Apple acquires personal medical data startup and Larta graduate Gliimpse

Apple made a move into the mHealth and digital health space with the acquisition of an early startup called Gliimpse. Founded in 2013, Gliimpse is a graduate of Larta’s 2014 NSF CAP program. Gliimpse is a personal health data platform that enables its users to be stewards of their health, together with their care network – managing their own health records and sharing them securely with those they trust. The app is free for consumers. It generates its revenue from health-care providers and software developers who pay for its data-sharing software and services.

The company’s motivation is born from personal need: Co-founder Anil Sethi’s sister battled cancer and as their family struggled to collect and manage her personal health data, Sethi knew something had to be done.

Read more on the acquisition here.