Apple buys health startup founded by Indian-origin duo

By: Ians

NEW YORK: Taking its interest in the digital health sector to the next level, tech giantApple has quietly acquired personal healthdata startup Gliimpse founded by two Indian-origin entrepreneurs. 

According to media reports, the acquisition reportedly happened earlier but was not publicly announced yet. 

An Apple spokesperson has now responded, saying: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.” 

Founded in 2013 by Anil Sethi and Karthik Hariharan, Gliimpse provides a secure platform where consumers can manage and share their medical records and info. 

According to Sethi’s LinkedIn page, Gliimpse — like many startups — was born of a personal need. 

In recent months, Apple has acquired HealthKitCareKit and ResearchKit startups that allow patients, doctors and researchers to access important health and wellness data via a range of mobile devices. 

View source version on The Economic Times.