Meet Jonah Midanik, COO and General Partner at Forum Ventures
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Forum Ventures operates its own venture studio, accelerator, and pre-seed fund Venture capital used to be a cottage industry, with very few investing in tomorrow's products and services. Oh, how times have changed! While there are more startups than ever, there's also more money chasing them. In this series, we look at the new (or relatively new) VCs in the early stages: seed and Series A. But just who are these ... [Read more ..read more
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M&A activity in the warehouse robotic space
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12h ago
Robots are taking over the heavy lifting work inside warehouses Autonomous robots present the ideal solution for large warehouses. Investing in robotics promises cost savings in the long term by reducing labor expenses, improving consistency, minimizing errors, and increasing output. There’s no better way to keep operations going non-stop – no PTO and insurance benefits necessary – than to employ a batch of robots to sort items, package products, batch ... [Read more ..read more
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DrFirst buys prior authorization automation platform Myndshft
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12h ago
This will allow DrFirst to accelerate its growth in the specialty medication space Managing prior authorization (PA) is a significant burden on medical practices because of time-consuming manual processes and lack of integration with electronic health record (EHR) systems. These challenges lead to avoidable resubmissions and delays, frustrating both healthcare providers and patients. Myndshft Technologies is a unified platform that automates benefits, pricing, and PA for both medical and pharmacy benefits through the use ... [Read more ..read more
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Value-based obesity care solution Ilant Health adds $2.5M to its seed round
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3d ago
The company initially raised $3 million in seed funding when it launched in October Obesity is defined by having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater and it's a growing, and expensive, problem. In 2019, obesity-related medical care costs were estimated to be nearly $173 billion, while annual nationwide productivity costs of obesity-related absenteeism range between $3.38 billion and $6.38 billion, or between $79 and $132 per individual with obesity. By 2030, nearly half of all Americans ... [Read more ..read more
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Maven Clinic launches program for members who want to get pregnant without IVF
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3d ago
The company also expanded access to 12 different provider types for male fertility care There's a huge gray area between those who are lucky enough to conceive easily and those who struggle and are ready to go into IVF: while most people are taught how not to have a baby, almost none learn how to conceive. That means that by the time they're ready, they don’t have a clear place to turn. In fact, 86% ... [Read more ..read more
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Ezra partners with RAYUS Radiology to expand nationally
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4d ago
Ezra's AI cancer screening platform will be available in 150 RAYUS locations Ezra is a company looking to make cancer screenings more widely available and more affordable through a direct-to-consumer cancer screening platform, which uses a combination of MRI screenings and artificial intelligence to make them more accurate cancer. To do that, the company partners with existing outpatient imaging facilities; the company's cancer screening programs are currently live in over 22 locations across New ... [Read more ..read more
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Two Chairs raises $72M to match patients to the right mental health provider
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4d ago
This is the company's first fundraising since 2019 and brings its total capital to $103M At the height of COVID, there was seemingly a new mental health company popping up almost on a weekly basis to deal with the increased demand as every group of Americans suffered from the pandemic. Investments grew accordingly: in 2021, mental health companies brought in $5.5 billion globally, across 324 deals, a 139% increase year-to-year. Now, a few years out, the dust ... [Read more ..read more
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Alula Technologies and ROOK partner so insurance companies can unlock wearable data
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5d ago
ROOK lets health, fitness, and wellness companies take data from devices and make it actionable The wearable market is made of hundreds of devices that are fragmented, leading to disparate, difficult-to-use health data, and requiring one-by-one integration and individual maintenance. That makes accessing and using this data a drain on R&D time, which is already stretched. ROOK is a company solving that problem by enabling health, fitness, and wellness companies to access and convert their users’ wearable ... [Read more ..read more
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Datavant partners with Promptly Health to make healthcare data accessible in Europe
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1w ago
The EU approved the European Health Data Space, making it easier to exchange and access health data There's a lot of talk about the fragmented landscape when it comes to healthcare data in the US, but this is not a purely American problem. That's why the European Union last month approved a new law making it easier to exchange and access health data called the European Health Data Space. Projected to generate around 50 billion euros of value to the healthcare ... [Read more ..read more
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Tokyo startups eye US market for expansion
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1w ago
New series highlighting emerging companies from Japan The Tokyo government has an ambitious claim: To be the most startup friendly city in the world. While it doesn’t have a timeframe to achieve this goal, the government is certainly making a good faith effort to execute on it.  More than two dozen Tokyo-based startups with unique perspectives and innovative solutions in the areas of AI, robotics, biotech, healthcare, ... [Read more ..read more
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