On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, academic, researcher, writer and serial entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa discusses advances in technology and urges entrepreneurs to focus on healthcare developments that can solve the world’s health problems and make a difference.
May 25, 2016
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Urging Entrepreneurs to Solve the World’s Health Problems

“Tech has advanced to the point anyone, anywhere can solve a big problem.” On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, academic, researcher, writer and serial entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa discusses advances in technology and urges entrepreneurs to focus on healthcare developments that can solve the world’s health problems and make a difference.

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Clover Health $160.0M Greenoaks Capital, Arena Ventures, First Round Capital, Sequoia Capital, Social Capital, Wildcat Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Casdin Capital, Floodgate, Nexus Ventures, Refactor Capital, Spark Capital
Centauri Health Solutions $50.0M Silversmith Capital Partners
Nima $9.2M Foundry Group, Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor, Matt Rogers
Decisio Health $4.5M Declatex, University of Texas Horizon Fund
Springbuk Health $3.75M Lewis & Clark Ventures
Healthify $2.5M Primary Venture Partners, Milestone Venture Partners, Acumen, Kapor Capital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
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