April 17, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Zeel On Demand

Wellness, Delivered

Zeel, who brought us ‘On-Demand Massage,’ is extending its offering to provide yoga and meditation at the click of a button. The expansion targets employers looking to up their employee wellness game. Zeel is also bringing their ‘Uber for Massage’ to brand new urban markets. StartUp Health talked with Alison Harmelin, Zeel Co-Founder, about the company’s growth… and gave the on-demand massage service a whirl.

Read the Story | Connect With Zeel Co-founder Alison Harmelin

Cityblock Health

A New Approach to Public Health, One Block at a Time

This week, we’re proud to announce our investment in Cityblock Health and welcome them into StartUp Health’s family of innovators and disruptors. Born out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, Cityblock is redefining how we bring high-touch care to low-income and marginalized communities. Read about the radical collaboration happening to open up access to care for all in TechCrunch, Crain’s, MedCity News, ImpactAlpha, and MobiHealthNews.


Connecting Providers and the Village of Caregivers

Alexandra Greenhill, MD, Founder & CEO of Careteam Technologies, talks about empowering patients and their oft-hidden network of caretakers.

Latin America

Leapfrog Innovation in South America

Entrepreneurs across Latin America are curating the best health solutions around the world in order to leap over typical market hurdles.

Cecelia Health

Using Technology to Scale the Human Touch

Cecelia Health, founded by CEO David Weingard, transforms the lives and significantly improves the health outcomes of people living with diabetes and chronic conditions.

StartUp Health Insights

A Closer Look at the 2019 Q1 Insights Report

The authors of the redesigned Insights report discuss the first quarter’s top headlines and trends.

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Makers of Abilify Expand into Digital Health

Otsuka’s CEO sits down to chat about opening up digital frontiers in the Mental Health Moonshot.

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Need to Knows


StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop to chat with the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

FT US Pharma and Biotech Summit

The disruption which has become a feature of the pharma landscape in recent years shows no sign of slowing pace. Join the conversation on May 14 in New York at the FT US Pharma and Biotech Summit, where innovators will look at strategies to disrupt the pharma business model. StartUp Health subscribers are entitled to a 20% discount – please use the code SUH20 when registering.

Digital Health Executive Education

Columbia Business School and HITLAB have partnered to offer an industry-first program on May 14-16 that distills how digital technologies can transform life science research, clinical development, patient experience, operations, and business models. Hear from ecosystem leaders representing StartUp Health, Google, Pfizer, JLABS, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and more. Get to know the faculty and program.

HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019

HIMSS and Health 2.0 have chosen one of the most innovative countries worldwide to host the 2019 conference: the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference will be held on 11–13 Jun 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. Join over 2,000 digital health innovators to network, learn, educate, and disrupt. The conference is bringing together the entire healthcare ecosystem: from hospital C-level decision makers to clinicians, nurses, payers, life science, innovators, and so much more; all under the same roof, all at the same time. Get the HIMSS Member rate when registering using code HHEBP.
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Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $212M in innovative health funding this week, led by New York-based Ro with an $85M Series B from undisclosed investors. Other big raises included $50M for Austin-based EverlyWell and $16M each for Bangalore-based SigTuple and Boston-based Sonde Health. Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.
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Stories to Watch:

Startup Health's Q1 Numbers Still Optimistic in Global Digital Health Investment

The Four Cs: A Call to Action for Digital Health Tools
HIT Consultant

Artificial Intelligence Powering Boom in Israel's Digital Health Sector

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Public Health Startup Cityblock Raises $65M Series B

Hoy Health Completes Multi-Million Dollar First Seed Funding

MYRX365 Announces Acquisition of RealTime Clinic

Broward Startup CarePredict Attracts Largest VC Investment in South Florida in Q1
South Florida Business Journal

5 Digital Health Startups You Need to Watch in 2019: Devoted Health, Joint Academy, AdhereTech, CarePredict, Mediktor
Medical Design & Outsourcing

Hoy Health CEO on How He Plans to Close the Disparity Gap in Healthcare for Hispanics

Tech Bites Episode 172: The Future of Nutrition Data With Edamam
Heritage Radio Network

Cohero Health Uses AccuWeather's API to Predict Users' Respiratory Attacks
Silicon Angle

Google, IBM, Fitbit Among Tech Giants Joining CTA's AI Initiative, Co-Chaired by CarePredict CBO
Inside Digital Health

MCS Partnering With CareDox to Vaccinate Students at No Cost
Ball State Daily

Dr. Claire Wheeler, Author of 10 Simple Solutions to Stress, Becomes an Inaugural Neolth Featured Practitioner

Smart Sensors and Novel Nanomaterials From Myontec and Others Draw Crowds in Berlin
Physics World

Diplomat Expands AdhereTech Relationship as Program Shows Increased Adherence and Persistence
PR Newswire

VSee and Doctor.com Partner to Deliver Seamless Online Patient Journey

Hunter Health Partners With KingFit

Helparound's Partnership With EnvoyHealth in Rare Diseases

CarePredict Partners With CareWorx to Bring Wireless Network Enabled AI Solution to Senior Care Facilities
PR Newswire

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