December 11, 2013

AARP & StartUp Health Benchmark Investment Trends in 50+ Digital Health Report

According to the StartUp Health Digital Health Insights Report the 50+ market is one of the most lucrative areas for innovation and funding today. The free report, sponsored by AARP, highlights nine key markets within the 50+ market that have seen substantial growth over the last three years. Download the free report at

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Reimagining Healthcare - Inspiration at the 5th Annual mHealth Summit

StartUp Health kicked off the 2013 mHealth Summit with a fireside chat featuring Steve Case, Esther Dyson, and Steve Krein discussing the reimagination of healthcare and the similarities to other technology revolutions from the PC to the Internet. Despite the snowstorm, thousands of people attended the summit that also featured topics such as global patient access, physician  empowerment, improving apps, and social good.

Additionally, StartUp Health showcased 30 mobile health innovators at the StartUp Health Pavilion, where companies demonstrated their products and networked throughout the three-day Summit. Some pictures of the action below and on our Facebook Page.

Couldn’t attend? Follow the stream at #mHealth13.

Not Quite the New Year, But A New Look

StartUp Health unveiled a new logo this week. The new identity is the creation of StartUp Health’s amazing designer Sascha Mombartz and StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes. We’d also like to thank many of our Healthcare Transformers including Derek Flanzraich from Greatist for his important feedback and inspiration on our mark. The new logo is a symbol of transformation, collaboration, and integration, and it reflects what we stand for.

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Mid-stage funding totals an impressive $55M (65% of total) with two-thirds of the month still left.

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Misfit Wearables $15.2M Horizon VenturesKhosla VenturesNorwest Venture PartnersO'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV)Founders FundincTankMax Levchin
Practice Fusion $15.0M Undisclosed
ClearData Networks $14.0M Merck Global Health InnovationNorwest Venture PartnersExcel Venture Management
Shareable Ink $10.7M Lemhi Ventures
HealthLoop $10.0M Morgenthaler VenturesSubtraction Capital
Blaze Bioscience  $9.0M Undisclosed
Clarity Health  $6.6M Columbia Pacific Advisors’ Opportunity Fund
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $7 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Check out our October 2013 Digital Health Insights Funding Report.

Registration Open For OneMedForum

Seeking top emerging medical device, diagnostic, and healthcare IT companies to present at 7th Annual OneMedForumSF on January 13-15, 2014. Learn more and apply to present today. In addition, sponsorships and speaking opportunities are still available. If interested in learning more, contact Julia Mills.

The Hive @TEDMED

Only 5 weeks left to apply to The Hive @TEDMED. Apply here.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

UCSF: From Tech to Genetic Testing
December 16, 2013
San Francisco, CA

New York State Health Data Code-a-Thon
December 19-20, 2013
Troy, NY

UCSF: Idea to IPO… and Beyond
Registration Deadline:
January 2, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Henry Ford Innovation Institute Challenge
Submission Deadline:
January 3, 2014

Dignity Health and Box Patient App Challenge
Submission Deadline:
January 10, 2014

January 13-15, 2014
San Francisco, CA

StartUp Health CEO Summit
January 14, 2014
San Francisco, CA

JSC Space Health Innovation Challenge
January 24–26, 2014
Houston, TX

February 23-27, 2013
Orlando, FL

March 7-16, 2014
Austin, TX

April 8–11, 2014
Washington, DC

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.

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