Optum Ventures

Optum eyeing $470M acquisition of digital therapy provider AbleTo: report | FierceHealthcare | 4/28/2020

… RELATED: As COVID-19 isolates patients, telehealth becomes lifeline for behavioral health Optum made a significant investment in AbleTo in January 2019 through its venture capital arm. At the time, Stephen Renfro, principal at Optum Ventures , said AbleTo is “changing the way people access and experience behavioral health care.” “AbleTo’s behavioral health solutions have a meaningful effect on total cost of care, productivity and overall well-being,” Renfro said …

Report: Optum in talks to acquire AbleTo for $470M - MedCity News | 4/28/2020

… Medical Officer Reena Pande said in a recent interview . The company currently works with nine different insurers. United’s OptumHealth division, which covers pharmacy benefits, technology and consulting, already has an existing relationship with AbleTo. Optum Ventures closed out AbleTo’s most recent funding round in January of 2019 for an undisclosed amount. The company has raised more than $46 million to date. AbleTo’s new CEO, Trip Hofer, is also no stranger …

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Optum targets telehealth provider for $470M acquisition: 5 details | Becker’s Hospital Review | 4/28/2020

… in users during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. There are some insurers that cover AbleTo’s main services and it also offers free tools for managing stress and supporting employees, among others. 3. In 2019, Optum Ventures invested in AbleTo. The company’s other investors include Bain Capital Ventures and Aetna. 4. The $470 million transaction values AbleTo at about 10 times forward revenue, according to the report. Neither company provided comment …

Optum reportedly finalizing $470M purchase of virtual behavioral care company AbleTo | MobiHealthNews | 4/28/2020

… 470 million acquisition of the virtual behavioral-care company, according to unnamed sources who spoke to CNBC . Optum is already a stakeholder in the New York company, having provided a “ significant investment “ through its Optum Ventures arm back in January of 2019. At the time, Optum Ventures Principal Stephen Renfro said in a statement that “AbleTo’s behavioral health solutions have a meaningful effect on total cost of care, productivity and …

Optum in the past 90 days: 8 things to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/17/2020

Optum has continued to grow in several ways over the past few months, executing partnerships and new strategy to care for an increasing number of patients. Here are eight recent updates from Optum and its venture arm: 1. Optum Ventures led the $8.2 million Series A funding round for Heartbeat Health, a data-driven cardiology telehealth platform. The funding round was announced March 12 and includes several other backers that …

eConsult Platform RubiconMD Raises $18 Million In Funding | 3/15/2020

… Series C funding led by Deerfield Management Company RubiconMD — a leading eConsult platform providing access to specialist expertise — announced it raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Deerfield Management Company. Existing investors Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures, and Heritage Provider Network also participated in the round. Including this funding round, RubiconMD has raised over $40 million. In connection with the funding round, RubiconMD is adding Deerfield …

Heartbeat Health raises $8.2M to improve cardiovascular care | TechCrunch | 3/13/2020

… We’ve been waiting for that layer to come in and unify this incredibly fragmented system, as long as it works with us and not against us.” The funding was led by .406 Ventures and Optum Ventures , with participation from Kindred Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Designer Fund and Max Ventures …

Heartbeat Health Raises $8.2 Million Series a to Expand Delivery of Best-In-Class Virtual Cardiovascular Care | 3/13/2020

AIT News Desk 13 Mar 2020 Life Sciences , News Leave a comment 92 Views Heartbeat Health, a leading digital health company aimed at improving heart health and addressing cardiovascular disease, announced that it has closed $8.2 million in Series A funding led by 406 Ventures and Optum Ventures , with participation from existing investors Kindred Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Designer Fund and Max Ventures. “Evolving trends in telemedicine and digital health make …

Heartbeat Health Raises $8.2M Series A | 3/13/2020

To export Heartbeat Health funding data to PDF and Excel, click here Heartbeat Health, a leading digital health company aimed at improving heart health and addressing cardiovascular disease, announced today that it has closed $8.2 million in Series A funding led by .406 Ventures and Optum Ventures , with participation from existing investors Kindred Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Designer Fund and Max Ventures.”Evolving trends in telemedicine and digital health make cardiovascular …

Optum leads $8M funding for virtual heart health startup | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/13/2020

