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June 21, 2017
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Transformer Inspiration
“Bringing me a piece of technology is becoming less and less interesting,” said Dr. Martin Harris, CIO of the Cleveland Clinic. “Bringing me a solution that I can describe to my colleagues is becoming far more important, and bringing me a solution that is meaningful to patients and consumers is of the highest value to me.”


A Forward-thinking Approach to Health IT

Martin Harris, MD, Cleveland Clinic, on StartUp Health NOW

In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Martin Harris, CIO of Cleveland Clinic, discusses his new book and advises entrepreneurs on how to develop meaningful solutions that healthcare institutions like the Cleveland Clinic can embrace. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

HEALTH TRANSFORMER Spotlight: Brain Health Moonshot

Keeping Your Head in the Game: StartUp Health companies like RC21X and Cerora are making major headway in improving brain health for athletes and non-athletes alike. Read our full update on the companies in StartUp Health’s Brain Health Moonshot for more. 

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StartUp Health Companies in the News

FitBliss Rolls Out FitProductivity on Salesforce

The Pitch Podcast: Babyscripts
Gimlet Media

Doctor Entrepreneur Podcast: HCSI Interview With Hunter Howard of Hormone Therapeutics
Healthcare Compliance Solutions

Coming Soon: A Pill From Velóce Corp That Time-releases Meds and Records Your Body Data
Denver Business Journal 

Turbulent Times Offer Cyclica an AI Tech Opportunity
The Globe & Mail

Need a Massage in an Hour? Zeel's National Service Is Coming to Sacramento Area Homes
The Sacramento Bee 

Human Longevity, Inc., Announces Agreement With Merck Kgaa, Darmstadt, Germany to Engage in Cancer Biomarker Discovery in Advanced Melanoma
PR Newswire

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Where Healthcare Meets Innovation

Join us at MedCity CONVERGE, the leading executive healthcare innovation event, July 31-August 1 in Philadelphia. Meet with StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Howard Krein who will be presenting. All sectors of the oncology ecosystem will gather to discuss the newest strategies and the future of innovation in cancer care. Save on tickets when you use promo code STARTUPHEALTH. Register today.

She Started It: A Film Screening Hosted by Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS

Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS on June 29 in New York City for a film screening of "She Started It", a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship. The movie screening will be followed by a short panel discussion featuring the filmmaker, Nora Poggi, and local influential women in business.

Upcoming Health Events

Tech Tour Healthtech Summit
StartUp Health cofounder Unity Stoakes speaking
June 26-28, 2017
Lausanne, Switzerland

Healthcare Cybersecurity in Action
June 28, 2017
Webinar hosted by Konnarock Healthcare

She Started It: A Film Screening
June 29, 2017
New York, NY

July 31-August 1, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Accenture Report Predicts Five Digital Trends for Healthcare Innovation
Healthcare Informatics 

Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods in a Deal Valued at $13.7 Billion
Washington Post 

Why You Can’t Just Tell a Company “Be More Like a Startup”
Harvard Business Review

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StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $175M this week! Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Omada Health $50.0M Cigna, Civilization Ventures, Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures, U.S. Venture Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Norwest Venture Partners, Humana, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Providence Ventures, dRx Capital, GE Ventures
LabConnect $33.3M ABS Capital Partners, Pablo Capital, BroadOak Capital
Art Medical $20.0M Advanced Medical Technologies
Mindstrong Health $14.0M Foresite Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, Berggruen Holdings, One Mind Brain Health Impact Fund
Figure 1 $13.0M Kensington Capital Partners, Samsung NEXT, John Hancock/Manulife, Hedgewood, WTI, Union Square Ventures, Rho Canada Ventures, Version One Ventures
Rythm $11.0M Xavier Niel, Laurent Alexandre, MAIF, Innovation Commission 2030
Xealth $8.5M DFJ, Providence Health & Services, UPMC, Hennepin Health, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
MyHealthTeams $7.3M Qiming U.S. Healthcare Fund, Adams Street Partners, CVS Health, The Westly Group, HealthTech Capital, 500 Startups
Spry Health $5.5M Grove Ventures, Stanford-StartX Fund, OVO Fund, Think+
Regroup Therapy $5.1M OSF Healthcare, Hyde Park Angels, OCA Ventures, Furthur Fund, Impact Engine, HLM Venture Partners
Saranas $3.3M angelMD
ReferWell $3.2M Blueprint Health
NowRX $2.0M Seedinvest
Osso VR $2.0M Signalfire, Anorak Ventures
Thriva £1.5M Alex Chesterman, Simon Franks, Taavet Hinrikus, Seedcamp, 500 Startups, London Co-Investment Fund
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.

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