding/. Captcha Submit – Digital therapeutics startup Kaia Health raises $8M in funding led by Optum Ventures to support the accelerated execution of clinical trials required to demonstrate efficacy to the FDA. – Kaia Health utilizes multimodal therapy, which combines physical, psychological and educational elements to relieve back pain at home, without …

Kaia Health Announces $8 Million in Funding Led by Optum Ventures | PR Newswire | 9/17/2019

… Optum Ventures. Kaia Health has developed a smartphone-based approach for managing a range of chronic conditions, with its leading product focused on musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) such as chronic back pain. The investment by Optum Ventures helps Kaia Health address the rising costs of treating MSK-related conditions, the difficulty patients have in accessing gold-standard treatment, and the need for innovative, scalable and cost-effective technology solutions to confront …

Kaia Health lands $8M to focus on treating musculoskeletal disorders | MobiHealthNews | 9/17/2019

… This comes after a German pilot study demonstrated a successful decrease of symptoms. WHAT IT’S FOR The company said the new money will be put towards developing and scaling the technology . “The investment from Optum Ventures will allow us to explore integration opportunities throughout the complete patient treatment journey,” Konstantin Mehl, Founder and CEO of Kaia Health, said in a statement. “We are proud to partner with Optum Ventures, a …

Kaia raises $8 million to treat chronic pain with AI-guided exercise | VentureBeat | 9/17/2019

… brings its total raised to over $20 million, and Mehl says it’ll be used to accelerate U.S. sales growth and R&D and to expand the supporting base of clinical evidence. “The investment from Optum Ventures will allow us to explore integration opportunities throughout the complete patient treatment journey,” said Mehl. “We are proud to partner with Optum Ventures, a company at the forefront of improving health care.” Kaia’s iOS …

Optum leads $8M funding round for digital therapeutics startup Kaia Health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

Kaia Health, a New York City-based startup developing smartphone-based technology for chronic condition management, closed a funding round led by Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum. The $8 million in new funding will be used to further develop the supporting clinical evidence base behind Kaia Health’s technology and to expand the company’s offerings to address more conditions. Optum Ventures’ investment will also help offset the …

Munich-based healthtech startup Kaia Health raises €7.3 million to expand its digital back pain treatments in the US - EU-Startups | 9/17/2019

… to get real-time feedback on their exercise performance using their smartphone’s camera, which, when taken together with the platform’s psychological and educational support, has been shown to outperform conventional therapy. “The investment from Optum Ventures will allow us to explore integration opportunities throughout the complete patient treatment journey,” said Konstantin Mehl, Kaia Health founder and CEO of Kaia Health. “We are proud to partner with Optum Ventures, a company …

Kaia raises $8m in second funding round | 9/17/2019

US based digital healthcare company Kaia Health has raised $8m in a new funding round led by Optum Ventures. The company, which provides app-based treatment for musclosketetal disorders (MSK) such as chronic back pain on a global platform, said it would use the investment to accelerate sales growth in the US and expand its services… You must be a HM Subscriber to view this content. Please log in or …

Vim’s platform raises $24M to guide patients toward high-quality, low-cost care | MobiHealthNews | 9/10/2019

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross led the Series B round. 11:43 am Share Vim, maker of a tech platform enabling value-based care for health plans and providers, has raised $24 million in a Series B round led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. Great Point Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Leverage Health Solutions have also backed the company. WHAT THEY DO Vim offers a patient-facing appointment booking …

CORRECTING and REPLACING Vim, a Healthcare Platform for Health Plan-provider Collaboration, Raises $24 Million in Series B Financing Led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross | 9/9/2019

Twitter News Feed Item CORRECTING and REPLACING Vim, a Healthcare Platform for Health Plan-provider Collaboration, Raises $24 Million in Series B Financing Led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross September 9, 2019 03:12 PM EDT Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: VIM, A HEALTHCARE PLATFORM FOR HEALTH PLAN-PROVIDER COLLABORATION, RAISES $24 MILLION IN SERIES B FINANCING …

