SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launchpad Digital Health, the leading next generation seed fund + accelerator for digital health, announced today it is leading seed round funding for Amicomed, Aida Health, Stop Breathe & Think, Tueo Health. These companies have now begun its twelve-month in-house immersion program. In addition, Launchpad Digital Health closed a follow-on round for LifeDojo, an advanced corporate wellness company (www.lifedojo.com) with other leading investors. These investments include co-investments from Sodexo Ventures, Aspect Ventures and others. It is also noteworthy that half of these new seed investments are headed by female CEOs, bucking the trend in institutional-funded Silicon Valley companies.
"Another great group of companies have closed seed rounds, as we have funded a series of top tier companies and entrepreneurs in digital health. We are also proud to be leading the charge to empower fantastic leading women entrepreneurs. This includes Bronwyn Harris, CEO of Tueo Health, and Julie Campistron, CEO of Stop Breathe & Think and her co-founder and Executive Director, Jamie Price," said Fred Toney, CEO & Co-Founder of Launchpad Digital Health.
Ted Ridgway, CIO & Co-Founder of Launchpad Digital Health, added, "The major expansion capital for existing portfolio company, LifeDojo, led by Sodexo Ventures, now allows for unbounded growth for this company. We continue our strong track record of backing the best young digital health companies in the sector by leading seed rounds for these new digital health innovators."
About the New Seed Deals:
Amicomed – Master your blood pressure with an innovative digital platform. Proven to effectively treat hypertension in Europe now debuting in the U.S. and backed by leading Cardiologists. CEO – Giangiacomo Rocco di Torrepadula www.amicomed.com
Aida Health – Secure collaboration for healthcare teams, featuring longitudinal care management; already deployed at leading healthcare institutions. CEO – Michael Mok www.aidahealth.com
Stop Breathe & Think – Leading mobile platform for daily emotional wellbeing via meditation and many other activities, for adults and kids. CEO – Julie Campistron www.stopbreathethink.org
Tueo Health – Taking control of pediatric asthma, its solution delivers accurate, objective indicators of asthma control as a service to support patients and families in achieving the best outcomes. CEO – Bronwyn Harris www.tueohealth.com
About Launchpad Digital Health
Launchpad Digital Health is a next generation accelerator—more capital, more time and more intensity for its portfolio companies and their founders. Each company accepted into the immersion program receives: 1) more capital in the form of up to a $500,000 initial investment, 2) more time commitment in the form of a year-long program, co-location with other startups in the digital health sector and the Launchpad Digital Health team, and 3) more intensity in the form of daily and weekly engagement with Launchpad Digital Health's founders, partners and advisors. Our team and advisors are there all along the way as critical business decisions are made. The founders and senior leadership of Launchpad Digital Health have funded and operated companies throughout the healthcare and technology sectors, including digital health companies, for the past two decades. Launchpad Digital Health – Ground Zero extends this ecosystem to companies that, with more intensive time and effort over a shorter LDH-GZ immersion program, can become ready for institutional funding and are eligible for LDH investment.
To make new applications or find out more about LDH and LDH-GZ, visit us at www.launchpdh.com and see how your startup can benefit from this next generation funding and programs.
For more information, contact:
Kara Stone, Launchpad Digital Health at firstname.lastname@example.org
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