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February 1, 2017
StartUp Health Insider

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Someone wise said, ‘Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.’


Dr. J. Craig Venter’s Bold Vision for Improving Health and Extending Life

Dr. Craig Venter on StartUp Health NOW

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Health Transformer J. Craig Venter, PhD, Executive Chairman of Human Longevity Inc., sat down with David Kirkpatrick, Chief Techonomist of Techonomy, at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival for a Fireside Chat on Longevity Moonshots. Watch a quick video recap from the Festival and view all of the Festival footage on our YouTube page.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

5 Best Tips for Using Visualization in Health Programs

Podcast: Creating a Food Data Layer With Edamam’s Victor Penev
The Spoon

CEO of Fit4D, David Weingard, Announced as Recipient of First-Ever Kate Granger Compassionate Care Award Presented by HIMSS North America

Badass Women in Health Tech: Bronwyn Spira, Founder & CEO of FORCE Therapeutics

Derek Flanzraich of Greatist: How He Achieved Success by Focusing on a Niche

Human Longevity Inc Can Uncover Hidden Health Risks and Enable Potentially Lifesaving Interventions

Uber-like Massage Service Zeel Launches in Charlotte
Charlotte Business Journal

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch

It’s the last week to apply to AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch -- a two day pitch competition for emerging caregiving and financial tech startups! Health Transformers can apply to pitch before February 3.

Upcoming Health Events

FounderMade Wellness
CEO of Greatist, a StartUp Health Company, Speaking
February 3, 2017
New York, NY

Digital Health + NeuroTech
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes Speaking
February 7-8, 2017
Stanford, CA

StartUp Health @ Power Press Party
February 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

Venture+ Forum @ HIMSS
StartUp Health’s Polina Hanin Speaking
February 19, 2017
Orlando, FL

Millennial 20/20
March 1-2, 2017
New York, NY

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Why Focusing on Purpose Can Help Companies Profit More

6 Tools Entrepreneurs Must Master to Succeed in an Accelerating World
Singularity Hub 

How Fitbit Can Recover From Cratering Sales and 70% Stock Drop

Trump’s Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech

US Healthcare Relies Heavily on Foreign Workers - Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Raising Alarms

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StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. We’re hiring for multiple key roles including with StartUp Health Academy working with Health Transformers, StartUp Health’s Moonshot Media to create impactful content, and StartUp Health’s partner strategy team. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $910M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Verily $800.0M Temasek
Atlas Genetics $35.0M Novartis Venture Funds, Consort Medical, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Life Sciences Partners, BB Biotech Ventures, South West Ventures Fund, RMI Partners, Wondfo Biotech
Doctolib $28.0M Bpifrance, Ludwig Klitzsch, Accel, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Nicolas Brusson
Medrobotics $20.0M Undisclosed
Redox $9.0M RRE Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, .406 Ventures, HealthX Ventures
KenSci $8.5M Ignition Partners, Osage University Partners, Mindset Ventures
CardioSecur €5.0M KPN Ventures, Sino-German High-Tech Fund, NRW-Bank, Seventure Partners, HTGF
Vioguard $5.0M Imagen Capital Partners
Careship $4.0M Spark Capital
2016: The Health Moonshot Movement

2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ Momentum across pharma, provider, payor landscapes have culminated in a record year of funding and ushered in a new wave of entrants.

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