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Catalyst by Wellstar joins Plug and Play's innovation platform
Published: 19-02-2024 | 10:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau




















icotec ag raises $30m in growth financing from MVM Partners
Published: 29-01-2024 | 14:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau












Plug and Play opens new medtech office in Warsaw, Indiana
Published: 18-01-2024 | 11:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau






Illumina Ventures Labs launches in US and UK targeting startups advancing human health
Published: 12-01-2024 | 12:22:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Illumina Ventures Labs is part of Illumina Ventures, the premier genomics and precision health venture firm supporting early-stage companies transforming healthcare and our world.


Increased venture capital investment bolsters women's health startups, report
Published: 11-01-2024 | 17:01:24 | By: Bob Koigi
Despite ongoing economic headwinds and a pressured venture fundraising environment, investment in startup companies addressing women's health is on the rise.


EIB Global announces $30 million investment in Seedstars Africa Ventures I, a VC fund for African entrepreneurs
Published: 11-01-2024 | 16:12:27 | By: Bob Koigi
Innovative businesses and start-ups across Africa will benefit from better access to risk capital thanks to a  US$30 million equity investment by EIB Global in the Seedstars Africa Ventures I venture capital fund. 


ImpriMed raises $23 Million Series A Round to expand its AI-powered cancer treatment tech
Published: 09-01-2024 | 15:38:11 | By: Bob Koigi
The funding will enable ImpriMed to expand its revolutionary drug response prediction technology beyond veterinary medicine into human oncology, increase headcount, and broaden its business development and research and development pipeline.






















Zivian Health predicts 5 trends in digital healthcare come 2024
Published: 06-12-2023 | 06:39:57 | By: Pie Kamau


















RespirAI partners with Mayo Clinic to develop AI respiratory platform
Published: 19-10-2023 | 13:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RespirAI Medical has entered into a collaboration with Mayo Clinic for developing a wearable AI-based home monitoring platform for respiratory diseases.


HeartX Accelerator announces five startups selected for the 2023 program
Published: 17-10-2023 | 14:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HeartX has selected five startups that will participate in the 2023 accelerator program.


Swiss healthtech startup CARE appoints Kay Oswald as CEO for U.S. market expansion
Published: 12-10-2023 | 11:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CARE has appointed Kay Oswald as the new CEO.


Shakti Ventures dives into femtech sector to elevate women's health
Published: 11-10-2023 | 11:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Shakti Ventures is on a mission to invest in revolutionary startups within the femtech industry.


Plug and Play Alberta announces 73 startups for Fall cohort accelerator programs
Published: 06-10-2023 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 73 startups for the Fall cohort.


Cordis acquires medical device startup MedAlliance at $1.1 billion
Published: 05-10-2023 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cordis has completed the acquisition of MedAlliance, a Swiss medical device startup.


Stanley Capital Partners announces first resource efficiency investment with Roboyo
Published: 03-10-2023 | 12:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Stanley Capital Partners has announced a strategic investment in Roboyo.


Providence unveils its fourth incubated technology Praia Health
Published: 03-10-2023 | 11:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Providence announced that Praia Health is the next incubated technology.


Healthtech SaaS startup Doceree raises $35m to accelerate growth
Published: 28-09-2023 | 15:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Doceree, the global network of physician-only platforms for programmatic messaging, announced a $35m Series B round.


Unlocking the future of drug discovery with AI, BBC Research
Published: 26-09-2023 | 11:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
BCC's newly released report unveils the extraordinary impact of AI on pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.


Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health unveils the 2023 cohort
Published: 26-09-2023 | 10:54:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Health has unveiled its 2023 cohort.


HealNow secures $5.5m seed funding to transform pharmacy payments experience
Published: 21-09-2023 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HealNow has announced a $5.5m seed round led by Bonfire Ventures.


Indian healthtech startup Bonatra launches Wearable Smart Rings for wellness
Published: 12-09-2023 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthtech startup Bonatra has launched Wearable Smart Rings.


Agetech startup Blooming Health raises $4.2m to power healthy aging-in-place
Published: 07-09-2023 | 16:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blooming Health announced the close of an oversubscribed $4.2m seed round


Taurean Surgical secures funding to democratize robotic surgery in emerging markets
Published: 07-09-2023 | 15:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Taurean Surgical has announced a significant pre-seed funding round.


Nevia Bio completes $3m seed round to build a platform for early detection of women-related diseases
Published: 04-09-2023 | 15:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nevia Bio has completed $3.1m seed round.


Miri announces first-of-its kind AI health and wellness platform
Published: 04-09-2023 | 15:08:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Miri, the first-of- its-kind AI health and wellness  platform, has announced its public beta launch.


French clinical-stage biotech Abivax secures €75m for product development
Published: 31-08-2023 | 15:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Claret European Growth Capital has participated in investing €75m into Abivax.


The place of Kenyan startups in growing the medtech sector
Published: 31-08-2023 | 09:15:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Investment in the medical devices segment of Africa’s startup space has the potential to hit $259 billion by 2030. Currently, the sector has attracted $500 million in investments.


Meet Kuushy: Sit your way to better health
Published: 28-08-2023 | 11:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Poor posture can lead to a whole range of problems – from neck and back pains to even heartburn and constipation.


Blue Hour Ventures launches with Fund I spin out
Published: 23-08-2023 | 12:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blue Hour Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, has announced the firm's launch.


Visana Health raises $10.1m seed round to bring comprehensive virtual healthcare to women
Published: 18-08-2023 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 Visana Health announced the close of $10.1 million in seed funding.


Biocanic closes $600k seed round to accelerate growth of its health intelligence platform
Published: 16-08-2023 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
San Diego software platform Biocanic has closed $600k seed round.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health secures additional investment from Marula Square
Published: 02-08-2023 | 14:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zuri Health has secured additional investment from Marula Square.


Nigeria's Remedial Health raises $12m to deliver financial services for neighborhood pharmacies
Published: 01-08-2023 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Remedial Health has secured $12m in an equity and debt funding round.


NEOM joins Startup Creasphere's program powered by Plug and Play Munich
Published: 25-07-2023 | 11:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup Creasphere has announced new partnership with NEOM.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health raises undisclosed funding from Five35 Ventures
Published: 25-07-2023 | 09:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has raised an undisclosed amount of funding.


Explainable-AI image recognition startup ZAC initiates medical imaging for pathology
Published: 18-07-2023 | 09:40:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ZAC will apply its Concept-Learning algorithms in medical imaging.


Medical device company OrganOx raises £25m to transform organ transplantation practices
Published: 17-07-2023 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OrganOx has raised £25m in a growth round led by Lauxera Capital Partners.


VentureBlick secures $2.6m for first two startups, unveils incubator model for medtech innovation
Published: 05-07-2023 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VentureBlick announced the successful closure of its first two deals.


Kenyan e-Health startup MYDAWA raises $20m funding from Alta Semper Capital
Published: 04-07-2023 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MYDAWA has received $20m capital injection from private equity investor.


Blueprint raises $9m to help mental health clinicians deliver quality care in less time
Published: 04-07-2023 | 13:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Blueprint, the platform helping mental health clinicians, announced its $9m Series A


Exeliom Biosciences closes its Series A funding at €24 million
Published: 03-07-2023 | 13:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris-based Exeliom Biosciences announced the completion of its €24 million Series A funding.


Swiss medtech startup Berlin Heals completes financing round for its ongoing CE- study
Published: 29-06-2023 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Berlin Heals has developed a breakthrough method for therapy of heart failure.


Nigerian healthtech startup Helium Health raises $30m Series B funding
Published: 28-06-2023 | 10:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Helium Health announced it has raised $30 million in Series B funding.


AI-enabled startup AvoMD raises $5m to combat clinician burnout
Published: 26-06-2023 | 11:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AvoMD announced it has closed $5 million in seed funding led by early-stage venture fund AlleyCorp.


Mental health startup Anise raises $1.2m pre-seed to expand culturally-responsive care
Published: 12-06-2023 | 15:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Anise Health, a digital mental health company, completed $1.2m pre-seed round.


Karoo Health raises $3.4m in oversubscribed seed round
Published: 09-06-2023 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Karoo Health announced the closing of an oversubscribed seed round of $3.4 million.


Adonis raises $17.3m to transform revenue outcomes for healthcare providers across the U.S.
Published: 30-05-2023 | 09:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Adonis announced it has raised $17.3 million in Series A financing.


Surgical visualization startup ClearCam closes $4m Series 3 seed funding round
Published: 18-05-2023 | 16:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ClearCam announced the closing of $4 million in seed round funding.