Heartbeat Health, a data-driven cardiology telehealth platform, closed an $8.2 million Series A funding round led by the venture arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, per a March 12 announcement . The investments from Optum Ventures and several other backers will help Heartbeat Health further develop its virtual care platform and reach more primary care providers, long-term care facilities and employers. The platform is driven by health risk assessment data …

Cardiologist’s digital health startup raises $8.2M - MedCity News | 3/13/2020

Heartbeat Health, a digital health startup founded by a cardiologist, raised $8.2 million in series A funding. Boston-based firm .406 Ventures and Optum Ventures led the funding round. Other investors that participated in the round include Kindred Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Designer Ventures and Max Ventures. Payal Divakaran, a partner with .406 Ventures, joined Heartbeat Health’s board of directors with the investment. “The statistics on cardiovascular disease are staggering – heart …

Heartbeat Health Raises $8.2M Series A to Expand Delivery of Best-in-Class Virtual Cardiovascular Care | Globe Newswire | 3/12/2020

… NEWSWIRE) – Heartbeat Health , a leading digital health company aimed at improving heart health and addressing cardiovascular disease, announced today that it has closed $8.2 million in Series A funding led by .406 Ventures and Optum Ventures , with participation from existing investors Kindred Ventures , Lerer Hippeau , Designer Fund and Max Ventures . “Evolving trends in telemedicine and digital health make cardiovascular disease well suited for virtual care,” said Dr. Jeff Wessler, Cardiologist …

Digital cardiac care startup Heartbeat Health lands $8.2M in Series A funding | MobiHealthNews | 3/12/2020

The new funds will be used to expand its coverage outside of New York. March 12, 2020 Share This morning, digital cardiology platform Heartbeat Health scored $8.2 million in Series A funding. Boston-based venture firm .406 Ventures and Optum Ventures led the round with participation from Kindred Ventures, Lerer Hippeau, Designer Fund and Max Ventures. WHAT THEY DO The company is focused on using digital tools to aggregate heart …

Digital expert consultation platform RubiconMD lands $18M Series C | MobiHealthNews | 3/12/2020

… New York City-based RubiconMD, maker of a digital-expert consultation platform, has snagged $18 million in Series C funding. Deerfield Management Company led the new investments, which included the support of prior backers Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures and Heritage Provider Network. With this, RubiconMD said that its total fundraise now exceeds $40 million. WHAT THEY DO RubiconMD looks to deliver speedy access to asynchronous specialist consults …

Kaiser Permanente, Providence among 2019’s most active digital health investors | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/11/2020

… rounded out the rest of the top five, according to the CB Insights analysis. Here are the five most active corporate venture capital groups in digital health in 2019: 1. GV: 10 deals 2. Optum Ventures : 7 deals 2. BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners: 7 deals 4. Kaiser Permanente Ventures: 6 deals 5. Providence Ventures: 5 deals More articles on innovation …

Startup that lets doctors ask specialists for advice raises $18M - MedCity News | 3/11/2020

… long distances and reducing unnecessary specialist visits. Their startup recently raised $18 million in funding led by New York-based private equity firm Deerfield Management Company. Past investors also participated in the round, including Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures and Heritage Provider Network. The company has raised $40 million to date. RubiconMD said it plans to use the new funds to develop new product features and grow the …

New York health-care platform raises $18M in Series C funding | The Business Journals | 3/10/2020

Reporter, New York 16am EDT Locally based health-care connection platform RubiconMD said it’s raised $18 million in a Series C funding round. The lead investor in the latest round was Deerfield Management Co., with participation from existing investors Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures and Heritage Provider Network. The seven-year-old company said it’s now raised a total of more than $40 million and said it expects …

RubiconMD Scores $18M | 3/10/2020

To export RubiconMD funding data to PDF and Excel, click here The round was led by Deerfield Management Company. Also participating in this investment round are existing investors including Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures and Heritage Provider Network. To date, the Company has raised more than $40 million.As part of the financing round, RubiconMD is adding Julian Harris, M.D., Partner at Deerfield, to the Company’s Board of Directors …

RubiconMD Secures $18M in Series C Financing Led by Deerfield Management Company | 3/10/2020

