Healthcare Health/Fitness

Health & lifestyle investors forming $150M Builders Fund in San Francisco

Health and lifestyle investors Tripp Baird and Vishal Vasishth are in the process of raising $150 million for their Builders Fund in San Francisco, based on a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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US wearable tech firm Basis puts itself for sale on the market -sources

San Francisco, California-based wearable tech firm Basis Science put itself up for sale and is currently in acquisition talks with Google, Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

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Israel-based drugmaker Teva Pharmacuetical Industries is Soros' single largest stockholding

The single largest stock holding of Soros Fund Management in the fourth quarter is Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Reuters reported citing a February 14 filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Soros Fund Management divests stake in JC Penney

Soros Fund Management sold the stake it held in retailer JC Penney, liquidating 19.98 million shares, in the final quarter of last year, Reuters reported citing a regulatory filing.

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American healthcare analytics startup QualMetrix closes Series A funding

Miami, Florida-based healthcare analytics startup QualMetrix raised an undisclosed amount in its Series A funding round to continue its expansion efforts through acquisition of other related companies.

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UrbanSitter raises $15M in Series B round to link US parents with qualified nannies

San Francisco, US-based online nanny marketplace UrbanSitter raised $15 million in Series B funding to expand its marketing efforts and continue connecting US families with qualified nannies.

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Beijing-based PICOOC pushes to break $20M in its second funding round

Smart bathroom scale maker PICOOC is raising $20 million for its second institutional funding round. The company makes the smart body scale brand Latin, TechNode reported.

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San Francisco-based MyHealthTeams secure $3.36M in Series A round led by The Westly Group

MyHealthTeams has obtained $3.36 million for its Series A funding round led by The Westly Group to create social networks to help those living with chronic conditions, TechCrunch reported.

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Rhenovia Pharma nabs $738K in Series B round

Rhenovia Pharma, biotechnology company that specializes in applying biosimulation in researching and developing new therapies, has secured $738,000 or €540,000 for its second financing round.

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Colorado-based health firm Welltok secures $22.1M in Series C round

Denver, US-based health management firm Welltok secured $22.1 million in a Series C funding round led by New Enterprise Associates to build a new application that will encourage consumers to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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German crowdfunding project The Dash builds wireless smart earphones with fitness sensors

Munich, Germany-based firm Bragi launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to build wireless smart earphones called The Dash, which has sensors that can track fitness activity and vital signs.

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Private equity firm KKR to purchase National Vision

KKR, a private equity company, will be purchasing optical retailer National Vision based in Lawrenceville, Georgia for an undisclosed amount, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

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UK's National Institute for Health Research supports East Midlands health initiative with £28M

A £28 million funding was given by the National Institute for Health Research or NIHR and its 50 partners to a health research initiative focused on the East Midlands.

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California-based Jaguar Animal Health secures $2M from BVCF for initial close of Series A round

Jaguar Animal Health Inc, a company that focuses on making veterinary products, received $2 million from BioVeda China Fund, a private equity firm based in China.

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Veteran venture capitalist Anne DeGheest warns of bubble in health IT

HealthTech Capital Founder and veteran venture capitalist Anne DeGheest warns that there is a bubble forming in information technology for the healthcare industry in an interview with The Wall Street Journal's blog Venture Capital Dispatch.

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