South African healthtech startup Quro Medical raises $1.3m funding from Mineworkers
Published: 12-05-2023 | 13:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Quro Medical, the South African e-health startup has received a $1.3 million investment from leading investment firm the Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC).


South African healthtech startup Guidepost unveils chatbot for diabetic patients
Published: 11-05-2023 | 14:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
South African healthtech startup Guidepost has unveiled an AI-powered chatbot to help citizens living with diabetes better manage their condition.


Aegis Ventures, Northwell Holdings launch healthtech startup Optain to detect and prevent early stage diseases
Published: 10-05-2023 | 15:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ascertain, a revolutionary collaboration between Aegis Ventures and Northwell Holdings, announced a seed funding round to launch Optain, an artificial intelligence company.


Genemod raises $4.5m to become the central research platform for biopharma companies
Published: 05-05-2023 | 17:10:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Genemod, a cloud-based workspace collaboration software for biopharma R&D teams, announced it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding.


Five tech startups join Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator program
Published: 05-05-2023 | 16:51:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with gener8tor, announced the addition of five promising tech startups to its innovative Black Founder Accelerator program.


Oncology Ventures invests in next-gen cancer startups for affordable, efficient and accessible cancer care
Published: 04-05-2023 | 12:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Oncology Ventures, the trusted partner for early stage cancer startups, has announced its investment in the next generation of cancer startups.


Danish startups pursue US expansion opportunities through TMC Biobridge
Published: 04-05-2023 | 12:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the BioInnovation Institute (BII) announced that three startups from BII will join a customized accelerator program tailored for helping startups build their US go-to-market strategy.


Transforming public health solutions via AI revolutions, Plug and Play
Published: 03-05-2023 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Public health has traditionally been understood as a mission-driven industry that could not be profitable but, rather, one that utilizes a non-profit structure.


OtherLeft Ventures launches healthcare-focused venture studio in Nashville, TN
Published: 03-05-2023 | 10:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OtherLeft Ventures announced the launch of its healthcare-focused venture studio in Nashville, Tennessee (TN).


How blockchain is revolutionizing healthcare
Published: 14-04-2023 | 08:45:00 | By: Bob Koigi
The decentralized and transparent nature of blockchain has the potential to solve many of the challenges faced by the healthcare industry, such as patient data management and interoperability issues.


Fertility treatments aren't just for the 1%, Sunfish
Published: 28-03-2023 | 11:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sunfish, a fintech company founded last year, aims to make fertility treatments more accessible and has recently designed a new product to help reduce the cost of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).


Plug and Play Alberta announces 58 startups for Spring cohort of accelerator programs
Published: 20-03-2023 | 14:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 58 startups for the Spring cohort of its industry-specific Health, Sustainability, Food and Beverage, and Sector Agnostic startup accelerator programs.


Israeli AION Labs launches AI startup for De Novo antibody design
Published: 06-03-2023 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AION Labs announced the formation of DenovAI, the lab's second startup approved by the Israel Innovation Authority.


Villgro Africa invests over $2m in African healthcare startups
Published: 02-03-2023 | 10:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Villgro Africa has invested over $1.36 million in 36 Kenyan healthcare startups over the last 7 years with plans to launch a Biotech Innovation Hub as part of its regional expansion. 


Healthtech startup WELL invests in doctorly, launches strategic alliance to tech enable German doctors
Published: 01-03-2023 | 16:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
WELL Health Technologies (WELL), announced it has made a strategic investment, through its wholly owned subsidiary, WELL Ventures, in doctorly GmbH (doctorly), a medical practice management software provider based in Germany.


South African healthtech startup Envisionit raises $1.65m to expand access to medical imaging
Published: 28-02-2023 | 12:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Envisionit Deep AI, a South African healthtech startup that uses AI to bridge the gap in diagnostic imaging, has raised $1.65 million to expand access to medical imaging.


German medtech startup HBOX Therapies raises €2.3m seed funding to accelerate clinical testing for lung treatment
Published: 22-02-2023 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Medtech startup HBOX Therapies, the developer of technology that facilitates lung-protective treatment of respiratory patients, received a seed investment of €2.3 million led by TechVision Fund (TVF)


London-based digital health startup Syndi raises £1.65m to build its AI-driven wellbeing support platform
Published: 15-02-2023 | 12:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Syndi Health, a startup providing a digital infrastructure to offer personalised and effective digital health support within organisations, has raised £1.65 million ($2 million), in equity and grant funding.


Predicta Med raises investment from CerraCap Ventures to support its early detection, intervention of chronic diseases platform
Published: 14-02-2023 | 09:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture Capital fund CerraCap Ventures, announced a strategic investment in Predicta Med, an early-growth startup helping medical clinics and institutions identify and work-up immune-related diseases earlier.


Canadian healthtech startup The Rounds closes $6.7m Series A funding to accelerate growth
Published: 08-02-2023 | 10:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Rounds, a Canadian healthcare tech startup, announced the successful close of its Series A round with two follow-on investments totaling $1.6 million CAD from Panoramic Ventures.


TBD Health raises $4.4m seed round to expand its hybrid sexual healthcare offerings
Published: 01-02-2023 | 11:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
TBD Health, a sexual healthcare provider revolutionizing the medical landscape through unparalleled digital and in-person clinical care, announced a $4.4 million seed round.


Cell therapy startup FibroBiologics launches public funding campaign with StartEngine.com
Published: 01-02-2023 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FibroBiologics, a clinical-stage company focused on the development of fibroblast cell-based therapeutics for chronic diseases, launched an online funding campaign with StartEngine, an equity crowdfunding platform.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health raises funding to expand across Africa
Published: 31-01-2023 | 10:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health announced it has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Moroccan VC UM6P Ventures. The funds will be used to support Zuri’s growth and expansion across Africa.


Free From Market raises $2.1m seed round for its food is medicine platform to treat chronic health conditions
Published: 30-01-2023 | 09:59:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Free From Market (FFM), the patient-driven digital platform, announced it has closed a $2.1 million seed investment.


Top 10 digital health startups in 2023 according to Plug and Play
Published: 26-01-2023 | 13:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
New trends don’t materialize at the start of the year, but it is still a great time to reflect on the past year and see what topics will fill newsfeeds and dominate conversations in the digital health space in 2023.


HLTH Foundation launches coalition to help integrate health equity standards into healthcare tech and data practices
Published: 26-01-2023 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HLTH Foundation announced the formation of the Techquity for Health Coalition, with a mission to assimilate health equity considerations into healthcare technology innovation and data practices.


RIMAC Seguros joins Plug and Play's health platform in Silicon Valley
Published: 25-01-2023 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RIMAC Seguros, an insurance company in Peru with 3 million customers, has entered into a strategic partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center, the world's corporate innovation platform based in Silicon Valley.


Oklahoma universities, Tulsa Innovation Labs partner to launch Canopy HealthTech
Published: 24-01-2023 | 12:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, Oklahoma State University, and Tulsa Innovation Labs, announced the launch of Canopy HealthTech, a new multi-year initiative to accelerate the commercialization of virtual health innovations.


Bangkok-based healthcare marketplace HD raises $6m funding, launches HDcare service for elective surgeries
Published: 23-01-2023 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Bangkok-based healthcare marketplace HD, announced a $6 million funding to improve accessibility and affordability of healthcare services and elective surgeries in emerging Southeast Asia.


Herself healthtech startup raises $7m funding, opens first clinic to transform advanced primary care for women
Published: 17-01-2023 | 11:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Herself Health, a healthcare technology company designed to deliver advanced primary care to women over 65, received $7million seed round funding led by founding partner Juxtapose.


Italian biotech startup Diamante closes €595K seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 17-01-2023 | 10:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Diamante, a female-led Italian biotechnology company focused on the use of plants for producing high value-added molecules, closes €595K as a second seed round led by Arieli Capital.


French pharma Amolyt raises $138m Series C funding to advance its pipeline of therapeutics
Published: 13-01-2023 | 09:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Amolyt Pharma, a global company specialized in developing therapeutic peptides for rare endocrine and related diseases, announced the closing of €130 million Series C equity financing.


Scotland-based healthtech startup PneumoWave raises £7.5m Series A funding to accelerate clinical validation
Published: 13-01-2023 | 09:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Scotland-based remote monitoring device startup PneumoWave announced the closing of £7.5 million Series A financing which will enable clinical validation.


Healthcare venture capital fundraising and investment remained strong in 2022, SVB reports
Published: 11-01-2023 | 11:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SVB released its 12th annual Healthcare Investments and Exits Report which shows venture capital fundraising and investment persisted in 2022.


