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Dear Sophie: Will a doctor get a green card faster than an engineer?

I’m a software engineer, and I’ve been waiting for a green card number for three years. My wife is a doctor, so can she apply for a green card?...

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Regard serves as a ‘medical co-pilot’ for busy physicians

Legacy healthcare software systems are often complicated and cumbersome for providers to use, leading to less time with patients. That’s why Regard...

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Social care SaaS maker Birdie tops up with $30M

Birdie's SaaS platform provides care workers a suite of digital tools to support their work by streamlining admin and patient management

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CIBC Innovation Banking comes in with new $1.5B venture financing to fill VC gap

CIBC's Mark McQueen says the bank's non-dilutive capital can be "unicorn fuel" as startups wait for VC funding spigot to flow...

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Egyptian healthtech startup Vezeeta cuts 10% of 500-person staff

Vezeeta, a healthtech startup operating in the Middle East and Africa, reportedly laid off about 10% of its staff last week. The number of affected...

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Perceptron: Analyzing images in the blink of an eye and tracking the lifecycle of snow

In this week's Perceptron, TechCrunch's semiregular AI research column, we look at efforts to track the lifecycle of snow and develop...

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Austin-based True Wealth Ventures raises second fund to back women-led startups

80% of the fund's investors are women, many of whom haven't invested in a venture fund before, partners Sara Brand and Kerry Rupp said

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Tech companies respond to U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, limiting access to abortion in certain States, tech companies are...

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Ro cuts 18% of staff despite narrowing focus, raising additional capital

Ro, a healthcare unicorn that last raised $150 million just months ago at a $7 billion valuation, has cut 18% of its staff to “manage expenses,...

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August Health digitizes senior living communities for better care

Senior living communities often rely on paper or legacy systems to manage their operations, making it difficult for healthcare providers to keep...

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Florence Healthcare, a workflow platform for clinical researchers, raises $27M led by Insight Partners

Florence Healthcare, which creates software that connects clinical trial sites, sponsors and contract research organizations, announced today that it...

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9 ways founders can bring automation to healthcare

For years, automation has been a key driver of transformation across industries, changing the way companies and entire sectors operate. However,...

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Aidaly makes sure family caregivers get financial compensation

Caring for a family member is not only hard work, but expensive, too. Many family caregivers miss work (or stop working) and pay for medical expenses...

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Zenysis raises $13.3M to scale its big data platform for emergencies across Africa, Asia and South America

Zenysis Technologies closes $13.3 million in a Series B round to scale its big data platform for emergencies across Africa, Asia and South America.

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African healthtech startups in the supply chain segment show rapid growth, spurring a $7M investment initiative

While Africa’s health systems are still reeling from the effects of the COVID pandemic, the adoption of digital health services has been revved in...

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3 tips for biotech startups seeking non-dilutive capital to survive the downturn

In a downturn, non-dilutive grants or contracts from the government should be seen as more appealing than ever because they provide runway without...

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TikTok influencer turned biotech founder has marketing down to a science

Anja Health CEO and founder, Kathryn Cross, knows all too well that banking cord blood stem cells can be life. After losing her brother who could not...

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Finger on your pulse: API-first startup Vivanta hopes to be Plaid for health

Mexico-based startup Vivanta lives at the intersection of healthcare and APIs. Its focus is health data, with an eye on the fact that wearables are...

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Nigerian at-home lab testing platform Healthtracka gets $1.5M, backed by female VCs

According to this World Health Organization (WHO) article on treating cancer, detecting symptomatic patients as early as possible gives them the best...

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LG Nova announces its Mission for the Future startup selectees.

In January, I got under the skin of LG Nova — electronics and appliances giant LG’s internal startup incubator — and its search for...

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The rise of API-first companies, in fintech and beyond

It's not just in fintech that API solutions are on the rise – and helping solve a great range of problems.

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Layoffs hit crypto and real estate tech particularly hard this week

Hey Siri, when does a “macroeconomic downturn” become a “recession”? It’s another bleak week for startups weathering...

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Sana’s plan to level up SMB health care brings in $60M

Sana, a startup that wants to make offering health insurance plans more accessible to small businesses, has raised $60 million in a Series B funding...

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A hacked Kaiser Permanente employee’s emails led to breach of 70,000 patient records

The health insurance giant wouldn't say how the employee's email account was breached.

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Dcode Capital raising $50M fund to build bridge between startups and federal government

While startups could serve as a lifeline of innovation, the process to get a government contract is thorny and long. Dcode wants to help.

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Sleep Reset, a new app from Simple Habit’s founder, aims to help you sleep better

Meditation app Simple Habit’s founder, Yunha Kim, is launching a new app today called Sleep Reset to help you improve your sleep. The app aims...

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Sesame closes on $27M in funding to grow its pay-per-visit medical care marketplace

Sesame’s goal is to deliver “half-price, whole quality” medical care.

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Meta Pharmaceuticals lands $15M to make autoimmune drugs with AI, new immuno-metabolism tech

Biotech startup Meta Pharmaceuticals sets itself an ambitious goal as it secures its initial investment. The Shenzhen-based company, which sets out...

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