Optum leads $24M funding for health tech startup aligning payers, providers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/9/2019

… aligns payer and provider incentives by providing actionable insights that help patients choose providers best suited to their needs, and help providers make appropriate, value-driven care decisions. Since its establishment in late 2017, Optum Ventures has invested in early-stage healthcare companies such as clinical data integration firm Diameter Health, at-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked and AI diagnostic tool developer IDx. More articles on health IT …

Vim raises $24 million to match patients with top health care providers | VentureBeat | 9/9/2019

GamesBeat Summit 2020 April 28-29, 2020 San Francisco, California- and Tel Aviv-based Vim , a startup developing a platform for health plan-provider collaboration, today announced that it’s raised $24 million in series B funding led by Optum Ventures, with participation from Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. The fresh capital follows a $10.6 million venture series in September 2016 (a year after the company’s founding), and …

Optum Ventures Leads $24M Funding Round for HIT Startup Vim | 9/9/2019

Optum Ventures, the independent venture fund of Optum, is leading a funding round for Vim, Inc., a healthcare technology company that aims to align incentives between payers and providers to empower value-based care decisions. The $24 million Series B financing round led by Optum Ventures also included investments from Premera Blue Cross and follow-ons by Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use this investment to fuel …

Health tech funding snapshot—Insurtech Ethos lands $60M in GV-led round, Nurx raises $52 million, and more | FierceHealthcare | 8/31/2019

… closed a $15 million Series B funding round led by Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures. Health insurance company Humana joined the round as a strategic investor, and earlier backers F-Prime Capital (Fidelity Investments) and Optum Ventures also contributed. Digital health tools: Hello Heart reeled in a $12 million Series B round led by Khosla Ventures to help bankroll the expansion of its sales and engineering teams, according to FierceBioTech . Diagnostics …

Digital Health

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

… Daniel Graf as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind … point in the journey to a clinically effective, engaging, continuous digital health system for people with serious mental illness. By gathering real world evidence, we can create a digital health future based on deep science …

Mindstrong Health Announces Daniel Graf as CEO | PR Newswire | 10/31/2019

… executive chairman Rick Klausner said: “Mindstrong is at an inflection point in the journey to a clinically effective, engaging, continuous digital health system for people with serious mental illness. By gathering real world evidence, we … the United States $193 billion in lost earnings each year. Optum Ventures’ Managing Partner Larry Renfro said: “We are thrilled that Daniel has joined Mindstrong as Chief Executive. Daniel is a pioneer in his field …

Medicare

AVIA secures $22M in funding round with investment from Cedars-Sinai, Providence St. Joseph Health | FierceHealthcare | 10/23/2019

Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Andy Slavitt. The project, which kicked off in August 2018, has a targeted focus on four key issues facing Medicaid patients: behavioral health, women and infant care, substance use disorder and avoidable emergency department visits. RELATED: Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more AVIA also is growing its consulting practice to help healthcare organizations link their overarching …

ACA

An app that promises to treat a common and debilitating condition just got $8 million to break into the US market — and it’s the latest sign of how tech is reshaping healthcare | Business Insider | 9/20/2019

… minutes, and a one year subscription costs $80. The company just raised $8 million in a funding round led by Optum Ventures, with the hope to accelerate Kaia’s growth in the US, extend the platform … for visits to the doctor’s office, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) says . A German company wants to address the issue and help people get better care. Konstantin Mehl founded Kaia Health as an app to …

Apple Health Partner ‘LetsGetChecked’ Raises $30 Million Series B | Forbes | 5/9/2019

… financing, with LTP , a Boston-based growth equity investment firm focused on healthcare IT, leading the round and existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also participating. LetsGetChecked will use the funding to … through partner retailers, including CVS (NYSE: CVS), Walmart (NYSE: WMT), Pharmaca, and McKesson (NYSE: MCK) online stores. Patients are connected with in-state board-certified physicians to discuss any abnormal results and determine the best …

