November 29, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
— Reid Hoffman

How Prognos’ Powerful AI Platform Uses Data for Early Disease Detection

Sundeep Bhan, Prognos, on StartUp Health NOW
Prognos, one of StartUp Health’s first 10 companies, just recently closed an impressive $20.5M round of funding. In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, CEO Sundeep Bhan shares how they are using diagnostic data and AI to help predict disease. See the full video interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

StartUp Health Festival: The Future of Sports Innovation With Athletes Turned VC

We’re excited to announce Andre Iguodala, NBA player for the Golden State Warriors and venture capitalist, and Ryan Howard, MLB player and partner at SeventySix Capital, will take the stage at the StartUp Health Festival on January 8-9 in San Francisco to talk about the intersection of athletics and health. Apply to attend at!


What Do Google, GE, Fortune Magazine, & Prognos All Have in Common?

Creating a Virtuous Cycle of Health Innovation: A conversation with Dr. Sarah MacArthur, NYU Langone Medical Center

Product Liability Implications in the Digital Health Industry: An in-depth look at the changing landscape by DLA Piper

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Prognos Picks Up $20.5 Million for Disease-Prediction Technology
Wall Street Journal

Nightingale Awarded as One of the Most Innovative Biotech SMEs in Europe

CarePredict Tracks Seniors’ Health for Caregivers in a Natural Way
Miami Herald

Can Digital Pills and Drug Delivery Systems like AdhereTech Get People to Take Their Meds?

Quick’rCare & Empower Capital Selected for Startupbootcamp Digital Health Miami 2018 Cohort
HIT Consultant

Healthcare Providers Need a Virtual Strategy and Telehealth Can Help
Juan Pablo Segura of Babyscripts for DigitalCommerce 360

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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Inaugural Digital Medicine Conference

Join us at the Digital Medicine Conference scheduled for December 4-5 at the Microsoft Innovation Center in NYC. The conference is unique in that it is organized by a non-profit coalition of over 25 leading health systems who want to bring scalability, reliability, and rigor to digital medicine innovation. Use StartUpHlth30 for 30% off registration.

Health 2.0 WinterTech

The fourth annual Health 2.0 WinterTech is back in San Francisco on January 10. Join over 500 healthtech decision makers including health providers, healthtech investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and startups for a day of live product demos and in-depth discussions on the investment trends that will impact the new technology healthcare landscape in 2018. Register for WinterTech today and save with code WTSUP2.

Upcoming Health Events

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
StartUp Health’s Katya Hancock speaking
November 30, 2017
Boston, MA
Save with code: STARTUPSAVE

Digital Medicine Conference
December 4-5, 2017
New York, NY
30% off with code: StartUpHlth30

Impact Investing Night 2017
December 5, 2017
Denver, CO
Save with code: partnerimpact17!

StartUp Health Festival
January 8-9, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Health 2.0 WinterTech
January 10, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Save with code: WTSUP2

Buzzworthy Headlines

How Technology Can Alleviate Healthcare’s Workload

Brainstorm Health: The Promise of the 'Crapsule,' OTC Viagra, Optum's Digital Health Venture Fund

In JAMA Editorial, Physicians Push for 'Medical Virtualist' Specialty

Google Teams Up With Key Players in Healthcare to Advance Medical Imaging
MedCity News

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health is hiring venture and network associates and always searching for amazing leaders to join our team and mission to transform health to make a global impact. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $115M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Doctolib €35.0M   Eurazeo, Bpifrance
Prognos $20.5M   Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Safeguard Scientifics
Rx Savings Solutions $18.4M   McCarthy Capital
Candid $15.0M   Greycroft, Bessemer,
Ambra Health $7.4M   Canaan Partners, CHL Medical Partners, Mayo Clinic
Astro EyeTech £5.0M   Mercia Technologies
KaHa $4.5M   Jungle Ventures, Metals International, YourNest, and SPRING SEEDS Capital
Teleclinic €2.0M   Digital Health Ventures
Gankong Gongzuojian $1.5M   New Vision Ventures, Hunan Hi-Tech Venture Capital Group, Lugu High-Tech Venture Capital
Chronic Care Management $1.0M   Aperture Venture Partners
Perimatics $1.0M   Winigent
A $2.5 Billion Quarter for Digital Health

Digital health funding isn’t slowing down with the largest Q3 yet coming in at over $2.5B. Following previous Q4 trends, we expect total annual funding for 2017 to hit the $10B mark.

Get the free 2017 Q3 Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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