H|T: The Healthtech Times – Nokia backing out of health

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Five healthtech grants available to Canadian startups (BETAKIT)

BetaKit has rounded up a non-exhaustive list of some of the grants available right now.

MediSeen Recommends: ‘Suki, this patient needs a follow up’: An AI startup backed by Salesforce chief Marc Benioff is trying to build an Alexa for doctors (BUSINESSINSIDER)

A startup that’s founded by a former Google and Motorola executive is working on building an Alexa-like assistant for doctors. Still in pilot, the company has already raised $20 million.

Dash MD receives $250,000 to build Waterloo Wellington LHIN custom app (BETAKIT)

Patients in Waterloo Wellington will have access to the Waterloo Wellington LHIN Dash MD mobile app later this year.

Quebec artificial intelligence startup AkioSoft wants to revolutionize health care(HUFFPOST)

Its telemedicine platform uses virtual robots as online doctors and nurses.

Health care startup Casetabs raises $6 million in funding (BIZJOURNALS)

Casetabs, which provides cloud-based surgery coordination technology, received the funding from Neuterra Capital and Evolution Financial Group.

BenchSci raises $10 million Series A for antibody search engine (BETAKIT)

The round included participation from Google’s AI-focused venture fund.

Fitbit will use Google Cloud to make its data available to doctors(TECHCRUNCH)

The plan is to offer a centralized stop for doctors to monitor both electronic medical records and regular monitoring from Fitbit’s devices.

ATA18: How providers can spot a doomed telemedicine effort(HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

Organizations looking to invest in connected health initiatives must focus on tactical goals and flexible technology.

How digital health startup Ava balances medical research with consumer tech(FORBES)

For women who want to track their cycles to determine when they are most likely to get pregnant, the Ava bracelet is a game-changer. The bracelet–a Fitbit for fertility—collects data as a woman sleeps and determines her most fertile days with almost 90% accuracy.

A life sciences firm run by a top VC and a cofounder of Alphabet’s life sciences arm, just raised its biggest fund yet(TECHCRUNCH)

Foresite Capital, a multi-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm, raised $668 million in a capital commitments.


JLABS and Fuckup Nights Toronto are hosting a special event where three health and life sciences innovators will share their professional failure stories and lessons learned in 10 minutes.

  • When: May 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: JLABS (661 University Avenue, Suite 1300, MaRS Centre, West Tower, Toronto)
  • How: Get tickets here


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.

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