On this week’s StartUp Health Now, Chairman of StartUp Health, Jerry Levin, and StartUp Health investor Esther Dyson sit down with Steven Krein to discuss the ingredients required for transforming an industry as complex as healthcare.
April 20, 2016
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Transforming an Industry With Esther Dyson and Jerry Levin

On this week’s StartUp Health Now, Chairman of StartUp Health, Jerry Levin, and StartUp Health investor Esther Dyson sit down with Steven Krein to discuss the ingredients required for transforming an industry as complex as healthcare.

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Esther Dyson and Jerry Levin on StartUp Health NOW

Jeff Immelt: Healthcare Presents Great Opportunity

StartUp Health and its GE portfolio companies were invited to participate at this year’s GE Ventures CEO Summit. GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt told the group of 300 leaders that healthcare is the industry with the biggest opportunity and is still ripe for disruption. For additional insights from the conference, check out @GE_Ventures & #GEVSummit on Twitter.

GE Ventures CEO Sue Siegel
GE Ventures CEO Sue Siegel
StartUp Health Co-founders Steven Krein & Unity Stoakes with Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE
StartUp Health Co-founders Steven Krein & Unity Stoakes with Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE
Founder of Cerora, Adam J. Simon, and Mr. Immelt
Founder of Cerora, Adam J. Simon, and Mr. Immelt
 Vice Chair of GE Beth Comstock & Eric Reis, author of The Lean Startup
Vice Chair of GE Beth Comstock & Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup

StartUp Health Spotlight: Leveraging & Exploring the Best Innovations for Nursing

Last week, Katya Hancock of StartUp Health took part in the American Nursing Association’s Strategic Innovation Session in Washington, DC, that brought together top leadership from the ANA and other industry thought leaders working to leverage the best innovations to transform nursing and the health of nurses. StartUp Health is actively looking to support startups founded by nurses. Learn more and apply at startuphealth.com.

Strategic Innovation Session - Thought Leaders
Katya Hancock leading brainstorming session

StartUp Health Companies in the News

CareDox, Formerly MotherKnows, Raises $4.3M for Student Health Data Platform

CareDox Unveils New Round of Backing for Digital Healthcare Platform
New York Business Journal

Philips Aims to Be One-Stop Shop for Senior Care Solutions; Launches With RespondWell
Senior Housing News

Women See What They'll Look Like in 40 Years

StartUp Health Academy

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a global, long-term coaching program and trusted peer network focused on increasing the equity value of its startups.

Real Possibilities in the Future of Healthcare

Innovation@50+ is a one-day pitch competition for emerging startups in the healthy living space with a focus on caregiving. Join us in supporting the 10 LivePitch finalists, including StartUp Health portfolio companies Savor Health and UnaliWear, on April 27 in Sunnyvale, CA.

7th Annual Health Datapalooza

Health Datapalooza, hosted in Washington, DC, May 8-11, is focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes. Register to attend in person or view conference sessions online using the code Co-sponsor for special discount rates. 

The #1 Conference in Telehealth

Join us at ATA 2016, the largest and most comprehensive meeting focused on telemedicine, digital, connected, and mobile health. This year’s conference will take place May 14-17 in Minneapolis, MN. Use code StartUpHealth to save 10% on your registration. Register here.

Upcoming Health Events

April 27
Sunnyvale, CA

d.health Summit 2016
May 4
New York, NY

MM&M Transforming Healthcare Conference
May 5
New York, NY

Health Datapalooza
Meet StartUp Health
May 8-11
Washington, DC

Health 2.0 Europe
Meet StartUp Health
May 10-12
Barcelona, Spain

ATA 2016
May 14-17
Minneapolis, MN

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Invest in the Healthcare Transformers Making a Difference

The StartUp Health Syndicate on AngelList has grown to almost $500,000. Join today to support breakout digital health pioneers. Get access today (for accredited investors only).

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StartUp Health Launches 'Longevity Moonshot' to Change Face of Aging

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Senate Health Committee Introduces Plan to Address Mental Health Crisis in America
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What Bubble? VCs Spent $12 Billion on Startups in First Quarter

Now You Can Ask a Real Doctor Your Health Questions Through Facebook Messenger

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?


So far, digital health companies have raised over $1.8B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
Livongo $44.5M KPCB, General Catalyst Partners, DFJ, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Zaffre Investments, Sapphire Ventures, 7Wire Ventures, Wanxiang America Corp, Cowen Private Investments
Quartet Health $40.0M Google Ventures, Oak HC/FT , Polaris Partners, F-Prime Capital Partners
OnShift $18.0M HLM Venture Partners, Draper Triangle Ventures, West Capital Advisors, Early Stage Partners, Health Velocity Capital, North Coast Venture Fund, Fifth Third Capital
SwervePay $10.0M Garland Capital Group
CareDox $4.3M Prolog Ventures, TEXO Ventures, Western Technology Investment
MediQuire Undisclosed FCA Venture Partners, Volcano Capital, Blueprint Health
Digital Health Funding Rankings Q1 2016

While 2015 was the year digital health funding hit its stride, 2016 has already stepped it up a notch with a record-setting first quarter.

Preliminary Results Are In!
mHealth App Developer Economics Survey

research2guidance's latest study reveals the growing importance of health insurers as a distribution channel for mHealth solutions. Experts also see great potential to save costs in preventing or shortening hospital stays through mHealth adoption, whilst respondents believe mobile solutions are most positively influencing follow-ups and monitoring as stages along the patient journey. Full report coming soon: http://mhealtheconomics.com

mHealth Infographic
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