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August 17, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

Digital Tech Is Transforming the Way Olympic Athletes Train

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Sky Christopherson, Olympic cyclist & founder of OAthlete, discusses how data can be more powerful than performance-enhancing drugs and the influence digital health is having on the way athletes train.

Sky Christopherson, Olympic cyclist & founder of OAthlete, on StartUp Health NOW
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StartUp Health Companies in the News

Babyscripts Aims to Revolutionize Prenatal Care in the U.S.

Finnish Blood Analysis Company Brainshake Closes 3,5 Meur Financial Package
Talouselämä (The Economy)

Caremerge Is Emerging as a Leading Startup in the Next Wave of Transformative Digital Health

Fit4D Commits to Have Largest Team of Certified Diabetes Educators in the US by AADE 2017

Recipe for Success: LS Cancer Diagnostics & Brainshake Are Helping People Before They Have Serious Health Problems
Tekniikka & Talous (Tech & Economy)

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BioPharm America: Digital Medicine Connect

Join StartUp Health Portfolio Companies Adheretech, Althea Health, Cerora, LuminaCare and Medtep, plus StartUp Health’s Katya Hancock, at this year’s Digital Medicine Connect in Boston, MA, to meet with hundreds of the world’s most innovative leaders across biotech, finance and pharma for high-level networking, pre-scheduled partnering meetings, strategic panel discussions and more.

MDD Care Innovation Challenge on MedStartr

Applications are now open for the 2016 MDD Care Innovation Challenge, where teams with the best new ideas in care for people with depression are invited to apply to win up to $35,000 in grants and the chance to take the stage at the 10th Annual Health 2.0 Conference in Silicon Valley. Deadline is August 22.

Upcoming Health Events

Connected Health Summit
August 30 - September 1
San Diego, CA

BioPharm America, Digital Medicine Connect
September 15
Boston, MA

VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit
September 22-24
New York, NY

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 25-28
Santa Clara, CA

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Buzzworthy Headlines

Will Rio Athletes Trade Their Halo for Medals?

HealthTap Now Supports Multi-user Specialist Consults, Language Interpreters
MedCity News

Cloud Software Fights Zika in Florida, Zip Code by Zip Code

WebMD Is Testing Rx Price Comparison App

Arianna Huffington to Leave the Huffington Post to Focus on Health & Wellness Startup Thrive Global
Wall Street Journal

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Our portfolio company Medtep is hiring Senior Account Managers in San Francisco, Mexico and Barcelona. Please share with your network.


So far, digital health companies have raised over $3.9B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Meet You $151.0M Matrix Partners China, K2VC, Cathay Capital Private Equity
Accolade $70.0M Andreessen Horowitz, Madrona Venture Group
Woundtech $40.0M Aldrich Capital Partners
Metabolon $15.0M Essex Woodlands
Teckro $6.0M Founders Fund
Happify $5.0M Marketplace Fund II, Hills Capital
MDSave $5.0M Cambia Health Solutions
Atomo Diagnostics $4.5M Global Health Investment Fund, Allan Moss Investments
CareSkore $4.3M Cota Capital, Storm Ventures, Rising Tide Fund, Liquid 2 Ventures
Bloomlife $4.0M Marc Benioff, Efficient Capacity, Kapor Capital, CAA Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures, Meuinvest, LanzaTech Ventures, The Chernin Group, Act One Ventures
Brainshake $3.9M Tekes, Nordea, Cor Group
Workit Health $1.1M Montage Ventures, Lux Capital, Invest Detroit Ventures, Wakestream Ventures, Impact Engine
Biofourmis $1.0M SpesNet, Eden Strategy
StartUp Health Insights Midyear Report

The digital health market broke historic records as funding reached $3.9B in the first half of the year.

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