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May 3, 2017
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Transformer Inspiration
“As a pediatrician it's all about prevention.
I'd rather prevent disease than treat disease.”
Dr. Joshua Schiffman, Huntsman Cancer Institute


More Elephants, Less Cancer

Dr. Schiffman on StartUp Health NOW

What can elephant DNA teach us about cancer? In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Joshua Schiffman, a pediatric oncologist and researcher at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, explains why he believes elephant DNA might hold the secret to preventing cancer in humans. Read our full overview of this episode on our Medium blog.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Hormone Therapeutics Wins Health and Employee Wellness Startup Competition
D CEO Healthcare

Bay Area Life: Mobile Massage on Demand With Zeel
ABC7 San Francisco

Healthgrades, Conversa Roll Out AI Chatbots at Many Customer Hospitals

RxRevu Has Raised $5 Million to Date and Their Software Is Used at Five Health Systems Nationwide
Modern Healthcare

Help-Full Named Finalist in Cloud’s Biggest Contest This Spring – CreatorCon Challenge
Service Matters

Greatist Wins 2017 Webby Award

Cohero Health Adds New CEO and More Digital Health Hires

CBS Interactive to Use Edamam for Nutrition Data on Chowhound

Prognos to Discuss Value of Diagnostics Data & AI at Health Plan & Payer Summit
Yahoo! Finance

Fit4D Inks Deals With Humana, Glooko to Add Health Coaching Support for Diabetes Patients
MedCity News

University Radiology Makes Strategic Investment in openDoctor

Dynofit Used for National Project
D CEO Healthcare

2017 Pitch Perfect Startup Companies: Pathfinder Health Innovations

Zeel Awarded Bronze Stevie Award® for Customer Service Department of the Year
Yahoo! Finance

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Digital Health World Congress

Digital Health World Congress 2017, May 23-24, is the leading technology digital healthcare conference in London and will cover all aspects of medical and mobile technology including ehealth, mhealth, telehealth, telemedicine, genomics, and healthcare IT. Use discount code STARTUPHEALTH at registration. Summit

Meet StartUp Health at the Summit in New York City on May 10 to exchange ideas, create new relationships, and foster disruptive technological and process innovations to improve the lives of the nation’s aging population.

Techonomy Health

Join us on May 16 in New York City at Techonomy Health for a unique big-picture exploration of how technology is transforming all aspects of healthcare. StartUp Health CEO Steven Krein will join Dean Ornish, Esther Dyson, J&J President Len Greer, HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman, Arianna Huffington, Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser, Honor CEO Seth Sternberg, and Proteus CEO Andy Thompson as speakers for the event. Save 30% when you register here.

DataForHealth 2017

Join us in Antwerp for DataForHealth 2017 to showcase 30 high-quality European companies who are building technologies that are driving digital disruption in healthcare. Register now for your chance to establish partnerships with Europe’s leading health entrepreneurs, VCs, and corporates.

Upcoming Health Events

Mediktor's Accuracy Clinical Trial Results & Outcomes @ Health 2.0
May 4, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Prime Health Innovation Summit
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
May 4, 2017
Denver, CO

Health 2.0 Europe
May 3-5, 2017
Barcelona, Spain Summit
May 10, 2017
New York, NY

The Future of Medicine
May 11-12, 2017
Denver, CO

Techonomy Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein speaking
May 16, 2017
New York, NY

May 17-18, 2017
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

StartUp Health, SAP Health Team Up to Support Health Tech Innovations
mHealth Spot

Technology Partnerships Drive Innovation in Healthcare - An Interview With Unity Stoakes of StartUp Health
White & Williams 

Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove Announces Plans to Step Down 

A Hardware Renaissance Grows in Brooklyn — and Elsewhere
The New York Times

Exclusive: Arianna Huffington's Thrive Teams With LinkedIn to Boost Wellness

StartUp Health’s Steven Krein to Speak at Techonomy in New York

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StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $268M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Babylon Health $60.0M NNS Holdings, Vostok New Ventures, Kinnevik
Epic Sciences $40.0M Hermed Capital, Altos Capital Partners, Domain Associates, Genomic Health, Pagoda Investment, Reach Tone Limited, RMI Partners, Sabby Capital, VI Ventures
Science 37 $29.0M Glynn Capital Investment, GV, Lux Capital, Redmile Group, dRx Capital, Sanofi Ventures
AltheaDx $27.0M Undisclosed
Two Pore Guys $24.5M Khosla Ventures
RapidSOS $14.0M Highland Capital Partners, A3Ventures, The Westly Group, Two Sigma Ventures, Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, Responder Ventures
Doc Halo $11.0M Bain Capital Ventures, Refinery Ventures
Evidation Health $10.0M Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures, GE Ventures, B Capital Group
HealthVerity $10.0M Flare Capital Partners, Greycroft Partners, Foresite Capital
AIDoc $7.0M TLV Partners, Magma Ventures, Emerge
MPIRICA $4.6M OurCrowd
Cardiac Insight $4.5M Undisclosed
Cubigo €4.0M Urbain Vandeurzen, Transvision
Jump Technologies $3.5M Black Granite Capital
Top Doctors €3.0M Addventure
Moberg ICU Solutions $3.0M Micromed SAS
ReThink Medical $3.0M Emergent Medical Partners, Norwich Ventures, Launch Capital
Catalia Health $2.5M Khosla Ventures, NewGen Capital, Macnica Ventures, Q Venture Partners Limited, InnoLinks Ventures, Abstract by Flight.VC, DeNA, Lucky Capital
Cera £1.4M Credo Ventures, Kima Ventures
StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If the first quarter of 2017 is any indication of what’s to come, 2017 is going to be another important year for digital health funding.

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