September 27, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“My main reason for starting this company is all of the families that I have helped.”
- Sherwin Sheik, CareLinx

StartUp Health Company CareLinx Acquired by One of the World’s Largest Insurers

CareLinx, a company in StartUp Health’s Longevity Moonshot, has been acquired by Generali Global Assistance, a part of Generali Group, one of the world’s largest insurers. The acquisition will make it possible for millions of people to age with grace and dignity.
Sherwin Sheik's Burst of Wisdom
Hear Health Transformer Sherwin Shiek’s inspiring story behind why he founded CareLinx and get the full details of the acquisition on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.


This Mindset Shift Will Help You Deliver World Class Health Care at Half the Cost: An excerpt from Health-Transformer-in-Residence Dave Chase's "CEO’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream"

When Problems Illuminate Opportunity in Nigeria: How StartUp Health company Mobidoc is leveraging a value creation mindset to translate problems into solutions

The Most Lucrative Digital Health Sector of Q3 2017: Inside this quarter’s big funding shakeup

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Insurance Giant Acquires Caregiver Matchmaker CareLinx
MedCity News

Generali Global Assistance Acquires Senior Caregiver Marketplace App CareLinx
HIT Consultant

100 Greatest Living Business Minds: On Experimentation - Craig Venter

Chrissa McFarlane, Patientory, Offers Advice on Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting Out

Patientory’s Journey to Change Healthcare
Bitcoin Magazine

Telehealth Startup Cloudbreak Health Joins StartUp Health’s Global Army of Transformers
HIT Consultant

Edamam Introduces Food Database Product With Detailed Nutrition Information

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.

Save the Date! StartUp Health VIP Networking Party @ Health 2.0

StartUp Health and Health 2.0 are co-hosting the VIP Party at Health 2.0’s Fall Conference made possible by our friends at Bayer Grants 4 Apps, GE Ventures, and Morgan Lewis. Meet entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, and Health Transformers for networking, light bites, and drinks on Monday, October 2, in Santa Clara, CA, at 7pm. By special invite only.

TechTour Healthtech Venture Forum 2017

European Healthtech companies are creating the path to global health innovation. Discover the next great innovators in healthcare and register to attend the Healthtech Venture Forum 2017, happening in Valencia, Spain, on October 25-26.

Upcoming Health Events

World Woman Summit
Health Transformer Tatyana Kanzaveli of Open Health Network speaking
September 30, 2017
Little Rock, AR

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
October 1-4, 2017
Santa Clara, CA

VIP Party @ Health 2.0 Co-hosted by StartUp Health
October 2, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Attendance by invitation only

Solving the Unsolvable: $1M Challenge to End IPF
October 10, 2017
Cambridge, MA

Solving the Unsolvable: $1M Challenge to End IPF
October 13, 2017
San Francisco, CA

Financial Times Digital Health Summit USA
StartUp Health speaking
October 12, 2017
New York, NY
25% off with code: START25

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

October 23-23, 2017
San Diego, CA
Save with code: STARTUPHEALTH

TechTour Healthtech Venture Forum
October 25-26, 2017
Valencia, Spain

GuideWell Health+Accel Pitch Day
November 3, 2017
Orlando, FL

Frontiers Health
StartUp Health speaking
November 16-17, 2017
Berlin, Germany
20% off with code: FH17STARTUPHEALTH

Healthegy Digital Health Innovation Summit
November 30, 2017
Boston, MA
$100 off registration with code: startup17

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

100 Greatest Living Business Minds: On Cities - Steve Case

Stop Taking Adderall, Start Playing Video Games

These 9 Companies Made It to the FDA’s Pilot Digital Health Program
MedCity News

Now Is the Time to Be Bullish About Digital Health, According to This Investor

The 7 Deadly Sins of Innovation and Digital Health

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health company Force Therapeutics works with surgeons and their care teams to seamlessly support their patient’s journey, and they are now hiring User Researchers, Production Coordinators, and Enterprise Sales Executives. Apply to join them on their mission!

StartUp Health is always searching for amazing leaders to join our team and mission to transform health to make a global impact. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $280M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
M2Gen $75.0M Hearst
Tempus $70.0M Revolution Growth, New Enterprise Associates
DispatchHealth $30.8M Alta Partners, Questa Capital, US Acute Care Solutions
Analyte Health $26.8M Apex Venture Partners, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Precision Health AI $20.0M SymphonyAI Group
Infervision $18.0M Qiming Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital China, Genesis Capital
8fit $10.0M Creandum, Eight Roads Ventures
Synthace £7.3M White Cloud Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, Eleven Two Capital,  Sofinnova Partners, SOSV, Bioeconomy Capital
Augmedics $8.3M AO Invest, Israeli Innovation Authority, Terra Venture Partners
Cogitativo $5.0M HCSC Ventures
Lively $4.2M Streamlined Ventures, Transmedia Capital, Y Combinator, SV Angel, PJC, The Durant Company, Liquid 2 Ventures, Haystack Partners, Paul Buchheit, Isaac Oates, Frederic Kerrest,  Jeff Epstein
Siris Medical $4.0M DigiTx Partners, Medical Technology Venture Partners
Over $6B Invested in Digital Health in First Half of 2017

Q2 2017 was the biggest quarter ever for digital health funding, with a staggering $3.8B total invested. With the mid-year funding now coming in over $6B, 2017 has broken numerous records and we anticipate this to be the biggest year yet as huge deals continue to close. 

Get the free 2017 Mid-Year Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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