Dutch healthtech startup Lapsi Health raises $3.7m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 11-01-2023 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dutch healthtech startup Lapsi Health announced an oversubscribed $3.7 million seed round to continue its technology development, acquire FDA certification and begin commercialization activities in the USA.


Parisian medical device startup Ganymed Robotics banks additional €15m through Series B extension
Published: 05-01-2023 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ganymed Robotics, the developer of computer vision software and robotics technologies for orthopedic surgeons, announced it has extended its Series B with an additional close of €15 million.


[Startup Interview] James Adebisi, Founder, Oruis Medical, Nigeria
Published: 23-12-2022 | 12:23:21 | By: Bob Koigi
Orius Medical is a Nigerian health startup that provides mental care and support through psychotherapy and mental health education.


Dutch startup Aiosyn raises €2m to develop AI-powered algorithms to support pathologists with clinical diagnostics
Published: 22-12-2022 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
 Aiosyn, a diagnostics platform that uses artificial intelligence to support pathologists with more accurate and efficient clinical diagnostics, raised an investment round of €2 million.


Healthtech startup PaxeraHealth closes series A funding round to accelerate its enterprise medical imaging and AI authoring platforms
Published: 20-12-2022 | 10:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PaxeraHealth, the medical imaging and AI developer, announced the close of its series A financing round led by Sopris Capital, a venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled healthcare solutions.


EG Capital announces anchor closing of its maiden fund to invest in startups across East Africa and Zambia
Published: 19-12-2022 | 09:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
EG Capital, a growth-oriented private equity impact firm has announced the anchor closing of its first EG-Economic Empowerment Fund LP (EG-EEF), which will invest in medium-sized businesses.


[Column] Thabiso Foto: Can Africa's startup sector keep up its record funding run amidst global turmoil?
Published: 14-12-2022 | 09:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startups have become vital engines of change that can have an outsized impact on an economy. They are crucial in fueling innovation and enhancing economic and digital competitiveness.


Canadian healthtech startup KeyOps raises $4m seed round to fuel expansion in the U.S.
Published: 14-12-2022 | 08:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
KeyOps, a Toronto-based Insights-as-a-Service (IaaS) startup, announced it has raised $4 million (CAD) in seed funding.


Japanese home health lab startup Bisu collaborates with Polaris Dawn to develop new ways to monitor astronaut health
Published: 05-12-2022 | 11:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Traveling in space leads to bone loss, muscle loss, and an increased risk of kidney stone formation, often starting within the first 24 hours of spaceflight as calcium levels in bone and tissue decrease.


Medical device startup Nyra Medical closes $20m Series A financing for its transcatheter heart valve repair technology
Published: 28-11-2022 | 10:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nyra Medical, a medical device company that is developing a novel transcatheter mitral valve repair technology, announced the closing of a $20 million Series A financing.


Heidelberg-based FundaMental Pharma launches with €10m seed financing to advance a First-in-Class neuroprotectant
Published: 28-11-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
FundaMental Pharma (FundaMental), a preclinical neuroscience company spun out of Heidelberg University, announced it has launched with €10 million in seed financing led by BioGeneration Ventures (BGV).


Mental health-tech startup Resilience Lab raises $15m to address the U.S. systemic mental health access crisis
Published: 22-11-2022 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Resilience Lab, a mental health-tech company enabling communities of clinicians to collaborate to improve patient access and outcomes, announced it has raised $15 million in Series A funding.


Silicon Catalyst names EXOKĒRYX as newest portfolio company admitted to the incubator
Published: 21-11-2022 | 08:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Silicon Catalyst, the world's only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions, announced that EXOKĒRYX has been accepted into the Silicon Catalyst Incubator program.


Belgian health monitoring startup IntelliProve raises €1m to accelerate growth
Published: 16-11-2022 | 11:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Belgian health monitoring startup IntelliProve, announced receiving €1 million in investment from The White and Yellow Cross (Dutch: Wit-Gele Kruis), VLAIO, imec.istart Fund and other private investors to fund its market expansion and product development.


Healthtech startup Weo launches smart bottle that amplifies water's health benefits via electrolysis
Published: 16-11-2022 | 11:05:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Weo, a healthtech startup using biotechnology to alter water at the molecular level, announced its official launch of the Weo Bottle, the first-ever portable water bottle that uses electrolysis to enhance the water you drink with the touch of a button.


Healthtech company CardieX acquires wearable sensor startup Blumio
Published: 16-11-2022 | 10:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CardieX , a global health technology company focused on cardiovascular disease, today announced that it has acquired all the assets of Blumio, a Silicon Valley based developer of advanced algorithms and technology for cardiovascular sensors.


Singapore-based VentureBlick launches global search for healthcare startups
Published: 15-11-2022 | 09:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
VentureBlick, a fundraising platform matching healthcare startups with medical investors, has launched its worldwide search to identify promising healthcare startups for the medical community to evaluate, advise, and fund.


Biotech startup Avstera Therapeutics closes seed round to advance its lead programs targeting solid tumors
Published: 10-11-2022 | 14:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Avstera Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in the Philadelphia area, has announced the completion of its seed round to advance its lead cancer programs geared towards targeting solid tumors.


CardinalStone Capital Advisers announces $6m investment in Nigerian healthtech startup AfyA Care
Published: 09-11-2022 | 10:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
West African private equity fund manager, CardinalStone Capital Advisers (CCA), has announced a $6 million investment in Nigeria's healthtech startup AfyA Care.


Neurotech startup Roga launches novel wellness solution to combat stress and burnout
Published: 07-11-2022 | 09:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Neurotech company Roga, has officially launched its first stress-relieving wellness device Roga Life, for orders worldwide.


Telehealth startup Options MD raises $3.8m pre-seed funding to expand its mental health platform
Published: 02-11-2022 | 09:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Options MD, a telehealth startup providing high-quality care for treatment-resistant depression (TRD), announced $2.35 million in funding, bringing the total pre-seed funding to $3.8 million.


Medtech device startup MedCrypt raises $25m Series B funding round to accelerate growth
Published: 02-11-2022 | 09:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
MedCrypt, the proactive cybersecurity solution provider for medical devices, announced its $25 million Series B funding round.


Meet female scientists who develop cellular and gene therapies in China, Jiang and Zhang
Published: 27-10-2022 | 12:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Inside Namtai Inno Park in Guangming District hides a low-profile biomedical development firm; Shenzhen Wingor Biotechnology company.


Israeli QuantHealth startup raises $2.6m seed round to provide comprehensive clinical trial simulation solution
Published: 27-10-2022 | 11:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
QuantHealth, an AI-powered clinical trial design startup, announced its emergence from stealth, along with a $2.6 million seed financing round led by Shoni Top.


German biotech startup Mogling Bio completes first seed investment round from Kizoo
Published: 26-10-2022 | 11:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mogling Bio, a German biotech startup, announced it has successfully completed its first seed investment round from sole investor venture capital firm Kizoo Technology Capital.


Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs sets sights on global infertility trend
Published: 24-10-2022 | 14:37:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Reproductive tech startup Inti Labs announced its official launch and ambitious long-term vision to overcome infertility. The company is focused on developing a range of first-in-class diagnostic tests for the in vitro fertilization (IVF) market.


Paris-based Aqemia raises €30m to scale its deep physics and AI enabled drug discovery pipeline
Published: 19-10-2022 | 11:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris-based Aqemia has raised €30 million in a Series A funding round led by Eurazeo and Bpifrance through its Large Venture fund, with the participation of Elaia its historic investor.


Spring Health startup partners with Moda Health to deliver measurement-based mental health care
Published: 18-10-2022 | 15:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spring Health announced its agreement with Moda Health to deliver measurement-based mental health care to select employer groups through Moda's innovative Behavioral Health 360 platform.


Nigerian healthtech startup Lifestores raises $3m to expand its pharmaceutical marketplace
Published: 14-10-2022 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian healthtech startup Lifestores Healthcare has raised $3 million for expansion across the country in a pre-Series A funding round.


Harvard health tech startup Vincere Health raises $1.75 million funding to expand risk-based contracting
Published: 07-10-2022 | 14:53:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Vincere has built an expertise in activating, engaging and driving objectively measurable outcomes in smoking cessation among some of the hardest to reach populations in US healthcare.


PracticeTek acquires marketing startup GrowthPlug to modernize healthcare practices
Published: 03-10-2022 | 10:00:00 | By: Bob Koigi
PracticeTek, a provider of software and payments solutions to the retail healthcare market, has announced it has acquired GrowthPlug, a practice marketing platform.


Plug and Play Alberta announces 50 startups for the second cohort of its accelerator programs
Published: 30-09-2022 | 09:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Alberta has announced 50 startups for the second cohort of its industry-specific startup accelerator programs. The companies will participate in one of the following programs: Health, Sustainability, and Sector Agnostic.


