Weekly News Roundup: February 8, 2019

Healthcare Tech Funding in the News

Cloud Unicorn: Health Catalyst Reaches $1 Billion Valuation Sifting Through Hospitals’ Data

Health Catalyst, a data analytics provider to hospitals, has raised $100 million in debt and equity financing, tipping the Salt Lake City startup’s valuation to more than $1 billion, the company announced Thursday. Read More

Devoted Health, a Start-Up Selling Health Insurance to Seniors, is Worth $1.8 Billion

The team behind Castlight Health and Athenahealth, both public companies in health-tech, are onto their next billion-dollar venture. Devoted Health, a health insurance start-up targeting seniors, is now valued at $1.8 billion, people familiar with the matter told CNBC, after raising $300 million in fresh capital earlier this week. Read More

Healthy.io Raises $18M to Bring Smartphone Urinalysis Tech to U.S.

Chronic kidney disease is a deadly and expensive disease. More than 100,000 Americans develop kidney failure each year and the costs to Medicare for the condition annually are roughly $144 billion. Read More

Healthcare Startup Lytic Uses AI to Direct Patients to the Best Care

Adeel Malik and Bilal Naved founded Lytic to help patients pinpoint their health condition and get the next steps for obtaining care. In December 2018, the startup got a boost. Lytic won the Health Tech Venture Challenge hosted by the health tech incubator MATTER and Advocate Aurora Health, taking home $10,000 in funding and kicking off a collaboration with the Advocate Aurora Health system. Read More

Novel Nanoparticle Technology to Identify Healthcare-Associated Infections Receives $1.5 Million

Healthcare-associated infections are the fourth leading cause of death in Canada, predicted to move up to second place by 2050. Scientists at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto received $1.5 million in funding from … Read More

Health Catalyst Hits $1 Billion Valuation With Latest Financing

Few digital-health companies have joined the billion-dollar startup club. For those that have, it has been a long road. From primary-care startup One Medical to consumer genomics giant 23andMe Inc., most take about a decade to become members. Health Catalyst Inc. became the latest. Read More