… the leading eConsult platform providing access to specialist expertise, today announced it raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Deerfield Management Company. Also participating in this investment round are existing investors including Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures and Heritage Provider Network. To date, the Company has raised more than $40 million. As part of the financing round, RubiconMD is adding Julian Harris, M.D., Partner at Deerfield …

RubiconMD Secures $18M in Series C Financing Led by Deerfield to Fuel Growth in Primary Care | 3/10/2020

… the leading eConsult platform providing access to specialist expertise, today announced it raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Deerfield Management Company. Also participating in this investment round are existing investors including Optum Ventures , HLM Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures and Heritage Provider Network. To date, the Company has raised more than $40 million. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200310005511 …

Google, Uber alums round out executive team of Optum- and Bezos-backed virtual mental health app | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/10/2019

… through an artificial intelligence-enabled smartphone app, which also sends automatic alerts and updates to care teams when necessary. Since its 2013 founding, the startup has raised more than $50 million from investors including Optum Ventures , Bezos Expeditions, the One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund and more. More articles on consumerism …

(USA) Manager, Advanced Analytics | 12/5/2019

… health and medical outcomes while lowering overall spending for higher-cost, higher-risk members. AbleTo’s investors include .406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., Bain Capital Ventures, Aetna Ventures, and Optum Ventures . Data is integral to nearly everything that we do at AbleTo, and as a result the analytics team plays a key role at our company. You should be excited to work with data, have …

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… first reported by Wall Street Journal in June. Equian is a payment processing platform that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine of the 10 largest payers. Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is developing a smartphone-based technology for chronic condition management. The funding will expand the company’s offerings, which currently include a platform …

(USA-NY) Senior Data Analyst - Patient Acquisition | 11/17/2019

… health and medical outcomes while lowering overall spending for higher-cost, higher-risk members. AbleTo’s investors include .406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., Bain Capital Ventures, Aetna Ventures, and Optum Ventures . Data is integral to nearly everything that we do at AbleTo, and as a result the analytics team plays a key role at our company. You should be excited to work with data, have …

Healthcare Collaboration Platform Apervita Raises $22 Million In Funding | 11/14/2019

… raised $22 million in incremental investment to further accelerate growth Apervita — a leading platform for value-based collaboration in healthcare — announced it has raised $22 million in incremental investment to further accelerate its growth. Optum Ventures provided the investment along with previous investors Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital, Math Ventures, Levy Family Partners, Illinois Venture, and Wintrust. This announcement comes on the heels of the merger between Apervita and …

Digital Health

Vim Appoints Chief Revenue Officer to Support New Phase of Growth | BioSpace | 1/2/2020

… go-to-market teams for Castlight’s health navigation platform. During his tenure he was responsible for record-breaking sales of digital health engagement and navigation solutions across employer and health plan channels. Prior to Castlight … value-driven behavior. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Great Point Ventures, Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross, Vim is headquartered in San Francisco with its main R&D office in Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information …

Population Health

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… its network. Currently all of the in-person facilities are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Q2 $30 LTP, Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA LetsGetChecked will continue to scale its consumer-facing brand … University spinout was founded with the goal of providing predictive population health insights. The company’s tool uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients will have high health spending in the future. It then sets its …

Mental Health

Google, Uber alums round out executive team of Optum- and Bezos-backed virtual mental health app | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/10/2019

Mindstrong Health, a virtual mental healthcare platform, announced on Dec. 9 the addition of 10 senior executives to its leadership team, representing alumni of the consumer technology divisions of Google, Facebook, Uber, Oscar Health and … startup has raised more than $50 million from investors including Optum Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, the One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund and more. More articles on consumerism …

Virtual Care

Google, Uber alums round out executive team of Optum- and Bezos-backed virtual mental health app | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/10/2019

virtual care for patients with serious mental illness. Patients receive cognitive-based therapy and video-based medication management and monitor their mental health through an artificial intelligence-enabled smartphone app, which also sends automatic alerts and updates to care teams when necessary. Since its 2013 founding, the startup has raised more than $50 million from investors including Optum Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, the One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund and more …

Behavioral Health

(USA) Data Analyst - Senior Healthcare | 12/5/2019

… Job Information AbilTo Data Analyst - Senior Healthcare in United States AbleTo, Inc. is a market leader in providing technology-enabled behavioral health care. AbleTo has been treating patients for over six years, and improves patient … Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., Bain Capital Ventures, Aetna Ventures, and Optum Ventures. Data is integral to nearly everything that we do at AbleTo, and as a result the analytics team plays a key role at …

