Google closes Fitbit acquisition — without DOJ approval

Google closes Fitbit acquisition — without DOJ approval

At long last, Google shared it had closed its planned acquisition of Fitbit. But there’s just one catch: the deal is still being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice. The company’s explanation for the unusual move was that it

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Italian startup PatchAi closes €1.7M funding round

Padua-based digital health startup, PatchAi has closed a €1.7 million round led by UV Cap and SFEM Italia, joined by a follow-on investment from Healthware Ventures. This is the third round closed by the startup accelerated in Silicon Valley by

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Chinese online health platform DXY closes $500M raise

Chinese online health platform DXY closes $500M raise

DXY, a Chinese company offering an online platform for providers, healthcare organizations and health consumers, announced last week a $500 million raise. Trustbridge Partners led the round that also included support from Tencent Investment and GL Ventures, the company said

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23andMe closes out 2020 with $82.5M in funding

23andMe closes out 2020 with $82.5M in funding

After a rocky start to 2020, consumer DNA testing company 23andMe will close out the year with $82.5 million in new funding. The round was reported in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, as first noted

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Blueprint closes $3.4M to support mental health clinicians with data collection and reimbursement

Dollar bills rolled into tubes

Blueprint, a Chicago-based startup building patient data collection software for mental health clinicians, has announced a $3.4 million seed funding round, bringing its lifetime raise to $4.7. Bonfire Ventures led the latest investment, which also included Lightbank and other unnamed

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Centene closes buy of analytics firm Apixio

Centene acquires analytics firm Apixio for undisclosed sum

Dive Brief: Centene has completed its acquisition of analytics firm Apixio as part of its ongoing bid to digitize its back-end functions, the payer announced Tuesday. San Francisco-based Apixio takes in patient data from sources like physician notes and electronic

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German startup Perfood closes €5M Series A for migraine therapy

Perfood, sinCephalea

German digital therapeutic startup, Perfood, has received €5 million in a Series A funding round to launch its first prescription therapeutic sinCephalea for the treatment of migraines and to prepare for the expansion of the technology into other countries. This

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App for frontline hospital staff closes £1M funding round

NHS, COVID-19, MediShout

London-based digital platform and app, MediShout has closed a £1 million seed round, led by Episode 1 Ventures. Founded by NHS surgeon, Ash Kalraiya, the app was inspired by his experience of procedure delays caused by faulty equipment or not

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AliveCor raises $65M, Strava closes $110M and more digital health fundings

Also: Upfront Healthcare announces $11.5M in funding; Solv scores $27M and adds to its team; Levels gets $12M in a seed round.

AliveCor, a maker of artificial intelligence-enabled personal ECG devices, has announced its Series E financing round worth $65 million. The round was led by existing investors OMRON, Khosla Ventures, WP Global Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and Bold Capital Partners. The capital

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Austria tightens partial coronavirus lockdown, closes schools and most stores – National

Austria tightens partial coronavirus lockdown, closes schools and most stores - National

Austria announced Saturday that it is tightening its partial lockdown, including by closing non-essential stores and shifting schools to online teaching, amid galloping coronavirus infection rates in the Alpine nation.Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the measures had become necessary because

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