H|T: The Healthtech Times – The $600 billion opportunity


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Synex Medical raises $6.99 million CAD seed round for health monitoring technology (BETAKIT)

Synex Medical has raised a $6.99 million CAD ($5.25 million USD) seed round of financing.

Canada’s COVID-19 Alert app updated to include more precise exposure information (CBC)

The federal COVID-19 exposure notification app now allows users to enter symptom start dates and test dates.

Whoop, maker of the fitness tracker that pro athletes love, is now valued at $1.2 billion (CNBC)

Whoop has seen a surge in business during the coronavirus pandemic as it has been an effective tool for some of its users in noticing early onset COVID symptoms.

Honor raises $140M to grow home-care network (MED CITY NEWS)

Honor, a San Francisco-based startup that strikes partnerships with home care companies, raised $140 million in a series D round.

Sidekick Health scores $20M for its gamified digital care platform (TECHCRUNCH)

Nordic digital therapeutics company, Sidekick Health, has closed a $20 million Series A led by pan-European VC Wellington Partners and healthcare focused VC Asabys Partners.

Menopause is a $600 billion opportunity, report finds (FORTUNE)

Responding to the needs of women experiencing menopause is a $600 billion opportunity for companies, according to a new report by venture capital firm Female Founders Fund.

Takara Small shares what she learned exploring small-town tech (BETAKIT)

BetaKit spoke with Takara Small about her Tech Town podcast, innovation in Innisfil, and the ripple effects of COVID-19.

Hackers hit hospitals in disruptive ransomware attack (WALL STREET JOURNAL)

Hospitals across the U.S. are bracing for aggressive cyberattacks that could threaten patient care amid a national rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations, after security companies and the federal government warned that Russian cybercriminals had already hobbled operations at several hospitals over the past week and were targeting hundreds of others.

How an algorithm blocked kidney transplants to Black patients (WIRED)

A formula for assessing the gravity of kidney disease is one of many that is adjusted for race. The practice can exacerbate health disparities.

BetaKit Live: Willful and The Canadian Shield explain how to survive and thrive in 2020 (BETAKIT)

Erin Bury, CEO of Willful, and Jeremy Hedges, President of The Canadian Shield join for a BetaKit Live conversation Wednesday, November 4.

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