We’re excited to announce an ambitious initiative we hope will help billions of people -- the launch of StartUp Health’s ‘Longevity Moonshot.’
April 13, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

StartUp Health Launches ‘Longevity Moonshot’ With HLI to Extend Lifespan

We’re excited to announce an ambitious initiative we hope will help billions of people -- the launch of StartUp Health’s ‘Longevity Moonshot.’ Our goal is to extend and enhance healthy life by 50+ years and change the face of aging. StartUp Health also announced that Human Longevity, Inc., (HLI) is joining the mission as a founding partner and Dr. J. Craig Venter is joining StartUp Health’s community of Healthcare Transformers. Read the press release. And see more in Politico.

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Dr. J. Craig Venter Discusses the ‘Software of Life’ With Sue Siegel at The StartUp Health Festival

On this week’s StartUp Health NOW, Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Ventures, interviews J. Craig Venter, PhD -- co-founder and CEO of Human Longevity, Inc., and one of the leading scientists of the 21st century -- at the StartUp Health Festival about the power of our ‘software of life,’ the human genetic code.

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Dr. J. Craig Venter on StartUp Health NOW

StartUp Health Invests in Human Longevity, Inc.

HLI became the 140th company in StartUp Health’s portfolio. Read more about HLI’s recent $220 million funding that StartUp Health participated in on MedCity News, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Xconomy and FierceBioTech.

Is Your Startup Focused on Aging Innovation?

StartUp Health is selecting companies from around the world to join the Longevity Moonshot. Apply to the StartUp Health Academy at StartUpHealth.com/apply.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Cerora, Inc., Announces First Close on 2016 Seed Round of Financing

J. Craig Venter’s Human Longevity Nabs $220M to Expand Health Nucleus
MedCity News

Venter's Human Longevity Raises $220M With Help From Celgene, Illumina

Venture Capital Deals: Human Longevity

The Daily Startup: Prosper Marketplace Execs Cashed in on Soaring Valuation
Wall Street Journal

$220M Richer, Human Longevity Ups Ante in Genomics Business Race

Austin Health Care Innovator UnaliWear to Be Honored With Award
Austin Business Journal

Florida EMS Agencies Able to Exchange Data in Real Time Using Electronic Records

Medicast: Return of the House Call
HealthConnect South

New Luxury Service Pampers Busy Austinites With On-Demand Massage
CultureMap Austin

Colt McCoy Teaming Up With Caredox to Help Schools Track Concussions
RedSkins Blog

Valera Health Launches Study Evaluating Tech for Newly Diagnosed Schizophrenia Patients
MedCity News

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Aging in Place: d.health Summit 2016

Join us at the second annual d.health Summit 2016 in New York City on May 4 to network with 250 health care leaders, entrepreneurs, technology firms, policy makers, financiers and forward thinkers to discuss and foster adoption of technology-enabled solutions to improve the health of aging Americans. Use code STARTUP for 10% off registration.

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Buzzworthy Headlines

First Quarter Brings in Between $980M and $1.8B Digital Health Funding

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GE May Open a Startup Accelerator in Downtown Boston

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FTC Launches Online Tool to Give Privacy, Safety Guidance for Mobile App Developers
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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
Bright Health $46.5M Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Flare Capital Partners
CrossChx $15.0M Khosla Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Drive Capital, NCT Ventures, Moonshots Capital
Meadow $3.8M Slow Ventures, Poseidon Asset Management, SOMA Capital
Sweetch $3.5M Philips, LionBird, OurCrowd, Pontifax LP
Biop Medical $2.25M Undisclosed
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.

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