News 10/11/16

News 10/11/16

Charlie Rose interviews a robot named Sophia for his 60 Minutes report on artificial intelligence.

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News 9/13/2016

Sanofi and Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) announce the launch of Onduo, a $500 million joint venture to develop a comprehensive diabetes management platform. Onduo’s mission is to help people with diabetes live full, healthy lives by developing comprehensive solutions that combine devices, software, medicine, and professional care to enable simple and intelligent disease management.

News 9/13/2016

Initially, Onduo will focus on the type 2 diabetes community, specifically on developing solutions that could help people make better decisions about their day to day health, ranging from improved medication management to improved habits and goals. Over time, the company plans to expand its focus to include the type 1 diabetes community, and eventually to people at risk of developing diabetes with the goal of helping them better prevent the onset of the disease.

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News 8/31/16

Digital Health startup Health2Sync raises $3 million in Series A funding. Health2Sync offers a data driven solution to help diabetic patients improve blood sugar control and reduce the risks of complications. The new funding will be used to continue product development and accelerate growth in overseas markets.

News 8/31/16

Australian startup DoseMe completes $2.6 million in its most recent Series A financing round. DoseMe is a software that allows clinicians to dose a patient based upon that patient’s individual ability to absorb, process, and clear a drug. Using basic patient information, such as height, weight, and gender, DoseMe can accurately calculate dosage to suit an individual patient.

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News 8/23/16

Accolade raises $70 million in a new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. The company provides an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, and health systems. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives.

News 8/23/16

Honor, a home health startup, gains $42 million in a Series B round of funding led by Thrive Capital. The company, launched in 2015, will use the funds to expand its home care services from California into Texas. They will be hiring more home care professionals as well as engineers to continue building and expanding its technology platform.

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News 8/3/16

Startup CognitiveScale closes $21.8 million in Series B financing from Norwest Venture Partners and Intel Capital. CongnitiveScale offers an industry-specific machine intelligence software. The financing will be used to build its portfolio of could-based cognitive computing products.

News 8/3/16

Big Health raises $12 million in new funding. Big Health automates behavioral medicine programs, thereby making them scalable, accessible and consistent. Big Health’s first product, Sleepio, is a digital sleep improvement program featuring Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, clinically proven to help overcome even long term poor sleep without pills.

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