Precision Medicine

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine of the 10 largest payers. Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is … with the startup, which is developing machine learning solutions for precision medicine. The technology matches patients with providers using artificial intelligence and has clients that include health systems, insurers and self-insured employers. More articles …

Clinical Data

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | 11/15/2019

Clinical Data Systems (ECDS) and Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information (HEDIS ® ) measures released by NCQA. With its cutting edge cloud-based quality solution, Apervita can now incorporate standard and custom digital quality measures into the industry’s most robust value-based contract administration solution, serving leading payers covering more than 7 million lives and $32 billion in total medical expense. “At Optum Ventures, we believe seamless and trusted transactional infrastructure is …

National Committee for Quality Assurance

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | 11/15/2019

… such as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic quality measures (eCQMs). Apervita is the first to receive certification from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for clinical quality language (CQL) based execution of eCQMs … million lives and $32 billion in total medical expense. “At Optum Ventures, we believe seamless and trusted transactional infrastructure is a critical accelerant to value-based relationships between payers and providers,” said Sarah London , Senior …

NCQA

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | 11/15/2019

… Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic quality measures (eCQMs). Apervita is the first to receive certification from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for clinical quality language (CQL) based execution of eCQMs, and is currently among the … million lives and $32 billion in total medical expense. “At Optum Ventures, we believe seamless and trusted transactional infrastructure is a critical accelerant to value-based relationships between payers and providers,” said Sarah London , Senior …

Medicare

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | 11/15/2019

… Today, the Apervita platform computes over 10 billion quality computations each year using digital measures such as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic quality measures (eCQMs). Apervita is the first to receive certification from … million lives and $32 billion in total medical expense. “At Optum Ventures, we believe seamless and trusted transactional infrastructure is a critical accelerant to value-based relationships between payers and providers,” said Sarah London , Senior …

eCQM

Apervita Secures $22 Million Investment to Fuel Future Growth | 11/15/2019

… 10 billion quality computations each year using digital measures such as The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s electronic quality measures (eCQMs). Apervita is the first to receive certification from National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA … million lives and $32 billion in total medical expense. “At Optum Ventures, we believe seamless and trusted transactional infrastructure is a critical accelerant to value-based relationships between payers and providers,” said Sarah London , Senior …

Healthtech

VCs just bet $3.2 billion on startups looking to transform healthcare. Meet the top 10 firms making the most digital health investments. | Business Insider | 11/7/2019

Optum Ventures Someone using the Kaia Health app. Courtesy of Kaia Health. Optum Ventures, founded in 2017, is an early-stage venture capital firm that’s part of UnitedHealth Group, the biggest US health insurer. While Optum Ventures isn’t the biggest firm on the list, with investments in just 14 companies, its focus is solely on digital health startups. Investments : Vim , a healthtech company managing the provider-patient experience; virtual care …

Telehealth

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 … care coordination, telepsychiatry services, and round-the-clock monitoring and telehealth access, the app provides SMI patients with much needed support. Mindstrong co-founder and executive chairman Rick Klausner said: “Mindstrong is at an inflection …

Telepsychiatry

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 … patients to teletherapy for help. Paired with ongoing care coordination, telepsychiatry services, and round-the-clock monitoring and telehealth access, the app provides SMI patients with much needed support. Mindstrong co-founder and executive chairman …

Brain 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 …

Mental Health Services

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 … adults with a serious mental illness did not receive any mental health services in the past year, contributing to unsustainable rates of psychiatric hospitalizations and morbidity. More than 110 million Americans live in areas with …

Real World Evidence

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 … health system for people with serious mental illness. By gathering real world evidence, we can create a digital health future based on deep science and state-of-the-art technology that can meet the patient …

Medicaid

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

… but equally big risks for incumbent healthcare providers,” Langshur said. RELATED: 28 health systems collaborating to improve behavioral health for Medicaid patients More than 50 health systems are now members of AVIA’s network and collaborate … 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 …

Health Tech

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

… 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, capacity and governance to implement them faster, the organization said. “To truly improve quality, affordability, and access, we need to accelerate practical digital solutions for providers, patients …