Healthcare Venture Capital

Kaia Health nets $8m in latest funding round | 9/18/2019

Credit: Kaia Health Digital therapeutics company Kaia Health has announced the closure of an $8m funding round led by healthcare venture capital firm Optum Ventures. The money will be used to accelerate the company’s sales growth in the US, as well as extending its platform and expanding the supporting clinical evidence base for its technology. This is Kaia’s second significant fundraising of 2019, following $10m in Series A funding from …

Healthcare venture capital is growing: 16 latest deals | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/25/2019

Venture capitalists poured $2.6 billion into healthcare startups in January, and dozens of healthcare venture capital deals have been announced since then. Below are 16 healthcare venture capital deal announced in the past month: 1 … raised $9.6 million in Series A-1 funding led by Optum Ventures. 9. EveryWell , an Austin, Texas-based digital health company, raised $50 million in financing led by Goodwater Capital. 10. Sword Health , a New …

Healthtech

Munich-based healthtech startup Kaia Health raises €7.3 million to expand its digital back pain treatments in the US - EU-Startups | 9/17/2019

Munich-based healthtech startup Kaia Health raises €7.3 million to expand its digital back pain treatments in the US By - September 17, 2019 Munich-based Kaia Health , which creates personalised, app-based physical therapies for chronic conditions, has raised a €7.3 million funding round led by Optum Ventures. The startup previously raised a round of €8.8 million in January 2019 . Kaia Health calls itself ‘a physiotherapist in your pocket’. Its …

The Minnesota HealthTech Monthly: April 2019 | Tech dot MN | 5/8/2019

A roundup of Minnesota’s HealthTech headlines for April 2019: Local Tech Startup Yonder Takes A Bite Out Of Kids’ Dental Anxieties Local ACA Software Maker Health e(fx) Names New CEO Zipnosis Lands Another $3m Equity Investment Optum Ventures Leads Investment Round For Diameter Health ExceleraRx Promotes Troy Polan to Chief Technology Officer Best Buy To Start Selling Digital Self-Exam Products & TeleHealth Services Meet A Minnesota Tech CTO: Uriah …

Clinical Data

Optum leads $24M funding for health tech startup aligning payers, providers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/9/2019

Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led the Series B financing round for Vim, a San Francisco-based platform fostering collaboration between healthcare providers and payers. Other participants in the $24 million … Ventures has invested in early-stage healthcare companies such as clinical data integration firm Diameter Health, at-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked and AI diagnostic tool developer IDx. More articles on health IT …

Healthcare venture capital is growing: 16 latest deals | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/25/2019

… Management were joined by AbbVie Ventures and Surveyor Capital in the funding round. 4. Saama Technologies , a Campbell, Calif.-based clinical data analytics platform firm, closed a $40 million financing with Perceptive Advisors. 5. SpringWorks … raised $9.6 million in Series A-1 funding led by Optum Ventures. 9. EveryWell , an Austin, Texas-based digital health company, raised $50 million in financing led by Goodwater Capital. 10. Sword Health , a New …

Clinical Data Integration

Optum leads $24M funding for health tech startup aligning payers, providers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/9/2019

Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led the Series B financing round for Vim, a San Francisco-based platform fostering collaboration between healthcare providers and payers. Other participants in the $24 million … Ventures has invested in early-stage healthcare companies such as clinical data integration firm Diameter Health, at-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked and AI diagnostic tool developer IDx. More articles on health IT …

Healthcare venture capital is growing: 16 latest deals | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/25/2019

… clinical data integration company, raised $9.6 million in Series A-1 funding led by Optum Ventures. 9. EveryWell , an Austin, Texas-based digital health company, raised $50 million in financing led by Goodwater Capital. 10. Sword Health , a New York City-based physical therapy provider, raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures. 11. Bardy Diagnostics , a Seattle-based provider of ambulatory cardiac monitoring technologies, raised $35.5 …

