September 11, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Helparound team

One Team’s Journey to Personalize the Drug Therapy Process

Communication is one of StartUp Health's eight Health Moonshot Principles. It’s all about storytelling – sharing the stories of real humans who are on a journey to achieve audacious moonshots. In part three of our Health Moonshot Principles series, we talk with Yishai Knobel, CEO and founder of Helparound, to hear how he broadcasts the story behind his mobile patient concierge platform.

Food as Medicine

Back to the Future: Food as Medicine 

At Edamam, Victor Penev is helping people make smarter food choices. He and his team have created the world’s largest food database and the most accurate nutrition analysis tool to date. In this week's Think Tank series on StartUp Health HQ – our 'op-med' column – Penev makes an appeal to restore food to its rightful place as the ultimate medicine.

Listen to Penev unpack how he’s using food data to deliver personalized nutrition on the StartUp Health NOW podcast.

Mental Health Moonshot

Moonshot Momentum:
Mental Health

Meet the entrepreneurs and investors moving the needle on mental health, connecting mind, body and spirit in the pursuit of wellbeing.

Thomas Tsang, Valera Health

Removing Stigma From Mental Health 

Dr. Thomas Tsang, CEO of Valera Health, discusses how his company is leveraging technology to increase access to mental health care.

Need to Knows


Join the OCWG 

The Opioid Crisis Working Group is built on a commitment of collaboration. Their mission is to develop an evidence-based, end-to-end solution that will prevent addiction by focusing on the whole person. View the webinar featuring seven of the OCWG members discussing and debating the different pain points of the opioid epidemic and join the OCWG to contribute.

Invent Health - Reinventing the Doctor

Come out and hear from StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes at the UCSF Health Hub tomorrow (September 12). The Invent Health twilight salon-styled tech talk and mixer will focus on innovation plus a reality check on doctors, technology, and investing. Be sure to grab a copy of our latest StartUp Health magazine while you’re there.


Join us for MedCity INVEST Digital Health Minneapolis on September 17, where active investors connect with the most promising digital health startups. You'll hear from leading investors, prominent industry players, and innovative startups discussing the latest in AI, data, investment trends, and more. Watch as startups pitch live on stage to investor judges in the Pitch Perfect Startup Contest. Register with code STARTUPHEALTH to save 60% off the full rate.

Digital Health Executive Education

StartUp Health’s Polina Hanin will be speaking at the Digital Health Executive Education program from Columbia Business School and HITLAB on September 17-19. Learn more.

CNS Summit - Collaborating for Novel Solutions

At the CNS Summit, on October 31-November 3 in Boca Raton, FL, experience a community – pharma and biotech R&D leaders, top tech companies involved in clinical development and healthcare innovation, investigator sites, service companies, and the regulators from FDA – passionate about shaping the future, with a focus on collaboration, innovation, and technology. Use code STARTUP2019 to save $200.

Want more? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $212M in health innovation funding this week, led by VillageMD, which has secured $100M. Other big raises included Ginger ($35M), BrightInsight ($25M), and Vim ($24M). Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Midyear Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

Will L.A.’s Digital Health Scene Keep Growing?
The Checkup

Mayo Clinic, Google Partner on Digital Health Analytics

StartUp Health Companies in the News

CliniVantage Is Building a Robust Ecosystem to Have an Accessible and Affordable Healthcare System Available for All

Magic Leap Teams With SyncThink for Medical AR

TQIntelligence: An Atlanta Startup Aimed at Mental Health
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Hindsait Joins SAP.iO's Newly Launched Enterprise Health-Focused Startup Accelerator Program in New York

Zeel Is the Perfect Way to Get a Massage Without Leaving Your Home
Yahoo! Lifestyle

iShare Medical Named as Beta Tester for Trusted Network Accreditation Program
Healthcare Innovation

New Developments at PatientWing
MedCity News

Tahmo Senso Lets You Track and Record Temperature and Humidity From Anywhere
Geeky Gadgets

When Is AI Trustworthy? When Is AI Useful? Thought Leadership From Cyclica Team
Towards Data Science

Ignore The Z-score for DXA Body Composition Measurements. Thought Leadership From FitTrace

Zeel Named to the Inc. 5000 List for the Third Consecutive Year
PR Newswire

Leading Patient Care Platform Conversa Health Hires New Chief Technology Officer From Cigna

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