On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Manu Kodiyan, Co-Founder & CEO of Althea Health, chats with StartUp Health about how to help the pharma industry to help 350 million people around the world with rare diseases.
June 15, 2016
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Althea Health’s Mission to Help Cure the World’s Rare Diseases

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Manu Kodiyan, Co-Founder & CEO of Althea Health, chats with StartUp Health about how to help the pharma industry reach 350 million people around the world with rare diseases.

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Manu Kodiyan, Co-Founder & CEO of Althea Health

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Together with GE Ventures, we are continuing our call for innovations and will be accepting applications from Healthcare Transformers working to build financial and operational solutions for health systems. Startups and entrepreneurs can apply through July 8 at StartUpHealth.com/GE.

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Join the Director of StartUp Health Finland, Aki Koivistoinen, for the 7th edition of the Healthtech Summit in Lausanne on June 21 - 22, 2016. This event will showcase the top 20 medtech and top 20 digital health companies in Europe at the IMD (Institute for Management Development) campus.

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The C3 Prize was created to source new ideas to improve cancer care and to give the resources needed to pursue new ideas that may make a difference. Submissions are accepted through Monday, August 8, 2016. Five entrants will present their ideas to a judging panel, including Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, at Stanford University for chance to win one of three prizes from pool of $100,000. Enter now.

Digital Health for Complex Populations

Want to get your products into customers’ hands? The Center for Health Care Strategies, through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, is organizing two pilots pairing tech companies and healthcare systems to create digital solutions for low-income individuals with complex needs. Teams receive $25,000 in funding. Apply now.

Digital Health World Congress 2016

Join us this June at the Digital Health World Congress, the largest forum for medtech mobile IoT IT industry in London to explore all aspects of medical and mobile technology including ehealth, mhealth, telehealth, telemedicine, genomics and healthcare IT. Sign up online and use code STARTUPHEALTH for 25% off registration.
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Omicia $23M UPMC Enterprises, Roche Venture Fund, LDV Partners, Ping An Ventures, ARTIS Ventures, Acadia Woods Partners, Buchanan Investments
DocPlanner $20M Target Global, ENERN Investments, EBRD
Aktana $17.5M Safeguard Scientifics, Starfish Ventures
Jiff $17M Rosemark Smart Capital, GE Ventures, Venrock Associates, Aberdare Ventures, Aeris Capital
Netpulse $13M August Capital, Javelin Venture Partners, Nokia Growth Fund, DFJ Frontier
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RetraceHealth $6.5M Lemhi Ventures
Freenome $5.55M Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Data Collective Venture Capital, Third Kind Venture Capital
Valify $2M Frist Cressey Ventures, Step 5 Capital
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