Home Health

Digital health funding in first half of 2019 hits record $5.1B: report | FierceHealthcare | 7/17/2019

… whitepaper to read the positive economic impact that digital solutions and patient engagement had on wound care patients in the home health setting who underwent negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). Download Now Global digital health … Alexa Fund, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Goldman Sachs, Merck, UnitedHealthcare’s Optum Ventures, Piper Jaffray, BlueCross BlueShield, Oracle, Merrill Lynch, Fidelity and Cisco Investment, Mercom Capital Group reported. So far, 2019 has seen less M&A …

LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing | MobiHealthNews | 5/9/2019

Search LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing The New York City-based company will be scaling its brand, expanding its logistics and continuing work on its core technology. May 09, 2019 Share At-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked has brought in a $30 million Series B raise headed by health IT investment firm LTP. Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also returned to participate in the …

Home Health Testing

LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing | MobiHealthNews | 5/9/2019

Search LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing The New York City-based company will be scaling its brand, expanding its logistics and continuing work on its core technology. May 09, 2019 Share At-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked has brought in a $30 million Series B raise headed by health IT investment firm LTP. Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also returned to participate in the …

Apple Health Partner ‘LetsGetChecked’ Raises $30 Million Series B | Forbes | 5/9/2019

LetsGetChecked home testing kit. LetsGetChecked LetsGetChecked is a direct-to-consumer at-home health testing platform available nationwide in the US, as well as in Canada and Europe, that connects customers to regulated laboratory testing … focused on healthcare IT, leading the round and existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also participating. LetsGetChecked will use the funding to continue scaling the company’s consumer brand in diagnostics, fuel development …

Medicare Advantage

Healthcare venture capital is growing: 16 latest deals | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/25/2019

… Diameter Health , a Farmington, Conn.-based clinical data integration company, raised $9.6 million in Series A-1 funding led by Optum Ventures. 9. EveryWell , an Austin, Texas-based digital health company, raised $50 million in … 15. AllyAlign Health , a Glen Allen, Va.-based administrator of Medicare Advantage special needs plans, closed a $10 million funding round led by McKesson Ventures. 16. Arrakis Therapeutics , a Waltham, Mass.-based biopharmaceutical company, raised …

UnitedHealth Wants to Be the Next Tech Incubator - Nasdaq.com | 11/29/2017

… moving fast enough to develop new healthcare technology. On Tuesday, the company announced it’s setting aside $250 million to create Optum Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in next-generation healthcare companies. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY … Group sells healthcare insurance products like commercial group health insurance, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D drug plans. It also makes tens of billions of dollars per year by running state Medicaid programs, and its …

Mindstrong Health

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO November 1, 2019 By Iris Dorbian Silicon Valley-based Mindstrong Health , a healthcare company focused on mental health, has named Daniel Graf as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund. PRESS RELEASE MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif …

Mindstrong Health Announces Daniel Graf as CEO | PR Newswire | 10/31/2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 31, Mindstrong Health, a healthcare innovation company dedicated to transforming mental health through innovations in digital measurement and virtual care models, today announced that Daniel Graf , a veteran technologist and leader … the United States $193 billion in lost earnings each year. Optum Ventures’ Managing Partner Larry Renfro said: “We are thrilled that Daniel has joined Mindstrong as Chief Executive. Daniel is a pioneer in his field …

Apple Health

VC-backed Mindstrong Health appoints CEO | PE Hub | 11/1/2019

… Daniel Graf as CEO. Prior to joining Mindstrong, Graf led product at Uber . Mindstrong is backed by ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, Foresite Capital, Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Berggruen Holdings and One Mind … Google, he conceived of and led the Google Maps for Apple iOS initiative. Before Google, he was co-founder and CEO of Kyte, a pioneer in mobile video technology. Daniel is an active member of …

