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VCs Find Fertile Ground In Women’s Health

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors may be predominately male, but they’re fully attuned to the women’s health market. Mobile health apps have become increasingly popular as consumers seek to monitor every aspect of their lives through their mobile devices. In the past […]

amSTATZ closes $1.35 million for bringing tech to fitness professionals

amSTATZ, the online platform for fitness professionals, announced a $1.35M round today so it can expand its technology via partnerships with universities and also the American Council on Exercise. The capital, which was provided by Launch Capital, LionBird and Indiana […]

NVTC Names Kit Check the Hottest Startup in the Washington, DC Region

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Tuesday named Kit Check as the Washington, DC region’s Hottest Startup. Since 2010, NVTC has presented its “Hot Ticket” awards to area startups in categories ranging from “Hottest VC Deal” and “Hottest Exit” to “Hottest Startup.” […]

Fundbox gets $17.5M to give small businesses money when they need it

Small businesses could be patient and wait for their customers to pay for services. But waiting isn’t necessary anymore. A startup called Fundbox is coming out of stealth today and revealing its ability to pay small and medium-sized businesses for their invoices within […]

Tyto Care raises $4M for consumer-facing, diagnostic physical exam device

Israeli digital health device maker Tyto Care raised $4 million in a round led by OrbiMed Israel Partners with additional funding from LionBird. Read more

Indian retailers to get an online wholesaler, courtesy ShopClues

BANGALORE: India’s first exclusive online wholesaler opens shop this week, becoming the only one to allow retailers to buy products in bulk at wholesale prices. The wholesale site will be a part of shopclues.com, a retailer which is adapting to […]

Ovuline says its algorithms have led to 50,000 pregnancies

Machine learning algorithms can do a lot of things if they have enough data — recommend products, identify fraud and even help women get pregnant. Fertility startup Ovuline says its 60 million data points from users have helped 50,000 of […]

Final Closing of LionBird I Fund

We are pleased to announce the successful conclusion fundraising for LionBird I. The fund will enable LionBird to continue to invest in and support promising startups utilizing online tools to meaningfully improve traditional offline processes in healthcare, commerce and the […]

Kit Check Automates 10 millionth Item Check on 850,000 Medications Tagged with RFID

Kit Check™ (http://kitcheck.com), the leading provider of automated hospital pharmacy kit processing software, today announced that its customers through December 2013 have tagged and tracked over 850,000 medications with RFID and its cloud-based software solution. The solution has eliminated 10 […]

Fertility pro Ovuline expands to pregnancy tracking, promise better health and peace of mind through big data

Thankfully, despite the prevalence of photo-sharing and “box of the month” startups, there are many bold entrepreneurs turning to technology to address really ambitious life problems. Ovuline co-founder and CEO Paris Wallace and his team have been doing exactly this for nearly […]