Former Jawbone CEO raises $65M for latest health tech venture

Andrea Park - Print  | 

Hosain Rahman, former CEO of defunct wearable tech startup Jawbone, has raised $65.4 million for his next company, Jawbone Health Hub, according to an SEC filing dated May 9.

The San Francisco-based startup was actually founded in early 2017, just as the original Jawbone was heading into liquidation proceedings. According to LinkedIn, the new company comprises 51 employees, including Yaniv Kerem, MD, Jawbone Health's vice president of health informatics, who was previously an emergency medicine physician at Kaiser Permanente.

In late 2018, Mr. Rahman told Recode that his new venture would offer wearable devices to customers but will be "device and sensor agnostic." He explained, "What Jawbone Health is building is this personalized subscription service where we take all of this continuous health data about you and we combine that with a lot of machine intelligence, so AI plus human doctors."

According to Mr. Rahman, the service will be integrated with Salesforce's existing HIPAA-compliant Health Cloud, where Jawbone Health's physicians will be able to look at patient data collected by the Jawbone service and from EHRs, then offer recommendations and diagnoses.

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