October 3, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
StartUp Health Insights 2018 Q3

Biggest. Quarter. Ever.

Over the years of tracking digital health funding, we've had many opportunities to feel optimistic about the future. But this quarter sets a new bar. According to our recently-published Insights Report, Q3 saw more digital health funding than any previous quarter on record. Ever. Funding topped $4.5B for the quarter and over $11B YTD (compared with $1.2B in 2010, the year we began tracking) with investors already beating their annual totals from 2017. Investors are making deals across all stages, and in new territories, with no signs of slowing down.

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StartUp Health Raises $31M From Novartis, Ping An Group, Chiesi Group, GuideWell and Otsuka

Last week, we announced the close of StartUp Health’s second fund to invest in companies focused on achieving health moonshots.


Connecting the Dots

Conversa Health is improving the relationships between care providers and their patients through meaningful conversations.

Ester Dyson

In Her Own Words

What is the one thing missing from most health tech business models? Esther Dyson, Executive Founder of Wellville, says it’s human beings.

Fighting Physician Burnout

Fighting Physician Burnout

10 innovative health companies are making charting easier and giving doctors more face time with patients, all while improving health outcomes.

Financing Healthcare for All

Financing Healthcare for All

Meet four startups that are harnessing technology and putting knowledge in the hands of consumers to shape the future of healthcare financing.

Telemedicine’s New Chapter

Telemedicine’s New Chapter

Improvement via empowerment is taking virtual healthcare to bold places.

Living a Mobile Life

Living a Mobile Life

These seven startups are using the Internet of Things to impact longevity.

5 New Speakers to Showcase StartUp Health Stage

Five Visionaries Headlining the StartUp Health Festival

StartUp Health is kicking off Q4 with a sneak preview of some of the amazing people speaking at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival, including Esther Dyson, Jane Metcalfe, Todd Park, Dr. Mona Siddiqui, and Bernard Tyson. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for previews of the speakers that will be gracing the stage, and apply to attend the festival.

Partner With the StartUp Health Festival

Each year, we partner with extraordinary organizations who look to support Health Transformers at the StartUp Health Festival. Align your organization with the global movement to achieve Health Moonshots. Email us at events@startuphealth.com to learn more. Previous partners include Google, Sanofi, Accenture, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Uber, and others.

ICYMI: check out the highlights from the 2018 StartUp Health Festival.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $346M in innovative health funding this week, led by Butterfly Network with $250M from Fidelity, Fosun Pharmaceutical, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and hedge fund manager Jamie Dinan. Other recent deals included IDx ($33M) and Maven ($27M).

Download Our 2018 Q3 Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

Nest Has Been Trying Hard to Keep Its Push Into Digital Health Products a Secret

The Next Phase of Be Fearless: The Book
Case Foundation

Media Insider: UK Proposes Internet Regulator, Condé Nast Launches Women’s Video Network, StartUp Health Launches Print Mag
Beyond Bylines

StartUp Health Magazine

In case you missed it, we officially announced the launch of our new magazine, self-titled StartUp Health. Inside each issue, we cover the people, innovations, and mindsets driving the digital health revolution.

Read the digital issues and subscribe now to thumb through your very own copy of the first consumer print magazine dedicated to the future of health.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Here's How Sally Poblete, CEO of Wellthie, Generates Her Own Good Luck
Inc Magazine

AppointmentNotify Launches in NYC to Fix a Broken Cycle of Patient Appointments

New Bill Targets Medicaid Coverage of Maternity Telehealth Programs Like Babyscripts
mHealth Intelligence

Valera Health and Other Healthcare Innovators Looking to China Face Challenges, Opportunities

PreCheck MyScript From RxRevu Puts Drug Costs at Physicians' Fingertips - in Real Time
United Healthcare

MediSprout Integrates Telehealth Solution With Alexa
Digital Journal

Distinguished Soldier Carries on Pharmacy Duty at LifeWIRE

Wellthie Partners With Leading Benefits Broker OneDigital to Increase Access to Employee Benefits for Small Businesses
PR Newswire

StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop to chat with Steven Krein and the rest of the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

Take the 10-Minute Mindset Audit

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Join us in Boston on October 11 at the 8th annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS), the premier East Coast gathering for over 300 healthcare executives, technology startups, investors, payers, and providers. Use code STARTUP200 to save $200 off the current registration fee.

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities, held October 11 in Minneapolis, connects active investors with the most innovative startups in the digital health sector. You’ll hear from innovative investors and leaders across the healthcare spectrum and see the most promising digital health startups, including StartUp Health companies Metalogics and UnaliWear, pitch live to judges. Register with code STARTUPHEALTH now to get the lowest partner rate.

FT Digital Health Summit

Join us in New York City on October 17 for the Financial Times Digital Health Summit to explore the benefits, opportunities, and complexities of digital disruption. Register with code Start20 to save 20%.

Upcoming Health Events

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
October 11, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP200

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 11, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
Discount code: STARTUPHEALTH 

Redefining Success: An Overview of the Trifecta Core Health Initiative
Hosted by StartUp Health company E=MC2 no limits….
October 13, 2018
Villanova, PA

FT Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY
Discount code: Start20

Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: 18CHC100

Milken Institute Future of Health Summit
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein presenting
October 22-23, 2018
Washinton, DC

CNS Summit and Innovation Showcase
November 1-4, 2018
Boca Raton, FL

November 6-7, 2018
San Diego, CA
Discount code: STARTUPHEALTH 

Frontiers Health 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Discount code: FH20STH

See more event information on our website.

Applications Are Open! StartUp Health Fellowship Program

Are you passionate about supporting the world’s Health Transformers as they work to achieve Health Moonshots? We are currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2019 Fellowship which begins in mid-January. The deadline to apply is November 15.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $346M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Butterfly Network $250.0M   Fidelity, Fosun Pharmaceutical, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jamie Dinan
IDx $33.0M   8VC, Optum Ventures, Alpha Edison, Heritage Provider Network
Maven $27.0M   Sequoia, Oak HC/FT, Spring Mountain Capital, 14W, Female Founders Fund
Holmusk $9.7M   Heritas Venture Fund
Proscia $8.3M   Flybridge Capital Partners, Fusion Fund, Emerald Development Managers, Razor's Edge Ventures, Robin Hood Ventures
ResApp Health A$7.5M   Undisclosed
Ingenica Solutions £4.0M   CJM Ventures
aktiia CHF4.0M   TransLink Capital, Redalpine, Christian Wenger, Mladen Barbaric, Sparks Street Capital
TestCard $1.7M   Neo Ventures
Download Our 2018 Q3 Insights Report

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