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April 19, 2017
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“Entrepreneurship is a hard business. Entrepreneurs need advice, help, hand holding, bantering, brainstorming, and arguing. The best ventures come out of that.”
Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures


The Tremendous Power of Entrepreneurs

Healthcare's Moonshot Moment: Transforming an Industry

In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, discusses his views on how entrepreneurs will transform health and wellness, while offering insight into how venture capitalists think about health innovation.

Read our overview of this week’s episode on our Medium blog!

StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If you missed it when it first came out, you can still download StartUp Health’s most recent Insights Report and read more from Crain’s New York, Healthcare Dive, and San Francisco Business Times. You can also watch this short video with Unity Stoakes & Troy Bannister discussing the biggest trends and highlights of the quarter.

StartUp Health Recommends….

Nobody Times, a new blog launched by Health Transformers Shingai Samudzi, CEO of ProjectVision, and Teddy Hodges, CEO of BRACEUNDER, offering a space where entrepreneurs in socially impactful businesses can share insights from their experience and vision of a better world. Check out the blog at

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Stadia Invests In Sports Technology Startup RC21X

Online Startup HelloMD Looking for Competitive Edge in Medical Marijuana Industry
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50+ Innovation Leaders: UnaliWear, Force Therapeutics, Room2Care
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Vheda Health Empowers Patients With Mobile Tech, Lowers Healthcare Costs

Myontec Shifts Its Smart Clothing Focus to Elite Athletes

Zeel Massage On Demand App to Launch in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Journal

HelloMD Ranked Fastest Growing Company at Launch Festival

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

Prime Health Innovation Summit 2017

Come join Colorado’s health innovation ecosystem! Prime Health is teaming up with the Governor’s Office of eHealth Innovation to make an impact and improve healthcare in Colorado. This will be an opportunity to develop a Statewide Strategic Action Plan to support health innovation in Colorado. Register now for this event on May 4 in Denver.

Digital Health World Congress

Digital Health World Congress 2017, May 23-24, is the leading technology digital healthcare conference in London and will cover all aspects of medical and mobile technology including ehealth, mhealth, telehealth, telemedicine, genomics, and healthcare IT. Use discount code STARTUPHEALTH at registration.

Health & Biotechnology Summit

StartUp Health is pleased to partner again this year with the Executive Council and the New York Venture Capital Association for their 4th Annual Health & Biotechnology Summit. Along with startup pitches, speakers will include the CEOs of Teladoc, Quartet, HealthPrize, Noom, and Pager, plus execs from Merck, Pfizer, Medidata, and more. The StartUp Health community can register with a 25% discount using code START25.

Upcoming Health Events

Cancer Metastasis Through the Lymphovascular System: Biology & Treatment
StartUp Health co PhysioTouch presenting
April 20-22, 2017
San Francisco, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Orlando, FL

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

Prime Health Innovation Summit
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
May 4, 2017
Denver, CO

Health 2.0 Europe
May 3-5, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Techonomy Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein speaking
May 16, 2017
New York, NY

May 17-18, 2017
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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Former GE Capital Managing Director Joins StartUp Health as CFO
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VC-backed StartUp Health Recruits ex-GE Capital MD as CFO

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StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented, and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $280M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Blink Health $90.0M 8VC
More Health $36.3M CITIC Capital, Agricultural Bank of China
dr.consulta $27.0M LGT Impact Ventures, Kaszek Ventures
Ortho Kinematics $18.6M Undisclosed
POCTech Corporation $14.5M Bioventure Investment Management Ltd, Tasly Great Health Industry Fund
Xiaoyusan $14.0M Matrix Partners China, Tianshili Capital
ClearDATA Networks $12.0M Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Norwest Venture Partners, Excel Venture Management, Heritage Group, HLM Venture Partners, Flare Capital Partners
Simple Contacts $8.0M Goodwater Capital, Justin Kan, Notation Capital, Autonomous Ventures, Steven Cohen
Sansoro Health $5.2M Bain Capital Ventures
Lybrate $3.0M Undisclosed
CloudVault Health $2.6M Russ Rudish
Cardian £1.5M Touchstone Innovations
Spring Health $1.5M William K. Warren Foundation, Kevin Ryan, RRE Ventures, North Sound Ventures, Saddlefire Ventures, Rough Draft Ventures
StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If the first quarter of 2017 is any indication of what’s to come, 2017 is going to be another important year for digital health funding.

Get the free Q1 2017 Insights Report

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