Daiichi Sankyo joins Munich-based Startup Creasphere's program powered by Plug and Play
Published: 28-09-2022 | 11:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Startup Creasphere, the Munich-based digital healthcare platform of Plug and Play, has announced its new partnership with Daiichi Sankyo.


FNHIC launches to invest $2.5b in startups improving hunger and health outcomes through food
Published: 28-09-2022 | 11:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
S2G Ventures, Food Systems for the Future and other partners launched the Food, Nutrition and Health Investor Coalition (FNHIC), a call to action to drive $2.5 billion in private investment.


London-based Pheon Therapeutics launches with $68m financing to advance novel ADC for treatment of solid tumors
Published: 28-09-2022 | 10:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Pheon Therapeutics (Pheon), an ADC specialist developing next generation ADCs for a wide range of hard-to-treat cancers has launched, following the closing of a $68 million Series A financing.


Healthtech startup Remedial Health secures $4.4m to provide access to credit for pharmacies in Nigeria
Published: 21-09-2022 | 13:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Remedial Health, a healthtech startup that develops solutions to make Africa’s pharmaceutical value chain more efficient, has raised $4.4 million in seed funding to accelerate its expansion across Nigeria.


Swiss biotech startup Hedera Dx raises €14m seed funding to accelerate global adoption of liquid biopsies
Published: 21-09-2022 | 11:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Hedera Dx, a Swiss biotech startup, has raised €14 million in funding to launch a blood-based testing solution to profile cancer DNA circulating in the blood, helping patients access better treatments.


Google-backed startup Massage Robotics launches equity crowdfunding via StartEngine
Published: 21-09-2022 | 10:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Google-backed startup, Massage Robotics announced the launch of equity crowdfunding via StartEngine, to show how robots can help people heal with free massage therapy.


Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma acquires majority stake in Nigeria’s HealthPlus
Published: 19-09-2022 | 09:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma has acquired a majority stake in HealthPlus, a pioneer pharmacy chain in Nigeria.


French biotech startup Tridek-One closes €16m to develop first-in-class immune checkpoint agonists
Published: 16-09-2022 | 12:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Tridek-One, a Paris-based biotech startup specialized in the research and development of CD31 agonists to restore the immune balance, announced it has closed a €16 million financing round led by the Swiss VC Pureos Bioventures.


Chinese biotech startup CellOrigin partners with Qilu Pharmaceutical to develop "off-the-shelf" CAR-iMAC cell therapy
Published: 05-09-2022 | 13:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CellOrigin Biotech has made an agreement with Qilu Pharmaceutical on strategic global collaborations to develop, manufacture and commercialize a proprietary "off-the-shelf" CAR-iMAC cell therapy.


London-based mental health startup Thalamos raises $1m to digitise the Mental Health Act
Published: 01-09-2022 | 15:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based mental health startup Thalamos announced it has raised €1 million seed round to digitise the Mental Health Act. 


Healthcare startup Prolocor announces $5.2m funding from seed round and NIH SBIR grant
Published: 31-08-2022 | 11:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Prolocor, a healthcare startup developing an innovative precision diagnostic test with the potential to predict the risk of thrombosis by quantifying FcγRIIa on the surface of platelets, announced the closing of an oversubscribed $3.2 million seed round.


SheMatters raises $1.5m seed funding to address medical neglect and Black maternal morbidity in the U.S.
Published: 31-08-2022 | 11:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SheMatters, an online platform and mobile app designed to support Black women/WOC who experience postpartum comorbidities, announced the close of over $1.5 million in seed funding.


Eurobio acquires 100% of Dutch transplant diagnostics startup GenDx
Published: 25-08-2022 | 11:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Paris, France-based Eurobio Scientific (Eurobio) has reached agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of Dutch-based transplant diagnostics startup GenDx for an amount of €135 million (net of adjusted cash) to be paid in cash at closing to its current shareholders.


Japanese healthtech startup Ubie raises $26.2m Series C funding to fuel business growth in Japan and the U.S.
Published: 22-08-2022 | 12:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ubie, a Japanese healthcare AI startup with a mission to develop a healthcare guide for everyone, announced it has raised $26.2 million in the 1st round of Series C funding.


UK-based Medi-science International partners with Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod to enhance healthcare delivery
Published: 19-08-2022 | 11:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UK-based Medi-science International and Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod have announced a strategic collaboration to transform healthcare delivery through improved access to personal health data.


West makes minority investment in Dublin-based vaccine and biologics startup Latch Medical
Published: 12-08-2022 | 11:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
West Pharmaceutical Services, a global player in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, announced it has made a strategic investment in Latch Medical, a Dublin-based startup leading in next-generation vaccine and biologics delivery technology.


Chinese Grand Pharma backs Dutch medtech Xeltis with €15m
Published: 10-08-2022 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Xeltis, a medtech company developing the most advanced polymer-based restorative cardiovascular devices, announced that a Chinese company, Grand Pharmaceutical Group, has committed to invest €15 million in equity and license fees.


Venture capital firm JVP expands operations in New York, welcomes new partners and investors
Published: 05-08-2022 | 13:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Venture capital firm JVP announced it is expanding its activities in New York. Along with new investments in Fintech, Blockchain, Cyber, Climatech, Foodtech, and Digital Health, the fund has focused on growth.


Madrid-based healthtech startup Idoven raises €18.5m to develop its AI platform
Published: 02-08-2022 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idoven, a Madrid-based healthtech startup, specialised in early detection and precision treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), raised €18.5 million, to continue developing its artificial intelligence (AI) platform to identify arrhythmias and cardiac anomalies.


Taiwanese startup PrecisemAb announces progress towards vision of safest antibody treatment with no side effects
Published: 02-08-2022 | 13:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
PrecisemAb Biotech, a biotechnology research company based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, announced it has continued to stay true to its vision of enhancing antibody drugs by reducing side effects.


Biotech startup Novasenta completes $40m Series A to advance novel cancer therapeutics
Published: 01-08-2022 | 10:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Novasenta, a biotechnology startup focused on the discovery and validation of novel targets to develop cancer therapies, today announced the completion of $40 million in Series A financing led by UPMC Enterprises.


Olympus Innovation Ventures backs endoscopy video and AI startup Virgo
Published: 28-07-2022 | 10:50:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Olympus announced that the company's venture capital fund, Olympus Innovation Ventures, completed its first investment, participating in the Series A financing of Virgo Surgical Video Solutions (Virgo) of Carlsbad, California.


Mymee acquires Berlin-based healthtech startup Breakthrough Health to scale growth
Published: 27-07-2022 | 16:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mymee, the provider of specialized care and support for people with significant symptoms associated with autoimmune disease and long COVID, has acquired Berlin-based Breakthrough Health, the creator of the #1 mobile app Emilyn for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).


Surgical Intelligence startup Theator extends Series A funding with additional $24m for a total of $39.5m
Published: 25-07-2022 | 12:29:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Theator, the creator of Surgical Intelligence, announced it has raised $24 million in an extension of its Series A funding round.


Canvas Medical achieves ONC certification, raises $24m to power clinicians and developers scaling digital health companies
Published: 18-07-2022 | 11:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canvas Medical, the EMR that enables clinicians and developers to power the future of care delivery, raised $24 million in Series B funding led by M13 with participation from Haystack.


Healthtech startup Arise raises over $4m to build inclusive eating disorder treatment and mental health support
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Arise, the digital healthcare company enabling comprehensive care for eating disorders, mental health, and long-term healing, has launched after raising over $4 million in a seed funding round.


Canadian biotech startup Spiderwort secures $13.2m financing to accelerate clinical trials of biomaterials
Published: 12-07-2022 | 15:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spiderwort, the biotech company innovating in cellulose-based tissue scaffolding to treat acute spinal cord injuries, announced the successful completion of its $13.2 million Series A financing.


Kenyan healthtech startup AfyaRekod launches Universal Patient Portal for worldwide health data mobility management
Published: 11-07-2022 | 09:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan-based AfyaRekod launched the fully automated Universal Patient Portal – a block-chain driven technology that will transform the face of patient care across Africa and the World.


Medical Solutions acquires healthcare staffing tech startup Matchwell
Published: 08-07-2022 | 12:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Matchwell, the healthcare staffing solution built for today's flexible workforce, announced it has been acquired by Medical Solutions, one of the nation's largest providers of total workforce solutions serving the healthcare industry.