Mindstrong Health Announces Daniel Graf as CEO | PR Newswire | 10/31/2019

… and in a separate assessment, SMI was estimated to cost the United States $193 billion in lost earnings each year. Optum Ventures’ Managing Partner Larry Renfro said: “We are thrilled that Daniel has joined Mindstrong … Google, he conceived of and led the Google Maps for Apple iOS initiative. Before Google, he was co-founder and CEO of Kyte, a pioneer in mobile video technology. Daniel is an active member of …

Kaia Health

Smartphone-Based Approach for Managing Chronic Conditions | 10/14/2019

0 Share Kaia Health, a digital therapeutics company, has announced an $8m funding round, the second significant investment this year. The infusion of capital is led by Optum Ventures. Kaia Health has developed a smartphone-based approach for managing a range of chronic conditions, with its leading product focused on musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) such as chronic back pain. The investment by Optum Ventures helps Kaia Health address the rising costs …

An app that promises to treat a common and debilitating condition just got $8 million to break into the US market — and it’s the latest sign of how tech is reshaping healthcare | Business Insider | 9/20/2019

Kaia Health aims to treat people with back pain by using a multidisciplinary approach, which includes physical, educational, and psychological exercises in an app. The company wants to increase access and lower costs for treatment. Exercises are daily for 15 to 20 minutes, and a one year subscription costs $80. The company just raised $8 million in a funding round led by Optum Ventures, with the hope to accelerate Kaia’s …

UnitedHealth Group

An app that promises to treat a common and debilitating condition just got $8 million to break into the US market — and it’s the latest sign of how tech is reshaping healthcare | Business Insider | 9/20/2019

… minutes, and a one year subscription costs $80. The company just raised $8 million in a funding round led by Optum Ventures, with the hope to accelerate Kaia’s growth in the US, extend the platform … by Optum Ventures , the VC arm of giant healthcare firm UnitedHealth Group. The hope is to accelerate Kaia’s growth in the US, extend the platform to other types of chronic pain, and expand the supporting …

Optum leads $8M funding round for digital therapeutics startup Kaia Health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

Kaia Health, a New York City-based startup developing smartphone-based technology for chronic condition management, closed a funding round led by Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum. The $8 million in new funding will be used to further develop the supporting clinical evidence base behind Kaia Health’s technology and to expand the company’s offerings to address more conditions. Optum Ventures’ investment will also help offset the …

UnitedHealth

Optum leads $8M funding round for digital therapeutics startup Kaia Health | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/17/2019

Kaia Health, a New York City-based startup developing smartphone-based technology for chronic condition management, closed a funding round led by Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum. The $8 million in new funding will be used to further develop the supporting clinical evidence base behind Kaia Health’s technology and to expand the company’s offerings to address more conditions. Optum Ventures’ investment will also help offset the …

Backed by Optum Ventures, Kaia Health Raises $8M for AI-Driven Digital Therapeutics for Back Pain & COPD | HIT Consultant | 9/17/2019

… this article and found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called Backed by Optum Ventures, Kaia Health Raises $8M for AI-Driven Digital Therapeutics for Back Pain & COPD … therapeutic offerings for back pain and COPD with Optum and UnitedHealth customers. Kaia Health , a digital therapeutics startup that creates accessible, evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders including back pain and COPD, today …

Shyft Analytics

Kaia Health lands $8M to focus on treating musculoskeletal disorders | MobiHealthNews | 9/17/2019

The new round was led by Optum Ventures. 03:15 am Share This morning digital physical therapy company Kaia Health announced an $8 million funding round led by United Health’s venture arm Optum Ventures. This comes … past it has invested in Aprevita, Buoy Health, Mindstrong and SHYFT Analytics. ON THE RECORD “Kaia Health has taken a technology-led approach to create a digital therapeutic that will make treatment more accessible to …

