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April 12, 2017
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“From prevention to detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, look at the work you're doing and figure out where it touches a patient on their journey.”
Greg Simon, Biden Foundation’s Cancer Initiative


Lessons From the Cancer Moonshot

Fireside Chat: Cancer Moonshots

We have the opportunity to end cancer as we know it during our lifetimes. In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Greg Simon, director of the Biden Foundation’s Cancer Initiative (previously the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force), shares key learnings and discusses how moonshot thinking can radically transform the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Read our overview of this week’s episode on our Medium blog and more on why we must embrace moonshot medicine from Dr. Howard Krein in STAT.

StartUp Health Welcomes Former GE Capital Managing Director Mike Horton as CFO

Mike Horton @ StartUp Health
The StartUp Health Family

We're honored to welcome Michael Horton, former GE Capital Managing Director, to the StartUp Health Team as CFO! His unstoppable energy, ‘batteries-included’ attitude, and get-it-done-right mindset is an enormous asset for StartUp Health’s entire army of Health Transformers and a game changer for our growth plans. Read more about it in The Wall Street Journal and on our blog.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Stadia Invests in StartUp Health Company RC21X
LA Business Journal

Insurance Navigator Wellthie Looks Beyond Healthcare With $5M Series A Round
MedCity News

The Best Wearable Tech and Fitness Gadgets of 2017: Myontec Mbody Connected Shorts

Voxiva and Sense Health Merge to Launch Wellpass Messaging Platform for Healthcare
HIT Consultant

MouthWatch Announces Release of New Android Software

Zeel Brings Massage to Coachella Crowds

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.

Pioneering Innovations That Drive Health Policy

Join the 8th annual Health Datapalooza on April 27-28 in Washington, DC, to learn how health and healthcare can be improved by harnessing the power of data. Register now for discount onsite attendance or discount webcast participation.

Digital Health World Congress

Digital Health World Congress 2017, May 23-24, is the leading technology digital healthcare conference in London and will cover all aspects of medical and mobile technology including ehealth, mhealth, telehealth, telemedicine, genomics, and healthcare IT. Use discount code STARTUPHEALTH at registration.

Health & Biotechnology Summit

Join us alongside the Executive Council & the New York Venture Capital Association for the 4th Annual Health & Biotechnology Summit on April 26 in NYC. Along with startup pitches, speakers will include execs from Merck, Pfizer, and more. Register with a 25% discount discount using code START25

Upcoming Health Events

AARP Innovation@50+
April 12-13, 2017
Mountain View, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Orlando, FL

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

Prime Health Innovation Summit
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
May 4, 2017
Denver, CO

Health 2.0 Europe
May 3-5, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Techonomy Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein speaking
May 16, 2017
New York, NY

May 17-18, 2017
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

CFO Moves: StartUp Health Names New CFO
The Wall Street Journal

Prime Health Announces Steve Adams as Interim CEO
Prime Health

Digital Health Funding Remains Strong in 2017 Q1
Healthcare Dive

Castlight Health Joins Forces With Digital Health Startup to Form Most Comprehensive Benefits Platform
San Francisco Business Times

The Transformation Imperative
Modern Healthcare

Investors in Local Digital Health 'Recalibrating' Amid Uncertainty Over Trump Policies
Crain’s New York

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented, and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $365M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Hao Daifu $200.0M Tencent
Solid Biosciences $50.0M RA Capital Management, Bain Capital Life Sciences, RTW Investments, Foresite Capital, Cormorant Asset Management LLC, Leerink Partners, Perceptive Advisors, Janus Capital Management, Biogen
Amino $25.0M Highland Capital Management, Accel, Aspect Ventures, CRV, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, Pilot Wall Group
Vera Whole Health $24.0M Leerink Transformation Partners, Archimedes Health Investors
Medwell Ventures $21.0M Mahindra Partners,Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital Partners
HealthEngine AU$26.7M Sequoia India, Alium Capital
OM1 $15.0M General Catalyst Partners, Glikvest, 7wire Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments
drchrono $12.0M Runa Capital, Maxfield Capital, Eric Dunn, FundersClub
Neural Analytics $10.0M Reimagined Ventures
Palarum $3.4M Undisclosed
ClaimVantage €2.0M Davy EII Tax Relief Fund 2015
StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If the first quarter of 2017 is any indication of what’s to come, 2017 is going to be another important year for digital health funding.

Get the free Q1 2017 Insights Report

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