Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, one of the most accomplished and inspiring Healthcare Transformers of our time, sits down with StartUp Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Howard Krein, to discuss his ambitious undertakings in reforming cancer treatments.
March 2, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

Moonshots in Healthcare: The End of Cancer

On this week’s StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, one of the most accomplished and inspiring Healthcare Transformers of our time, sits down with StartUp Health Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Howard Krein, to discuss his ambitious undertakings in reforming cancer treatments through immunotherapy, whole genome sequencing and the new cancer initiative he’s leading, “Cancer Moonshot 2020.” If you’re working on a startup that will help this mission, we want to meet you. Apply here.

Subscribe free via: iTunes | YouTube | SoundCloud
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong: The End of Cancer

Healthcare Transformers Take the Stage

Over the past few days, entrepreneurs from StartUp Health portfolio companies knocked it out of the park at multiple events: 10 Healthcare Transformers presented at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, another eight presented at ePharma and 20 showcased at HIMSS and at the Venture+ Forum. Additionally, StartUp Health presented our digital health funding report at the Venture+ Forum. In the coming weeks, meet dozens more at SXSW, HxRefactored, AARP Live Pitch and the ApplySci Wearables Tech and Digital Health SF.

Venture+ Forum HIMSS16
Hindsait at HIMSS16 Venture+ Forum
MedXCom at HIMSS16 Venture+ Forum
Curatio at ePharma
AdhereTech at ePharma

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Austin Smart Watch Maker UnaliWear Gets Big Cash Infusion From California VC Firm
Austin Business Journal

Software Program From Care At Hand Helped Keep Tabs on Vulnerable Patients
The Spokesman-Review

Developers Should Consider Products That Serve the Underserved, Like Sense Health and Direct Dermatology
Medical Marketing & Media

Zeel App Brings Massage to Your Home
CBS New York

StartUp Health Academy

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a global, long-term coaching program and trusted peer network focused on increasing the equity value of its startups.

Pitch at Innovation@50+

The call for applications is now open for the fifth AARP Health Innovation@50+ LivePitch on April 27 in Sunnyvale, CA. Harnessing the power of AARP’s 38 million members, finalists from past events have raised over $80 million in investments and four companies have been acquired. Register to attend or apply to pitch now; the application deadline is this Friday, March 4.

Join StartUp Health at SXSW

StartUp Health is excited to be powering the “Connect Your Startup” portion of Invest for Health at SXSW Interactive. This inaugural event on March 14 in Austin, TX, has a speaker lineup featuring some of healthcare’s most disruptive leaders. Also on March 14, the second annual Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition is an opportunity for up-and-coming digital health and medical device startups to present how they are solving the unique healthcare needs of babies, kids and teens.

Upcoming Health Events

SXSW 2016
Invest for Health
Impact Pediatric Health Pitch
March 11-15
Austin, TX

MDP Innovation Challenge
Submissions Due April 1

Wearable Tech + Digital Health
April 5
San Francisco, CA

April 5-6
Boston, MA

April 27
Sunnyvale, CA

Health 2.0 Europe
May 10-12
Barcelona, Spain

See more digital health events

Buzzworthy Headlines

Digital Health Startup Funding Shows Signs of Maturity, StartUp Health Director Says
Healthcare IT News

Obama Is Trying to Set Patient Data Free

President Weighs In on Data From Genes
The New York Times

Can Google's DeepMind Help Fix a Broken Healthcare System?
Fast Company

Video: Next Steps for Digital Health in 2016

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence Unfolds in Small Steps
The New York Times

Speeding Up the Digitization of American Healthcare
Harvard Business Review

How Much Does Personality Matter When It Comes to Startup Leadership?
MedCity News

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?


So far, digital health companies have raised over $1.5B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
Oscar $400.0M Fidelity, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Thrive Capital, Google Capital, Lakestar
Health Catalyst $70.0M UPMC, Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, OSF HealthCare, Sands Capital Management, Leerink Capital Partners
Vivify Health $17.0M UPMC, LabCorp, Envision Healthcare Holdings
UnaliWear $3.4M Maxim Ventures
CenterX $3.3M Undisclosed
Healthsense $2.5M Radius Ventures, .406 Ventures, Mansa Capital, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund
GenomeNext $1.2M Hydra Capital
2015: The Year Digital Health Hit Its Stride

While 2014 was the year that digital health broke out, 2015 was the year the ecosystem showed signs of maturity. 

Help Us Grow the StartUp Health Network!

Do you have any friends or colleagues transforming healthcare? Please forward this newsletter so they can join our community of 25,000+ organizations and leaders leaning into health innovation.

Copyright © 2016 StartUp Health, All rights reserved.

subscribe to this list   unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences