March 28, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
— Ella Fitzgerald

Insights and Inspiration With Dr. Jessica Mega, CMO of Verily

Dr. Jessica Mega on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Jessica Mega, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Verily Life Sciences, talks with Unity Stoakes, president of StartUp Health. They discuss her journey as a doctorpreneur and how Verily plans to solve some of the big challenges in healthcare. Watch the full discussion on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!

Health Transformer Spotlight: Sally Poblete, Wellthie

Health Transformer Spotlight: Sally Poblete, Wellthie
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re excited to support Sally Poblete, CEO and Founder of Wellthie, in her mission to inspire more women to start health companies. Watch her full spotlight from the StartUp Health Festival and read our in-depth interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER on the generations of women — both young and old — who have impacted and influenced her entrepreneurial journey.


Fast Tracking Drug Discovery: Cyclica’s goal to help scientists more efficiently discover safer and more effective medicines

This Startup Is Taking the Pain Out of Online Physician Reviews:’s objective is elegantly simple: make sure every doctor has accurate contact information online

Does Your Startup Have a Distinct ROI Story? Ask an Investor: Amit Aysola, Wanxiang America Healthcare Investments Group

StartUp Health Companies in the News

For Women With Low-Risk Pregnancies, Babyscripts’ Technology Can Reduce Doctor Visits

Insight on 5 Outcomes of Changing Healthcare Regulation From Sally Poblete of Wellthie
Insurance News Net

5 Use Cases for Applying Chatbots in Healthcare According to Phil Marshall of Conversa
HIT Consultant

Augmented Reality (AR) Hands-Only CPR Trainer Powered by Open Health Network
American Heart Association

MM&M Announces Its 2018 Healthcare Transformer List Featuring Sundeep Bhan, Chrissa McFarland, and Jamey Edwards
Medical Marketing & Media

Sandstone Diagnostics' Trak Male Fertility Testing System Deployed in NIH-Funded Research Study on Fertility and Pregnancy
EIN News

Leading Prenatal App Babyscripts Expands Its Product Offering to Support Underserved Expecting Mothers

Cascade Centers Partners With PsyInnovations to Provide Digital EAP Services to Improve Employee Mental Health

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.

World Medical Innovation Forum

The World Medical Innovation Forum is coming to Boston, April 23-25. Don’t miss this fourth annual event covering all things artificial intelligence, including the innovations driving future investment, research, and patient care. Use this link for a 20% discount.  

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

Digital Health | A Discussion on the Impact of Technology in Healthcare
StartUp Health company Tickit Health presenting
March 29, 2018
Vancouver, BC

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

Top Twitter Accounts to Stay Informed on Digital Health
Digital Health Today

AI Will Change Healthcare Jobs for the Better
Harvard Business Review

How Your Phone Can Keep You from Getting Depressed

50 Women Who Shaped America’s Health
Huffington Post

GSK Buys Out Novartis in $13 Billion Consumer Healthcare Shake-up

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health is looking to add a Controller and Attorney to our growing team! To apply and for more information on all our open positions, please visit

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $202M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Tempus $80.0M   T. Rowe Price, NEA, Revolution Ventures, Eric Lefkofsky
Infervision $47.0M   Sequoia Capital China, Qiming Venture Partners, Genesis Capital, Xianghe Capital, Advantech Capital
BioIQ $26.5M   HealthQuest Capital, Arboretum Ventures
CareWorx $17.0M   Kayne Partners
Elligo Health Research $16.0M   Hatteras Venture Partners, Noro-Moseley Partners, FS Healthcare LLC, Excelerate Health Ventures, Shumway Capital
Neurotrack $13.7M   Sozo Ventures, Marc Benioff, Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Social Capital, AME Cloud Partners, Rethink Impact
SteadyMD $2.5M   Pelion Venture Partners, CrossCut Ventures, M25 Group, Service Provider Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners
Digital Health Startups Raised a Record $11.5B in 2017

With over $11.5B of capital invested into the sector globally, 2017 was the most active funding year since we began tracking in 2011. We expect a dynamic year ahead!

Download the free StartUp Health 2017 Year End Insights Report now.

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