May 9, 2018
StartUp Health Insider

Say Hello to HLTH

This week marked the first conference for HLTH: The Future of Healthcare, which burst onto the scene last year with millions in funding and a promise to be “a new breed of healthcare conference.” We took the opportunity to gather together more than a dozen of our companies to create a space for cross pollination and strategic introductions. (We also happened to host a stellar party; hope you can make the next one.) To get a sense of the trends and insights from HLTH so far, we caught up with StartUp Health’s Andrew Solomon.

HLTH Panel featuring StartUp Health's Unity Stoakes

Two Roads Converge

Dr. Dean Ornish and StartUp Health Executive Chairman Jerry Levin combine their decades of experience in health research and media to discuss how healthcare needs to change and where innovation is taking us.

StartUp Health NOW

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. That cause saw a significant boost in the $45M raised by Lyra Health, which is focused on expanding access to effective mental health care for employees. Overall we saw over $213M in digital health funding this week. Download our full Q1 2018 Insights Report for more.

Sign Up Now! StartUp Health’s Upcoming Masterclass - May 16

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our upcoming Masterclass Series starting on May 16 to chat with Steven Krein and the rest of the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

Join Our Team, Change the World

Are you ready to transform health? Are you a financial wiz, a data expert, or a community builder? We’re hiring a controller, a data manager, and an online community manager to support entrepreneurs who are working to achieve health moonshots. For more info and to apply, visit or email us at


StartUp Health at the Vatican: A Photo Essay

This Wellness Program Allows Employees to Choose Their Own Path

StartUp Health Companies in the News

How the Internet of Things Will Change Everything, Featuring AdhereTech

Inspiring Fifty: Canada 2018 - Sandy Whitehouse, Tickit Health

AWS Empowers Beyond Lucid Technologies to “Connect the Dots” for Fire and EMS Agencies Nationwide

How Wearable Wellness From CarePredict Is Improving Care for Seniors

Local Governments Attacking the Opioid Epidemic With OpenBeds Partnership

Sandstone Diagnostics Announces Military and Veterans Discount Program to Honor Service People

Leading Prenatal Digital Health Company Babyscripts to Launch Postpartum Product to Help Providers Adopt the New ACOG Guidelines in Postpartum Care

First Private, Social Network for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients & Their Families Launched by Curatio & BioScript Solutions

FT US Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit

The world is sitting on the cusp of a new era in medicine. But can the healthcare system afford it? The FT US Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit, May 10 in NYC, will review the latest trends and their potential implications – from both a patient and price perspective. Register with marketing code ‘StartUp’ to save 20%.

Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference: Common Good

The 7th Annual Health Technology Forum, held on May 14-15 at Stanford University, will foster conversations around how to accelerate new innovations and bring new solutions to market to improve behavioral health. Register now for a 15% discount on registration.

Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit

Innovative startups are driving the disruption of healthcare by taking advantage of a $1.85 trillion opportunity. Learn more at the Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit, happening June 25-27 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Join us to discuss the future of global health and the impact we can make together.

Upcoming Health Events

FT US Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit
May 10, 2018
New York, NY

TMCx Accelerator Medical Device
Entry deadline:
May 11, 2018

Webinar: 5-Step Checklist - How to Master Online Marketing for Doctors
Hosted by & Healthgrades
May 14, 2018

Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference: Common Good
May 14-15, 2018
Stanford, CA

Prime Health Challenge
Entry deadline:
May 16, 2018

May 17-18, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
*Come listen to StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes on stage

Bayer G4A Generator Kickoff*
May 24, 2018
New York, NY
*Meet StartUp Health Network Director Katya Hancock

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Sitges, Spain Summit
June 6, 2018
Boston, MA

Health & Biotechnology Summit
June 13, 2018
New York, NY

Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit
June 25-27, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 11-12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

See more event information on our website.

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $213M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Lyra Health $45.0M   Tenaya Capital, Glynn Capital, Crown Ventures, Casdin Capital, Greylock Partners, Venrock, Providence Ventures
Kaige Health $31.4M   Guanda Ruitou
Soothe $31.0M   The Riverside Company
Suki $20.0M   Venrock, First Round, Social Capital
Cera $17.0M   Guinness Asset Management, Yabeo, Kairos, Peter Sands
Synyi $15.7M   GGV Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Zhen Fund
NeuroVision Imaging $11.2M   Wildcat Capital Management, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Nikon-SBI Innovation Fund, Whittier Ventures, VSP Global
mPulse Mobile $11.0M   SJF Ventures, HLM Venture Partners, EchoHealth Ventures, OCA Ventures, Bonfire Ventures
BenchSci $8.0M   iNovia Capital, Gradient Ventures, Golden Venture Partners, Afore Capital, Real Ventures, Radical Ventures
Casetabs $6.0M   Nueterra Capital, Evolution Financial Group
iBeat $5.5M   Kairos, 8VC, City Light Capital, Plug and Play Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management, Tony Robbins, Josh Kazam, Shlomo Ben-Haim, Dr. Fred St. Goar, Dr. Uma Valeti
Brightside $4.0M   Comcast Ventures, Trinity Ventures
Notable $3.0M   Greylock Partners, Maverick Ventures, 8VC
Doxper $1.1M   Vidal Healthcare $1.0M   Mike Simmons, Scott McCorkle, Eric Tobias, Michael Browning, Elevate Ventures
Coviu $1.0M   Main Sequence Ventures
HealthMetrics $1.0M   Spiral Ventures, Cradle, RHL Ventures
Download Our Full Q1 2018 Insights Report

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