Theator, a Palo Alto firm constructing an AI and laptop imaginative and prescient platform for surgeons, has introduced in a $15.5 million Sequence A spherical. Perception Companions led the increase, which additionally included new backer Blumberg Capital, prior traders NFX, StageOne Ventures, KdT Ventures, iAngels and a slew of particular person traders.

Theator’s platform focuses on streamlining pre-operative preparations and post-operative critiques by analyzing video and figuring out key moments and steps for surgeons. With the brand new funds, the corporate mentioned it is going to be scaling its business operations and supplier partnerships whereas rising its R&D crew.

“Intraoperative video footage, and by extension video-based analyses, is on the core of surgical innovation,” Dr. Tamir Wolf, CEO and cofounder of Theator, mentioned in an announcement. “Surgeons, medical programs and forward-thinking skilled societies have all come to appreciate its potential worth in enhancing surgical care and affected person security.

“Due to assist from our new and current traders, Theator is leveraging routine video seize and AI-based analyses of surgical information to construct a surgical future the place finest practices are extra extensively understood and surgical decision-making is democratized.”


Daring, a startup offering customized virtual-exercise packages for getting older populations, has raised $7 million in seed funding, TechCrunch experiences. Andreessen Horowitz led the funding.

Accessible as a month-to-month subscription, Daring has members full a brief survey about their situation and objectives, after which develops a program of guided lessons, text-based encouragement and different progress-tracking instruments. The corporate mentioned that it is going to be concentrating on partnerships with Medicare Benefit and risk-bearing suppliers.


At-home lab testing startup Base has kicked off its subscription mannequin on the again of a $3.4 million funding. The cash comes from Feminine Founders Fund, TheVentureCity, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, Lakehouse, Rosecliff and AmplifyHer Ventures. 

Base marries a mail-order pattern assortment and testing service with a digital app that tracks outcomes and supplies steerage on customers’ well being objectives. The startup presently provides quarterly plans centered on 5 wellness areas: sleep, stress, weight loss plan, power and intercourse drive.

“Base’s easy-to-use exams are an entire game-changer for anyone who desires to grasp what’s occurring with their our bodies, and I’m extremely excited concerning the model’s launch,” Charlie O’Donnell, founder and sole companion at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, mentioned in an announcement.

“With their distinctive partnership with an actual lab, entry to 1000’s of medical trials, and licensed docs and nutritionists readily available, Base is making it simpler to sleep higher, assume clearer, and work out tougher.” 


Maya, a Bangladesh-based cell wellbeing assistant, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding from Anchorless Bangladesh and the Osiris Group.

The app makes use of machine studying to grasp customers’ well being issues and directs them to well being data, a reside physician or a counsellor as mandatory. It additionally consists of fundamental instruments similar to a interval tracker and BMI calculator, and is offered to customers and as a companion service for employers. The corporate mentioned it is going to be utilizing the funds to additional its worldwide growth and flesh out its choices.


Dawn Well being, a web-based behavioral well being counseling platform designed for adolescents, has closed $1.8 million in seed funding. Maven Ventures led the increase.

Dawn’s on-line platform connects teenagers to counselors via reside video periods and a cell app. Mother and father obtain common updates on their kid’s progress, and works with pediatric and college care suppliers for referrals to its packages.

With the brand new cash, the corporate mentioned that it desires to construct up its medical and software program engineering crew, which it hopes will allow higher attain in and out of California.

“You’ll be able to’t strategy teen psychological well being the way in which you’d with adults. Younger individuals have a unique perspective on life that requires specialised, accessible counselors who present privateness and independence to teenagers with out excluding mother and father,” Alex Alvarado, cofounder and CEO of Dawn Well being, mentioned in an announcement.

“At Dawn, our management crew is personally linked to the trigger, and we hope to at some point see a world the place psychological well being is handled no otherwise than every other type of preventative care. This funding places us in place to broaden our attain to extra households and attain our most essential objective – ensuring teenagers have the judgment-free, evidence-based psychological well being assist they want.”