Berlin-based healthtech startup PlusDental raises €32 million

PlusDental, German-born telemedicine startup focused on dentistry, has landed a €32 million funding round led by Hong Kong-based Ping An Global Voyager Fund. Existing investors HV Holtzbrinck Ventures and Lakestar also participated in the round, and so did Christian Wegner, founder of the Berlin-based “re-commerce” platform Momox. Founded in 2017 and formerly known as Sunshine […]

UK medtech company Exscientia raises $60 million to apply AI to drug discovery

British AI drug discovery company Exscientia has raised $60 million in a Series C financing round led by a new investor, Denmark’s Novo Holdings, with existing investors such as Evotec, Bristol Myers Squibb, and GT Healthcare Capital chipping in. Oxford-based Exscientia applies artificial intelligence to small molecule drug discovery. Earlier this year, the company announced […]

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German startup HelloBetter raises seed funding for online psychology trainings, wants to democratise mental health treatment

Berlin-based healthtech startup HelloBetter has announced a seed round in the “single-digit million range”. The name of the lead investor was also withheld, named only as a “holding company based in Hamburg”. Other investors included Munich’s Ideamed Gesundheitsgruppe (a psychotherapeutic hospital operator), and a group of business angels from the health and insurance sectors. Combined […]

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Corona pandemic: The call for healthtech entrepreneurship

There are many fantastic examples in history of devastating crises that have led to a great wave of innovation. Perhaps the most famous example is the Second World War that drove innovation we are still using and perfecting today, such as computers, jet engines and the large scale application of several drugs including penicillin. But […]

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Swedish health tech company KRY launches Care Connect, free platform for doctor video consultations

KRY, a Swedish digital healthcare company, is launching a new web-based platform that allows healthcare professionals to hold video consultations with their patients. Care Connect is designed as a secure method for patients to access healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Maintaining patients’ access to healthcare whilst keeping our population safe from the spread of infection […]

Finland’s Oura raises $28 million from Square, Google’s Gradient Ventures and others for its smart wellness ring

Finnish health tech startup Oura, well known for its wellness-tracking ring and app, has secured $28 million in Series B funding from Forerunner Ventures, Jack Dorsey’s Square and Gradient Ventures. Interestingly, American neuroscientist Matthew Walker, the best-selling author of ‘Why We Sleep’, will be joining the company as Chief Science Advisor. Founded in 2013, Oura […]