H|T: The Healthtech Times – The AWS for pharmacies

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OrbCare secures $2 million seed funding for healthtech software (BETAKIT)

The round was led by iGan Partners, a Toronto-based early stage healthtech VC, and saw participation from its network of co-investors, which were undisclosed.

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What Carol Leaman learned from scaling a company and selling it to Google (BETAKIT)

Speaking to BetaKit ahead of her appearance at TechExit.io on April 10th in Vancouver, the serial CEO shared her lessons learned from leading multiple companies, and reflected on starting, growing, and eventually exiting PostRank.

Unmind scores £3M investment for its workplace mental health platform (TECHCRUNCH)

Unmind is a B2B service that provides “clinically backed” tools, training and assessments for company employees in a bid to improve workplace mental health.

Healthtech company Dapasoft & cybersecurity consultancy iSecurity merge (BETAKIT)

“Joining with Dapasoft gives iSecurity and our customers the best of both worlds, extending our reach and bolstering our bench strength,” said Kees Pouw a partner at iSecurity.

Achieving the “Holy Grail” of population health management in cancer care (MEDCITYNEWS)

To unlock the true value of population health for cancer care, you need the “Holy Grail” of healthcare: clinical information from EHRs, diagnostics and genomic data from labs and pathology departments, and financial data from the billing side.

Singapore-based CXA group raises $25M to increase regional expansion (MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The employee benefits and wellness marketplace platform currently serves more than 600 enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies, and more than 400,000 employees in 20 countries.

YourChoice Therapeutics is developing unisex, non-hormonal birth control (TECHCRUNCH)

YourChoice Therapeutics — a startup launched by a team of Berkeley researchers, including two experts in sperm physiology and sperm-egg interactions — dreams of producing a unisex, non-hormonal alternative to existing contraceptives.

Gene42, Care4Rare launch Canada’s first national rare disease research platform (BETAKIT)

The project is focused on employing multi-omics, an approach to biological analysis, to deliver diagnostic care for rare genetic diseases in Canada.

Truepill, the ‘AWS for pharmacies,’ gets $10M from Initialized Capital (TECHCRUNCH)

Truepill, an online pharmacy powering delivery for the likes of Hims, Nurx, LemonAID and other direct-to-consumer healthcare brands, raised the funding from Initialized Capital.


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

CAN – Automated Storage Management System (read more)

CAN – Electronic Database and Workflow Management tool for Pharmacy Clinical Trials (read more)

CAN – Hacking Health in the Community (read more)

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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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