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: UnitedHealth Group creates $250 million venture fund — EKG band approved for Apple Watch — New study shows Google is effective transcription tool | Business Insider | 12/1/2017

print UNITEDHEALTH GROUP CREATES $250 MILLION VENTURE FUND: UnitedHealth Group’s business unit, Optum, announced the formation of Optum Ventures, a $250 million fund to invest in early-stage and startup digital health companies. This new … get health advice the moment they start to feel ill. SHYFT Analytics , a cloud-based data and analytics platform provider, which gives life science firms the insights needed to reduce costs and risk while increasing …

LetsGetChecked

Optum leads $24M funding for health tech startup aligning payers, providers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/9/2019

Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led the Series B financing round for Vim, a San Francisco-based platform fostering collaboration between healthcare providers and payers. Other participants in the $24 million … data integration firm Diameter Health, at-home lab test startup LetsGetChecked and AI diagnostic tool developer IDx. More articles on health IT …

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding | MobiHealthNews | 7/5/2019

… Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA LetsGetChecked will continue to scale its consumer-facing brand. In addition, the company will also be expanding its North America manufacturing and logistical capabilities, and further developing its core technology. The New York City-based company offers consumers a range of lab tests that can be ordered through an online site or partner retailers. Customers receive a kit in the mail, which instructs them …

EverlyWell

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding | MobiHealthNews | 7/5/2019

… the $50 million to further expand its digital platform and beef up its partnerships with brands like CVS and Humana. EverlyWell offers consumers a range of lab tests that can be ordered on the company’s … are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. $30 LTP, Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA LetsGetChecked will continue to scale its consumer-facing brand. In addition, the company will also be expanding its North …

LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing | MobiHealthNews | 5/9/2019

… lab test startup LetsGetChecked has brought in a $30 million Series B raise headed by health IT investment firm LTP. Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also returned to participate in the round. WHAT … few years. It was just a few weeks ago that EverlyWell raised $50 million for its own mail-order diagnostics business. February saw an $18 million Series B round from urine analysis company healthy.io , while …

CVS

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding | MobiHealthNews | 7/5/2019

… will be using the $50 million to further expand its digital platform and beef up its partnerships with brands like CVS and Humana. EverlyWell offers consumers a range of lab tests that can be ordered … are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. $30 LTP, Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA LetsGetChecked will continue to scale its consumer-facing brand. In addition, the company will also be expanding its North …

Apple Health Partner ‘LetsGetChecked’ Raises $30 Million Series B | Forbes | 5/9/2019

… financing, with LTP , a Boston-based growth equity investment firm focused on healthcare IT, leading the round and existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also participating. LetsGetChecked will use the funding to … approved laboratory tests via LetsGetChecked.com or through partner retailers, including CVS (NYSE: CVS), Walmart (NYSE: WMT), Pharmaca, and McKesson (NYSE: MCK) online stores. Patients are connected with in-state board-certified physicians to discuss any …

Fitbit

LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing | MobiHealthNews | 5/9/2019

… lab test startup LetsGetChecked has brought in a $30 million Series B raise headed by health IT investment firm LTP. Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also returned to participate in the round. WHAT … connected with and can surface health info from Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin and other connected health services. “We want to empower patients to take greater control of their personal health, to live longer, healthier lives …

Apple Health Partner ‘LetsGetChecked’ Raises $30 Million Series B | Forbes | 5/9/2019

… health testing, fertility testing, genetic testing, and pharmacogenomic testing, among others. Partnered with connected health devices such as Apple Health, Fitbit and Garmin, the company provides customers access to a range of health data via … focused on healthcare IT, leading the round and existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also participating. LetsGetChecked will use the funding to continue scaling the company’s consumer brand in diagnostics, fuel development …

Sequoia Capital

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral …

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more | FierceHealthcare | 10/4/2019

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral …

F-Prime Capital

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

… artificial intelligence technology for drug discovery, completed a $37 million funding round led by Qiming Venture Partners. Investors Eight Roads, F-Prime Capital, Lilly Asia Ventures, Sinovation Ventures, Baidu Ventures, Pavilion Capital and BOLD Capital … landed $24 million in series B funding co-led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment …

