October 16, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

Accelerating Towards 2020

StartUp Health has been the most active investor in health innovation companies in 2019, and we’re not slowing down any time soon. This month, in addition to welcoming six new Health Transformers into the fold, we announced a Call for Innovation for entrepreneurs focused on solutions that will help accelerate progress in achieving health moonshots and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals for health and wellbeing. Our aim is clear: As a coordinated global community and ‘Collaboratory’ of partners, we can achieve the specific Global Goals set out by the United Nations on our way to meeting the longer-term objectives of StartUp Health’s 11 Health Moonshots.

Meet the Newest Health Transformers

Meet the Newest Health Transformers

Since 2011, StartUp Health has invested in the entrepreneurs behind more than 290 innovative health companies. Today we welcome six more Health Transformers to the family. Say hello!

Mapping Out the Mental Health Startup Ecosystem

Mapping Out the Mental Health Startup Ecosystem 

Meet the Health Transformers from 20 StartUp Health companies who are working to destigmatize mental health.

Making Unexpected Health Costs a Thing of the Past

Making Unexpected Health Costs a Thing of the Past

These StartUp Health founders are removing the element of surprise from healthcare and drug pricing.

Reducing the Cost of Care

Reducing the Cost of Care by a Factor of a Million

In this podcast episode, Sam Glick, Partner at Oliver Wyman, moderates a Cost to Zero Moonshot panel discussion with CEOs from PeaceHealth, Johns Hopkins and Concerted Care Group.

The Health Conference, Disrupted

The Health Conference, Disrupted

A sneak peek of the StartUp Health entrepreneurs in attendance at HLTH. Plus, a behind-the-scenes chat with Jon Weiner, CEO & Founder of HLTH, on how his company is reinventing the healthcare trade show.

Need to Knows


FUND Conference

FUND, in Miami on November 6-7, brings together innovators, companies, and community leaders to redefine and accelerate how entrepreneurs and investors meet and grow together. FUND will provide the content to inspire, educate, and engage attendees as they continue to navigate through their careers. Use code FUND2019MIA at checkout.

HealthTech Summit

Join Galen Growth Asia for the fourth edition of the HealthTech Summit, in Singapore on November 13-15, for three days of action-packed healthtech. Come build your 2020 digital health strategy with top startup CEOs and founders for the only dedicated healthtech event in Asia. Use this registration link to save 10% off a bundle of three tickets.

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 $71M in health innovation funding this week, led by $26M for Parsley Health, a NY-based telehealth service. Other big raises included $20M for Accolade and $10 for Papa. Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Q3 Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

UnitedHealth Doubles Down on Telemedicine With App in Employer-Sponsored Plans
Healthcare Dive

New Ways to Get Paid for Telehealth Services

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Sathya Elumalai of Aidar Health Pitches to Daymond John of 'Shark Tank' on GMA for the AARP Innovator in Aging Award
Good Morning America

Jill Angelo: Founder of Telemedicine Platform, Genneve
425 Magazine

Healthcare for All: How Mario Anglada of Hoy Health Is Pushing the Boundaries of Healthcare
Latino Leaders Magazine

Virtual Reality From SyncThink Used to Help Heal Concussions

Sift Healthcare Recognized for Innovative Use of AI, Data Science
Biz Times

Inaugural Princeton Pitchstop Competition Declares Upside Health Its Winner
NJ Tech Weekly

Upside Health Joins Bayer’s G4A Digital Health Partnerships Programme

MedTech Innovator Names Eko.ai as the Winner of the Startup SG Award and JLABS Award at the 2019 MedTech Forum
Business Wire

Getting Digital Transformation in Healthcare on the Fast Track, Thought Leadership From Babyscripts Co-founder

Zeel Expands Zeel@Work®, Adding Guided Meditation, Assisted Stretching, and Yoga to Growing Corporate Offerings
PR Newswire

Savonix Names Jillian Kwan-Jacobs New Chief Operating Officer
Business Wire

Doctor.com Survey Reveals That 88% of Consumers Want Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Brand Websites to Feature a Doctor Directory
PR Newswire

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