October 23, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

Dyson: Health Innovation Requires Utility, Not Just Appeal

“If health startups do their job right, society’s understanding of health will expand beyond a vague notion of wellness into seeing it as a valuable asset worth investing in,” says Esther Dyson, Executive Founder of The Way to Wellville. In this editorial from StartUp Health Magazine, Dyson outlines what health startups can do to prove the utility — not just the appeal — of their health tools, starting in the workplace.

StartUp Health Festival Returns to San Francisco

Save the date! The StartUp Health Festival is Jan 13-14, 2020. Over the last seven years, the Festival has become the go-to event during JPMorgan week in San Francisco and we have big plans for 2020. Apply to attend our 8th annual gathering of the Global Army of Health Transformers, featuring two days of moonshot collaboration, fireside chats with global leaders, and a chance to build relationships with the most inspiring entrepreneurs in health.

If you’re a health entrepreneur interested in joining StartUp Health’s growing army of Health Transformers, click here to learn about our investment opportunities.

Treating Disease with the Power of Information  

From diagnosis to triage to treatment, these startup founders are creating the tools to combat disease, putting more information in the hands of patients and their care providers, in order to end unnecessary suffering.

The StartUp Health Portfolio Is Growing

StartUp Health is investing in a select group of Health Transformers — entrepreneurs focused on solutions that will help achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for health and wellbeing.

Need to Knows


DOCSF Berlin @ Frontiers Health

DOCSF Berlin uses the same innovative framework of the Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco (DOCSF) held in Silicon Valley. The workshop, held at Frontiers Health on November 13, will integrate leadership, politics and case-based presentations to illustrate how to lead innovation in existing healthcare delivery systems. Use FH19STU20 for 20% off ticket prices.

HealthTech Summit

Join Galen Growth Asia for the fourth edition of the HealthTech Summit, in Singapore on November 13-15, for three days of action-packed healthtech. Come build your 2020 digital health strategy with top startup CEOs and founders for the only dedicated healthtech event in Asia. Use this registration link to save 10% off a bundle of three tickets.

Want more events? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $160M in health innovation funding this week, led by Healx, a Cambridge, U.K.-based startup using AI to help discover new treatments for rare diseases. The $56M Series B round was led by Balderton Capital and Atomico.

Other big raises included $33M for Alodokter and $27M for Lively, Inc. Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
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Stories to Watch:

Ancestry Branches Out Into Genetic Health Screening

5 ways Millennials and Gen Z are revolutionizing the healthcare industry
MedCity News

How to Manipulate Memories

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Digital Innovators Helping Transform Healthcare
Business Vancouver

Resility Health Born From Search for Stress Relief
Jacksonville Daily Record

Podcast: access.mobile on Patient Engagement
Millennium Live

MEDIVIEW™ BEACON Prehospital H.I.E. From Beyond Lucid Technology Deployed at Three Major Denver-Area Hospital Systems

access.mobile International Announces New Chief Medical Officer to Accelerate Clinical Innovation and Quality Improvement
PR Web

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