Two companies have announced about $54.5 million in health tech financing deals this week.
Cigna Ventures, a Cigna Corp. venture capital arm, is investing $20 million in Buoy Health and $12 million in RecoveryOne.
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An investor group led by Vertical Venture Partners has invested $22.5 million in a third health tech company, Zipari.
Cigna is the Bloomfield, Connecticut-based health insurance giant that just acquired Express Scripts, and has a large international health insurance operation.
Cigna says it’s hoping its Cigna Ventures unit investments will help improve the way that health care gets delivered.
Buoy Health is a Boston-based company with a system that can analyze a user’s symptoms and tell the user what kind of care to get. The system can also follow up and verify whether the user has received the recommended care.