Digital Therapeutics

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pain Management

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

… first year of availability. Riding on that momentum, Kaia Health today announced that it’s secured $8 million in funding from Optum Ventures, following a $10 million series A financing round in January 2019 and a … and Android apps were developed with the help of physiotherapists, pain management physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and clinical psychologists, the company claims, and are registered as Class 1 medical devices with the Food and Drug Administration …

Pain Management

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

… first year of availability. Riding on that momentum, Kaia Health today announced that it’s secured $8 million in funding from Optum Ventures, following a $10 million series A financing round in January 2019 and a … and Android apps were developed with the help of physiotherapists, pain management physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and clinical psychologists, the company claims, and are registered as Class 1 medical devices with the Food and Drug Administration …

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 …

Optum

UnitedHealth near buying telehealth provider AbleTo for $470 million | CNBC | 4/28/2020

… post where UnitedHealth Group is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid Reuters UnitedHealth Group’s Optum is in advanced talks to acquire virtual therapy provider AbleTo for about $470 million … in the health insurance market. Stephen Renfro, a partner at Optum Ventures, said in the press release at the time that “AbleTo is changing the way people access and experience behavioral health care, and we …

McKesson

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… its network. Currently all of the in-person facilities are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Q2 $30 LTP, Optum Ventures, Qiming Venture Partners USA LetsGetChecked will continue to scale its consumer-facing brand … and tools for helping users fall asleep. Q3 Sanofi, UCB, McKesson Ventures, Horizon Health Services, NEA, Flare Capital and Lakestar The new funds will be put toward improving the Aetion Evidence Platform. The company aims …

EverlyWell

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… 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 … located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Q2 $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 …

Mindstrong Health

Google, Uber alums round out executive team of Optum- and Bezos-backed virtual mental health app | Becker’s Hospital Review | 12/10/2019

Mindstrong Health, a virtual mental healthcare platform, announced on Dec. 9 the addition of 10 senior executives to its leadership team, representing alumni of the consumer technology divisions of Google, Facebook, Uber, Oscar Health and … startup has raised more than $50 million from investors including Optum Ventures, Bezos Expeditions, the One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund and more. More articles on consumerism …

UnitedHealth

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

UnitedHealth Group confirmed acquiring Equian, which is now part of Optum, in September for $3.2 million, although the transaction was first reported by Wall Street Journal in June. Equian is a payment processing platform that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine of the 10 largest payers. Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is developing …

UnitedHealth Group

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

UnitedHealth Group confirmed acquiring Equian, which is now part of Optum, in September for $3.2 million, although the transaction was first reported by Wall Street Journal in June. Equian is a payment processing platform that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine of the 10 largest payers. Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is developing …

Kaia Health

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is developing a smartphone-based technology for chronic condition management. The funding will expand the company’s offerings, which currently include a platform that uses machine learning and expertise from leaders in the medical field to develop individual patient care plans. Right now, the company is primarily focused on musculoskeletal disorders and chronic back pain …

Apervita

Tech Between The Coasts 028 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 11/16/2019

Apervita — a value-based healthcare collaboration platform — raised $22M from investors including Optum Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital, Math Ventures and Levy Family Partners. Detroit -based Banza — a chickpea-based pasta brand — raised $20M from investors including Enlightened Hospitality Investments and Prelude Growth Partners. Chicago -based Threekit — a 3D rendering platform targeted at consumer brands and retailers — raised $20M led by Shasta Ventures; other investors included Salesforce Ventures …

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 …

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 …

Diameter Health

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 … 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 …

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 …

Genentech

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

… and Quist, is also credited for popularizing the OpenIPO model and organized the first J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Apple, Google, Genentech, and Adobe are just a few of the companies, amongst others, Hambrecht has taken … 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 …

Phreesia

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

… has been one IPO for $179.4 million, Change Healthcare. Four other companies have filed to go public— Livonngo , Health Catalyst, Phreesia , and Peloton. Investors continue to have a strong appetite for analytics startups, raising $1.1 … 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 …

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 …

Walmart Health

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 … of the one company’s retail partners which include CVS and Walmart. The kit is then shipped to consumers who are directed on how to take a sample and mail back the package. From there, the …

