Healthcare Health/Fitness

Anytime Fitness secures investment from Roark Capital Group

Co-ed fitness franchise Anytime Fitness has received an equity investment in private equity firm Roark Capital Group, a statement about the funding said. Terms of the deal were not provided.

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Irish drug firm Perrigo picks up Aspen Global products in $51M cash deal

Dublin, Ireland-based over-the-counter (OTC) drug manufacturer Perrigo Company PLC picked up a set of products being marketed in Australia and New Zealand from South African firm Aspen Global Inc in a $51-million cash deal.

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Electronic cigarette maker NJOY gets $70M in private funding round

E-cig maker NJOY secured $70 million from Brookside Capital and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in a private round, The New York Times The Dealook reported.

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US startup GOQii adds human touch to fitness tracking

Menlo Park, US-based fitness startup GOQii is helping people stay motivated with their healthy endeavors by combining its fitness wristband with human coaches who will provide advice and help them set their health objectives.

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Ankur Capital backs three rural startups in India

Mumbai, India-based impact investment fund Ankur Capital shelled out INR50 lakh for a 30% stake in each of the Indian rural startups cloud farm-management systems firm Cropln, home compost company Daily Dump, and eye-care service provider ERC.

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Online eye exam startup Opternative gets $1M to provide glasses prescription directly from the computer

Opternative, a Chicago-based startup, bagged $1 million in seed funding from Tribeca Venture Partners and Chicago Ventures does away with the need to have an in-person eye exam, TechCrunch reported.

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Quanttus raises $19M in Series A round from Khosla Ventures and Matrix Partners

After the seed funding round led by Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures, wearable technologies startup Quanttus received a $19 million Series A round from Khosla Ventures and Matrix Partners.

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Athenahealth Inc undertakes accelerator program to encourage entrepreneurship among healthcare IT startups- report

Athenahealth Inc is rolling out an accelerator program to encourage more entrepreneurship among healthcare IT companies and help the company add to its services, Venture Capital Dispatch reported.

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Cisco invests $6M in Badia Impact Fund to support startups in Jordan

San Jose, US-based networking giant Cisco invested $6 million in the Badia Impact Fund to back tech startups in Jordan as part of a $10 million venture capital investment already committed in May 2011.

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Huawei unveils five new devices in Barcelona tradeshow

Chinese gadget maker Huawei unveiled five new devices during the Mobile World Congress tradeshow held in Barcelona, including two tablets, one smartphone, one smartband, and a fast mobile Wi-Fi device.

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US firm Fitbit issues voluntary recall of fitness tracker Fitbit Force due to skin rash issues

San Francisco, US-based fitness tracking firm Fitbit issued a voluntary recall of its wristband activity tracker Fitbit Force after a small percentage of users reported skin irritation, and promised to release a new version of the product.

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California health software firm picks up $50M in funding

San Luis Obispo, US-based health and wellness software firm Mindbody picked up $50 million in a funding round led by W Capital Partners to boost its web and mobile offerings for health clubs and yoga studios.

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Procter & Gamble Co to unveil first smartphone-connected toothbrush

Procter & Gamble Co will be rolling out the world's first smart toothbrush, a brush that is connected to a smartphone app that will provide users with real-time advice on how to improve their brushing habits, Reuters reported.

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MyFitnessPal purchases Sessions for undisclosed amount

Weight loss app MyFitnessPal has acquired Sessions, a Rock Health-backed startup that has developed an app that connects individuals with fitness experts who encourage accountability in their workouts, VentureBeat reported.

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GE Healthcare to open startup space in Finland

Medical and pharmaceutical firm GE Healthcare Finland is planning to free up several floors in its Helsinki complex to transform the area into a corporate space where startups can collaborate and hold office.

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