April 25, 2018
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Behind Party Lines

There are two Washingtons, says Aneesh Chopra, former CTO of the United States, now Co-founder & CEO of CareJourney.

"There's the Washington that we see in the cable news shows [where] everyone hates each other, battle royale, fight to the death. The shift from closed to open on data... that's part of the quiet Washington where people on both sides of the aisle actually want to sit together and make things work."

In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Aneesh Chopra goes under the hood with Farzad Mostashari, MD, Former National Coordinator for Health IT, HHS, now Co-founder & CEO at Aledade.

Read the Highlights & Watch the Video

StartUp Health NOW

Health Transformer Spotlight: Jo Schneier, Trusty.care

Jo Schneier, former CEO of Cognotion, has just launched his newest venture, an AI-driven platform to simplify the process of signing up for Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Think of it as TurboTax for Medicare. Read more on HEALTH TRANSFORMERwatch his spotlight, and be sure to catch his TEDMED talk.

Health Transformer Spotlight: Jo Schneier

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw $442 million in digital health funding this week, led by BenevolentAI ($115M), which utilizes its AI platform to scale drug development. Other big raises this week included Pharmacy2U (£40M) and CureFit (Rs 4.2 crore).

Download Our Full Q1 2018 Insights Report
Stories to watch:

Comcast breaks into the health industry, partners with Independence Health to create digital health company

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recently announced the availability of a free cancer research database to all cancer centers

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HEALTH TRANSFORMER Headlines

Pulling Back the Curtain on Venrock’s Digital Health Predictions

A Backstage Look at the Upcoming HLTH Conference

Sue Siegel on “Industrializing” the Entrepreneurial Mindset

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Caremerge Selected as a 2018 Top 10 Smart Healthcare Company

How Women In Cloud Is Turning the Tide for Female Tech Entrepreneurs Like Jill Angelo, CEO of Genneve

Nightingale and THL Biobank to Analyze 40,000 Blood Samples

The 2018 Medicine Maker Power List: J Craig Venter, Human Longevity, Inc

Advice From Savor Health: Why It's Important to Maintain Protein Intake and Muscle Mass for Your Elderly Oncology Residents

Beyond Ride-Sharing: Ride Health’s Effective Transportation Program for Health Systems

PsyInnovations Partners With Chestnut Global Partners, a Morneau Shepell Company, to Improve EAP Outcome Measurement

Human Longevity Clinical Labs LLC Receives Accreditation From College of American Pathologists

Flywheel Conference Names Genneve as Finalist for $100k Prize

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Crain’s Health Care Summit: Investing in Digital Health Innovation

Join us at the 2018 Crain’s Health Care Summit on May 2 to explore the cutting-edge trends in digital health and provide a meeting ground for investors and startups and address the challenges facing both in this increasingly important sector of the region’s economy. Use promo code 'startuphealth2018' for $25 off the individual ticket price.

FT US Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit

The world is sitting on the cusp of a new era in medicine. But can the healthcare system afford it? The FT US Healthcare & Life Sciences Summit on May 10 will review the latest trends and their potential implications — from both a patient and price perspective. Register with marketing code ‘StartUp’ to save 20%.

Upcoming Health Events

Future of Obstetrics: A Babyscripts User Experience*
April 25-26, 2018
Austin, TX 
*Hosted by Babyscripts

Unite to Cure: A Global Health Care Initiative*
April 26-28, 2018
Vatican City
*Meet StartUp Health’s co-founders Steven Krein, Unity Stoakes & Chief Medical Officer Dr. Howard Krein

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC
*Hear StartUp Health’s Mark Liber present at the International Health Innovation Summit & Pre-conference

ATA 18
April 29-May 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

Webinar: How to Embrace the Amazon Effect and Watch Your Practice Thrive*
May 1, 2018
*Hosted by Doctor.com & Vitals

MedCity INVEST
May 1-2, 2018
Chicago, IL

Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit
May 3, 2018
Boston, MA

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare*
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
*Meet StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes and Network Director Katya Hancock

TMCx Accelerator Medical Device 2018
Entry deadline:
May 11, 2018

EntreFest*
May 17-18, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
*Come listen to StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes on stage

Bayer G4A Generator Kickoff*
May 24, 2018
New York, NY
*Meet StartUp Health Network Director Katya Hancock

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Sitges, Spain

d.health Summit
June 6, 2018
Boston, MA

MedCity CONVERGE
July 11-12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

See more event information on our website.

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $442M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
BenevolentAI $115.0M   Woodford Investment Management
Pharmacy2U £40.0M   G Square, BGF Ventures
CureFit $51.1M   Binny Bansal, Ananth Narayanan
RealSelf $40.0M   Elephant
Direct Genomics $34.8M   Cosun Venture Capital
Vineti $33.5M   Canaan Partners, DFJ, Section 32
Medical Microinstruments €20.0M   Andera Partners, Panakes Partners, Fountain Healthcare, Sambatech, Gus Castello, John Engels
Yishengzhan $23.9M   Yadong Xingchen
Vicarious Surgical $16.8M   Khosla Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Gates Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Marc Benioff
RapidSOS $16.0M   Highland Capital, Microsoft Ventures, CSAA Insurance Group, Forté Ventures
RubiconMD $13.8M   HLM Venture Partners, Optum Ventures, Centene Corporation, Blue Ivy Ventures
Kyruus $10.0M   Providence Ventures
GraphWear Technologies $4.2M   Bio Innovation Capital, Mission Bay Capital
ReviveMed $1.5M   Rivas Capital, TechU, Team Builder Ventures, WorldQuant Ventures
MediSeen $1.1M   Vitality Capital, Jay Rosenzweig, Mo Lidsky, Kevin Empey, Peter Ekstein
Download Our Full Q1 2018 Insights Report

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