January 17, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before You Google Your Health Symptoms, Do This

Mediktor on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Health Transformer Cristian Pascual, CEO & Co-founder of Mediktor, discusses his company’s multilingual symptom checker. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!

See You Next Year at the StartUp Health Festival!

2018 StartUp Health Festival Team
From the entire StartUp Health Family, we want to extend one last thank you to every single person who attended the StartUp Health Festival and watched the StartUp Health Festival LIVESTREAM. Read more in our Festival roundups on HEALTH TRANSFORMER and share your biggest insights or positive focus on Twitter at @StartUpHealth!

Thank You to All Our 2018 StartUp Health Festival Partners: Accenture, Google & Sanofi

2018 StartUp Health Festival Sponsors


Predicting the Future: A Health Moonshot Revolution on a Global Scale: StartUp Health’s 2018 Predictions for Digital Health

Transforming Patient Health With Digital Solutions: Our interview with health leaders Rachel Sha & Heather Bell of Sanofi

StartUp Health Companies in the News

CareDox Secures $16M in Series B Financing to Transform Pediatric Health

Reversing Rising Maternal Mortality, With Juan Pablo Segura of Babyscripts
Relentless Health Value

How Tickit Helps Patients to Be Heard?
H. Spectrum

Food for Thought in Cancer Fight: Savor Health

UnaliWear: Extending Independence With Dignity for the Vulnerable

KingFit App Offers Video-on-the-Go Diabetes Education

Babyscripts Pregnancy App Is a Hit With Moms-to-Be and Their Midwives
NB Herald

Buddy Healthcare Helps With the Road to Recovery
Good News From Finland

Will a $5,000 Checkup Save Your Life?

Sandstone Diagnostics Raises $5.8 Million in Series A1 Financing
Globe Newswire

Using Caremerge to Disrupt Dementia Care Norms
PR Newswire

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Moonshot Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access, and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

Upcoming Health Events

AI in Healthcare Summit
January 18-19, 2018
Boston, MA 

HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition
March 5-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

SXSW - Health and Wellness
March 9-13, 2018
Austin, TX 

WIRED Health 2018
March 13-14, 2018
London, UK

Buzzworthy Headlines

What’s Ahead for Digital Health in 2018?
Pulse@Mass Challenge

Sanofi CMO Offers Window on Ways Pharma Is Integrating Tech Into Drug Development
MedCity News

Digital Health Investments Reached Record Level in 2017
MedCity News

#Dealflow: Follow the Money: Investors Put $19.3 Million in StartUp Health’s Second Fund

J&J CEO on Prepping for Amazon, Biden Wants Companies to Share Cancer Data, and More
LinkedIn Pulse

StartUp Health Raised $19.3M to Support Digital Health Entrepreneurs
Home Health Technology News

J.P. Morgan Health Conference All About the Deals Amid Uncertainty for Millions
Kaiser Health News

Joe Biden to Make Cancer Fight 'His Top Priority' in First Half of 2018
Politico Pulse

STAT: The Readout @ JPM

How Startup Nanowear Partnered With Secant: It Took a Year and a Lot of Meetings
Medical Design and Outsourcing

Venrock Partners Predict Another Theranos in 2018
VC Journal

America Is a Great Place to Get Shot but for Treating Chronic Conditions, Notsomuch
MedCity News

What Innovators, Transformers, and Supporters Had to Say at This Year’s StartUp Health Festival
Oliver Wyman

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?

Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health company Caremerge is searching for a Chief Data Scientist to join their growing team in Chicago, IL. Head to caremerge.com for more information.

The deadline is rapidly approaching for our Summer Fellowship Program. Apply before January 23. Please share with your networks!

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $325M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Metavention $65.0M   New Enterprise Associates, Sanderling Ventures, RK Mellon, Horowitz Group, Versant Ventures
American Well $59.2M   Allianz
Stimwave Technologies $50.0M   Undisclosed
Alveo Technologies $38.0M   Maxim Merchant Capital
Hospitalists Now $32.6M   Sante Ventures
ElliQ $22.0M   Samsung NEXT, SPARX Group, Glory Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, iRobot, Bloomberg Beta
CareDox $16.0M   AI Life Sciences Investments, 7wire Ventures, StartUp Health, Digitalis, Prolog Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments
Neural Analytics $15.0M   Alpha Edison
Spirosure $15.0M   NGK Spark Plugs
Peerfit $8.0M   Undisclosed
Sano $6.0M   Fitbit
Sandstone Diagnostics $5.8M   Astia Angels, Hunt Holdings, DPW Holdings
Sync-Think $3.5M   Quadrant Management
Forest Devices $2.3M   GOOSE Society of Texas
Tiimo $2.0M   Capnova
Ovation $1.9M   Longfellow Ventures, StageDotO
Digital Health Startups Raised a Record $11.5B in 2017

With over $11.5B of capital invested into the sector globally, 2017 was the most active funding year since we began tracking in 2011. We expect a dynamic year ahead!

Download the free StartUp Health 2017 Year End Insights Report now.

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