Internet search giant Google is making serious headway in the healthcare technology market by investing US$130m in Flatiron Health, an aggregator of data on cancer for doctors.

The Series B financing deal has been orchestrated by Google’s capital investment group Google Ventures, along with contributions from First Round Capital and the Laboratory Corporation of America.

Founded by previous Google employees Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, Flatiron Health was launched in 2012. The company has since built data pipelines, infrastructure and software to provide cancer centres, physicians, researchers and patients with the insight they need to make informed decisions.

The pair had previously worked on the media-buying advertising service for online, Invite Media. They began working on the oncology technology after personal tragedies involving cancer and their decision to try and improve its investment.

Source: Colm Gorey

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