StartUp Health company Greatist just announced its Series A round...
January 27, 2016

Greatist Raises $4.5M and Shares Why Less Is Often More

StartUp Health company Greatist just announced its Series A round. Learn more about the deal and why Greatist founder Derek Flanzraich believes that less is sometimes more in this Fortune article.


Health123 on the Importance of Co-founders and Women in Tech

On this week’s StartUp Health NOW, Rebecca Norlander and Rachel Lanham, co-founders of StartUp Health company Health123, discuss how they are empowering patients’ health self-efficacy. They also offer advice to entrepreneurs on the importance of having a co-founder and encourage more women to build health startups.

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Althea Health’s Race to Cure Rare Diseases

StartUp Health company Althea Health is on a mission to cure rare diseases, something too few are focusing on. Visit and to learn more about their first two crowdfunding campaigns.

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Finding Solutions to End Cervical Cancer

The Quest Award is looking for bold new solutions in the fight to end cervical cancer. Ideas that result from this competition can help save lives while also providing funding and mentorship to new startups. Submit your entry by February 11.

Invest in Innovators Changing the World

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Upcoming Health Events

The Quest Award
Submissions Due:
February 11

HIMSS 2016
February 29 - March 4
Las Vegas, NV

Health:Further Quarterly
March 1
Nashville, TN

SXSW 2016
March 11-15
Austin, TX

More Disruption Please Innovation Challenge
Submissions Due:
April 1

Wearable Tech + Digital Health
April 5
San Francisco, CA

April 27
Sunnyvale, CA

ATA 2016
May 14-17
Minneapolis, MN

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Buzzworthy Headlines

Meditating in Virtual Reality?

Digital Health Is Ushering in a New Era of Care

Black Women VCs Are Challenging the Culture of the Investment Industry
Fast Company

Using Patient Fingerprints to Break Down Medical Record Silos
MIT Technology Review

New Guidelines Nudge Doctors to Give Patients Access to Medical Records
The New York Times

Beyond Meaningful Use: Will EHR Providers Be Able to Meet Providers’ Evolving Needs?
MedCity News

15 Percent of Family Physicians Used Telemedicine in 2014


So far, digital health companies have raised $708M in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
Captricity $35.0M White Mountains Insurance Group, Accomplice, Social Capital
Akili Interactive $30.5M PureTech Health, JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Healthcare
Jan Medical $7.5M Brainlab
SnapMD $5.3M Shea Ventures, Whittier Trust, TYLT Ventures
Greatist $4.5M Floodgate, RiverPark Ventures, StartUp Health, Vayner/RSE, Angels
BookDoc $2.0M Prince Abdul Qawi
Vizzario $2.0M Undisclosed
RetraceHealth $1.0M McKesson Ventures, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthEast Care System
2015: The Year Digital Health Hit Its Stride

While 2014 was the year that digital health broke out, 2015 was the year the ecosystem hit its stride. 

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