March 7, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Just try new things. Don't be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar, all right?”
— Michelle Obama

Sanofi’s Vision for the Future of Health

Sanofi @ StartUp Health Festival
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Chief Medical Officer and EVP of Sanofi, Ameet Nathwani, MD, chats with Chief Medical Officer of StartUp Health, Howard Krein, MD, PhD, about the changing landscape of medicine and pharma and how Sanofi is preparing for the future. Watch the full discussion on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Health Transformer Spotlight: Anish Sebastian, Babyscripts

Anish Sebastian, Babyscripts
Babyscripts co-founders Anish Sebastian and Juan Pablo Segura are on a mission to end preterm birth by 2020. Watch the full spotlight on YouTube and read our in-depth interview with Anish on HEALTH TRANSFORMER. Also make sure to note their upcoming Future of Obstetrics Conference on April 25-26 to explore how precision medicine is changing pregnancy care.


StartUp Health’s Guide to SXSW 2018: Celebrating Health Innovation in Austin, TX

Embrace ‘Moonshot Medicine’ to Make the Leap to a New Era of Human Health: Insights from StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Howard Krein

Redesigning the Healthcare Model: Cost to Zero Moonshot: Reducing the cost of healthcare by a factor of a million, in partnership with Oliver Wyman

An All-in-One Platform for Senior Living Care Coordination: Health Transformer Spotlight: Asif Khan, Co-founder & Chairman at Caremerge

StartUp Health Companies in the News

The Gadgets and Services to Help Aging Loved Ones Live More Independently: Unaliwear & Carelinx
Family Circle

Cannabis Tech Startup HelloMD Raises $7M to Fund Health & Wellness Platform Expansion
New Cannabis Ventures

Babyscripts Announced Second Annual Future of Obstetrics Summit in Austin, TX, on April 26
Chicago Evening Post

Adopting Real-World Evidence and Value Into a Payment Model, Featuring Vivor
The American Journal of Managed Care

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sutter, and CareLinx Use Lyft to Bring Patients in for Appointments

HealthTech Is Heating Up in Canada: Curatio, Cyclica & Careteam
OMERS Ventures

Fit4D Announces Expansion with Humana

Prestige Health Choice Partners With Vheda Health to Lower Risk for Substance Use Disorder Among Adolescents
PR Newswire

Nightingale Health Announces Strategic Collaboration With PerkinElmer
PR Newswire

Gene By Gene Selects BC Platforms to Enhance Its World Leading Genomic Data Processing Services
PR Newswire

Cooper Hewitt Museum Features Smart Pill Bottle Designed by AdhereTech and IPS in Its “Access+Ability” Exhibit
Globe Newswire

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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Bayer G4A Generator Is Open for Submissions

G4A Generator, the newest edition of the Bayer G4A program, is looking to collaborate with like-minded healthcare innovators in the US to help fulfill the potential of self-care. You can find detailed information about each challenge on the website and have until March 23 to apply.

World Medical Innovation Forum

The World Medical Innovation Forum is coming to Boston, April 23-25. Don’t miss this fourth annual event covering all things artificial intelligence, including the innovations driving future investment, research, and patient care. Use this link for a 20% discount.  


Join us at MedCity INVEST on May 1-2 in Chicago. Hear from and connect with over 300 innovative venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent industry executives, and 40+ selected healthcare startups. Register now and use code STARTUPHEALTH to save 40% off the full rate of $1095 (discount rate is only $650). We look forward to seeing you there!

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference

Join HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 for the HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference on May 27-29 in Sitges, Spain. The conference will include sessions which will address the whole spectrum of the digital health ecosystem with the aim to reach key audiences in the sector: from hospital CEOs to innovative SMEs and startups, as well as CMOs, clinicians, and nurses.

Upcoming Health Events

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

Impact Pediatric @ SXSW
StartUp Health Company Open Health Network Presenting
Austin, TX

Addressing Sports’ Concussion Problem With Technology @ SXSW
StartUp Health Company HealthTech Apps Presenting
March 10, 2018
Austin, TX

Connect to End Cancer @ SXSW
StartUp Health Companies Play It Health & Fruit Street Participating
Austin, TX

Greatist Redefines Healthy @ SXSW
StartUp Health Company Greatist Presenting
March 10, 2018
Austin, TX

Transatlantic Health Station Startup Demo
Featuring StartUp Health Company Cloud9
March 11, 2018
Austin, TX

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

TEDxUCLA 2018: Waves
StartUp Health Company inRecovery Presenting
April 7, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

World Medical Innovation Forum
April 23-25, 2018
Boston, MA

Future of Obstetrics: A Babyscripts User Experience
April 25-26, 2018
Austin, TX 

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

ATA 18
April 29-May 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

May 1-2, 2018
Chicago, IL

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare
Meet StartUp Health's Unity Stoakes and Katya Hancock
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Sitges, Spain

Buzzworthy Headlines

Tech's Big Plan to Disrupt Healthcare: Interview With Unity Stoakes
LinkedIn Editors

Shooting for the Moon — Our Extraordinary Moment of Transformation in Healthcare

Life Is Changing for Men for Two Reasons — and New Startups Are on It

Google Rolls Out a New Tool to Help Health Providers Solve the Medical Record Mess

This Chef Lost 50 Pounds and Reversed Pre-Diabetes With a Digital Program
NPR Shots

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $315M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Helix $200.0M   DFJ Growth, Illumina, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, Mayo Clinic, Sutter Hill Ventures, Warburg Pincus
Inscripta $55.5M   Undisclosed
Genesis Healthcare $15.3M   Rakuten, Omron Healthcare
Nomad Health $12.0M   Polaris Partners, First Round Capital, RRE Ventures, .406 Ventures
Contextual Genomics $9.4M   PacBridge Capital Partners
Woebot $8.0M   New Enterprise Associates, AI Fund
Eko Devices $5.0M   Artis Ventures, Strategic Partners, Dreamlt Ventures, 1812 Ventures,
Tagnos $5.0M   Benhamou Global Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, Zebra Ventures
Spring Discovery $4.2M   General Catalyst, First Round Capital, Sam Altman, Longevity Fund, Sea Lane Ventures, Joe Betts-Lacroix, Greg Brockman
EnsoData $1.5M   Colle Capital, HealthX Ventures, Sternhill Associates, Wisconsin Investment Partners, M25 Group
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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