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 …

Excelera

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 …

Verily Life Sciences

UnitedHealth Wants to Be the Next Tech Incubator | Yahoo News | 11/30/2017

… 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. A person draws … in healthcare. For example, Alphabet has funded and spun-out Verily Life Sciences, a healthcare venture capital fund that’s working on more than a dozen solutions to improve patient care and risk management. Amazon.com has …

406 Ventures

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… of the request and can treat flu, UTI, stomach virus, respiratory conditions and other common health concerns. Q2 Battery Ventures, .406 Ventures, RRE Ventures and Intermountain Ventures The round will help the company expand its … located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Q2 $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 …

Silicon Valley Bank

2019 closes the year with 251 digital health fundings | MobiHealthNews | 12/31/2019

… rare disease treatments. Q4 Series D (includes debt financing) $55.00 Foundry Group, Two Sigma Ventures, Accomplice, Thursday Ventures, Promus Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and other individual investors The $55 million will be put towards expanding … located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Q2 $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 …

Sandbox Industries

(USA) Data Analyst - Senior Healthcare | 12/5/2019

… Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., Bain Capital Ventures, Aetna Ventures, and Optum Ventures. Data is integral to nearly everything that we do at AbleTo, and as a result the analytics team plays a key role at our company. You should be excited to work with data, have the curiosity to dive deeply into issues, and feel empowered to make a meaningful impact at a mission-driven …

Baird Capital

Tech Between The Coasts 028 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 11/16/2019

… Optum Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital, Math Ventures and Levy Family Partners. Detroit -based Banza — a chickpea-based pasta brand — raised $20M from investors including Enlightened Hospitality Investments and Prelude Growth Partners. Chicago -based Threekit — a 3D rendering platform targeted at consumer brands and retailers — raised $20M led by Shasta Ventures; other investors included Salesforce Ventures and Godard Abel. Austin -based LawnStarter — a marketplace for on-demand lawn …

Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Tech Between The Coasts 028 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 11/16/2019

… Optum Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Baird Capital, Math Ventures and Levy Family Partners. Detroit -based Banza — a chickpea-based pasta brand — raised $20M from investors including Enlightened Hospitality Investments and Prelude Growth Partners. Chicago -based Threekit — a 3D rendering platform targeted at consumer brands and retailers — raised $20M led by Shasta Ventures; other investors included Salesforce Ventures and Godard Abel. Austin -based LawnStarter — a marketplace for on-demand lawn …

General Catalyst

Tech Between The Coasts 028 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 11/16/2019

General Catalyst at a reported $1B post-money valuation; other investors included Emerson Collective, Iconiq Capital, Lead Edge, Workday Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Next Play Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Felicis Ventures, Bessemer Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Harrison Metal. Durham, NC -based Spreedly — a digital payments optimization software platform — raised $75M led by Spectrum Equity. Chicago -based Apervita — a value-based healthcare collaboration platform — raised $22M from investors including Optum Ventures, Pritzker …

Khosla Ventures

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… Investor Number of deals F-Prime Capital 31 New Enterprise Associates 30 Google Ventures 29 Venrock 28 Founders Fund 27 Khosla Ventures 27 GE Ventures 22 Social Capital 20 .406 Ventures 19 Andreessen Horowitz 18 … 24M Series B round in September, with participating investors including Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership …

Sequoia Capital

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… needs and concerns. Source: Maven Clinic Maven raised a $27M Series B round in September 2018 with participating investors including Sequoia Capital and Oak HC/FT Partners, among others. Senior care The growing size of … 24M Series B round in September, with participating investors including Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership …

F-Prime Capital

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… and angel investors. Below, we highlight the top 10 most active investors among the companies selected. Investor Number of deals F-Prime Capital 31 New Enterprise Associates 30 Google Ventures 29 Venrock 28 Founders Fund … 24M Series B round in September, with participating investors including Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership …

ARCH Venture Partners

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 …

Foresite Capital

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 …

Rock Health

Health tech funding snapshot | 10/17/2019

… 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 … A funding round led by HealthX Ventures, with participation from Rock Health, OSF Healthcare, Leawood Venture Capital, Premier Inc. and earlier investor GreatPoint Ventures. Founded in 2015 out of the University of California, San Francisco …

Goldman Sachs

Data Collective Raises a New Fund, Private Equity Under Fire for ‘Surprise Billing,’ and the Rise of Financial Memes: Term Sheet | Fortune | 9/18/2019

