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Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven Africa-focused startups present at Y Combinator’s Demo Day

Seven African-focused companies, as part of the Y Combinator's 200 Winter 2019 Grade 200 startups, seem to account for only a small portion of such a large category, But it represents the growing importance of African companies in the YC universe. According to YC spokesperson Lindsay Amos, since 2016, the ...

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XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

XGenomes is bringing DNA sequencing to the masses

As healthcare shifts to gene-customized treatment, one of the biggest obstacles to truly personalized medicine is the lack of rapid, low-cost genetic testing. Few people are more familiar with Karim Mill than the problem of today's genetic diagnostic tools. He is the founder of the 52-year-old XGenomes who has been ...

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CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

CXA, a health-focused digital insurance startup, raises $25M

CXA Group is a Singapore startup that is committed to making insurance more accessible and affordable. It has raised $25 million for expansion in Asia and later expanded to Europe and North America. Startup companies have adopted a unique approach to insurance. It does not go directly to consumers, but ...

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HealthJoy raises $12.5M Series B to help employees make the most of their healthcare benefits

HealthJoy raises $12.5M Series B to help employees make the most of their healthcare benefits

Health care in the United States is so complex that even well-being employees may have difficulty managing their choices. HealthJoy A health welfare platform that wants to help use AI to answer questions. The Chicago-based startup announced today that it has raised $12.5 million in Series B financing, led by ...

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A healthcare investment fund has become one of Israel’s largest with a $660 million close

A healthcare investment fund has become one of Israel’s largest with a $660 million close

One of Israel’s largest single venture capital funds is a new type of late-stage vehicle focused on health care. aMoon The investment company launched its second car in April 2018, just announced its final closing price of $660 million in management assets – making it the company's largest (if not ...

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Two Chairs nabs $7M for its client-therapist matching app and brick-and-mortar clinics

Two Chairs nabs $7M for its client-therapist matching app and brick-and-mortar clinics

The future of health care is not entirely digital. For intimate relationships like customer therapists, face-to-face relationships are still key. For those who can afford technical treatment services, two presidents a San Francisco-based mental health business, may be of concern. The startup believes in the power of on-site treatment, rather ...

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Cedars-Sinai puts Amazon Alexa in patient rooms as part of a pilot program

Cedars-Sinai puts Amazon Alexa in patient rooms as part of a pilot program

Los Angeles Medical Center Cedars-Sinai Currently is piloting a plan to place Amazon echoes in more than 100 wards. Smart Speakers use Aiva a voice assistant platform for healthcare, designed to help patients communicate with their caregivers. Allowing patients to use Alexa to perform basic tasks such as changing TV ...

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Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room

Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room

About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgical launched the Da Vinci robot and changed the surgery in operating rooms across the United States. Da Vinci ushered in the first age of robotic assisted surgery, promising to provide higher accuracy and faster recovery time for patients undergoing ...

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Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room

Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room

In the operating room in rural Idaho, doctors prepare surgery for the patient. They made a tiny, thumb-sized incision on the patient and inserted a small robot across the country. The surgeon put on a virtual reality headset, grabbed their controller, and was ready to operate. Although this scene now ...

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Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix China’s healthcare problem

Two former Qualcomm engineers are using AI to fix China’s healthcare problem

Artificial intelligence is widely publicized as something that can completely undermine the job market – may affect accountants, advertising agencies, journalists, etc. – but some industries urgently need assistance with artificial intelligence to have a full positive impact The core is health care. Although China is the second largest economy ...

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