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Julie Wainwright is back with a new, venture-backed startup

Julie Wainwright, founder and former CEO of the publicly traded, luxury online consignment company The RealReal, is back with a new startup. Called Ahara, the Los Angeles-based outfit describes itself as a personalized nutrition company that provides recommendations to its customers after they first fill out a health questionnaire that asks them about their diet […]

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Patient21, a digital healthcare startup with brick-and-mortar clinics, raises $108M to grow beyond Germany

Patient21, a four-year-old German startup that combines a digital healthcare platform with real-world brick-and-mortar clinics, has raised €100 million ($108 million) in a Series C round of funding led by Israeli VC firm Pitango, constituting a mix of equity and debt. Founded out of Berlin in 2019, Patient21’s platform spans pretty much the whole patient

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Singapore’s Ora takes a vertically-integrated approach to telehealth

According to the founder of Singapore-based telehealth platform Ora, 90% of its patients are less than 39 years old and have not been treated for their conditions offline. That puts the onus on Ora to make sure its patients, mostly millennials who live in cities, have a good experience. Ora wants to perform with verticals

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Elizabeth Holmes, left to her own devices

Critics are flaming The New York Times today for posting what they says is an overly empathetic 5,500-word profile of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes this morning. Nice to be a pretty white lady working your charm on a nyt reporter. https://t.co/BTPukyMt9A — Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) May 7, 2023 pretty incredible to write a performatively angsty

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Ryan Breslow’s Love health, wellness marketplace goes live

Ryan Breslow, the brazen founder and former CEO of Bolt, told TechCrunch in 2022 that he was leaving the one-click checkout company to start a new company in the health and wellness sector called Love. Well, today is not only Global Love Day, but Love’s launch. Love previously raised $7.5 million from investors, including Human

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The cultivated meat industry’s known struggles will take time to sort out, and maybe that’s OK

The Wall Street Journal went under the hood of the lab-grown meat industry, also known as cultivated or cell-cultured meat, and the struggles within. The Journal particularly homed in on what’s going on at UPSIDE Foods, which received a blessing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration related to its process for making cultivated chicken,

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