Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training
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Osso VR raises $14 million to bring virtual reality to surgical and medical device training

It seems that distance learning is even coming for the healthcare industry. As remote work becomes the order of the day in the COVID-19 era, any tool that can bring training and education services to folks across industries is gaining a huge amount of investor interest — and that includes …

The Peloton effect
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The Peloton effect

During the most recent quarter, only a few earnings reports stood out from the rest. Zoom’s set of results were one of them, with the video-communications company showing enormous acceleration as the world replaced in-person contact with remote chat. Another was Peloton’s earnings from the fourth quarter of its fiscal …

Illumina buying cancer-screening spinout Grail in blockbuster $8B biotech deal
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Illumina buying cancer-screening spinout Grail in blockbuster $8B biotech deal

Biotech has become one of the hottest areas of venture investment in recent years, as progress in machine learning, genetics, medical devices, and biology fuse together into new products for the gargantuan health industry. Case in point: Grail, which began in 2016 as a spinoff from genetic sequencing giant Illumina …

Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient
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Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient

Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldo… Continue Reading…

Does early-stage health tech need more ‘patient’ capital?
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Does early-stage health tech need more ‘patient’ capital?

Crista Galli Ventures, a new early-stage health tech fund in Europe, officially launched last week. The firm offers “patient capital” — with only a single LP (the Danish family office IPQ Capital) — and promises to provide portfolio companies with deep healthcare expertise and the extra runway needed to get …

Connected fitness startup Tonal raises another $110 million
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Connected fitness startup Tonal raises another $110 million

Connected home fitness startup Tonal announced today that it has raised an additional $110 million. The latest round of funding includes existing investor L Catterton and new names, including Delta-v Capital, Amazon’s Alexa Fund and Mousse Partners, along with athletes Stephen Curry, Paul George, Michelle Wie and Bobby Wagner. The …

Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’
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Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’

Working at the intersection of biology and computing may be the most exciting new spot for technologists at the moment. That’s the word from Daphne Koller, the founder and chief executive officer of Insitro — the biotech company that’s raised more than $243 million in the two short years since …

Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’
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Daphne Koller: ‘Digital biology is an incredible place to be right now’

Working at the intersection of biology and computing may be the most exciting new spot for technologists at the moment. That’s the word from Daphne Koller, the founder and chief executive officer of Insitro — the biotech company that’s raised over $243 million in the two short years since it …

Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR
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Zwift, maker of a popular indoor training app, just landed a whopping $450 million in funding led by KKR

Zwift, a 350-person, Long Beach, Calif.-based online fitness platform that immerses cyclists and runners in 3D generated worlds, just raised a hefty $450 million in funding led by the investment firm KKR in exchange for a minority stake in its business. Permira and Specialized Bicycle’s venture capital fund, Zone 5 …

Apple is using its new blood oxygen measurement tool to study COVID
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Apple is using its new blood oxygen measurement tool to study COVID

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