H|T: The Healthtech Times – Canada’s new healthtech fund


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Eight Canadian healthtech companies part of initial MedTeq fund investments(BETAKIT)

The eight healthtech companies raised a total of $11 million from a number of investors inclduing MedTeq.

Thousands of medical injury claim records exposed by ad agency(TECHCRUNCH)

An internet advertising company specializing in helping law firms sign up potential clients has exposed close to 150,000 records from a database that was left unsecured.

‘Telegenomics’ startup Genome Medical raises $23 million Series B(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

Genome Medical has raised $23 million in Series B funding. The round brings the company to $46 million in total funding.

Medical education startup Osmosis raises $4 million Series A(TECHNICAL)

CEO Shiv Gaglani said the round, led by California-based Felicis Ventures, will allow the company to continue to expand its library of approachable videos.

Lifen raises $22.7 million for its healthcare messaging platform(TECHCRUNCH)

Most of the healthcare industry in France still relies on good old physical letters with stamps and everything. Lifen wants to help practitioners and hospitals switch to digital letters instead.

Biomaterials Startup Spiderwort raises $500,000 friends and family round(BETAKIT)

The company is developing a new biomaterial that uses plant-derived cellulose to create a variety of “scaffold architectures” for regenerative medicine.

Neurotrack raises $21 million to detect and track dementia(VENTUREBEAT)

The fresh capital brings Neurotrack’s total funding to date to $50 million, which includes over $7 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health.

Neurobehavioral health company BlackThorn pulls in $76 million from GV to treat mental disorders(TECHCRUNCH)

BlackThorn therapeutics, a neurobehavioral health company using machine learning to create personalized medicine for mental health, is betting its technological approach to finding drugs that work will put it ahead of the competition.


3iOntario Digest presents a list of ongoing funding opportunities and other resources to accelerate health innovation.

CAN – UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants (read more)

CAN – Alliance Grants (read more)

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