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March 22, 2017
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Transformer Inspiration
"Not long ago what we have today was so implausible
that nobody bothered to say it would never happen."
Marc Andreessen


Transforming Pediatrics Through Innovation

Children's Health Moonshots
How can innovation transform the way we care for children? In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children’s Hospital, leads a panel of health transformers in answering this important question.

“Our healthcare reimbursement landscape is changing,” said Gil Peri, chief strategy officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado. “The more we can partner with entrepreneurs to come up with solutions that keep kids out of the hospital, the better for everybody.”

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StartUp Health Companies in the News

CareDox Raises $6.4M for Digital Student Health Record Platform

A Health System Bets Big on Miami’s Future in Health Tech, Partnering With Babyscripts
Miami Herald

CarePredict Gets Investment for Wearable-based Senior Monitoring Platform

Northwell Health Partners With Force Therapeutics for Enhanced Patient Experience
Home Health Technologies

Dr. Charles Cutler Appointed to Fit4D Board of Advisors
Press Release Rocket

Blockchain Platform Patentory Connects Patients to a Better Diagnosis

UnaliWear Will Give LifeAlert a Run for Their Money
The American Genius

2017 30 Under 30 Winners: Dan Penn, CEO, Shift Health

Cohero Health Adds Another $1.5M to Series A With New Backing From Samsung, Omron

Miss the SXSW Festival? Here Were the Healthcare Highlights From Biden to Health Innovation Hubs to CareDox
MedCity News

AlemHealth at Y Combinator’s 24th Demo Day

Babyscripts Connects Expectant Moms With Doctors

On-demand Massage Service Zeel to Launch in Charleston This Week
The Post and Courier

In Good Health: The Growth Potential of New York City’s Digital Health Sector
Center for Urban Future

Machine Learning Visionary, David Heckerman, Joins Human Longevity, Inc., as Chief Data Scientist
PR Newswire

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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

Pioneering Innovations That Drive Health Policy

Join us for the 8th annual Health Datapalooza on April 27-28 in Washington, DC, to learn how health and healthcare can be improved by harnessing the power of data.

ATA Telehealth 2.0 Annual Conference

StartUp Health is partnering with the ATA to offer StartUp Health Insider subscribers the opportunity to exhibit at the ATA Telehealth 2.0 Annual Conference on April 23-25 in Orlando, FL, at the ATA member rate of $5,000. Circle the ATA member rate and put “StartUp Health” next to it on the application here. Also, get 20% off registration with the discount code StartUpHealth.

Global Gathering of Cardiovascular Leaders 

The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of more than 1,000 senior healthcare leaders in the heart of Boston. The May 2017 forum will feature the newest technologies to diagnose, treat and manage cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease. Confirmed speakers include CEOs and top executives of dozens of the most significant companies in cardiovascular care, investors, national journalists and Partners Harvard Medical School appointed faculty.

Upcoming Health Events

CitiGroup: What’s Next in Digital Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein Speaking
April 6, 2017
New York, NY

Find a Pilot Partner Matchmaking Event
April 6, 2017
New York, NY

AARP Innovation@50+
April 12-13, 2017
Mountain View, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Orlando, FL

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

Techonomy Health
May 16, 2017
New York, NY

May 17-18, 2017
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Accenture Becomes Newest Member of The StartUp Health Network
mHealth Times

A Physician’s Open Letter to Health Tech Startups

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Health Transformer Melissa Thompson's Story About Fertility Preservation
Huffington Post

SAPVoice: Under Armour Transforms Into World's Largest Digital Fitness Brand

Digital Health Is Helping to Fuel New York City's Economy
Crain’s New York

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StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. We’re hiring for multiple key roles including with StartUp Health Academy working with Health Transformers, StartUp Health’s Moonshot Media Network to create impactful content and StartUp Health’s partner strategy team. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $126M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Livongo $52.5M General Catalyst, Kinnevik
AliveCor $30.0M Omron, Mayo Clinic
Aetion $11.0M Flare Capital Partners, Lakestar
RedShift BioAnalytic $11.0M Waters Corporation, Technology Venture Partners
CellAegis $9.5M CTI Life Sciences Fund, MaRS Catalyst Fund, Broadview Ventures
CareDox $6.4M Digitalis Venture, First Round Capital, Giza Venture Capital, TEXO Ventures, Prolog Ventures
NeuraLace Medical $2.0M FusionX Ventures
Babel Health $1.5M Mark Pacala, Alan Hoops, Bilgola Capital
Homage $1.2M 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia Fund, Golden Gate Ventures, SeedPlus
NeuroOne $1.2M FundRx
2016: The Health Moonshot Movement

2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ Momentum across pharma, provider, payor landscapes have culminated in a record year of funding and ushered in a new wave of entrants.

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