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more | FierceHealthcare | 10/4/2019

… artificial intelligence technology for drug discovery, completed a $37 million funding round led by Qiming Venture Partners. Investors Eight Roads, F-Prime Capital, Lilly Asia Ventures, Sinovation Ventures, Baidu Ventures, Pavilion Capital and BOLD Capital … landed $24 million in series B funding co-led by Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment …

F-Prime Capital Partners

Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures Leads Series B Round for Buoy Health, Joined by Humana, F-Prime and Optum Ventures | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 8/15/2019

Optum Ventures. “We believe Buoy is poised to revolutionize the way patients engage in and access the health care system,” said Carl Byers, executive Partner at F-Prime Capital Partners , Fidelity Investments private venture capital firm. About Buoy Health Buoy is a health technology company developed out of the Harvard Innovation Labs by a team of doctors and data-scientists, aimed at providing personalized clinical support through technology to individuals …

Digital health investments bounced back in Q2 2019 with nearly $2.5B in funding | MobiHealthNews | 7/5/2019

… Labs, looks to limit disparities by providing preventative medicine and access to resources through its digital tools. $60 Centene Corporation, F-Prime Capital Partners, GV, Oak HC/FT and Polaris Partners The latest round will … are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. $30 LTP, Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA LetsGetChecked will continue to scale its consumer-facing brand. In addition, the company will also be expanding its North …

Leerink Transformation Partners

At-home testing startup LetsGetChecked nabs $30M Series B round | MedCity News | 5/10/2019

Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP) with participation from existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA. The new capital will be directed at growing the company’s at-home testing platform and boosting its manufacturing and distribution capabilities. The company offers an array of procedures including STD tests, fertility tests and screenings for conditions like colon cancer and Celiac disease. Founded in 2014, LetsGetChecked has raised around $42 million in total …

LetsGetChecked raises $30 million for at-home medical tests | VentureBeat | 5/8/2019

Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP), with participation from existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA. The fresh cash brings LetsGetChecked’s total raised to roughly $48.9 million, following a $14.5 million series A raise in July 2016. CEO and founder Peter Foley said the company will use the funds to scale its diagnostics products in the U.S. and internationally, further develop its technology platform, and expand its U.S. manufacturing and …

Excelerate Health Ventures

Term Sheet – Thursday, April 11 | Yahoo News | 4/11/2019

Optum Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. • Radar , a New York-based location context platform, raised an $8 million series A round led by Two Sigma Ventures . Accel, Heavybit, Scott Belsky (Behance Founder and Adobe Chief Product Officer), and Ashley Smith (previously GitHub VP of Marketing) also participated in the round. • Horizen Labs, Inc, a …

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes clinical data from electronic health records for clinical and analytics applications. The technology is used by organizations that work with multisource data streams such as health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, health systems …

Connecticut Innovations

Health IT Roundup—Microsoft Healthcare nabs ex-Google Cloud executive | FierceHealthcare | 4/11/2019

Optum Ventures. Existing investors Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health also participated in the round. Founded in 2013 by former Allscripts executives, Diameter Health’s clinical data integration technology aggregates, cleanses and normalizes clinical data from electronic health records for clinical and analytics applications. The technology is used by organizations that work with multisource data streams such as health information exchanges, accountable care organizations, health systems …

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

Activate Venture Partners

Term Sheet – Thursday, April 11 | Yahoo News | 4/11/2019

Optum Ventures led the round, and was joined by investors including Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. • Radar , a New York-based location context platform, raised an $8 million series A round led by Two Sigma Ventures . Accel, Heavybit, Scott Belsky (Behance Founder and Adobe Chief Product Officer), and Ashley Smith (previously GitHub VP of Marketing) also participated in the round. • Horizen Labs, Inc, a …

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a comment / Apr 10, 2019 at 4:23 PM Shares 7 Diameter Health , a startup based in Farmington, Connecticut, has secured $9.6 million in a Series A-1 funding round, according to a press release from the …

