H|T: The Healthtech Times – What investors want from healthtech

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Kai Innovations acquired by Well Health for $10.75 million(BETAKIT)

Kai Innovations, a Toronto-based SaaS company looking to shift health information to electronic medical records (EMR), has been acquired by Vancouver-based Well Health Technologies for approximately $10.75 million.

June #FutureMakers will explain the risks and rewards of digital transformation(BETAKIT)

The event will features speakers from Slack, IBM, and RBC. Get in free using the code “BetaKitPROMO”.

Third Rock raises a record $770M to back its own brand of biotech startups — while 1 key partner exits(ENDPTS)

Third Rock Ventures reports that it has raised a record $770 million fund for its next wave of investments in the life sciences field.

eSight raises $10 million, promotes CCO Kevin Banderk to CEO(BETAKIT)

Electronic glasses company eSight has raised $10 million in a debenture funding round led by iGan Partners to help with new technology development.

Apple’s new Health feature tracks unsafe headphone volumes(BIZJOURNALS)

The feature, which is available as part of the Health app, is able to track listening levels on calibrated and MFi headphones (including AirPods, Beats and the like).

What digital health investors are seeing, seeking in 2019(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

The sector has undergone major changes in the past few years, and venture capitalists are still keen to dip their toes in.

Legacy, a sperm testing and freezing service, raises $1.5M(TECHCRUNCH)

Legacy, a male fertility startup that won TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield competition at Disrupt Berlin 2018, has announced a $1.5 million seed round led by Bain Capital Ventures.

‘Femtech’ startups on the rise as investors scent profits in women’s health(THEGUARDIAN)

Venture capital firms – mostly male-led – are starting to overcome their wariness over women-orientated products.

Symptom checker Infermedica scores $3.65M, continues move into US market(MOBIHEALTHNEWS)

Backed by Karma Ventures, Dreamit Ventures, Inovo Venture Partners and Müller Medien, the Polish-born company plans to expand its US team.

Apple’s cycle-tracking feature leads new additions to Apple Watch and is available on Health IOS(TECHCRUNCH)

The new app gives women the ability to log key information about their menstrual cycle and fertility.


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

CAN – UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grants (read more)

CAN – Alliance Grants (read more)

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