35 Healthcare Transformers Showcase
in San Francisco

Ever tried to pitch your business in 59-seconds (and tell a compelling story)?

It is challenging and a skill that is invaluable for all entrepreneurs. We were incredibly proud to present 35 StartUp Health companies this week at the StartUp Health Showcase in San Francisco alongside the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Each company presented their 59-second pitch to a packed room of 250 investors and industry leaders. The Showcase was kicked off by Senator Tom Daschle (an OHT - “Original Healthcare Transformer”) and included inspiring remarks from Sanjay Khurana (AARP), Rafael Torres (GE Ventures), and Margaret Laws (California HealthCare Foundation).  

The 35 companies who impressed the room in 59-seconds were:
@Point of Care360, 1eq, Aver Informatics, Beyond Lucid Technologies, BrainPaint, Care at Hand, CareDox, CareLinx, CareMerge, Cerora, CoheroHealth, DataGenno, Direct Dermatology, Docphin, Doctor.com, Edamam, Empower Interactive, Gene by Gene, GoGoHealth, Health123, HelloMD, itMD, LifeDojo, Lindi Skin, Maxwell Health, Medicast, Oxitone Medical, Respondesign, RxRevu, Sense Health, TalkSession, TedCas, WalkJoy, Yingo Yango, Zeel.

December Digital Health Funding Rounds Out Huge YOY Increase

At year's end, while December funding is up slightly over 2012 figures, the YTD figures demonstrate a significant increase topping 30% in fundraising and 38% in deal volume. December 2013 sees 36 deals (34 in the US), for a total of $214M. There are 27 known investors for December 2013. Full report is available here.

Last Chance to Apply to The Hive @TEDMED

Less than one week left to apply or nominate an entrepreneur for The Hive at TEDMED 2014. Apply here.

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit

A recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 70% of respondents didn’t understand Affordable Care Act or only understood a portion of it. This education gap provides an opportunity for innovation at all industry levels. Join key thought leaders in New York City on February 25 to discuss both strategies and tactics for communicating in this fast changing environment. Use our special promotional code SUH for a discounted rate of $145 when you register.

StartUp Health Companies in the News


Smart pill bottles could help patients remember to take their medicine
ABC Detroit News


26 Fitness Trackers Ranked from Worst to First

CES 2014: Dreams of a Good Night’s Sleep At Glittering Tech Showcase

Basis B1: Fitness Tracker Review
Live Science

Fueling up for fitness with fashionable wristbands  
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Is 2014 the Year of Wearable Technology?
Business 2 Community


Cerora CEO Presents Proprietary "Near the Field" Concussion Assessment Technologies at OneMedForum Investor Conference
Digital Journal


This local company's technology making hospitals safer

Maxwell Health

Wellness Your Way: Maxwell Health

Sense Health

5 Questions with...Sense Health
Health Data Consortium


Young Female Entrepreneurs' Advice on Securing Funding

Yingo Yango

Richard Braddock, former CEO of Priceline.com, appointed by Yingo Yango as Chairman of the Board of Directors
Reuters, Marketwatch, abc27.com

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Investors are eager and kick-off 2014 with a bump in digital health investing in mid-January which is on pace comparable to last year.

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Oscar $30M Thrive CapitalFounders FundKhosla VenturesGeneral Catalyst Partners
WellDoc $20M Merck Global Health Innovation FundWindham Venture Partners
Zephyr Health $15M Kleiner Perkins Caufield & ByersJafco Ventures
PlanSource $12M Lemhi VenturesTimucuan Asset Management
Forus $8M Asian Healthcare FundAccel PartnersIDG Ventures
Glooko $7M Samsung Venture InvestmentLifeforce VenturesThe Social+Capital PartnershipSundeep MadraYogen Dalal
Avelas Bioscience $6.8M Avalon VenturesTorrey Pines InvestmentWuXi Corporate Venture Fund
Omicia $6.8M Artis VenturesBuchanan InvestmentsBay City CapitalAcadia Woods PartnersCasdin Capital
TraceLink $5.5M Undisclosed
Noom $4.1M Undisclosed
Lumiata $4M Khosla Ventures
DxNA $3.75M Undisclosed
Healthcare Blue Book  $3M Undisclosed
First Opinion $1.2M Greylock PartnersFelicis Ventures500 StartupsYuri Milner
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $7.5 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Check out our December 2013 Digital Health Insights Funding Report.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

JSC Space Health Innovation Challenge
January 24–26, 2014
Houston, TX

Hot or Not: Where Will the Money Flow in 2014?
January 30, 2014
New York, NY

February 23-27, 2014
Orlando, FL

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit
February 25, 2014
New York, NY

March 7-16, 2014
Austin, TX

April 8–11, 2014
Washington, DC

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.

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