Last week, Susannah Fox, the CTO at HHS, launched a new initiative...
January 20, 2016

Invent Health Launches to Support the Makers Transforming Healthcare

Last week, Susannah Fox, the CTO at the US Department of Health and Human Services, launched a new initiative called ‘Invent Health’ at the StartUp Health Festival during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Learn more about the initiative and the many programs HHS is focused on to support health innovation on this week’s StartUp Health NOW.

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Susannah Fox, HHS CTO - StartUp Health NOW #60

Moonshot Momentum and the Mission to End Cancer

This week Vice President Biden delivered the keynote address in Davos during the World Economic Forum and discussed one of the most important missions of our time -- curing cancer -- and challenged experts to share data. StartUp Health is honored to support this moonshot (our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Howard Krein is an advisor to the White House on this initiative and currently in Davos as well), and we are working to organize an army of entrepreneurs who can help. If you’re a startup focusing on solutions that can help end cancer as we know it, we’d like to meet you; tell us about what you are working on now.

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Upcoming Health Events

HIMSS 2016
February 29 - March 4
Las Vegas, NV

SXSW 2016
March 11-15
Austin, TX

More Disruption Please Innovation Challenge
Submissions Due: April 1

Health 2.0 Europe 2016
May 10-12
Barcelona, Spain

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Buzzworthy Headlines

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So far, digital health companies have raised $621M in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
Healthline $95.0M Summit Partners
higi $40.0M Undisclosed
Babylon Health $25.0M Kinnevik
Syapse $25.0M Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Social+Capital Partnership
PolicyGenius $15.0M Revolution Ventures
Talix $14.0M Undisclosed
AiCure $12.2M New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Biomatics Capital
Call9 $10.0M Index Ventures
Care24 $4.0M SAIF Partners
Vericred $3.1M Undisclosed
Picwell $3.0M BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Advantage Fund
MoveWith $3.0M Founder Collective, Forerunner Ventures, Accomplice
2015: The Year Digital Health Hit Its Stride

While 2014 was the year that digital health broke out, 2015 was the year the ecosystem hit its stride.

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