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ACTO acquires US-based Scrimmage following Series A (BETAKIT)

ACTO, which offers training, analytics, and data tracking for life sciences salespeople, has raised acquired Scrimmage, a mobile learning company.


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BIMA nabs $30M more for micro-health and life insurance aimed at emerging markets (TECHCRUNCH)

The company currently provides telemedicine as a service connected to its health insurance, and it has expanded to include health programs for managing illnesses and offering discounts for pharmacies, and the plan seems to be to bring more services into the mix.


China’s digital healthcare startups get a boost from the coronavirus, Beijing and investors (CNBC)

The coronavirus pandemic has boosted business for Chinese start-ups selling online health consultations and medicine delivery.


“Are you there, chatbot?”: automated care grows up (HEALTHTECH MAGAZINE)

AI-enabled solutions in healthcare are moving beyond a simple one-way transfer of information.


Toronto venture funding lags behind Canada’s record-setting Q2 2020 (BETAKIT)

Venture funding in Toronto slumped to $213 million in the second quarter of 2020, the lowest amount of funding tracked in the last 18 months.


As healthtech flourished, Teladoc and Livongo saw an opportunity to ‘accelerate,’ executives say (STAT NEWS)

Now that telemedicine provider Teladoc Health and diabetes coaching company Livongo are moving closer to clinching their $18.5 billion deal later this year, leaders of both companies say they’re ready to provide a single solution for care that will satisfy consumers, providers, and payers.


Recursion gets funding for new drug discovery with Bayer-led $239M Series D (CRUNCHBASE)

Digital biology company Recursion Pharmaceuticals has secured an oversubscribed $239 million in Series D equity financing to further develop its drug discovery platform and pipeline.


Truepill scores $75M in Series C funding and looks to roll out at-home testing services (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

This news comes just months after it closed its $25 million Series B round.


Interac’s Debbie Gamble and futurist Amy Webb talk shifting tech trends September 17 (BETAKIT)

Interac will host futurist Amy Webb in an online event on September 17. The event is free of charge to all who wish to attend.


Seattle healthtech startup Optimize.health raises $15.6M for remote patient monitoring service (GEEKWIRE)

Seattle startup Optimize.health raised $15.6 million to help meet demand for its remote patient monitoring technology as investor interest in digital health solutions increases amid the pandemic.


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