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Aviron secures $4.5 million to fuel expansion of “gamified rowing” (BETAKIT)

The company’s software-hardware product combines gaming with high-intensity interval training, offering hundreds of workout options ranging from games to peer-to-peer live racing modules.


MediTrust Health scores $308M in Series C round (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The company operates a healthcare payment and online care service platform.


Green Shield Canada acquires digital mental health startup Tranquility Online (BETAKIT)

Halifax-based Tranquility specializes in internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) and mental health coaching for anxiety, depression and other related conditions.


Maven Clinic becomes the first U.S. ‘unicorn’ dedicated to women’s and family health (FORTUNE)

The seven-year-old startup’s total funding has now surpassed $200 million.


WELL Health revenue increased 484 percent in Q2 2021, bolstered by acquisition strategy (BETAKIT)

Seeing the sizeable returns from its investments in companies, WELL has moved to reinforce that strategy, recently launching a corporate investment arm to formalize its approach to making strategic minority investments in digital health and wellness startups.


Apple is scaling back HealthHabit project, may lead to layoffs (BUSINESS INSIDER)

Apple is scaling back a key health project that grew out of its care clinics, and some workers could lose their jobs.


Dialogue, Thinkific, Mogo post mixed results in Q2 2021 (BETAKIT)

Dialogue’s increase was the result of net proceeds from its initial public offering of $90.6 million in March 2021, offset in part by cash used in operations during the first half of 2021.


Google Health boss leaves to take over Cerner (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

David Feinberg, who led Google’s ambitious and sometimes controversial push into healthcare, is leaving the search giant to become Cerner Corp.’s chief executive officer.


Stroke therapy platform BrainQ closes a $40M funding round (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

These funds bring BrainQ’s total amount raised to over $50 million.


Fluid Biotech secures $5.8 million CAD to accelerate development of innovative brain aneurysm stent (BETAKIT)

The seed financing brings the startup’s total funding to date to around $8 million and will help Fluid Biotech further develop the delivery system for its stent and to get the device into pre-clinical and human trials.


Carrot Fertility raises $75M, as it looks to bring fertility benefits to more employers (MED CITY NEWS)

Investors have been pouring more funds into fertility benefits as employers look to win over talent.


Fresh off its win in the CMS Challenge, ClosedLoop.ai nabs $34M to build out ‘explainable’ AI (FIERCE HEALTHCARE)

An Austin, Texas-based startup beat out some of the biggest names in healthcare to win a $1 million government contest testing the use of artificial intelligence.


Medimap raises $3.5 million to bring walk-in clinic wait time tech to more medical practices (BETAKIT)

After establishing itself as a platform to look up wait times and availability at walk-in medical clinics across Canada, Medimap sees room to grow by applying its tech and expertise to new healthcare verticals.


Hospitals hamstrung by ransomware are turning away patients (ARS TECHNICA)

The ransomware epidemic continues to grow.


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Josh Scott

Josh Scott

Josh Scott is a BetaKit staff writer who loves to tell Canadian business and tech stories. His coverage is more complete than his moustache.