August 15, 2018
StartUp Health Insider

Sandstone’s Centrifuge Is Redefining At-Home Testing

Sandstone Diagnostics’ Centrifuge Is Redefining At-Home Testing
The centrifuge is finally getting the tech update it deserves.

Sandstone Diagnostics has created the first centrifuge that has been FDA approved for at-home use. Currently being used in their debut product, the Trak Male Fertility Testing System, this new technology allows men to test their fertility right at home, for an affordable cost.

We caught up with Sandstone’s CEO Karen Drexler to dig into how their patented technology is being used to improve men’s fertility and overall health, the larger need for their technology in healthcare, and the future of at-home and point-of-care testing.  

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Call for Backup: Cloud 9’s New Platform for Mental Health

Call for Backup: Cloud 9’s New Platform for Mental Health
During a mental health crisis, police officers on the scene can now enlist a cadre of mental health specialists and data, thanks to Cloud 9’s newest platform, Cloud 911. Read more now on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $553M in innovative health funding this week, led by Oscar ($375M). Other big raises included online pharmacy Capsule ($50M), vitamin and supplement platform Care/of ($29M), and musculoskeletal startup Hinge Health ($26M).

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Stories to Watch:

Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce Pledge to Remove Interoperability Barriers

Verily Is Plotting a Move Into a Fast-growing Corner of the Health Insurance Industry


Five Companies Upgrading the Operating Room

How Carefully Scripted SMS Messages Are Improving the Health of Underserved Populations

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Thought Leadership From Babyscripts: What Beyoncé Is Teaching Us About the Fourth Trimester

Entrepreneur: iShare Medical Founder Shares Bootstrapping Tips

Simplifying Health Insurance With Sally Poblete, Founder & CEO of Wellthie

Beyond the Startline Q & A With Lynda Brown, Founder of Curatio

9 StartUp Health Companies Embrace WeWork's Upgraded Shared Workspace Experience

Parks Associates' Connected Health Summit Addresses Impact of 5G and AI on Consumer Healthcare Featuring Conversa Health

CoverUS Is Part of New York's Growing 'Tech for Good' Community

According to, Here's How to Disrupt an Industry And Make Way for Innovation

Branham Group’s Top 25 Up-and-coming Canadian Companies: Careteam Technologies

HoyHealth Launches HoyDOC Mobile App, a Bilingual Tele-Health Platform

Making the Grade: and Julota Make the Semifinalist Round for the 2018 Prime Health Challenge

Yishai Knobel on How Mobile Copay Cards Help Activate and Retain Specialty Patients

LifeWIRE in the Top 10 Health-Related Patents Recognized for Innovation and Global Impact by ACT: The App Association

Nightingale Shortlisted for Nordic Startup Awards 2018

Finnish Young Person of the Year Nominations: Teemu Suna

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Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers

The Connected Health Summit, taking place in San Diego on August 28-30, analyzes the role of innovative connected health solutions in driving changes in consumer behaviors as well as healthcare systems, insurers, and hospital networks. Register now with the discount code STARTUP for 25% off.

Health 2.0 Fall Conference

Health 2.0’s Fall Conference, taking place in Santa Clara on September 16-18, showcases cutting-edge innovation transforming the healthcare system. Register with code Fall18ST to save $200.

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Join us in Boston on October 11 at the 8th annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS), the premier East Coast gathering for over 300 healthcare executives, technology startups, investors, payers, and providers. Use code STARTUP200 to save $200 off the current registration fee.

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Connected Health Summit
August 28-30, 2018
San Diego, CA
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Population Health September 2018 Forum
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Dr. Howard Krein speaking
September 12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2018
Santa Clara, CA
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Asian Healthcare Leadership Summit
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September 21-22, 2018

DTxDM East
September 25-26, 2018
Boston, MA
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Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
October 11, 2018
Boston, MA
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Financial Times Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY
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Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
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CNS Summit and Innovation Showcase
November 1-4, 2018
Boca Raton, FL 

Frontiers Health 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $553M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Oscar $375.0M   Alphabet
Capsule $50.0M   Glade Brook Capital Partners, Thrive Capital
Care/of $29.0M   Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Goodwater Capital, Juxtapose, RRE Ventures, Tusk Ventures, Beth Kaplan, Doug Hudson
Hinge Health $26.0M   Insight Venture Partners, Atomico
AntWorks $15.0M   SBI Holdings
AlayaCare $13.8M   iNovia Capital
Akili Interactive $13.0M   CLSA, Omidyar Technology Ventures, Digital Garage Group, Fearless Ventures
Trilliant Health $12.0M   Noro-Moseley Partners, Martin Ventures, Nashville Capital Network, NueCura Partners
Klara $11.5M   FirstMark Capital, Lerer Hippeau, Project A Ventures, Atlantic Labs, Zach Weinberg, Nat Turner, Vivek Garipalli, Clark Valberg
Sansoro Health $8.0M   LRVHealth, Bain Capital Ventures, Healthy Ventures
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