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BetaKit

Governor General’s office announces innovation awards winners

Recipients include Blue Dot founder Dr. Kamran Khan, whose platform uses natural language processing and AI to help predict and track dangerous infectious diseases like Ebola and the Zika virus.


MediSeen

MediSeen Recommends: Ask a healthcare VC: “How do I scale my healthtech startup?”

If you’re ready to take on the healthcare opportunity, Christiana DelloRusso, a venture partner at Providence Ventures, has some tips on overcoming those obstacles, scaling your health tech startup, and watching it thrive.


cbc

Waterloo researchers use tech tank top to detect heart problems

A team of University of Waterloo researchers have started using wearable technology to flag whether a person might be experiencing the onset of a respiratory or cardiovascular disease.


techcrunch

Quit Genius, helping smokers quit, picks up an extra $1.1 million in seed

Quit Genius uses CBT to take smokers through stages of quitting, using a number of different types of content, from audio sessions to animated videos to interactive exercises to help people think differently about destructive addictions.


venturebeat

Heal raises $20 million to let doctors make house calls

The Los Angeles company has now raised more than $69 million in its attempt to transform health care in the US.


bk

HyperGrowth: Life healthtech accelerator announces second cohort graduates

LifeBooster secured two Fortune 100 clients, while Careteam secured $480,000 in funding.


finsmes

Digital health startup Insightin Health raises $2M in funding

Insightin Health, which provides an AI-driven customer relationship management system for health plans, raised the funding from Health Catalyst Capital Management and others.


betakit

Government invests $3 million to help people with disabilities access assistive tech

The funding is part of the $22.3 million Accessible Technology Program.


cdw

Thoughtful healthcare mobility deployments improve patient satisfaction

Improving patient engagement takes a combination of hardware, software and services solutions.


bk

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging raises $16 million to help physicians diagnose cardiovascular diseases

The round was led by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors and Yaletown Partners.


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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.