December 13, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
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— F. Scott Fitzgerald

StartUp Health Company Announces Merger With Connect Healthcare on StartUp Health NOW
For the past few years, one of the first StartUp Health companies, has been quietly building one of the most exciting digital health platforms in the country. Today they announced a game-changing merger with Connect Healthcare that creates the first unified platform for healthcare organizations to manage provider data, online listings, patient feedback analysis, reputation monitoring, transparency, and online scheduling. 

Watch Health Transformer Andrei Zimiles’ interview with Steven Krein on this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, and learn about how they have successfully grown into the company they are today. Read their news announcement and watch the full video interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Save the Date: Live Stream VP Biden @ StartUp Health Festival

VP Joe Biden @ StartUp Health Festival
We’re excited to share that we will be live streaming the entire StartUp Health Festival, including Vice President Joe Biden’s keynote, live from San Francisco! Tune in on Facebook starting at 9am PT on January 8 and January 9 and follow along on Twitter using #SUHFestival18 to join in on the conversation.


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StartUp Health Companies in the News

Babyscripts, a Startup Seeking to Help Prevent Pregnancy Complications, Will Take Part in Gestational Diabetes Pilot
MedCity News

Prognos Just Raised $20.5M to Use AI to Predict Disease; An Interview With Sundeep Bhan

Tech Startups CarePredict & Room2Care Empower Elderly, Ease Loved Ones' Worries

100 Disruptive Brands: AdhereTech
Marketing Week

@Point of Care Ad-Venture in Marketing
Med Ad News

Zeel's On-demand Massage Service Expands in New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First

UnaliWear to Present at CB Insights A-ha! Demo Day
PR Newswire

Slush 17: Answering the Call for Solvers
Nightingale Health

Introducting Solius

Telehealth and Its Contribution to Healthcare
Health Transformer Juan Pablo Segura for EMR and EHR

CVS Acquisition of Aetna to Introduce Community ‘Health Hubs’
Health Transformer Hunter Howard for D CEO Magazine

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Health 2.0 WinterTech

The fourth annual Health 2.0 WinterTech is back in San Francisco on January 10 right after the StartUp Health Festival. Join over 500 healthtech decision makers including health providers, healthtech investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and startups for a day of live product demos and in-depth discussions on the investment trends that will impact the new technology healthcare landscape in 2018. Register for WinterTech today and save with code WTSUP2.

Upcoming Health Events

StartUp Health Festival
January 8-9, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Health 2.0 WinterTech
January 10, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Save with code: WTSUP2

Buzzworthy Headlines

6th Annual StartUp Health Festival Gets Prominent Keynote Speaker

This Massive Healthcare Market Is Still Underfunded
LinkedIn Pulse

EHR Integration Looks to Be a Major Part of Aurora-Advocate Merger That Features 3 Different Platforms

Here's What Chinese Investors Are Most Excited About

UnitedHealth to Buy DaVita Clinics for $4.9 Billion

Emojis Could Be Key in Assessing Patients' Emotional and Physical Wellbeing

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $220M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Medlinker $60.0M   CEC Data, China Renaissance, Sequoia Capital China, Tencent Holdings
12 Sigma Technologies $30.0M   SBCVC, CDBI Partners, Delian Capital, Zhen Fund, Matrix Partners China
Etong Healthcare $30.0M   Vision Plus Capital, Morningside Venture Capital, Dalian Yifang Group
Lumicell $28.7M   Launch Capital, BlueIO
LinkedCare $15.0M   Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical
Cedar $13.0M   Founders Fund, Thrive Capital, Martin Ventures, SV Angel
SwipeSense $10.6M   Eclipse Ventures, Sandbox Industries
HealthiPASS $7.2M   FCA Venture Partners, OCA Ventures, Healthy Ventures, HealthX Ventures, Waterline Ventures
Mytonomy $7.0M   Philips Health Technology Ventures, MedStar Health, George John, Gokul Rajaram
Health2Sync $6.0M   Sompo Holdings, Alibaba, WI Harper
PatientPay $6.0M   Teaghlach Family Office, Esping Family Office, Mosaik Partners
Epion Health $3.4M   Deerfield Management
EpicMD $3.0M   Sagemoore Capital
PhysioMedics £1.0M   Archangels, BioCity Group, Scottish Investment Bank
A $2.5 Billion Quarter for Digital Health

Digital health funding isn’t slowing down with the largest Q3 yet coming in at over $2.5B. Following previous Q4 trends, we expect total annual funding for 2017 to hit the $10B mark.

Get the free 2017 Q3 Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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