March 27, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
Moonshot Progress: Brain Health

Moonshot Progress: Brain Health

Our understanding of the brain has come a long way since Aristotle deemed it mere “cranial stuffing.” And yet, the brain health market remains full of unknowns and ripe with opportunity. That’s why we’ve rallied some of the most innovative entrepreneurs in the world – Health Transformers – around a global Brain Health Moonshot.

Meet the Health Transformers | Learn more about our Brain Health Moonshot

Ditch the Pitch

Ditch the Pitch

Authenticity is key for entrepreneurs in healthcare who are evaluating opportunities and partnerships. But for some, feeling like you can “just be yourself” when the future of your company is on the line is easier said than done. StartUp Health's Polina Hanin walks through our tool designed to help you balance the art and science of having authentic, transformative conversations with potential partners.

Read the Story | Learn about StartUp Health Academy

Healthcare Storytellers

Healthcare’s Storytellers

Delivering patient-first care in the digital age requires a new understanding of storytelling. Meet five entrepreneurs who are giving voice to the patient experience.

StartUp Health NOW: Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente CEO on Moonshot Thinking

Bernard J. Tyson says patients should be demanding more from their healthcare provider – and providers should be up to the challenge.

Health Transformer Spotlight: Valera Health

A GPS for Depression and Anxiety

Dr. Thomas Tsang shares how Valera Health's modern messaging platform is helping deliver quality care to those with behavioral healthcare needs.

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Need to Knows


World Medical Innovation Forum

The World Medical Innovation Forum is coming to Boston, Apr 8-10. Don’t miss this fifth annual event covering all things artificial intelligence, including the innovations driving future investment, research, and clinical care. Use this link to register at a discounted rate.

StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop on Apr 11 to chat with Unity Stoakes 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 us for MedCity INVEST, Apr 23-24 in Chicago, where active investors connect with healthcare's most innovative startups. Over 300 venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent industry executives, providers, and tech entrepreneurs will attend. See the full speaker lineup and get the latest investing trends at INVEST. Save 40% over the full rate when you use code STARTUPHEALTH.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $359M in innovative health funding this week, led by French startup Doctolib, which raised a new round of €150M ($170M). Other big raises included eHealth Technologies with $41M and $35M each for Theranica and Unite Us. Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.

New Year, New Report

Our Q1 2019 Insights Report drops next week, and we’ve made some upgrades. Check back here on Apr 2 to download it.

Stories to Watch:

Eric Topol on How AI Makes Healthcare More Humane
MedCity News

How Israel Turned Decades of Medical Data Into Digital Health Gold

As Patients Tell Apps They’re Feeling Suicidal, Digital Health Startups Work to Respond

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Babyscripts Gets $500K Investment From Strategic Partnership With Inova Health System

Blockchain Venture CoverUS Lets Patients Control – and Profit From – Their Health Data

MM&M Reveals Healthcare Transformers and Innovation Catalysts of 2019: Curatio, inHealth Medical Services, Vheda Health, Cecelia Health
Medical Marketing & Media

Startups Tackling the Problem of High Prescription Drug Costs: Hoy Health, RxRevu,

Babyscripts CEO on How He'd Like to Change the Women's Healthcare Space

Five Tips From the Founders of Zeel to Keep Your Relationship Strong While Building a Business Together

Menopause Is Health Tech’s Last Frontier, but Startups Like genneve Are Looking to Change That

Industry Voices: Babyscripts The Medicaid Gap in Prenatal Care: Is Access Really the Heart of the Problem?

Open Health Network Picked to Vie for Top Awards at PACT's Phorum
Philadelphia Business Journal

iShare Medical in Short List of Kansas City-Area Companies Who Pitched at InvestMidwest
Kansas City Business Journal

How AI Is Changing the Global Healthcare Industry: Prognos Is One of the Top Five AI Startups in Digital Health
Business Insider

The Digital Technology Supercluster Is Kicking Into High Gear, Careteam Technologies Among the Seven Inaugural Projects

7 Top Nutrition APIs: Edamam
Programmable Web

Hoy Health Launches Free HoyMEDS Medication Discount Mobile App: Discounts on Costly Prescription Medications for Anyone, Anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
Finger Lakes Times

SyncThink Announces Clinical Advisory Board
Physical Therapy Products

Cecelia Health CEO Named Leading Health Transformer in Healthcare & Technology
PR Newswire

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