Highlights: Caresyntax raises €83 million for surgical AI tool, InterSystems partners with Cognetivity and other latest news.

CARESYNTAX raises €83 million in a Series C funding round for the development of its AI-based surgical tool.  German healthtech company Caresyntax has raised €82.8 million in a Series C funding round. This latest round, led by PFM Health Sciences LP, Optum Ventures, Intel Capital and Lauxera Capital Partners, is one of the largest ever […]

Signia launches Active Pro range to combat hearing aid stigma

Earlier this month, leading hearing aid company Signia announced the launch of its new Active Pro range. This groundbreaking new hearing aid combines innovative technology with discretion and design. The vision of the new range is to combat the stigma of hearing aids and provide people with hearing loss with a stylish and practical solution.  […]

Fitness ring company Oura secures $100 million in Series C funding

Oura, a Finnish manufacturer of wearable fitness devices, has experienced explosive growth over the past two years. With the pandemic freezing professional sports for all of 2020, a number of major leagues have embraced the ring, including the NBA, WNBA, UFC and NASCAR. Initially differentiated by its shape, the Oura Ring has already been sold […]

Halma acquires PeriGen to position itself in the perinatal and prenatal health space

Earlier this month, UK-based Halma announced the acquisition of AI company PeriGen for €48 million. PeriGen will continue to focus on a clinical decision support tool for perinatal care. This tool has been designed to help clinicians interpret complex data. It allows for central monitoring and patient census, as well as bedside monitoring. Founded in […]

Proximie secures $38m in Series B funding round for AR surgery

London-based Proximie, which enables surgeons to share clinical practices through AR, has secured US$38 million to further develop its healthtech platform.   F-Prime Capital led the Series B round, followed by Questa Capital, Eight Roads, Maverick Ventures, Global Ventures, BECO Capital and Cedar Mundi Ventures. This round brings the company’s total funding to $49 million. Founded […]

Altair Medical raises £2.25 million in pre-series A funding round for the development of its respiratory sensor

 Altair Medical is making an impactful entry into the healthtech market after raising £2.25 million in a pre-series A funding round to further develop its respiratory sensor and real-time monitoring platform. Powered by AI, the solution detects and alerts users to adverse events in a range of respiratory conditions, contributing to earlier detection of respiratory […]

Alan secures $220m in latest funding round to further boost its health insurance and health app.

Paris-based Alan has raised €185 million in its latest funding round, bringing its valuation to €1.4 billion. New investors Coatue, Dragoneer and Exor led the round, which also included existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Temasek. The startup has been growing at a steady but not-so-slow pace. In 2016 it had just obtained approval […]

Slush and AstraZeneca To Double Down Shared Activities In 2021

Slush, a global startup movement and a not-for-profit community, announced a partnership, with a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The collaboration helps Slush’s mission of helping the next generation groundbreaking founders and AstraZeneca’s pioneering work in the healthcare landscape to improve patients’ lives and push the boundaries of science. Slush and AstraZeneca’s collaboration started initially […]

Kaia Health raises $75 million in Series C funding round to further develop its virtual therapies for chronic pain and COPD

Kaia Health has raised $75 million in a Series C funding round to further develop its AI-assisted digital therapies, available via a mobile app focused on chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSK) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The New York-based healthtech frontrunner attracted interest from an unnamed private equity fund that led the […]

HealthHero acquires Qare to propel itself into the top tier of European telehealth companies

Earlier this month, HealthHero announced the acquisition of Qare, a Paris-based telehealth pioneer backed by Kamet Ventures, Europe’s leading healthcare investor. Founded in 2016, Qare has since its inception transformed access to healthcare in France through an optimal combination of medical expertise and digital innovation. Following the acquisition of Doctopsy in 2020, it has been […]