We’re over capacity for the StartUp Health Festival next week in SF, but we’re opening up a free livestream...
January 6, 2016

Join the StartUp Health Festival Online via Periscope

We’re over capacity for the StartUp Health Festival next week in SF, but we’re opening up a free livestream for entrepreneurs, investors and Healthcare Transformers to access via Periscope. Watch Fireside Chats with Vinod Khosla, Dr. Craig Venter, Sue Siegel, Jerry Levin, Esther Dyson, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Nick Turkal and many more live on January 11 and 12. Links will be listed day of @startuphealth and on our Website. Schedule listed at festival.startuphealth.com.

Special thanks to the StartUp Health Festival sponsors:

Healthcare Transformer Forecast for 2016

We surveyed founders from StartUp Health’s family of companies (120 and growing) about what they think is in store for 2016. Here’s what they said:

  • “Behavioral health will continue to rise in the scopes of investors. There’s a gold rush about to start because of a confluence of market factors…” 
    — ABPathfinder 

  • “Evidence-based technology, companies that are willing to go at risk for outcomes, and companies aligned with quality measurement standards will win in 2016.” 
    — Care at Hand 

  • “We’ll start to see the first wave of consolidation in telehealth / telemedicine, which will peak in 2018...” 
    — UnaliWear 

Read more Healthcare Transformer predictions as well as our own thirteen transformative healthcare predictions.

Building Brands by Promoting Wellness

On this week’s StartUp Health NOW, JD Cassidy of Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness discusses the company's unique perspective to branding, with an emphasis on the role that emotion plays in wellness and decision making. Visit the Saatchi Wellness Corner next week at the StartUp Health Festival.

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StartUp Health NOW #58: JD Cassidy, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness

The Top 40 Healthcare Transformers and Forbes 30 Under 30 in Healthcare

Congratulations to all of the StartUp Health entrepreneurs named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List and The Top 40 Transformers in Healthcare Awards. An exceptional group of Healthcare Transformers indeed:

Upcoming Health Events

January 6-9
Las Vegas, NV

The StartUp Health Festival
January 11-12
San Francisco, CA

athenahealth + StartUp Health Showcase and Party
January 12
San Francisco, CA

Health 2.0 WinterTech
January 13
San Francisco, CA

HIMSS 2016
February 29 - March 4
Las Vegas, NV

SXSW 2016
March 11-15
Austin, TX

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So far, digital health companies have raised $35M in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
Quartzy  $17.0M Eminence Capital, Khosla Ventures, Y Combinator, A Capital Partners
Zipnosis  $17.0M Safeguard Scientifics, Ascension Ventures, Arthur Ventures, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Waterline Ventures, Fairview Health Services, Omphalos Ventures
Athletigen Technologies $1.5M Exponential Partners
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