Today’s episode of funding daily runs the gamut from companies promoting whole new health care models, such as big data and BYOD.
Companies offering to help hospitals and other providers move from fee-for-service to shared-risk population health models have begun to attract more venture capital the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Read more on VentureBeat: Lumeris takes $71M to expand population health management to 12 new markets
Turns out Hewlett-Packard means business when it comes to big data.
Read more on VentureBeat: HP drops $50M into Hadoop company Hortonworks
The company plans to use the money to take its two core products global.
Read more on VentureBeat: Movius raises $13M to give BYOD users multiple phone lines, split billing on one device
Project management app Trello today spun out of its parent company, Fog Creek, and announced a $10.3 million funding round led by Index Ventures and Spark Capital.
Read more on VentureBeat: Following StackExchange, Trello spins out of Fog Creek & raises $10.3M
Not be outdone by the U.S. and its Washio, Chinese Internet giant Tencent has invested $3.2 million in an on-demand laundry service with an app made by laundromat chain Rongchan, reports say.
Read more on VentureBeat: Tencent invests $3.2M in a laundry-on-demand service in China
PumpUp, a fitness social network for primarily women, just raised $2.4 million in seed funding with General Catalyst Partners leading the round.
Read more on VentureBeat: Healthy-living photo community PumpUp raises $2.4M in seed funding
Remember how painful it was to write your papers in college? Well, it could be 10 times worse: Imagine you work in academia and you’re collaborating with people around the globe to publish a research paper.
Read more on VentureBeat: WriteLaTeX picks up funding to push its collaborative academic writing tool
In-store mobile payments are still a challenge, and even companies like PayPal are taking their time carefully figuring out how to combine software, hardware, and customers’ smartphones.
Read more on VentureBeat: Visa invests in LoopPay, mobile payments that work with old credit-card hardware