Nursa nabs $80M Series B round
Nursa, a nurse staffing platform company, completed an $80 million Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Drive Capital.
Nursa's staffing platform aims to help hospitals fill nursing shifts by connceting them to per diem, shift workers from the community. The American Medical Association said there will be a shortage of 1.1 million nurses by the end of the year. The shortage has led to major funding rounds for startups that provide nursing staffing solutions to hospitals. This has included ShiftMed, which raised $200 million in February.
The round brings Nursa's total funding to date past $100 million. Kickstart and Pelion, both previous investors, also participated in the round.
Cancer-focused Thyme Care secures $60M
Cancer care navigation company Thyme Care raised a $60 million Series B round on Tuesday.
The funds will be used to expand Thyme's network of oncology partners in new markets and increase its cancer care support services, the company said in a news release. The company’s model uses a care team comprised of nurse practitioners, oncology nurses and resource specialists to help members understand a diagnosis and proactively manage symptoms. Care teams can help coordinate support services and triage symptoms.
Venture firms Town Hall Ventures and Foresite Capital led the round with participation from Andreessen Horowitz Bio + Health, AlleyCorp, Casdin Capital and Frist Cressey Ventures. The round brings the company’s total funding to more than $80 million.
Questa Capital closes $397M healthcare-focused fund
Questa Capital, a healthcare venture growth equity firm, closed a $397 million fund to invest in growth companies across healthcare services, technology and medical devices.
The group’s portfolio includes 18 companies across its three focus areas. Questa has previously invested in home healthcare provider Dispatch Health and autism-focused startup Cortica.
Questa said it secured commitments from a diversified group of investors, including endowments, family offices and foundations.
Zivian Health announces $3M fundraise to fund platform expansion.
The round was led by venture capital funds Wireframe Ventures, Crosslink Capital and NextView Ventures.
Pregnancy care company goes public
Nuvo Group, the company behind a remote pregnancy monitor platform, went public last week via a special purpose acquisition company.
The company's platform enables the delivery of certain remote tests along with maternal and fetal heart rate monitoring. The company has relationship agreements with multiple U.S. health systems including Penn Medicine and Banner Health.
The transaction values Nuvo at a pre-money equity valuation of $269 million, and comes at a time when the digital health initial public offering market has been at a near standstill.