Telehealth startup Ria Health secures $18m Series A to scale online alcohol use disorder treatment
Published: 01-07-2022 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ria Health, a telehealth provider specializing in alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment, announced the closing of $18 million in Series A funding


London-based healthtech startup Wondr Medical raises £12m seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community
Published: 30-06-2022 | 15:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Digital health startup Wondr Medical, announced it has raised £12 million seed round to accelerate global collaboration across the medical community.


Medical speech processing startup Cordio Medical raises $18m to accelerate growth
Published: 29-06-2022 | 12:27:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cordio Medical, a medical speech processing platform, announced its latest successful strategic investment round of $18 million from Ceros Financial Services and Peregrine Ventures.


Rocket VR Health chosen for Newchip's seed-stage global accelerator program
Published: 28-06-2022 | 14:15:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rocket VR Health was accepted into Newchip's renowned global accelerator program designed to provide all the skills and tools seed-stage founders need to rapidly fund, build and scale their companies.


Nigerian Lab testing startup HealthTracka raises $1.5m funding for expansion to Kenya and Ghana
Published: 27-06-2022 | 11:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian at-home lab testing startup HealthTracka has raised $1.5 million in funding to expand its operations into Kenya and Ghana. The pre-seed funding which was led by Ingressive Capital.


Nibble Health startup raises $8.5m to humanize healthcare payments
Published: 22-06-2022 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nibble Health, a B2B healthcare payments company, announced a $8.5 million seed round co-led by Wing Venture Capital and Tiger Global Management, with participation from A* Capital and Expa.


Healthtech startup Spry secures new investment to strengthen its patient management platform
Published: 22-06-2022 | 14:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Spry, an end-to-end patient and practice management SaaS platform for physical therapists, announced it has successfully completed a new round of funding to accelerate its mission to build the future of practice management for physical rehabilitation.


Healthtech startup Idoven raises $19.8m funding to redefine detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular diseases
Published: 22-06-2022 | 12:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Idoven, a pioneering health tech company advancing early detection and precision medicine of cardiovascular disease, announced it has raised $19.8 million in funding.


London-based AI startup Peptone closes $40m Series A funding to build a state-of-the-art research facility in Bellinzona
Published: 20-06-2022 | 12:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Peptone, the molecular computational physics company focused on protein drug discovery, announced the successful completion of a $40 million Series A financing round.


Amsterdam-based biotech startup CimCure raises € 5m seed round to advance its cancer vaccine
Published: 17-06-2022 | 15:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
CimCure, a biotech spin-off of Amsterdam UMC, focusing on the development of a novel vaccine-based cancer immunotherapy through its Immune-Boost (iBoost) technology, announced it has raised little over € 5 million in a financing Seed Round.


Chinese biotech startup Meta Pharmaceuticals raises $15m to accelerate its pipeline development
Published: 15-06-2022 | 13:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
META Pharmaceuticals, China's first immunometabolism-based small-molecule drug discovery company, announced two consecutive Seed and Pre-A funding rounds totaling $15 million.


Early stage VC firm Kairos Ventures closes third fund at $58m
Published: 14-06-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kairos Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm investing in physical and life sciences, announced the close of its third fund (Fund III), with capital commitments of $58 million.


Kenyan fintech startup Power Financial Wellness partners with Penda Health to extend healthcare services to users
Published: 14-06-2022 | 12:53:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan fintech Power Financial Wellness has signed a partnership agreement with private healthcare solutions provider, Penda Health, to see both companies mutually benefit from their tech services.


Seae Ventures launches $107m Fund to invest in solutions addressing equity gaps in healthtech and fintech
Published: 08-06-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Seae Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm dedicated to advancing equity by investing in women and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs, has launched its inaugural fund of $107m.


Constant Ventures launches $100m venture capital fund to invest in tech startups across West Africa
Published: 07-06-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Constant Ventures, a part of the Constant Group, is raising a $100 million venture capital fund to invest across a range of technology startups with a focus on financial inclusion, education and healthcare.


Kenyan E-health startup Maisha Meds hits 1000 active facilities, expands to Nigeria
Published: 07-06-2022 | 10:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan digital pharmacy network Maisha Meds announced it has reached1,000 active facilities, making it one of the largest digital pharmacy networks in sub-Saharan Africa.


UK-based tech startup Florence raises $35m series B funding to revolutionise social care
Published: 06-06-2022 | 16:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Florence, the UK-based tech innovator for social care, announced it has raised $35 million through a Series B funding round. Florence will use the investment for product expansion to support care in the UK.


Nutrition startup Culina Health raises $4.75m funding to democratize access to clinical nutrition
Published: 01-06-2022 | 10:13:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Culina Health, Co-founded by Registered Dietitian Vanessa Rissetto and Steven Kuyan, announced it has secured $4.75 million in seed funding.


Healthtech startup Esaal raises $1.7m seed round to scale expansion across the MENA region
Published: 31-05-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Esaal, an online health and wellness consultation platform for patients in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has wrapped a $1.7 million seed funding round, to scale its expansion across the MENA region.


Maternity health startup Cayaba Care secures $12m Series A funding to expand access and services to underserved populations
Published: 23-05-2022 | 17:23:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cayaba Care, a maternity health startup, announced the closing of a $12 million Series A round that will work to expand the company's footprint within underserved populations.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri raises $1.3m to expand across Africa
Published: 20-05-2022 | 11:18:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has raised $1.3 million in funding to expand across Africa. The startup which offers mobile-based healthcare attracted investment from DOB Equity, Launch Africa and Founders Factory Africa.


HealthQuest Capital closes $675m for Fund IV to invest in growth-stage healthtech startups
Published: 18-05-2022 | 13:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HealthQuest Capital, a sector specialist capital firm focused on companies optimizing value in healthcare, announced the close of HealthQuest Partners IV, L.P., at its hard cap of $675 million.


Handspring launches with $6.2m seed financing to make mental healthcare accessible to children and families
Published: 13-05-2022 | 13:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Handspring announced the closing of its $6.2 million seed round to further its mission of making quality mental healthcare accessible to all families.


Salaries for startup CEOs break records, Kruze Consulting
Published: 11-05-2022 | 11:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kruze Consulting, a CPA and finance consulting company for VC-backed startups, released new data on the average salary for startup CEOs.


CE-Creates merges with hatch & boost in MENA's first venture-builder merger for startups
Published: 11-05-2022 | 11:25:37 | By: Pie Kamau
CE-Creates, the business incubation platform of Crescent Enterprises, has completed the merger of its portfolio of startups with hatch & boost, an Abu Dhabi-based venture-builder dedicated to ‘hatching’ startup ideas.


Biotech startup AskGene completes of $20m Series A financing to accelerate growth
Published: 10-05-2022 | 10:45:00 | By: Pie Kamau
AskGene, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focusing on discovery and development of innovative biological drugs, announced the completion of $20 million in Series A financing.


Xerys injects additional $25m capital in French healthtech startup Biolog-id to boost global expansion
Published: 09-05-2022 | 11:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Xerys Invest, a private equity firm focused on health, life sciences, renewable energy and greentech, announces an additional investment of $25 million in Biolog-id, a provider of digital health solutions focused on the optimization of the value chain.


Healthtech startup HealthBeats raises $3m seed funding to expand remote vitals monitoring in Australia and Singapore
Published: 09-05-2022 | 10:42:00 | By: Pie Kamau
HealthBeats, a Singapore-based healthtech startup with end-to-end remote vitals monitoring solution, announced the closing of $3 million Seed round led by healthcare investor Heritas Capital.


Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri launches Whatsapp chatbot to democratize access to healthcare
Published: 06-05-2022 | 08:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kenyan healthtech startup Zuri Health has launched a WhatsApp chatbot for its users across the country.


Viva Technology, IFC announce 45 emerging African startups to compete for the 2022 AfricaTech Awards
Published: 04-05-2022 | 13:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Viva Technology and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), announced the top 45 startups that have been long-listed for the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards.


Capable Health startup raises $6m to underpin next revolution in the U.S. healthcare
Published: 03-05-2022 | 14:21:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthcare infrastructure company Capable Health announced it has raised $6 million in seed funding led by M13, with participation from AlleyCorp and Able Partners.


Japanese healthtech startup Ubie launches AI-powered symptom checker in the U.S.
Published: 26-04-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Ubie, Inc., a healthcare AI startup with the mission to develop a healthcare guide for everyone, has launched in the United States an AI-powered symptom checker that allows users to enter symptoms and discover related diseases.


Dutch medtech startup STENTiT raises €1.8m seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 25-04-2022 | 13:01:00 | By: Pie Kamau
STENTiT, a medical device company bringing a novel class of regenerative endovascular implants for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, closed €1.8 million seed investment round.


