Digital health news, funding roundup in the prior week; September 13

Kristin Karaoglu · September 13, 2021 · Short URL:

Beauty Pie raised $100 million; Homage landed $30M; DotCom Therapy picked up $13M

Cleveland Clinic: Cleveland Clinic is an Ohio-based medical center that combines clinical and hospital care with research and education. Anthem is teaming up with The Clinic to offer virtual second opinions to members. The Clinic is a digital health joint venture between Cleveland Clinic and Amwell that provides video consultations, digital record collection and concierge service to insurers, providers, employers and patients. Read more

Clover Health: Clover is a healthcare technology company helping members live their healthiest lives with our Medicare Advantage plans. Clover started to rise without any news, the move lasted for about three days and resulted in the stock price more than tripling. So it's entirely possible that this move could be sustained for some time. Read more 

BrightLine: Brightline is a Palo Alto, Ca.-based company that provides behavioral healthcare services for children and their families. Brightline expands virtual behavioral health support for kids, teens, and families nationwide. Read more

Invent Health Podcast: Kids' mental health is at risk with COVID lockdowns and mandates. What is COVID doing to our kids? Is it right to lock down schools or enforce mask mandates when we're risking their mental health? Listen

Parsley Health: Parsley Health provides virtual care to its members, who can have all of their visits online, from wherever they are, through video chat. The company's focus is on "whole-body" or holistic care, meaning a focus on preventative and wellness treatments. In this VatorNews article you can find out how Parsley Health makes money. Read more 

Mammoth Biosciences: Mammoth Biosciences is a Brisbane, Ca.-based CRISPR-based biotech startup that counts Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna as a cofounder. Mammoth Biosciences raised $150 million in Series D funding. Redmile Group, led the round, joined by a mix of new and previous investors, including Foresite Capital, Senator Investment Group, Sixth Street, Greenspring Associates, Mayfield, Decheng Capital, Plum Alley and NFX. Read more

Attralus: Attralus is a South San Francisco-based biotech focused on systemic amyloidosis. Attralus raised $116 million in Series B funding. Logos Capital led the round, joined by Janus Henderson Investors, Redmile Group, Samsara BioCapital, Sarissa Capital Management, Surveyor Capital, Vivo Capital and venBio Partners. Read more

InBrace: InBrace is a L.A.-based company that sells a teeth-straightening technology. InBrace raised $102 million in Series D funding led by Farallon Capital Management and Marshall Wace. Read more 

Beauty Pie: Beauty Pie is a London-based beauty and wellness company that sells anti-aging eye serums, face creams and more. Beauty Pie raised $100 million in Series B funding. Index Ventures and Insight Partners led the round. Read more

Spiber: Spiber is a Japan-based developer of plant-based protein polymers. Spiber just raised $91 million from The Carlyle Group, Fidelity and Baillie Gifford. Read more   

Emulate: Emulate is a Boston-based biotech company focused on developing “organ-on-a-chip” technology. Emulate raised $82 million in Series E funding led by Northpond Ventures and Perceptive Advisors. Read more

Flo: Flo is a London-based period-tracking app focused on fertility. Flo raised $50 million in Series B funding co-led by Target Global and VNV Global. Read more

Homage: Homage is a Singapore-based platform that matches families with caregivers. Homage raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Sheares Healthcare Group, which is wholly owned by investment firm Temasek. Other participants in the round include DG Daiwa Ventures, Sagana Capital, and earlier backers East Ventures, HealthXCapital, SeedPlus, Trihill Capital and Alternate Ventures. Read more

A-Alpha Bio: A-Alpha Bio is a Seattle-based protein discovery platform that spun out of the University of Washington. A-Alpha Bio raised $20 million in funding led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from Perceptive Advisors and Lux Capital. Read more  

DotCom Therapy: DotCom Therapy is an Arvada, Co.-based pediatric teletherapy company. DotCom Therapy raised $13 million in Series A funding led by New Capital Partners. Read more 

Elvie: Elvie is a U.K.-based maker of a connected breast pump and smart pelvic floor exerciser. Elvie raised £12.7 million in extended Series C funding. The capital has come from funds sponsored by the co-founders of Blume Equity — a PE firm that focuses on the food and health sectors — along with earlier backers PGL, Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds. Read more 

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