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Carbon Health raises $100 million with plans to expand pop-up clinics ahead of COVID-19 vaccination programs

Carbon Health raises 0 million with plans to expand pop-up clinics ahead of COVID-19 vaccination programs Carbon Health has raised a $100 million Series C funding round, led by Dragoneer Investment Group and including participation from prior investors Brookfield Technology Partners, DCVC and Builders VC. This funding will be used to help the SF-based healthcare […]

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Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon

Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon Brynn Putnam has a lot to feel great about. A Harvard grad and former professional ballet dancer who opened the first of what have become three high-intensity fitness studios in New York, she then launched a second business […]

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine proves 90% effective in first results from Phase 3 clinical trial The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech has shown to be effective blocking vaccine in 90 percent of participants in its Phase 3 clinical trial, the companies announced on Monday. That’s based on data analyzed by an […]

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Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19

Cough-scrutinizing AI shows major promise as an early warning system for COVID-19 Asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is a huge contributor to the pandemic, but of course if there are no symptoms, how can anyone tell they should isolate or get a test? MIT research has found that hidden in the sound of coughs is a […]

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Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa

Passion Capital backs UK fertility workplace benefits provider, Fertifa UK-based Fertifa has bagged a £1 million (~$1.3M) seed to plug into a fertility-focused workplace benefits platform. Passion Capital is investing in the round, along with some unnamed strategic angel investors. The August 2019-founded startup sells bespoke reproductive health and fertility packages to UK employers to […]

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Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for $345 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for $475 million

Under Armour to sell MyFitnessPal for 5 million, after acquiring it in 2015 for 5 million Global fitness giant Under Armour announced this morning that it will be selling MyFitnessPal to investment firm Francisco Partners for $345 million, five and a half years after acquiring it for $475 million. The company also announced that it […]

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Sidekick Health scores $20M for its gamified digital care platform

Sidekick Health scores M for its gamified digital care platform Nordic digital therapeutics company, Sidekick Health, has closed a $20 million Series A led by pan-European VC Wellington Partners and healthcare focused VC Asabys Partners. Existing investors, Novator and Frumtak Ventures, also participated in the oversubscribed round. The 2014-founded startup has built a gamified digital […]

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How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic Darrell M. West Contributor Share on Twitter Darrell M. West is Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. John R. Allen Contributor John R. Allen is President of The Brookings Institution. The novel coronavirus has accelerated the use of many digital technologies. […]

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How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung

How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung The latest smartwatches come with sensors that measure oxygen levels in your blood. If you own one, here’s what that means for you. Source: {$feed_title) How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung

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EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps

EU switches on cross-border interoperability for first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps The European Union has switched on cross-border interoperability for a first batch of COVID-19 contacts tracing apps that use Bluetooth proximity to calculate the exposure risk of smartphone users after a pilot of the system last month. National apps whose backends are […]

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