April 4, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Hot Off the Press: StartUp Health’s Q1 Insights Report

2018 Q1 continued the wave of digital health investment activity — the most deal volume of any first quarter since we’ve been tracking data — totaling $2.8B of investment across 191 deals. In addition, we’re seeing more deal flow at every stage, across a spectrum of companies and technologies, from an increasing ecosystem of investors.

This report also introduces StartUp Health’s redesigned system for parsing industry data. Our new methodology will expand our ability to share trends and insights into the industry as it rapidly expands. Read about it on HEALTH TRANSFORMER and download the full report now.

Innovation Opportunities to Improve Children’s Health

Children's Health Moonshot
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, pediatric experts from across the country discuss the lack of funding in children’s health and how academic children's hospitals, nonprofits, and consulting firms are collaborating to tackle the problem. Watch the full discussion on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.


Breaking It Down in Digital Health: StartUp Health introduces a new way to organize the digital health market

A New Approach to Health Insurance Puts Small Businesses Front and Center: Wellthie’s cloud-based e-commerce solution is transforming the way small businesses and consumers find and use their health insurance

Verily’s Commitment to Improving Global Health: Fireside chat with Dr. Jessica Mega at the StartUp Health Festival

Getting Schooled by Esther Dyson: Key lessons every health transformer needs to know

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Decoding the Causes of Death: Human Longevity, Inc, CEO

25 Badass Female Entrepreneurs: Sally Poblete, Founder of Wellthie

Babyscripts Launches Care Navigator Module to Support Underserved Expecting Mothers
HIT Consultant

This Is How Blockchain Is Changing Healthcare: Interview With Chrissa McFarlane, Founder and CEO of Patientory

Artroskoll Offers Osteoarthritis Diagnosis & Treatment With Joint Academy

7 Digital Health Startups You Need to Watch in 2018: Babyscripts, Conversa, Wellthie
Medical Design & Outsourcing

Following Shakeup, Human Longevity Hires a CTO and Announces New Consumer Plans
Healthcare Analytic News

Can Sex Legitimately Help You Sleep Better? Advice From Sandstone Diagnostics’ Greg Sommer

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Solution Providers - 2018: Hindsait
Healthcare Tech Outlook

Euro Accident, in Collaboration With Joint Academy, Will Offer Tests That Prevent Osteoarthritis
Sak & Liv

Getting Paid for Using Telehealth to Keep Women Alive Is Hard: Interview With Startup Exec Juan Pablo Segura, Babyscripts

Inbox Health Announces Promotion of Blake Walker to Chief Executive Officer
The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Moonshot Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access, and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

The LifeSci NYC Internship Program

The LifeSci NYC Internship Program, part of New York City’s $500 million, 10-year initiative to accelerate growth of the life sciences industry, seeks companies to host students for summer 2018 internships. The program matches top New York City college students students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences and healthcare sectors into internship positions, while helping develop the city’s next generation of life science and health leaders. For more information visit their site or email Anita Kishore.

Health Datapalooza - Turning Information Into Innovation

Register for the 2018 Health Datapalooza, April 26-27 in Washington, DC, and join more than 1,300 attendees representing both the public and private sectors to share the newest, most innovative, and effective uses of health data. Register today for a discounted registration rate of $695 (up to a $500 savings): select the individual, non-member rate and use the promo code DATAPARTNER.

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare

By leading the development of a new industry dialogue and ecosystem, HLTH’s mission is to drive substantial reductions in healthcare costs and dramatic increases in healthcare quality. Join us in Las Vegas for the first annual HLTH conference, taking place on May 6-9.

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference

Join HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 for the HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference on May 27-29 in Sitges, Spain. The conference will include sessions which will address the whole spectrum of the digital health ecosystem with the aim to reach key audiences in the sector: from hospital CEOs to innovative SMEs and startups, as well as CMOs, clinicians, and nurses.

Upcoming Health Events

TEDxUCLA 2018: Waves
StartUp Health company inRecovery presenting
April 7, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

World Medical Innovation Forum
April 23-25, 2018
Boston, MA

Future of Obstetrics: A Babyscripts User Experience
Hosted by StartUp Health company Babyscripts
April 25-26, 2018
Austin, TX 

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

ATA 18
April 29-May 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

May 1-2, 2018
Chicago, IL

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare
Meet StartUp Health's Unity Stoakes and Katya Hancock
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Unity Stoakes speaking
May 17-18, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA

Bayer G4A Generator Kickoff
Meet Katya Hancock
May 24, 2018
New York, NY

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Sitges, Spain

Buzzworthy Headlines

Venture Catalysts: The 36 Women Secretly Breaking Up Silicon Valley’s Old Boys' Club

Health System Investors Unfazed by 2017 Lull in Digital Health Deals
Modern Healthcare

Walmart Is Looking at Buying PillPack, an Online Pharmacy, for Under $1 Billion

Apple Health Records Launches Out of Beta With 39 Hospitals

Veritas Capital to Acquire a GE Healthcare Unit for $1 Billion

Israel to Invest $275 Million in Digital Health Project

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StartUp Health Career Opportunities

Are you ready to help transform health? We’re currently hiring a Controller and Attorney for our growing team. To apply, and for more information on all our open positions, visit startuphealth.com/careers.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $309M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Oscar $165.0M   Founders Fund, 8VC, Verily Life Sciences, Fidelity, General Catalyst, Capital G, Khosla Ventures, Thrive Capital
Bigfoot Biomedical $55.0M   Abbott Ventures
Accolade $50.0M   Andreessen Horowitz, Carrick Capital Partners, Madrona Venture Group,  McKesson Ventures, Cross Creek Advisors, Madera Technology Partners
Swift Medical $11.6M   DCVC, Real Ventures, Relay Ventures, DHVC, Business Development Bank of Canada
DocDoc $5.4M   Adamas Finance Asia Limited
SuperCarers £3.8M   Mobeus Equity Partners, JamJar Investments, Seneca Partners
Cubigo $4.5M   Urbain Vandeurzen, Transvision
Siren $3.4M   DCM, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund
ObvioHealth $3.0M   TKS I
Neuro Event Labs €1.9M   Business Finland, OmaMedical, Maki VC
RoundTrip $1.9M   Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Abell Foundation, Brown Advisory, Johns Hopkins University
Workpath $1.5M   Structure Capital, Heritage Group
2018 Q1 Continues the Digital Health Investment Wave

2018 Q1 saw the most deal volume of any first quarter since we’ve been tracking data -- totaling $2.8B of investment across 191 deals. This report also marks our new, more granular view of cataloguing StartUp Health’s Insight data to share new trends and insights into the industry as it rapidly expands.

Download the free Q1 2018 StartUp Health Insights Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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