Medical coordination software provider Clarity Health Services raises $6.6M

Clarity Health Services, a Seattle-based company that builds software for medical care coordination, has raised a $6.6 million round from Columbia Pacific Advisors. Clarity Health, founded in 2007, helps healthcare providers manage care transitions with solutions like referral management, emergency department discharge notification systems and surgery notification/authorization tools. The fresh funds will help Clarity Health grow… Read More


Kona Medical raises $10M to reduce high blood pressure for people in China

Kona Medical has raised $10 million in a Series D round from Morningside Group to bring its novel ultrasound technology to patients in China. Founded in 2009, the Bellevue-based company is led by Oraya Therapeutics founder Michael Gertner. Kona’s technology is dubbed “Surround Sound” since it utilizes ultrasound from outside the body in order to treat nerves around… Read More

Paul Allen

Paul Allen backs research project to restore hand, arm movement after spinal cord injuries

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is providing a $1.5 million grant to researchers at the University of Washington to continue work on a system that uses neural signaling and other technologies to restore hand and arm movements for those who’ve suffered from spinal cord injuries. The effort is known as the Brain-Computer-Spinal-Interface Project, and… Read More


Jeff Bezos-backed ZocDoc makes Seattle house call, launches doctor appointment service

When ZocDoc announced $75 million in new funding last September, the 5-year-old company stated that it planned to use the cash infusion to expand rapidly into new regions. Now, the company, which has raised $95 million to date, including cash from founder Jeff Bezos, is bringing its doctor appointment scheduling service to Seattle. It… Read More

David Lischner

Startup Spotlight: Valant Medical scores cash to help psychiatrists manage practices

Valant Medical Solutions, which has developed software to help psychiatrists manage billing and electronic medical records at their practices, has scored $937,000 in financing in an oversubscribed round, according to a SEC filing. The deal follows a $1 million round last December. Founded by brothers David Lischner, a psychiatrist who previously ran Evidence Based Treatment Centers… Read More