Tyto Care raises $50 million as it looks to buy and build new services during COVID-19 demand surge

Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval

Tyto Care, the provider of a home health diagnostic device and telemedicine consultation app, said it has raised $50 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Insight Partners, Olive Tree Ventures, and Qualcomm Ventures, according to a statement, and brings the startup’s total capital raised to more than $105 million. …

Jim Fruchterman raises $1.7M for Tech Matters, a new effort to help nonprofits do tech better

Jim Fruchterman raises $1.7M for Tech Matters, a new effort to help nonprofits do tech better

Social entrepreneurship pioneer Jim Fruchterman has launched a new nonprofit, Tech Matters, with $1.7 million in backing from corporate and foundation sources, including Twilio, Okta, Working Capital, Facebook and Schmidt Futures. Tech Matters is Fruchterman’s new vehicle to address what he sees as a crippling weakness in the social good sector: the failure to use …

Olive, a startup developing an automation tool for healthcare administration, raises $51 million

Olive, a startup developing an automation tool for healthcare administration, raises $51 million

Time is money, as the old adage goes, and this is doubly true in healthcare systems operating with thin margins now made even thinner thanks to the loss of revenue caused by a freeze on elective procedures. Stepping in with a technology that automates much of the time-consuming back-end processes hospitals and healthcare providers need …

Amid concerns that startups could be left out of COVID-19 bailout, investors step up lobbying

Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval

The massive bailout package that the U.S. government passed last week to stave off an economic collapse from measures put in place to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic is giving out billions to American small businesses. But startups that received venture capital money could be left out. So the nation’s investment organizations and lobbying …

Jupe is a new startup aiming to address hospital room shortfalls with modular, mobile space

Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval

We’re already entering into a healthcare crisis due to the global coronavirus pandemic, and creative solutions to address shortfalls in supplies, protective equipment and more are being developed to help where possible. A new startup — with a founding team that includes an emergency room doctor, a crisis response expert and a public health researcher …

Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams

Kaizo raises $3M for its AI-based tools to improve customer service support teams

CRM has for years been primarily a story of software to manage customer contacts, data to help agents do their jobs, and tools to manage incoming requests and outreach strategies. Now to add to that we’re starting to see a new theme: apps to help agents track how they work and to work better. Today …

Motion website blocker aims to improve your focus online as you WFH

Motion website blocker aims to improve your focus online as you WFH

Y Combinator’s latest class of startups arrived to a fairly lukewarm public reception last week as the world melted down in the midst of the accelerator’s virtual demo day. While the startups didn’t anticipate launching into mid-pandemic markets, some seem more poised to succeed in this new environment than others. For the past several weeks, …

Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval

Scanwell aims to launch at-home 15-minute coronavirus test, but it still needs FDA approval

At-home diagnostics startup Scanwell, which produces smartphone-based testing for UTIs, is working on getting at-home testing for the novel coronavirus into the hands of U.S. residents. The technology, which was developed by Chinese diagnostic technology company INNOVITA and has already been approved by China’s equivalent of the FDA and used by “millions” in China, can …

Women-led Robin Games raises $7M to combine lifestyle content with fantasy gaming

Women-led Robin Games raises $7M to combine lifestyle content with fantasy gaming

As a former Jam City executive, Jill Wilson led teams behind some of the top-grossing gaming franchises, like Cookie Jam and Panda Pop. Now she’s running her own startup, Robin Games, where a team of mostly women is working to create a new niche in mobile entertainment they’re calling “lifestyle gaming.” As the name implies, …