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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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Is there hope for digital health startups post-Roe?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our...

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As the pandemic wanes, VCs are investing less in health-focused startups

Riffing through CB Insights data regarding global VC investment into health tech, the word we came away with was "retreat."

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TBD turns an STI into NBD with at-home testing for sexually transmitted infections

Sexual health isn’t the taboo it once was, but that doesn’t mean everything is all roses and unicorns in the land of STI testing. TBD...

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Mustard looks beyond baseball as it raises another $3.75M for sensor-free sports coaching

Los Angeles-based sports training platform Mustard this week announced a $3.75 million round. Led by Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund, this...

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Abbott tells CES it’s getting into consumer biowearables

U.S. medical device maker Abbott is moving into making general-purpose consumer biosensing wearables. The company has been making continuous glucose...

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Four weeks as an Ultrahuman ‘Cyborg’

For four weeks during 2021, this TechCrunch reporter took the plunge and tested a “metabolic fitness” service from Bangalore-based...

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Smarter Health gets $5.15M SGD to reduce healthcare costs in Southeast Asia

Organizing information from providers, insurers and patients not only takes a lot of time, but increases private healthcare costs. Smarter Health, a...

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US leads health tech VC investment globally with $31.9B so far this year

Of the top 10 countries for health tech VC investment (between 2016-2021 YTD), the U.S. leads globally with $31.9 billion in VC investment so far...

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Johnson & Johnson CEO joins Apple’s board of directors

Alex Gorsky, the chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has joined Apple’s board of directors. Gorsky’s move to Apple’s board comes ahead...

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Health tech startup Color raises $100M at a $4.6B valuation

Health tech startup Color has raised $100 million in Series E funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $4.6 billion. This round means Color has...

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Prenome could help pregnant women better predict and manage gestational diabetes

“We’re always trying to stick something up a women’s something.” Stevie Cline, the co-founder of Prenome, is tired of how invasive diagnostic...

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New leAD Sports & Health, Tavistock Group fund comes as sport tech market poised for double-digit growth

The new fund comes as the global sports technology market is poised to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 17.5% to reach $40.2 billion by...

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Women’s health tech brand, Elvie, tops up Series C to $97M

Elvie, the women’s health tech pioneer behind a connected breast pump and smart pelvic floor exerciser, has topped up a Series C which it...

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Weight-loss platform Noom bulks up on $540 million in new funding

Since the pandemic began last year, nearly 61% of adults in the United States gained weight, with the average adult surveyed gaining 15 pounds,...

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The second shot is kicking in

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. First and...

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Creator economy’s slow burn

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines....

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Walnut wants to crack open flexibility for healthcare bills

Healthcare insurance, if you’re lucky to have it, only covers a subset of conditions in the United States. As a result, patients can often get...

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How SOSV-backed Achiko pivoted from financial services to health tech during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many companies had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. For SOSV-backed Achiko, this meant shifting its focus from mobile payment services to...

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The Tonal EC-1

Back in the halcyon days of 2019, we piloted a new format for Extra Crunch we dubbed the EC-1. Modeled after the Form S-1 filing that late-stage...

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Building online communities for fun, profit and product

Once a fitness tech company like Tonal launches its product, it immediately faces another challenge: how to keep those users engaged.

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How a homegrown experiment became one of the fastest-growing companies in fitness tech

The company that would become Tonal had to fight through multiple VC rounds of skeptical investors ready to say that two-letter word that stops all...

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Millions of dollars and 3.5 years, and it all came down to this

Company building, brand building, launch strategy and marketing tactics are key to the success of most startups — and that’s what this second...

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Can Tonal become the luxury fitness market champion?

Why should any customer spend upward of $3,000 on a Tonal device? The answer will determine Tonal’s eventual success, and that’s the theme we...

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Vibrant raises $7.5M for a drug-free mechanical pill to treat constipation

Vibrant, a medical technology company that’s developed a disposable vibrating pill to treat chronic constipation, today announced its Series E for...

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SpineZone is the latest health tech startup to raise millions in the musculoskeletal space

SpineZone is a startup that creates personalized exercise programs and treatment for neck and back pain. The company uses an online platform and...

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Certific, a health tech startup from the founder of TransferWise, aims to be the rails for certified home testing

Certific, a health tech startup co-founded by TransferWise’s Taavet Hinrikus, is breaking cover today with the launch of what it claims is the...

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Peloton’s Android app hints at long-rumored rowing machine

Conducting an APK teardown of the latest version of the Peloton Android app, 9to5Google found evidence the company is preparing the software to...

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