Briya Emerges from stealth with seed funding to revolutionize healthcare through blockchain powered research
Published: 22-04-2022 | 14:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Briya, a disruptive healthcare data exchange network, announced it has completed a $5.5 million seed round led by Amiti Ventures.


South Korean medical AI startup Lunit gets preliminary approval to go public on KOSDAQ
Published: 22-04-2022 | 13:32:23 | By: Pie Kamau
Lunit, a medical AI provider, announced a preliminary approval from the Korea Exchange for initial public offering (IPO) on the KOSDAQ market.


Phyto Partners launches neurowellness-focused venture capital fund
Published: 21-04-2022 | 13:06:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Phyto Partners (Phyto), a top venture capital fund, is launching its fourth private equity fund – Phyto IV, LP – focused on businesses operating in and around neurowellness and brain health.


9am.health startup raises $16m Series A to build a comprehensive virtual diabetes destination
Published: 14-04-2022 | 12:04:00 | By: Pie Kamau
9am.health, a virtual diabetes clinic that delivers personalized, affordable, and compassionate care directly to consumers, announced a $16 million Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to date to nearly $20 million.


Canadian medical startup DrugBank raises $9m to solve growing biomedical data problem
Published: 12-04-2022 | 11:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Canadian future of medicine startup, DrugBank, announced the securing $9 million in seed funding to solve the challenges associated with the world's exponentially-growing biomedical data.


London's GripAble raises $11m Series A funding to deliver data-driven neuro and musculoskeletal rehab
Published: 11-04-2022 | 12:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based GripAble announced a $11 million in Series A funding led by IP Group, with equal investment from Parkwalk Advisors, to enable GripAble to expand its industry-leading data platform.


UCSF Rosenman Institute connects startups with health care companies to scale up solutions nationwide
Published: 07-04-2022 | 16:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The UCSF Rosenman Institute (Rosenman) announced that four early-stage health care companies have been selected to pilot their technology with leading industry partners through the UCSF Rosenman ADAPT (ADAPT) program.


Polish mental health startup Mindgram closes €7m seed round, begins European expansion
Published: 06-04-2022 | 15:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Warsaw-based holistic mental health & wellbeing platform Mindgram, announced the closing of €7 million seed round and its plan to expand into the European market.


Play-to-earn health startup Health Hero closes oversubscribed seed round to finance game development
Published: 01-04-2022 | 16:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Health Hero, the company behind the Web3 play-to-earn health game "Health Hero," closed seed round with backing from prominent venture capitals.


Mental health startup Nivati Secures $4m seed round to scale its platform
Published: 31-03-2022 | 11:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nivati, a holistic mental health platform for employees, announced an oversubscribed seed round of $4 million led by FireBrand Ventures, with participation from Peak and Access Venture Partners.


Healthtech startup Radish announces $4m seed round to enhance access to convenient and affordable healthcare
Published: 29-03-2022 | 14:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Radish Health, a concierge healthcare platform providing convenient and affordable primary care services to municipal governments and midsize businesses, announced $4 million in seed funding.


Plug and Play Japan kicks off 3rd Smart Cities accelerator program in Osaka and Tokyo
Published: 29-03-2022 | 13:48:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Plug and Play Japan has selected 25 startups from Japan and overseas for their accelerator program that promotes open innovation in Smart Cities theme. From the Batch 3 program, it will expand and operate at two locations, Tokyo and Osaka.


Danish healthtech startup Qure.ai raises $40m to accelerate market expansion, support product development
Published: 29-03-2022 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Qure.ai (Qure), the healthtech firm using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for medical imaging diagnostics, announced it has secured $40 million in a funding round led by Novo Holdings and HealthQuad.


Healthtech startup Altibbi raises $44m to scale growth across the MENA region
Published: 29-03-2022 | 13:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Middle East’s AI-based digital health platform Altibbi, has raised $44 million in Series B fund funding led by Foundation Holdings, Hikma Ventures and existing investors Global Ventures and DASH Ventures.


Neurotechnology startup Phantom Neuro secures $3.26m seed round to advance machine control technology
Published: 28-03-2022 | 15:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Phantom Neuro, a burgeoning neurotechnology startup, announced a $3.26 million funding round from leading international and U.S.-based investors.


Canadian healthtech startup Clinia raises $5m to power personalized pathways into every health journey
Published: 16-03-2022 | 12:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Montreal-based startup Clinia, the personalized health navigation platform, announced a $5 million CAD Seed funding round to scale the growth of its health search infrastructure across North America.


15 startups selected for Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Class 7
Published: 15-03-2022 | 09:14:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Google has announced the 15 African startups that have been selected for its Startups Accelerator Africa Class 7 programme. The startups are developing solutions in areas such as healthcare, education, fleet management, logistics automation and recruiting.


Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5m to back healthtech, business 4.0 startups in Benelux, Europe
Published: 03-03-2022 | 13:09:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Capricorn Digital Growth Fund closes at €84.5 million to back digital health and business 4.0 startups in Benelux


French healthtech startup Synapse Medicine raises $28m to scale its medication reconciliation platform
Published: 01-03-2022 | 10:38:00 | By: Pie Kamau
France-based healthtech startup Synapse Medicine has raised $28 million led by leading European venture firm Korelya Capital, and past investors (XAnge, MACSF, and BNP Paribas Development).


GE Healthcare partners with Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod to simplify access to medical records in Africa
Published: 25-02-2022 | 11:51:27 | By: Pie Kamau
GE Healthcare and Kenya-based startup Afya Rekod have announced a collaboration that seeks to transform care delivery through improved access to personal health data in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.


German startup Cansativa closes $15m Series B to become the ‘Amazon’ of cannabis for Europe
Published: 17-02-2022 | 12:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Cansativa Group announced it has closed a $15 million Series B investment led by Casa Verde with participation by Argonautic Ventures and Munich-based family office Alluti.


German healthtech startup Climedo raises €5m funding for product development, expansion within Europe
Published: 16-02-2022 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Munich-based healthtech company Climedo, received €5 million in a seed financing round. The lead investor is pan-European VC firm Nauta Capital. Westtech Ventures from Berlin and existing business angels.


London-based healthtech startup ExSeed secures £2.5m for its male fertility testing kit
Published: 15-02-2022 | 12:28:00 | By: Pie Kamau
London-based male fertility startup ExSeed Health announced the closing of £2.5 million investment round, taking its seed-stage funding to over £5 million.


Remedial Health joins Y Combinator, raises $1m pre-seed funding to digitize Africa's neighbourhood pharmacies
Published: 15-02-2022 | 09:31:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Remedial Health, a healthtech startup that develops solutions to make Africa’s pharmaceutical sector more efficient, has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding to roll out its digital procurement.


OSF partners with Indiana-based venture studio High Alpha Innovation advance startup ideas
Published: 14-02-2022 | 09:59:20 | By: Pie Kamau
OSF HealthCare announced it has chosen High Alpha Innovation, to help rapidly advance ideas from exploration to implementation or commercialization within and outside the health system.


Nigerian healthtech startup Reliance Health raises $40m Series B funding to accelerate growth
Published: 07-02-2022 | 15:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Reliance Health, an emerging markets-focused digital healthcare provider, announced the completion of a $40 million Series B funding round led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity investor, with participation from Partech.


Kenyan healthtech startup Afya Rekod raises $2 million in seed funding to scale across Africa
Published: 03-02-2022 | 11:46:18 | By: Bob Koigi
Afya Rekod has seen interest from various health parties in Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States increase significantly since its launch in April 2020.


Artificial Intelligence startup Rehinged launches Carenet AI platform for the healthcare industry
Published: 27-01-2022 | 11:54:33 | By: Pie Kamau
Rehinged, an AI startup that transforms external market data into actionable intelligence, announced the launch of Carenet AI, its market intelligence platform specifically built for the healthcare industry.


OSF Ventures launches third venture capital fund to focus on emerging technologies
Published: 11-01-2022 | 10:54:52 | By: Pie Kamau
OSF Ventures has launched its third capital investment fund, the largest since it initiated this program in 2016. The $100 million fund will be used to continue a strategy that links investments to key priorities of improved patient care.


Canadian fertility tech startup raises Series A financing round to progress AI-enabled fertility solutions
Published: 10-01-2022 | 15:04:58 | By: Pie Kamau
Future Fertility, a fertility technology company developing AI-enabled and non-invasive fertility solutions to optimize clinical decision making in fertility care and in vitro fertilization (IVF), announced it has successfully raised a Series A financing round.


Illinois-based clinical stage medical device startup Rhaeos raises $2.2m oversubscribed seed round
Published: 10-01-2022 | 14:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rhaeos, Inc., a private, clinical stage medical device company developing a platform wireless and non-invasive wearable sensor initially targeting the neurosurgical suite, announced the closing of its oversubscribed $2.2 million seed financing.


