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Pear Therapeutics raises $50M to develop and market a portfolio of digital therapeutics for mental health

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Pear Ther­a­peu­tics rakes in $50M to devel­op addi­tion­al dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tics (Mobi­Health­News):

Boston- and San Fran­cis­co-based Pear Ther­a­peu­tics, mak­er of a pre­scrip­tion dig­i­tal ther­a­peu­tic plat­form, announced today the clo­sure of $50 mil­lion in Series B fund­ing. The round was led by Sin­ga­pore-based invest­ment com­pa­ny Temasek, with par­tic­i­pa­tion from return­ing investors 5AM Ven­tures, Arbore­tum Ven­tures, and JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners, as well as new part­ners Novar­tis, EDBI, and the Bridge Builder’s Col­lab­o­ra­tive Read the rest of this entry »

Start-up Aira raises $12M, showing the way for cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the lives of blind and low vision individuals

Aira Rais­es $12M Series B Financ­ing Led By JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners And Arbore­tum Ven­tures (press release):

Aira’s ser­vice, which recent­ly con­clud­ed its beta-test­ing phase, is now avail­able to new users in the Unit­ed States. The tech­nol­o­gy solu­tion com­bines smart glass­es, ded­i­cat­ed band­width from Aira part­ner AT&T, and AI-enabled remote human agents to help blind and low vision indi­vid­u­als imme­di­ate­ly access key infor­ma­tion that they need about their envi­ron­ment. Read the rest of this entry »

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