June 20, 2018

Meet 10 Inspiring Startups Transforming Health Around the Globe

Meet 10 Inspiring Startups Transforming Health Around the Globe
We’re excited to introduce 10 more companies joining StartUp Health, each working to achieve one of our 10 Health Moonshots. These 10 companies also expand StartUp Health’s global footprint in important ways, with startups innovating in Pakistan, Finland, Germany, and across the United States.

This Startup Is Introducing a New Way to Treat Chronic Joint Pain

Jakob Dahlberg on StartUp Health NOW
Joint Academy has created a digital platform to help treat the millions of people suffering from chronic joint pain, all while avoiding costly and dangerous surgeries. CEO and Co-founder Jakob Dahlberg took the clinically-validated treatments designed by his father, a physician renowned for his work in osteoarthritis, and made it available for the masses at the click of a button. We recently caught up with Jakob and got his take on the growth of the platform, as well as Joint Academy’s expansion into the American market.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $229M in innovative health funding this week, led by Yaoshibang ($65.7M), a China-based online pharmacy trading and education platform. Other big raises included Caresyntax ($31.9M) and Medici ($22.4M).

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Stories to watch:

Top Chinese Insurer Touts Digital Health Ecosystem as Way of the Future

People Are Really Into Impact Investing


Ping An Is Building a Health Empire

This Fast-Growing Startup Is Giving Health Insurance the Full Digital Make-Over

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Former Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove Joins RxRevu’s Board

LifeBio Announces the Capture Life Stories Initiative to Combat Loneliness

In Other News: Doctor.com Announced That It's the Only Healthcare-exclusive Organization Recognized by Google

Gearing Up for the Tour de Cure With David Weingard of Fit4D

Zeel Brings Home Massage to Newport, RI

Top 40 Healthcare Transformers of 2018: Sundeep Bhan, Prognos; Jamey Edwards, Cloudbreak Health; Chrissa McFarlane, Patientory

40 Incredible NYC SaaS Companies: Swift Shift

Reaching Patients by Text: How access.mobile Is Bringing Innovation to Safety Net Populations

GoodLife Technology Among Nordic Health Companies to Attend Teachsauce Bangkok Summit

7 Reasons Why Claims Data Cannot Drive Patient Health Improvements, According to PreventScripts

Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit

Innovative startups are driving the disruption of healthcare by taking advantage of a $1.85 trillion opportunity. Learn more at the Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit, happening June 25-27 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Join us to discuss the future of global health and the impact we can make together. Use code STARTUPHEALTH20 to save on registration.


Register now to attend MedCity CONVERGE July 11-12 in Philadelphia, an executive summit that gathers all sectors of the oncology ecosystem — leading hospital systems, emerging technology startups, and other key stakeholders —  to discuss the latest strategies and innovations. Save 50% off full rate with code STARTUPHEALTH.

UCSF Summer Digital Health Mixer

Join our partner, the Entrepreneurship Center at UCSF, on August 7 in San Francisco for the premier digital health networking event. This annual mixer brings out the ecosystem — dhealth companies, entrepreneurs, hackers, physicians, MBAs, investors, and the curious. There is no charge to attend this event. RSVP today, space is limited.

Upcoming Health Events

Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit
June 25-27, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 11-12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

July 18-20, 2018
Washington, DC
UCSF Summer Digital Health Mixer
August 7, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Financial Times Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY

See more event information on our website.

Join Our Team, Change the World

Our team is growing! We’re currently hiring an Executive Assistant to provide day-to-day support to our CEO and President (the co-founders of the company).

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $229M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Yaoshibang $65.7M   Shunwei Capital, DCM Ventures, Green Pine Capital Partners, Elevation China Capital, SIG
Caresyntax $31.9M   Surgical.AI, Norgine Ventures
Medici $22.4M   Citadel, Dell, Publix, Starwood Capital
Vi $20.0M   Joy Ventures, Square Peg Capital, New Era Ventures, Cerca Partners, Triventures, Wellborn Ventures, FGI Capital Partners
Mindstrong Health $15.0M   Bezos Expeditions, Decheng Capital, Optum Ventures, ARCH Venture Partners, Foresite Capital
Benchling $14.5M   Benchmark, F-Prime Capital, Thrive Capital
Bellabeat $14.2M   Undisclosed
Cleo $10.5M   Greylock Partners
Valencell $10.5M   Sonion a/s, TDF Ventures, GII LLC, WSJ Joshua Fund
Live Better With $7.0M   Downing Ventures, Forward Partners, dmg ventures
Sensome €4.6M   Kurma Partners, BNP Paribas Développement
Brook $4.0M   Independent Health
PhyzData $2.5M   Undisclosed
Modern Health $2.2M   Afore, Social Capital, Precursor Ventures, Merus Capital, Maschmeyer Group Ventures, Y Combinator
GetDoc $1.6M   Alan Wong, Vivien Chou, Janifer Yeo
Radformation $1.6M   Brooklyn Bridge Ventures
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