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March 15, 2017
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"People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it."
Simon Sinek


Accenture Becomes Newest Member of StartUp Health Network

Accenture's Moonshot Moment
We’re excited to share that Accenture is the newest member to join the StartUp Health Network, a platform that provides Accenture’s senior leaders access to StartUp Health’s global army of Health Transformers, Health Moonshot Mindset Coaching and digital health insights. Hear from Accenture’s Anne O’Riordian, senior managing director of Accenture Life Sciences, on Accenture’s Moonshot Mission to support and accelerate the development of digital health innovations and read more about the news on our blog.

Watch highlights and the full Accenture HealthTech Challenge from the StartUp Health Festival on YouTube.

Health Transformers Take Over SXSW

See our highlights from SXSW where Health Transformers, StartUp Health partners and industry leaders connected in Austin, TX, to explore the rise of digital health innovation and its impact on patients’ lives.

Jean Anne Booth of StartUp Health company UnaliWear pitching during Dolphin Tank at SXSW
Sabine Seymour and Sean Montgomery of StartUp Health company discussing why Artificial Intelligence Is the Future of Fashion
Hesky Kutcher of StartUp Health company CareDox pitching during the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition
StartUp Health’s Troy Bannister speaking on Stories of Success From Health Hackathons
Tatyana Kanzaveli of StartUp Health company Open Health Network and John Mattison of StartUp Health partner Kaiser Permanente presenting during the Patient-Centric Healthcare: The Future of Health panel

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Las Olas Venture Capital Announces Investment in CarePredict
PR Newswire

RC21X's Roberto App Helps Monitor Your Brain Activity

With Monsoons of Data, Healthcare's Salvation Just May Be Blockchain Through Patientory

Time to Think: Samer Hamadeh, Zeel

Greatist Climbs the Wall of Social Success

Rothman Institute Strengthens Collaboration With Force Therapeutics to Boost Surgery Recovery: 9 Highlights
Becker’s Hospital Review

RC21X Offers Free 6-Minute Brain Checkup App During Brain Awareness Week
The CW Providence

Cohero Health and H&T Presspart: All Systems Go for Mobile Health and True Connectivity
The Pharma Letter

Curatio Aims to Improve Health Through First-ever Social Network for Patients

Conversa Health's Continuing the Conversation
Conversa Health

Assessing the American Health Care Act: Who Will It Benefit, Hurt Moving Forward
Hunter Howard, Hormone Therapeutics, for D CEO Healthcare

An Ounce of Prevention: The Investment Mindset Needed for Public Health Innovation
Shingai Samudzi, Project Vision, for Healthcare in America

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.

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.

Techonomy Health

Meet us on May 16 in New York at Techonomy Health where Startup Health’s CEO Steven Krein will join J&J President Len Greer, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman, Arianna Huffington, Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser, Honor CEO Seth Sternberg, and Proteus CEO Andy Thompson to explore how technology is transforming all aspects of healthcare. Subscribers get 15% off when you register.

Upcoming Health Events

Angel Capital Summit 2017
March 21-22, 2017
Denver, CO

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

How the Hacking Culture Is Changing the Face of Healthcare
The Drum

Monday at SXSW: Coolest Visual Aid
Medical Marketing & Media

NewYork-Presbyterian CEO on Mistaken Assumptions in GOP Health Bill
CBS News

Pill Robots: The Future of Non-Invasive Surgery [Infographic]

We Are Catalyst HTI
Mike Biselli

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

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 $232M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Alignment Healthcare $115.0M Warburg Pincus
Cnoga Medical $50.0M BOE
Virta $37.0M Venrock, Allen & Company, Obvious Ventures, Redmile Group, Scifi VC
Kinsa $17.0M GSR Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, FirstMark Capital
PokitDok $5.0M Guardian Life
Simplifeye $3.0M SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, Felicis Ventures, Haystack Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures, Wiley Cerilli, Ariel Poler
Dialogue C$4.0M Diagram,  BDC Capital, Hacking Health Accelerator
iExhale $1.8M Dorilton Capital
Akos $1.0M Undisclosed
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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