HCA

Buoy Health raises $15 mln | PE Hub | 8/15/2019

… Buoy, of Boston, is a health platform that uses AI to provide clinical support to users when they have a healthcare concern. PRESS RELEASE BOSTON–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Buoy Health is an all-in-one platform … existing investors F-Prime (Fidelity Investments venture capital firm) and Optum Ventures. “We believe Buoy is poised to revolutionize the way patients engage in and access the health care system,” said Carl Byers, executive Partner …

Hambrecht Ducera Growth Ventures Leads Series B Round for Buoy Health, Joined by Humana, F-Prime and Optum Ventures | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 8/15/2019

… health, powered by an advanced artificial intelligence engine to provide personalized clinical support to individuals the moment they have a healthcare concern, today announced details of its Series B funding. “When people get sick today … existing investors F-Prime (Fidelity Investments venture capital firm) and Optum Ventures. “We believe Buoy is poised to revolutionize the way patients engage in and access the health care system,” said Carl Byers, executive Partner …

Premera Blue Cross

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral …

Health tech funding snapshot—Capsule lands $200M, Optum Ventures joins $24M round in Vim and more | FierceHealthcare | 10/4/2019

Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross. The funding round was joined by earlier backers Great Point Ventures and Sequoia Capital. Vim will use the investment to fuel rapid expansion across new U.S. markets, and accelerate product development and hiring initiatives. The company, which launched in 2015, has raised $37 million to date. Vim’s platform helps to match patients with top healthcare providers using a combination of online booking and referral …

Larry Renfro

Larry Renfro, Russell Stokes Named to Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees | 7/2/2019

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 Two new trustees were recently named to the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) board. Business executives Larry Renfro and Russell Stokes were both appointed to MSM’s board in May.Renfro is the Vice Chairman at UnitedHealth Group, a position which he has held since 2014. He is also managing partner of Optum Ventures investment funds where he oversees all enterprise strategic …

Peter Foley

At-home testing startup LetsGetChecked nabs $30M Series B round | MedCity News | 5/10/2019

… LetsGetChecked has raised a $30 million Series B round led by Leerink Transformation Partners (LTP) with participation from existing investors Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA. The new capital will be directed at growing … available in the United States, Canada and Europe. LetsGetChecked CEO Peter Foley positions the company as part of the growing trend of consumer-oriented personalized health products. “We’re undergoing a major shift in the healthcare …

LetsGetChecked collects $30M more for at-home health testing | MobiHealthNews | 5/9/2019

… lab test startup LetsGetChecked has brought in a $30 million Series B raise headed by health IT investment firm LTP. Optum Ventures and Qiming Venture Partners USA also returned to participate in the round. WHAT … health, to live longer, healthier lives,” LetsGetChecked CEO and founder Peter Foley told MobiHealthNews in an email statement. “LetsGetChecked enables patients to access essential screening in the home for a range of issues including chronic …

Eric Rosow

Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding | MedCity News | 4/10/2019

… Health IT , Startups Clinical data integration startup secures $9.6M in funding The Series A-1 round included the following investors: Optum Ventures, Activate Venture Partners, Connecticut Innovations, Excelerate Health Ventures and LRV Health. Post a … make this influx a useful and valuable asset,” Diameter CEO Eric Rosow said in a statement. “Our partnership with Optum Ventures will accelerate our ability to meet the industry demand for technology that makes clinical …

Diameter Health Announces $9.6 Million in Series A-1 Funding Round | Business Wire | 4/9/2019

… clinical data integration, today announced a $9.6 million Series A-1 funding round. The investment is led by new investor Optum Ventures , the independent venture fund of Optum. Optum Ventures joins existing Diameter Health investors … to make this influx a useful and valuable asset,” said Eric Rosow, CEO of Diameter Health. “Our partnership with Optum Ventures will accelerate our ability to meet the industry demand for technology that makes clinical …