… review, and deploy code, raised $268 million in Series E funding at a valuation of $2.75 billion. ICONIQ Capital and Goldman Sachs co-ledd the round, and was joined by investors including Y Combinator Continuity … Germany-based digital therapeutics company, raised $8 million in funding. Optum Ventures led the round. – Unnatural Products, a Santa Cruz, Calif.-based developer of a drug discovery platform, raised more than $6 million in seed …

RRE Ventures

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

… Icon Ventures, a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, led the financing with additional investment from prior investors Polaris Partners, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. Healthcare data IT: Startup MDClone , based in … 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 …

Fidelity Investments

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

… 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 platform: MIT-spinout Figur8 launched a digital platform to measure and track body movement as a biomarker with a boost in $7.5 million in seed funding. The company says its technology …

Google Ventures

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

Insurtech company Ethos snagged $60 million in funding in a Series C round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), Alphabet’s venture arm, and backed by Goldman Sachs, the company announced on August 27. The company … 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 …

Cisco Investments

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

… Series B equity funding, bringing total equity funding to $25.7 million. Led by PeakSpan Capital and with strategic investments from Cisco Investments, the Texas Medical Center, and continued investment from U.S. Venture Partners, Luma Health … 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Optum’s 6 key technology acquisitions, investments in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/27/2019

… that insurers can hire to recover payments on inaccurate claims. It serves nine of the 10 largest payers. Kaia Health : Optum Ventures led the $8 million funding round in September for Kaia Health, which is … has more than 275,000 enrolled users. Vim : Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross were co-leaders in a $24 million series B financing round for Vim in September. Vim’s platform aims to foster collaboration between …

CB Insights - Digital Health 150: The Digital Health Startups Redefining The Healthcare Industry | 11/14/2019

… Optum Ventures, Premera Blue Cross, and Sequoia Capital, among others. Concierge medicine Concierge medicine startups, such as One Medical or Parsley Health , use a membership model to help offer patients an elevated healthcare services experience. The approach aims to offer faster health visits with providers and more predictable associated costs. Source: Galileo Health Recently, Galileo Health — started by the founder of One Medical — launched an app-based concierge medicine platform …

Humana

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

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 platform: MIT-spinout Figur8 launched a digital platform to measure and track body movement as a biomarker …

Health tech funding snapshot—Insurtech Ethos lands $60M in GV-led round, Nurx raises $52 million, and more | FierceHealthcare | 8/30/2019

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 platform: MIT-spinout Figur8 launched a digital platform to measure and track body movement as a biomarker …

UnitedHealthcare

2019 health IT funding reaches all-time high, report finds: 4 notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/16/2019

UnitedHealthcare’s Optum Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield. More articles about health IT …

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

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 Blatherwick, Learn To Live Applications Open For The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered By Techstars …

Larry Renfro

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 … 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, with distinguished experience at …

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

… 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, with distinguished experience at the convergence of software, digital, and the consumer. We have been continually impressed at Mindstrong’s ability to move from transformative science to real patient impact, and the addition of Daniel to a powerful team of scientists, doctors, and innovators positions Mindstrong …

Bill Hambrecht

Bill Hambrecht Leads $15 Million Funding Round For Buoy Health | Forbes | 8/16/2019

… was still working with $6.7 million in funding from its Series A round two years ago. But when venture capitalist Bill Hambrecht comes knocking, you answer the door. “We went out and were looking at … investor, and existing investors F-Prime Capital (Fidelity Investments) and Optum Ventures also contributed. On the surface, Buoy Health seems like an advanced WebMD. Click your symptoms and the Buoy chatbot asks related questions and …

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

… 15 mln August 15, 2019 Buoy Health said Thursday that it raised a $15 million Series B round led by Bill Hambrecht . Buoy, of Boston, is a health platform that uses AI to provide clinical … 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 …

Raj Prabhu

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

… funding activity was robust in digital health in the first half of 2019, merger and acquisition activity was weak, said Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group. “Weak M&A activity has not affected investment … 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 …

Digital health funding in first half of 2019 hits record $5.1B: report | FierceHealthcare Payer | 7/16/2019

… funding activity was robust in digital health in the first half of 2019, merger and acquisition activity was weak, said Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group. “Weak M&A activity has not affected investment … 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 …

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 …