October 30, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

Unity Stoakes @ HLTH

HLTH Highlights

This week, more than 50 Health Transformers from the StartUp Health portfolio joined 6,000 health entrepreneurs and investors in Las Vegas for HLTH, the largest conference in health innovation. Over the span of three short days, the StartUp Health crew covered some serious ground: industry-disrupting conversations with health heavyweights like Calm’s co-founder Michael Acton (pictured above); winning pitches to global investors by StartUp Health companies Particle Health (winner of Audience Choice at HLTH StartUp Pitch) and Aidar Health; and we even came home with an award for the StartUp Health Magazine. Catch our full highlight reel on HealthTransformer.co.

StartUp Health Festival

See You in San Francisco?

The 2020 StartUp Health Festival is January 13-14 in SF. Apply to attend our 8th annual gathering of Health Transformers, featuring two days of moonshot collaboration with global leaders and a chance to build relationships with the most inspiring entrepreneurs in health.

Call for Innovation

StartUp Health Issues Call for Innovation

StartUp Health is investing in a select group of Health Transformers – entrepreneurs focused on solutions that will help achieve a the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for health and wellbeing and impact at least one of 11 Health Moonshot categories.

Wellness Is Healthcare

Six Startups Proving Wellness Is Healthcare 

Armed with technology and data, the founders of these health innovation companies are leading the way in lifestyle medicine to offset the damage of chronic diseases.


CoverUS Launches Breakthrough Health App

CoverUS, a StartUp Health company since 2018, released a mobile app that will help Americans manage health costs by leveraging the power of their data.

Need to Knows


NODE.Health Digital Medicine Conference

Want to attend the 2019 NODE.Health Digital Medicine Conference for free, pitch on the main stage, and network with over 400 hospital, health system, payer, and pharma leaders? Apply to NODE.Health’s From Innovation to Transformation (FITT) Awards by this Friday, November 1. Prizes will be awarded and winners recognized at the Digital Medicine Conference, December 9-11, in New York City.

FUND Conference

The FUND Miami Conference has moved to December 3. This event brings together innovators, companies, and community leaders to redefine and accelerate how entrepreneurs and investors meet and grow together. Use code FUND2019MIA at checkout.

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 $291M in health innovation funding this week, led by Weave ($70M). Other big raises included Viz.ai ($50M), PierianDx ($27M), and Augmedix ($19M). Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Q3 Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

Amazon’s Second Healthcare Acquisition Is Emblematic of the Kinds of Digital Solutions Becoming Startup Exits

Facebook Unveils Its First Foray into Personal Digital Healthcare Tools 

StartUp Health Companies in the News

$2.3 Million Grant Awarded to U of T Researcher, Cyclica, and Rosetta Therapeutics for Parkinson’s Drug Development
University of Toronto

Cityblock Health Seeks to Remove Barriers to Healthcare as It Opens First Charlotte Clinic
Charlotte Business Journal

Fixing the Insurance Experience, Sally Poblete, Wellthie, Podcast #118
Positively Gotham Gal

Podcast #134 How Digital Wellbeing Improves Performance With Navid Rastegar, FitBliss
Digital Mindfulness

Doctor.com Survey: Patients Want More From Pharma Brand Websites

DrChrono Launches EHR Services Directory, Featuring Beam Health, for Medical Practices
HIT Consultant

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Introduces Navimize at Demo Day

The API 300: The Top Industry Updates of 2019: Caremerge, Edamam, Personal Remedies
API World

TeleDentists & Hoy Health Partner
The TeleDentists

Cindy Crawford Joins Zeel as Brand Ambassador
PR Newswire

MyRx365 Adds 13 Physician Advisory Board & Joins StartUp Health
PR Web

Hoy Health Takes Part in the First Edition of Decelera Mayakoba (Mexico), the World’s First Startup Decelerator
Hoy Health

Webinar: Virtual Visits 101: Launching a Telehealth Service

Webinar: FitBliss Demo for Interested Employers

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