Health care app Heal raises $26.9 million, clinical trial software developer Science 37 raises $31 million, and L.A. investor Ashton Kutcher says virtual reality is overhyped.

Healthcare App Heal Raises $26.9 Million

Doctor house call app Heal of Santa Monica raised a $26.9 million Series A round led by Legendary Pictures chief executive Thomas Tull’s company Tull Investment Group, reports the L.A. Business Journal. The company will use the funds to expand outside California and improve its software.

Clinical Trial Software Developer Science 37 Raises $31 Million

Science 37, a software developer for clinical trials, raised $31 million, reports Venture Beat. The company’s mobile app allows researchers to conduct medical trials remotely without requiring participants to travel to a central clinic.

Ashton Kutcher Says Virtual Reality is Overhyped

Celebrity and venture capital investor Ashton Kutcher believes virtual reality is overhyped as a medium, reports Recode. His criticism of the medium comes from the belief that it’s difficult to edit virtual reality videos into compelling storylines.

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