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Two Northern Ontario teams selected to receive funding from Vale COVID-19 Challenge (BETAKIT)

Two Canadian solutions are among the eleven winners of the Vale COVID-19 Challenge.


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With an ex-Uber exec as its new CEO, digital mental health service Mindstrong raises $100 million (TECHCRUNCH)

The company also provides access to therapists via phone and video consultations or text-based asynchronous communications, based on user preference.


Jeff Bezos’s family office bets on startup mapping human proteins (BLOOMBERG)

Nautilus Biotechnology has raised $76 million to help find ways to treat diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis.


Nuclear medicine startup ARTMS Products raises $26.4 million Series A (BETAKIT)

Vancouver-based startup ARTMS Products, which produces medical isotopes, has raised a $26.4 million CAD Series A funding round.


Mayo Clinic selects U.K startup’s AI tool to gain insights on Covid’s effect on the heart (MED CITY NEWS)

A young UK startup is collaborating on a research study with Mayo Clinic to use an FDA-cleared automated echocardiogram assessment and quantification tool to unlock the mysteries of how Covid-19 attacks the heart.


Thriva raises £4M from Target in an era when at-home blood testing is more crucial than ever (TECHCRUNCH)

The investment takes Thriva’s total funding to £11 million. The investment comes from Target Global’s new Early Stage Fund II and will top up the £6 million Series A raised in 2019.


Covid-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolution (WIRED)

Disease diagnosis, drug discovery, robot delivery—artificial intelligence is already powering change in the pandemic’s wake. That’s only the beginning.


Google and Apple launch ‘Exposure Notification’ API to help notify public health officials of potential coronavirus exposure (BRINKWIRE)

Google and Apple recently launched its exposure notification API–which debuted originally as a joint contact-tracing software tool–to the public on May 21.


Group of Shopify volunteers create free COVID-19 contact tracing app (BETAKIT)

A group of Shopify volunteers have created COVID Shield, an app that offers COVID-19 exposure notifications, aimed at helping support contact tracing efforts.


Big Sky Health raises $8 million to nurture its intermittent fasting, meditation, and alcohol consumption apps (TECHCRUNCH)

Not only is fasting taking off — Zero sees roughly 25,000 new downloads a day, says Maser — but more people are trying to meditate their way through pandemic-related anxiety.


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Caitlin Hotchkiss

Caitlin Hotchkiss

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