April 30, 2014

Another Tech Giant Makes a Play in Health Tracking

Amazon’s announcement yesterday of a one-stop shop for all things wearable excited tech junkies everywhere, but we’re mostly amped about what the launch means for digital health. With one section of the online store devoted to fitness and wellness trackers and another dedicated to healthcare devices, the new marketplace puts a big emphasis on health tech. And it follows recent moves by other big tech companies, like Facebook and Intel, into fitness and health tracking. It’s one more sign the market is evolving quickly...

Innovation for the 50+

StartUp Health is pumped to be taking part in AARP’s Innovation@50+ Live Pitch event, May 8-10 in Boston! Registration is still open and we hear that a lot of investors plan to be in attendance. StartUp Health President Unity Stoakes will also share new data about digital health investment opportunities in the 50+ space. And we’ll be cheering on our company TalkSession when they take the stage with nine other tech companies for the startup pitch and demo events.

Digital Health Times Two

Mark your calendars for Converge and Engage, two upcoming conferences focused on healthcare innovation and patient relationships. Together, the series aims to empower everyone in the health field and promote progress. Make sure to use our discount code STARTUP when you buy tickets.

Greatist Wins Webby Award

We’re excited to announce that StartUp Health company Greatist won the People’s Voice Webby Award in the lifestyle category! The award comes right after the celebration of their three year anniversary. Congrats Greatist!

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Alignment Healthcare $125M General Atlantic
Nant Health $100M Kuwait Investment Authority
Doximity $54M T. Rowe PriceMorgan Stanley Investment ManagementDraper Fisher Jurvetson
Integrated Diagnostics $30.3M Baird CapitalInterWest Partners
Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research
Guardant Health $30M Khosla VenturesSequoia Capital
Pejman Mar Ventures
Atlas Genetics $28.4M Novartis Venture FundsConsort MedicalLife Science Partners
Johnson & Johnson Development Corp.YFM Equity Partners
Sotera Wireless $20.7M Undisclosed
WellCentive $12M Summit PartnersNoro-Moseley PartnersHarbert Venture Partners
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $9 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany 

Health Tech ’14
May 7-8, 2014
Westchester, NY 

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA 

OPEN Forum 2014
May 10, 2014
Santa Clara, CA 

Leading Edge Technology / HxRefactored Pre-Conference Social
May 12, 2014
Brooklyn, NY 

May 13-14, 2014
Brooklyn, NY 

Startup Grind Philadelphia Presents Lindy Snider of Lindi Skin
May 14, 2014
Philadelphia, PA 

The Big C Competition
Submission Deadline
May 15, 2014

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship
May 17-18, 2014
New York, NY 

digihealth pulse Virtual 2014
May 19-21, 2014 

Health Datapalooza
June 1-3, 2014
Washington, DC 

Healthcare Cloud Coalition
June 19, 2014
Falls Church, VA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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