Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, talks about breaking the mold for venture capital investing...
March 16, 2016
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Vinod Khosla on Investing in Healthcare Moonshots

On this week’s StartUp Health NOW, Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, talks about breaking the mold for venture capital investing, what makes a successful entrepreneur, harnessing the network effect, storytelling power, and why he invests in businesses that may not know their business model.

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Digital Health Shines at SXSW - Cohero Health Wins Top Prize

Congratulations to StartUp Health portfolio company Cohero Health on winning the Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition this week at SXSW! Cohero Health improves respiratory care for children through smart mobile devices that empower patients. Cohero Health also joined fellow Healthcare Transformers from @Point of Care, Dermio and Stethos for the Version 2.0: Bringing New Life to Old Health Tech panel, while Care at Hand led the Millennials in Medicine panel. Additionally, StartUp Health powered the “Connect Your Startup” portion of Invest for Health at SXSW Interactive, featuring a speaker lineup of some of healthcare’s most disruptive leaders.

Cohero Health wins at SXSW
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Healthcare Transformers panel at SXSW
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So far, digital health companies have raised over $1.5B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
Soothe $35.0M Riverside Company
Valencell $11.0M TDF Ventures, WSJ Joshua Fund, Gulf Islamic Investments
Oncology Analytics $7.5M Sandbox Industries, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners
Palo Alto Health Sciences $3.5M Aphelion Capital
Constant Therapy $2.0M Golden Seeds, Kapor Capital, Launchpad Venture Group, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Pond Ventures
Oncora Medical $1.2M BioAdvance, iSeed Ventures
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