Author: Techcrunch

Leading VCs Discuss how COVID-19 Has Impacted the World of Digital Health

April 1, 2020

In December 2019, Extra Crunch spoke to a group of investors leading the charge in health tech to discuss where they saw the most opportunity in the space leading into 2020. At the time, respondents highlighted startups in digital therapeutics, telehealth and mental health that were improving medical practitioner efficiency or streamlining the distribution of […]

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As E-cigarettes Come Under Fire, Hava Health Readies a Vape Pen to Help People Quit Smoking

September 26, 2019

In a small corner on the second floor of a roughshod maker space in Philadelphia, the founders of Hava Health  are plotting the launch of what they call the first vaporizer designed for smoking cessation. Robots roam the open floors of the offices at NextFab, where Josh Israel and Devin Serago, two serial entrepreneurs and college friends, […]

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Orai Raises $2.3M to Make You a Better Speaker

February 20, 2019

Orai, a startup building communication coaching tools, is announcing that it has raised $2.3 million in seed funding. CEO Danish Dhamani said that he co-founded the company with Paritosh Gupta and Aasim Sani to address a need in his own life — the fact that he was “held back personally and professionally” by lackluster “communications […]

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Lia is Launching the First-ever Flushable Pregnancy Test

December 8, 2017

The traditional pregnancy test hasn’t seen any innovation in over 30 years, with the exception of adding a digital component. Lia Diagnostics, launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin, wants to change that. The Lia pregnancy test will be the first-ever flushable test to hit the market, offering a more sustainable, disposable, convenient and private way […]

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