August 30, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Persistence is absolutely key.”
- Josh Stein, AdhereTech

This Smart Pill Bottle Will Remind You to Take Your Meds

AdhereTech on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Health Transformer Josh Stein, CEO & Co-founder of StartUp Health company AdhereTech, discusses the benefits of using smart pill bottle technology, not only for the patient, but across all sectors of healthcare. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!


Patientory Takes Another Big Step Towards Interoperability: Learn how the blockchain startup will integrate the popular cryptocurrency Dash

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Accenture HealthTech Challenge

Final Week to Apply for Accenture’s HealthTech Challenge!

Accenture is once again bringing together startups, life sciences companies, and healthcare organizations to tackle the world's biggest health issues. Apply before September 1!

StartUp Health Companies in the News

How Social Impact & Design Lead to a Better Culture: Interview with Lynda Brown of Curatio

Dash, BlockCypher Launch Grant Program for Blockchain-focused Companies Like Patientory
Bankless Times

Shift Health Taps Into Toronto Diversity to Elevate the Patient Experience
StartUp Here Toronto

RxRevu’s Perspectives on Medication Adherence – Part 1 of 3

GoodLife Technology Rehabilitates Gaming
Good News From Finland

35 Women to Watch in Wearable Tech and VR/AR for 2017: Sabine Seymour, SUPA

Techweek Names Babyscripts to Techweek100 Washington D.C. 2017 List
PR Newswire

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Health IT, Featuring Prognos
Healthcare Informatics

Health Transformer J. Craig Venter Joins Speaker Lineup for 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit

RxRevu Modernizes Prescription Management
Colorado BioScience

Zeel Brings On-Demand Massages to Wilmington
PR Newswire

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Upcoming Health Events

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
Submission deadline:
September 1, 2017

2nd Annual Strategic Internal Communications for Health Care
Featuring Health Transformer Lan Nguyen, ManageUp PRM
September 12-14, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

Denver Startup Week
StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes speaking
September 25-29, 2017
Denver, CO

BioPharm America
September 26-27, 2017
Boston, MA

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

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

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

Frontiers Health
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

Digital Health Today Podcast Part 1: Unity Stoakes of StartUp Health: The Journey From Tech Startups to StartUp Health
Digital Health Today

Digital Health Today Podcast Part 2: Unity Stoakes of StartUp Health: 10 Moonshots and 25 Years to Change the World
Digital Health Today 

When It Comes to Digital Health M&A, Who Is the Biggest Acquirer of Them All?
MedCity News

Google Made a Test for Depression

Fitbit Unveils a New Smartwatch, and It Could Actually Help You Reach Your Health and Fitness Goals

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StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $125M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
AbleTo $36.6M Bain Capital Ventures, Aetna, .406 Ventures, Sandbox Industries, HLM Venture Partners, Horizon Healthcare Services
Neuralink $26.9M Undisclosed
Restoration Robots $23.8M InterWest Partners, Alloy Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures
Stride Health $23.5M F-Prime Capital Partners, Venrock, NEA, Portag3 Ventures
Lumity $19.0M DFJ, Social+Capital Partnership, True Ventures
Genesis Healthcare $12.8M Rakuten
Neofect $8.7M POSCO Venture Partners, DSC Investment, K Partners, SBI Investment, Sejong Investment
GNS Healthcare $6.0M Amgen, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Athelas $3.7M Sequoia Capital
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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