June 27, 2018
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Babyscripts Acquires iBirth, Expanding National Reach While Consolidating Market

Babyscripts, a technology platform that is improving both prenatal and pregnancy care, announced yesterday they have acquired iBirth, one of the first provider-delivered, co-branded pregnancy apps in the marketplace. For more than eight years, iBirth has engaged mothers with trackers, timers, and content. By joining forces, Babyscripts expands its reach as one of the largest clinically-validated, provider-prescribed obstetrics technologies and now manages more than 150,000 pregnancies across 20 states.

Read more about their acquisition on startuphealth.com, and see why Judith Nowlin, CEO and co-founder of iBirth and now Babyscripts’ Chief Growth Officer, sees the move as building “the single most engaging and powerful provider-delivered virtual care platform for pregnancy and beyond.”

Birth Story: How Babyscripts Came to Be

Birth Story: Anish Sebastian's Health Transformer Spotlight
Anish Sebastian, co-founder of Babyscripts, shares the behind-the-scenes story of how and why two bachelors successfully created an app to help pregnant women. Watch the spotlight filmed live on the StartUp Health Festival stage.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $337M in innovative health funding this week, led by Helian Health ($75M), a China-based pioneer in digital technologies for hospitals. Other big raises included patient-friendly billing business Cedar ($36M) and Dreem ($35M), which developed a headband that improves sleep by monitoring brainwaves.

Keep an eye out next week for our 2018 Midyear Report, detailing all of the funding action from the first half of the year.

Stories to watch:

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HEALTH TRANSFORMER Headlines

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Nightingale Health and UK Biobank Announce Major Initiative to Analyse Half a Million Blood Samples to Facilitate Global Medical Research

Cubismi Founder Gives Five Reasons Patient Data Privacy Is So Important

Conversa Health Is One of Five Providers of Digital Patient Engagement Solutions Named IDC Innovators

Obstetrics Management Platform Babyscripts Announces Acquisition of iBirth Pregnancy App

HealthIMPACT East

HealthIMPACT, being held July 18-20 in Washington, DC, is a curated knowledge-sharing event connecting and elevating the people and organizations measurably improving the patient experience and clinical outcomes. This annual summit brings together those ready to push boundaries, challenge the status quo, and take meaningful action. Register using the code STARTUPHIE18 for 30% off.

UCSF Summer Digital Health Mixer

Join our partner, the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF, on August 7 in San Francisco for the premier digital health networking event. This annual mixer brings out the ecosystem — dhealth companies, entrepreneurs, hackers, physicians, MBAs, investors, and the curious. There is no charge to attend this event. RSVP today, space is limited.

Upcoming Health Events

Bayer Grants4Apps Global Dealmaker
Application deadline July 8, 2018

MedCity CONVERGE
July 11-12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

HealthIMPACT
July 18-20, 2018
Washington, DC
UCSF Summer Digital Health Mixer
August 7, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Financial Times Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY

See more event information on our website.

Join Our Team, Change the World

Our team is growing! We’re currently hiring an Executive Assistant to provide day-to-day support to our CEO and President (the co-founders of the company). For more info and to apply, visit startuphealth.com/careers or email us at careers@startuphealth.com.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $337M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Helian Health $75.0M   SenseTime, Wanxiang Investment, Hangzhou Lianchuan Investment Management
Cedar $36.0M   Kinnevik, Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Lakestar, Sound Ventures, Kevin Systrom, Nat Turner
Dreem $35.0M   Johnson & Johnson, Bpifrance
Calm $27.0M   Insight Venture Partners, Sound Ventures, Harry Styles
Vium $24.0M   Lux Capital, DCVC, Dolby Family Ventures, Founders Fund, Future Shape
Embodied $22.0M   Calibrate Ventures, Jazz Venture Partners, Osage University Partners, Intel Capital, Grishin Robotics
Aaptiv $22.0M   Millennium Technology Value Partners, 14W, Insight Venture Partners
SigTuple $19.0M   Accel, IDG Ventures, Endiya Partners, pi Ventures, Binny Bansal, VH Capital, Axilor Ventures
AbleTo $8.5M   Undisclosed
Health Gorilla $8.2M   Undisclosed
Paradromics $7.0M   Arkitekt Ventures, Synergy Ventures, It-Farm, Dolby Family Ventures, Alpha Edison, Loup Ventures, Fusion Fund
Kinetic $6.3M   Undisclosed
Gyant $6.1M   Undisclosed
Healios £2.2M   Albion Capital, Spice Capital
Mightier $2.4M   Slow Ventures, Bolt, Founder Collective, Project 11
Medfusion $1.5M   Undisclosed
Ambient Clinical Analytics $1.5M   Noaber Ventures
Owl Insights $1.4M   Undisclosed
Labstep £1.0M   Undisclosed
Clinivantage $1.0M   Metaform Ventures
HealthMatch AU$1.3M   Tempus Partners, Anton Borzov, Catherine Lacavera, Stephen Fitzgerald, David Kenney

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