September 24, 2014

Accelerating Women’s Health

British actress Emma Watson's UN speech on gender equality is resonating with people around the world. So let's make sure her message makes an impact in healthcare, where it's no secret that women leaders and attention to women's health needs are underrepresented. In digital health, we're seeing progress - this week alone, an MIT breast pump hackathon and an NIH decision to take on gender bias in research put women’s health in the spotlight. But Watson’s speech is a powerful reminder that we can do more.

Get Rebooted with Jerry Colonna

Whether you’re a practicing entrepreneur or an entrepreneur at heart, take a listen to legendary VC and current life coach Jerry Colonna’s recently-launched Reboot Podcast, which gives a fresh take on the ups and downs of the startup life. (We’re proud that the first episode features Healthcare Transformer Derek Flanzraich from StartUp Health company Greatist!)

Imagining Care Anywhere

Want a peek at a future where healthcare is available anywhere? If you’re in the DC area on October 16, join Kaiser Permanente for an event with HHS CTO Bryan Sivak and others.

Are You a Mobile Health Rockstar?

StartUp Health is scouting out the best mobile health startups for the StartUp 'Mobile' Health Pavilion at mHealth Summit December 7-11. If you’re a rockstar mHealth startup, find out more and apply by September 29 to showcase your technology to thousands of conference attendees.

StartUp Health Companies in the News


HelloMD Providing World Class Health Services to Patients in China

Maxwell Health

Maxwell Health to Recognize Guardian Life Insurance

StartUp Health

As Healthcare Digitizes, Consumer Technologies Will Have Greatest Impact, Says Panel
PC World

Interoperability, Analytics Companies Net Majority of Digital Health Investment
MedCity News

Barriers for Digital Health Startups: Too Many Stakeholders, Slow Pace


Massage Booking Site That Pairs Consumers With Therapists for In-Home Treatment Expands
Leisure Opportunities

Other Noteworthy Headlines

Why Big Health Insurance Is Pouring Money Into Healthcare

Hacking the Breast Pump
New Yorker

Health Researchers Get $10.1M to Counter Gender Bias in Studies
The New York Times

Venture Capital in Healthcare is Flowing but How Long Will It Last?
MedCity News

Accenture: Funding for Digital Health Startups to Hit $6.5 Billion in 2017

Google Glass Makes Doctors Better Surgeons, Stanford Study Shows

New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind

Upcoming Health Events

Techweek New York
Sep. 29-Oct. 5, 2014 
New York, NY

MedCity Engage
Sep. 30-Oct. 1, 2014
Bethesda, MD

Connected Healthcare 2014
Oct. 14-15
San Diego, CA

Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit
Oct. 27-29, 2014
Cleveland, OH

Health 2.0 Europe
Nov. 10-12, 2014 
London, England

NYeC Digital Health Conference
Nov. 17-18, 2014
New York, NY

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Cedar Gate Technologies  $200.0M GTCR
Teladoc  $50.2M Undisclosed
HealthEdge  $30.0M Undisclosed
iHealth Labs  $25.0M Xiaomi Ventures
Jiff  $18.0M VenrockAberdare VenturesAeris Capital
Propeller Health  $14.5M Safeguard ScientificsThe Social+Capital Partnership
Bionym   $14.0M Ignition Partners, Relay Ventures, MasterCard WorldWide, Salesforce
WiserTogether  $9.0M Shub Debgupta, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Harbert Venture Partners, Grotech Ventures, Blue Heron Capital
Wellframe   $8.5M Draper Fisher JurvetsonFormation 8
Beddit  $8.0M Undisclosed
iSpecimen  $8.0M Undisclosed
Trans Med Systems  $7.3M Arsenal Venture Partners
Lumiata  $6.0M Sandbox IndustriesKhosla Ventures
iVinci Health  $5.0M Intermountain Healthcare, Inova Health System, St. Luke's Health System
RightCare Solutions   $4.0M NewSpring Capital
COTA   $3.7M Horizon Healthcare Services
Senscio Systems   $2.1M Walnut Venture Associates Golden Seeds
Clarity Health  $1.9M Undisclosed
ChartSpan  $1.0M Don ByrneThe Iron Yard
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