Nokia acquires French digital health company Withings for €170 million

Nokia this morning announced plans to acquire Withings, a connected health product maker based in France, in a transaction that values the company at €170 million. The company had raised approximately €30 million in funding from IDInvest Partners, Bpifrance, Ventech and 360 Capital Partners. Withings, whose products include activity trackers, smart weighing scales, thermometers, blood […]

European startup accelerator Startupbootcamp expands to the US with a digital health program in Miami

Startupbootcamp, which bills itself as Europe’s largest startup accelerator, is spreading its wings globally. After launching a program in Singapore earlier this year, the company is today announcing the launch of its first accelerator programme in the United States. Open for applications now, the first US-based Startupbootcamp acceleration program will happen in Miami, Florida, and […]

Fitness app 8fit gets in shape with $2.5 million in new funding

There’s no question that health and fitness is a hot technology sector right now. Not only are giants like Microsoft, Apple or Google showing increasing interest in the area, but a wide range of startups are also offering consumers a way to stay in shape and, most importantly, keep track of their efforts and exercise […]