Israeli AI-powered drug discovery startup Protai raises $8m seed round to provide proteomics-based platform
Published: 10-01-2022 | 13:49:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Protai, an AI-powered drug discovery startup announced its emergence from stealth, along with an $8 million seed financing round co-led by Grove Ventures and Pitango HealthTech.


Ghana health-tech startup mPharma secures $35 million funding for expansion
Published: 06-01-2022 | 12:34:15 | By: Bob Koigi
Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma has raised $35 million in a Series D round led by Citigroup Inc.


Little Otter raises $22 million financing to tackle mental health crisis
Published: 06-01-2022 | 12:31:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Little Otter, the first digital mental health company to provide tools and treatment for both children and their families, has announced the close of its $22 million Series A fundraise.


Singapore-based healthtech startup Smarter Health raises $5.5 million SGD to expand to Southeast Asia
Published: 04-01-2022 | 10:25:00 | By: Bob Koigi
Smarter Health has announced that it has secured 5.15 million SGD in Series A funding led by East Ventures. The funds will be used primarily for product development and market expansion in Southeast Asia.


Israel tech startups raised $25.4 billion in 2021, report
Published: 03-01-2022 | 09:54:13 | By: Bob Koigi
The unprecedented figure represents a 136% increase over last year, which concluded with a full-year total of $10.8 billion raised.


TandemAI raises $25 Million Seed & Pre-series financing to expand its wet lab operations
Published: 24-12-2021 | 09:09:54 | By: Bob Koigi
TandemAI has announced it has raised $25 million in Seed and pre-Series A financing to advance its proprietary computational platform and expansion of its wet lab operations.


Los Angeles-based healthtech startup Kiira Health raises $4m to transform healthcare for young women
Published: 22-12-2021 | 14:58:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Kiira Health, a Los Angeles-based healthcare technology company, closed a $4 million seed round led by 500 Global and Forum VC.


Cardiovascular startup Filterlex Medical selected to receive €7 million from the European Innovation Council
Published: 22-12-2021 | 14:38:05 | By: Bob Koigi
The EIC equity investment will be a part of Filterlex's next round of financing. This combined funding will go towards clinical program expansion, regulatory approvals, and commercialization of the CAPTIS® full-body embolic protection system to help transform left-heart procedures.


Medical device startup ViCentra closes €65m Series C funding to expand footprint of insulin pump across Europe
Published: 16-12-2021 | 12:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
ViCentra, the company behind Kaleido, world's smallest and lightest wearable insulin pump (patch pump), announced the closing of €65 million Series C financing.


Mental healthcare startup UpLift raises $8m funding to integrate psychiatry into its delivery platform
Published: 15-12-2021 | 12:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
UpLift, the first vertically integrated mental healthcare delivery system, announced its expansion into psychiatry as well as the closing of $8 million in secondary funding.


Kenyan e-health startup Zuri Health launches in Senegal
Published: 10-12-2021 | 10:16:56 | By: Bob Koigi
Kenyan health tech startup Zuri Health has launched its operations in Senegal. The startup has partnered with Expresso Senegal to launch its operations in the country.


AUDA-NEPAD, JICA, Afreximbank & BCG partner to support 5 East African healthcare startups
Published: 10-12-2021 | 10:02:08 | By: Bob Koigi
The 5 healthcare startups were feted for their completion of the Home Grown Solutions (HGS) Accelerator for Pandemic Resilience.


U.S. healthtech startup Vim accelerates growth with opening of offices in New York and Tel Aviv
Published: 07-12-2021 | 15:20:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Vim, a technology company building digital infrastructure for U.S. healthcare, opened a new office in Midtown Manhattan and in Nahalat Yitzhak in Tel Aviv, Israel, to accommodate its rapidly growing workforce.


Kenyan-based Penda Health partners with femtech e-Commerce startup Kasha to ease contraceptive access for consumers
Published: 06-12-2021 | 15:16:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Healthcare solution provider Penda Health announced a partnership with Rwandan femtech e-Commerce startup Kasha, to enable increase access to contraceptive products via the Kasha digital platform.


Danish healthtech startup Dawn Health raises $25m investment to revolutionize digitalization of global life science industry
Published: 01-12-2021 | 13:39:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dawn Health, a global leader in digital health, received $25 million investment from a consortium of highly experienced investors.


Kenyan e-pharmacy platform MYDAWA receives $1.2 million funding in fight against HIV & AIDS
Published: 01-12-2021 | 09:45:23 | By: Bob Koigi
This grant is aimed at increasing access to PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) services through MYDAWA’s award winning e-pharmacy model, supporting the fight against HIV& AIDS in Kenya.


Virginia medtech and sportstech startup OxiWear closes pre-seed funding round at $1.25m
Published: 19-11-2021 | 12:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
OxiWear announced it successfully closed a pre-seed funding round at $1.25 million, oversubscribed above its goal of $750,000.


Israeli Medical device startup Filterlex closes $6m Series A1 investment to accelerate CAPTIS cardiovascular clinical program
Published: 19-11-2021 | 11:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Filterlex Medical, a cardiovascular medical device startup, announced it completed a $6 million series A1 investment round from private healthcare investors.


London-based healthcare startup Gravitiq raises $55m seed round to expand portfolio of e-Commerce healthcare brands
Published: 19-11-2021 | 11:33:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Gravitiq, the doctor-founded and led healthcare brand aggregator, announced the close of its seed funding round, raising a total of $55 million.


Nigerian healthtech startup Helium acquires doctor booking platform Meddy
Published: 18-11-2021 | 09:38:43 | By: Pie Kamau
Helium Health (Helium), the healthcare technology provider in Africa, announced it has completed the acquisition of Meddy, the GCC-based doctor booking platform, which has operations in Qatar and the U.A.E.


Illumina and Sequoia Capital select first startups to join Genomics Incubator in China
Published: 18-11-2021 | 08:56:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Illumina and Sequoia Capital China, an investment firm, jointly announced the selection of the first two startup companies joining the Sequoia Capital China Intelligent Healthcare Genomics Incubator, Powered by Illumina.


Israeli femtech startup illumigyn partners with Peramare Pharmaceuticals to bring innovative gynecological imaging platform to Nigeria
Published: 17-11-2021 | 15:22:31 | By: Pie Kamau
illumigyn, world's first remote gynecological imaging platform, announced its new distribution agreement with Peramare Pharmaceuticals Nigeria, to deploy 5,000 Gynescopes in Nigeria by 2026.


Finnish heathcare startup Valo Tx raises €11m to advance PeptiCRAd immunotherapy platform into the clinic
Published: 16-11-2021 | 13:22:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Valo Therapeutics Oy (Valo Tx), the developer of novel, adaptable immunotherapy platforms for cancer and infectious diseases, raised €11 million in an oversubscribed Pre-IPO funding round.


South Africa's emergency marketplace startup AURA secures R62m Series A funding for global expansion
Published: 16-11-2021 | 11:18:18 | By: Pie Kamau
AURA, the African-based security and medical response marketplace secured R62 million in a Series A funding round, led by MultiChoice Group (MCG), KLT Holdings and Buffet Investments, positioning AURA favourably for its global expansion plans.


Healthtech startup Sigrid Therapeutics raises $8.4m from US, Irish and Swedish investors for diabetes breakthrough
Published: 11-11-2021 | 11:25:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Swedish healthtech startup Sigrid Therapeutics is set to prevent two of the world's biggest health challenges, type 2 diabetes and obesity with its SiPore15® powder.


Zuhura Africa launches the third edition of Africa Basque Challenge targeting healthtech innovators
Published: 04-11-2021 | 15:06:59 | By: Bob Koigi
Zuhura Innovation Africa, a women-led and youth-focused organization has launched the 3rd edition of the Africa Basque Challenge (ABC) targeting young people from around the world.


Israeli medical device startup Innoventric wins Horizon Europe Grant, secures $14m Series A investment
Published: 02-11-2021 | 13:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Israeli medical device startup Innoventric, secured $14 million through its Series A financing, including the prestigious Horizon Europe Grant for the sum of €2.5 million.


Chinese SEI Robotics partners with Silicon Valley's Medtrics to bring telemedicine service to Android TV
Published: 29-10-2021 | 15:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
SEI Robotics, a global innovator of smart IOT devices & provider of Android TV platforms for Pay-TV operators (MVPD), announced its strategic partnership with Medtrics, the Silicon Valley startup, player of digital health service.


