April 9, 2014

Reimagining Healthcare


Eye-scanning apps that could prevent blindness. Online communities committed to ending ALS and building a global network of blood donors. Technology that aims to someday extend human life. At our Healthcare Reimagined event yesterday, held in partnership with Google, those were just a few of the ways some of technology’s biggest companies said they’re building the future of health. (In addition to hearing what Google, Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo are doing in health, 43 StartUp Health companies shared their visions, too – more on that below!) Day in and day out, innovating in healthcare often means focusing on the details that need to be changed (and there are so many!). But against the backdrop of “moonshot”-thinking at Google, yesterday was a nice reminder for entrepreneurs to take the long view and dream big.

Meet the Newest Members of the Family

This week, we also welcomed 16 new companies to the StartUp Health Academy! They join from across the U.S. and from around the world, including from India, Ireland and Canada – you can see the full list here. Additionally, we announced that Nadeem Kassam, the founder of BASIS Science and a member of StartUp Health’s inaugural class, will become StartUp Health’s first “Healthcare Transformer in Residence.”

Visualizing the Digital Health Revolution

Want a quick snapshot of the digital health revolution? Paul Sonnier, the driving force behind the the largest #DigitalHealth Linkedin Group, created an interesting infographic with Misfit Wearables that gives a visual overview of momentum in the field.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Empower Interactive

In Catalyst this week: Computer-assisted therapy and an online feasibility facilitator
TEDMED

RxREVU

'Google of drugs' helps bring prescription costs down
CNBC

RxRevu raises $540,000 for medication transparency tool
MobiHealthNews

RxREVU Taps API to Optimize Prescriptions
Programmable Web

StartUp Health

StartUp Health adds 16 companies
Crain’s New York

StartUp Health unveils new class, adds Basis founder as EIR
MobiHealthNews

Physician entrepreneurs are in nearly half of StartUp Health’s latest class of early stage companies
MedCity News

StartUp Health Reveals New Class of 16 Healthcare Transformers
HIT Consultant

Four New York companies in new StartUp Health class
New York Business Journal

Irish visual patient software company joins prestigious US StartUp Health Academy
Technology Voice

6 HealthTech Accelerators for Startups
Entrepreneur Handbook

Zeel

Zeel, the Uber For Massages, Launches In Miami
Tech Cocktail

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
bswift $51M Great Hill Partners
hCentive $35M Undisclosed
Omada Health $23M Andreessen Horowitz and others
InfoBionic $17M Safeguard Scientifics and others
Health Fidelity $14.1M Undisclosed
ApolloMed $12M Fresenius Medical Care
Trinity Pharma $4M Milestone Venture Partners
Bjond $3.25M Draper Triangle Ventures and others
Personal Genome Diagnostics $2.8M Undisclosed
Keona Health $2.5M Undisclosed
REACH Health $2.1M Undisclosed
Neura $2M Greenhouse Capital and others
Wellframe $1.5M Undisclosed
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

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Stanford Center on Longevity: Design Challenge Finals
April 10, 2014
Stanford, CA

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23, 2014
Chicago, IL

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

China Healthcare ICT Conference
April 24-25, 2014
Beijing, China

Wired Health
April 29, 2014
London, England

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

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

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

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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