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A News Digest on Healthcare, Video-on-Deman, and Other Business Events

  • 1-2 min read
  • August 11, 2021
  • 👍 Rating — 5 (4 votes)

Zocdoc
Vaccine Appointment Scheduler, Raises $150 Million. Founded in 2007, New York-based Zocdoc helps patients find and book doctor appointments via its website or app. People enter the kind of physician they think they need, health insurance information, and a preferred time, and then Zocdoc offers a list of available appointments for booking. The new round of $150 million in funding from Francisco Partners announced Thursday is the “single largest total amount of funding Zocdoc has received at once,” the company said, bringing the total growth capital raised by the company to more than $370 million. Read about Vaccine Tracking Systems here.

Forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2021/02/11/zocdoc-growing-as-vaccine-appointment-scheduler-raises-150-million/

Disney
Disney+ now has more than 94.9 million subscribers. Last quarter, the company said its streaming service will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. cnbc.com/2021/02/11/disney-says-it-now-has-94point9-million-disney-plus-subscribers.html
Modern Health
The app helps employers provide digital mental health care solution to employees, raises $74M at a valuation of $1.17B, bringing the total raised to $172M Bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-11/kleiner-backed-modern-health-valued-at-1-17-billion-after-round
Bumble
The company which operates a dating app under the same name closes up 63.5% on its first day of trading, giving it a valuation of about $13B, after raising $2.15B in its IPO — Shares of Bumble, which operates a dating app under the same name, began trading Thursday. — The company’s stock started trading up nearly 77% at $76 per share. cnbc.com/2021/02/11/bumble-ipo-bmbl-starts-trading-on-nasdaq.html
Global consumer spending
According to the report, Global consumer spending in top 100 non-game subscription apps grew 34% in 2020 to $13B; spending in App Store grew 32% to $10.3B, Play Store grew 42% to $2.7B — Consumer spending in mobile apps reached new heights in 2020, as did revenue generated from in-app subscriptions. Sensortower.com/blog/subscription-apps-revenue-2020

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