South African e-Health startup RecoMed concludes $1.5m funding round to scale its online healthcare marketplace
Published: 28-10-2021 | 16:44:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RecoMed, the online healthcare marketplace and booking platform in sub-Saharan Africa concluded a highly successful funding round of $1.5 million with a strong and diversified group of leading local and international investors.


Healthtech startup Medicardia closes $3m post seed round to accelerate growth
Published: 22-10-2021 | 13:35:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Medicardia Health announced it has raised $3 million in its first major financing round. Founded in 2020, the company was initially bootstrapped by CEO and Founder Indrajit Choudhuri and associates, and was provided seed capital by angel investor Jeff Rusinow.


Basel-based DayOne Accelerator launches call for digital health startups
Published: 22-10-2021 | 13:19:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DayOne, the healthcare innovation initiative based in Switzerland, announced the extended deadline for the global call for its digital health accelerator to Friday, 5 November 2021.


Slovenian healthtech startup MESI selected to join Google for Startups Accelerator, Europe
Published: 20-10-2021 | 15:57:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Slovenian healthtech startup MESI has been selected to join the Google for Startups Accelerator, Europe. The current three-month Google Accelerator programme brings together 15 of the most promising European tech startups in healthcare and well-being.


Israeli bio-convergence startup X-trodes completes $4.5m seed round to improve quality of life, reduce hospital workload
Published: 19-10-2021 | 09:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
X-trodes, a bio-convergence company that developed wearable technology for advanced electrophysiological measurement and analytics, has raised a $4.5 million seed round to improve the quality of life and reduce hospital workload


Dalan Animal Health startup raises $1.9m seed funding for development of a breakthrough honeybee vaccine
Published: 06-10-2021 | 14:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company developing vaccines for new age production animals, announced it has closed funding for a $1.9 million seed round.


Alberta tech startups to plug into global innovation system through new business accelerator
Published: 24-09-2021 | 14:12:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Alberta tech entrepreneurs and startups will soon have access to an accelerator with worldwide reach that will help them grow their businesses.


Healthtech startup bttn. adds PlastCareUSA to burgeoning supplier ecosystem
Published: 22-09-2021 | 14:36:00 | By: Pie Kamau
bttn., a Healthtech startup providing a B2B e-Commerce platform for purchasing medical supplies, announced an expansion to its product catalog with the addition of 93 PlastCare USA products for dental practitioners.


Egyptian healthtech startup Sotech raises $1m in pre-seed funding to fuel growth
Published: 21-09-2021 | 08:43:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Sotech, an Egyptian e-health startup that specializes in smart IoT, trackable OOH advertising, and data gathering has raised $1 million in pre-seed funding round to scale its operations into the rest of the MENA region.


Biotech startup Elevian raises $40m Series A to advance treatments for stroke recovery and age-related diseases
Published: 17-09-2021 | 12:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Elevian, an emerging biotech company developing medicines that restore youthful regenerative capacity with the potential to treat and prevent multiple age-related diseases, announced it raised $40 million in an oversubscribed Series A round led by Prime Movers Lab.


Illumina Accelerator invests in seven genomics startups for 3rd global cycle
Published: 16-09-2021 | 11:55:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Illumina has selected seven new genomics companies to join the third global funding cycle of Illumina Accelerator. The global company creation engine, focused on partnering with entrepreneurs to build breakthrough genomics startups.


Medical software startup Optellum appoints Jason Pesterfield as CEO to drive commercial growth in the US
Published: 14-09-2021 | 16:02:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Optellum, a medical software startup based in Oxford, UK, has appointed Jason Pesterfield as CEO to lead growth in the US clinical market. Optellum is a leader in AI-based software that transforms early lung cancer diagnosis and therapy.


South Korean medtech startup Speclipse attracts $7.7m in investments with its laser spectroscopic and AI medical diagnosis technology
Published: 20-08-2021 | 13:17:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Speclipse, a startup specializing in laser spectroscopic and AI-based medical diagnosis technologies and a member of Born2Global Centre, attracted $7.7 million in investments.


Baleon Capital launches early-stage fund to back startups tackling underlying challenges within healthcare
Published: 06-08-2021 | 13:59:01 | By: Pie Kamau
Baleon Capital, a new venture capital firm, announced the close of its first fund, which has invested in pre-Series A and Series A companies that are driving innovation in healthcare and transforming medical care in America.


Tech startup tab32 closes Series B financing to accelerate dental cloudtech transformation
Published: 06-08-2021 | 13:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
tab32, the dental industry cloud-based, full-service technology platform, announced closing a Series B round led by Spark Growth Ventures, a technology VC firm "on a mission to support gritty and exceptional founders."


HUAWEI partners with Singapore-based healthtech startup Plano to tackle global problem of myopia
Published: 05-08-2021 | 12:30:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Huawei Technologies and Plano announced a partnership to address the global problem of myopia. Through this partnership, Huawei and Plano will provide Huawei users with easy-to-use, innovative, and science-based technological solutions.


Tech executive Mark Bregman launches Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand
Published: 03-08-2021 | 12:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Mark Bregman, a successful tech executive and entrepreneur, has launched Quidnet Ventures, a venture capital fund based in New Zealand and operated out of New Zealand, San Francisco and New York City.


Mental health and wellness startup Rey raises $10m Series A funding for expansion through digital capabilities
Published: 03-08-2021 | 11:47:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Rey, a new mental health and wellness company integrating immersive tools and digital interventions with teletherapy, announced $10 million in new funding, increasing its Series A to a total of $26 million.


Nigerian healthtech startup Field Intelligence expands into eleven new cities across East and West Africa
Published: 29-07-2021 | 14:26:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nigerian healthtech startup Field Intelligence announced its expansion into Rivers, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Delta and Kwara States in Nigeria, and Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu and Naivasha in Kenya.


Connie Health startup secures additional $13m to scale its tech-enabled Medicare navigation platform
Published: 28-07-2021 | 15:41:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Connie Health, a tech-enabled consumer Medicare navigation platform helping Americans make more informed health and financial choices, announced a $13 million Series A round and begins operations in its second state, Texas.


Healthtech VC firm Nina Capital announces five more investments, launches second fund set to reach €40m
Published: 28-07-2021 | 14:52:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Nina Capital, a specialized venture capital (VC) firm focused on health technology, announced its last five investments of its first fund and the launch of its second fund, Nina Capital Fund II FCRE.


RAIsonance Inc. joins Microsoft for Startups program
Published: 22-07-2021 | 12:32:00 | By: Pie Kamau
RAIsonance Inc., a family of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML)-based technology companies headquartered in the Denver Tech Center, announced it has been named the newest member of Microsoft for Startups.


DLA Piper advises 4G Clinical in $230m growth equity investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Published: 22-07-2021 | 12:03:00 | By: Pie Kamau
DLA Piper represented 4G Clinical, a cutting-edge randomization and trial supply management (RTSM) company serving the life sciences industry, in a growth equity investment of over $230 million from Goldman Sachs Asset Management.


BIND 4.0 opens sixth call for innovative tech startups around the world
Published: 21-07-2021 | 13:07:00 | By: Pie Kamau
The Open Innovation & Acceleration Program, BIND 4.0, has just launched its sixth edition open call to search for the most innovative technology startups around the world.


South Korean AI startup Lunit secures investment from Guardant Health
Published: 20-07-2021 | 15:28:58 | By: Pie Kamau
Lunit, an AI startup in AI-powered cancer solutions, announced a strategic investment of $26 million from a precision oncology company, Guardant Health.


Zing Health startup joins ConnectureDRX platform to simplify path to Medicare enrollment
Published: 20-07-2021 | 15:11:00 | By: Pie Kamau
Zing Health has partnered with ConnectureDRX, a healthcare software company, to give insurance brokers and consumers a superior experience for choosing the Medicare Advantage plans that best fit each beneficiary's needs.


Absci acquires CerraCap Ventures portfolio company Totient
Published: 12-07-2021 | 15:22:48 | By: Pie Kamau
CerraCap Ventures, an early-stage Venture Fund, announced acquisition of its portfolio company Totient by Absci for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is the second exit from CerraCap's investment fund, CerraCap II LP.


MDaaS Global raises $2.3 million to launch digital health solution and expand across Nigeria
Published: 01-07-2021 | 11:23:19 | By: Bob Koigi
With this funding, the company is launching ‘SentinelX’, a digital health membership that champions preventive, personalized, and continuous care using proprietary technology.


Neurotech startup Humm launches public beta for world's first consumer, learnable
Published: 25-06-2021 | 11:24:00 | By: Pie Kamau
humm, a neurotech company focused on helping people learn throughout their lives, launched a public beta for the world's first consumer, learnable - a noninvasive wearable that's clinically proven to improve your ability to learn.