September 12, 2018
StartUp Health Insider

Power to the Provider

Power to the Provider
Assaf Shalvi co-founded Swift Shift in an attempt to improve home care agencies’ fragmented, analog approach to scheduling healthcare shifts while at the same time empowering home care workers. Agencies like Bayada, Interim HealthCare, and Epic Health Services now use it to manage their large teams of registered nurses, occupational and physical therapists, health professionals, and domestic aides. Read more about their rapidly growing platform on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Making the Grade: New Tech Aims at Keeping Kids Healthy

Making the Grade: New Tech Aims at Keeping Kids Healthy
The start of a new school season is an annual tradition and an important reminder of the importance of the health of every child around the world  —  many of whom lack the benefit of a strong health system (or a dutiful school nurse). Thankfully, there are health startups creating new and innovative ways to keep our children healthy. From smart inhalers to school-based medical records, these eight startups are upgrading the way we care for the next generation.

Joint Academy Raises $7M to Scale Its Platform for Osteoarthritis

Joint Academy Raises $7M to Scale Its Platform for Osteoarthritis Worldwide
Joint Academy just announced a $7M Series A to expand upon their digital platform that treats millions of people suffering from chronic joint pain, all while reducing costly and dangerous surgeries. Learn more about Joint Academy’s moonshot mission on HEALTH TRANSFORMER and read the full details about their raise on

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Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $273M in innovative health funding this week, led by Chinese online pharmacy Jianke, which has raised $130M in a private fundraising round ahead of a planned IPO in the United States next year. Other recent deals included Genomics plc (£25M) and Mirror ($25M).

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Stories to Watch:

Is Loneliness the Next Great Public Health Hazard?

The Check Up: Rise of Urgent Healthcare

The Apple Watch Is Getting a New Feature That Can Monitor Heart Health — Here's Why That Matters


Healthcare Gets Schooled
Providing free medical services, a system for electronic medical records, and a library of health information resources, CareDox aims to support wellness for millions of students

Building a Virtual Village
These 10 startups are using technology to transform every aspect of community-based health

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Swedish Digital Health Startup Joint Academy Raises $7 Million

Diabetes Coaching Platform Fit4D Lands Another $4M

Babyscripts Helps Pregnant Women Skip Some Doctor Visits
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2018 Top 10 Finalists Announced: CareTeam Technologies
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Babyscripts & Conversa Health Are Transforming the Healthcare Industry
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One Woman’s Journey to Health IT Started With Community Service
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Case Management Services Powered by Valera Health at Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
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StartUp Health Masterclass

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Masterclass Series starting on Wednesday, October 3, to chat with Steven Krein and the rest of the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

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StartUp Health @ Health 2.0 Fall Conference

Join StartUp Health at Health 2.0’s Fall Conference, taking place in Santa Clara on September 16-18, as we celebrate Health Transformers and the new innovations transforming the healthcare system. In partnership with California Health Care Foundation, we’ll be hosting our StartUp Health VIP Hangout at Health 2.0. RSVP required using code SUHVIP; only registered guests will be admitted.

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Join us in Boston on October 11 at the 8th annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS), the premier East Coast gathering for over 300 healthcare executives, technology startups, investors, payers, and providers. Use code STARTUP200 to save $200 off the current registration fee.

FT Digital Health Summit

Join us in New York City on October 17 for the FT Digital Health Summit USA to explore the benefits, opportunities and complexities of digital disruption. Register with code Start20 to save 20%.

Upcoming Health Events

Value of Data: How Emerging Technologies Are Redefining Our Future
StartUp Health company Patientory speaking
September 13, 2018
New York, NY

StartUp Health VIP Party
@ Health 2.0

September 16, 2018
Santa Clara, CA

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 16-18, 2018
Santa Clara, CA
Discount code: Fall18ST

Asian Healthcare Leadership Summit
StartUp Health company presenting
September 21-22, 2018

DTxDM East
September 25-26, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP15

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
October 11, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP200

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 11, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Financial Times Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY
Discount code: Start20

Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: 18CHC100

CNS Summit and Innovation Showcase
November 1-4, 2018
Boca Raton, FL 

Frontiers Health 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Discount code: FH20STH

See more event information on our website.

Applications Are Open! StartUp Health Fellowship Program

Are you passionate about supporting the world’s Health Transformers as they work to achieve Health Moonshots? We are currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2019 Fellowship which begins in mid-January. The deadline to apply is November 15.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $273M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Jianke $130.0M   GTJA Investment Group, Crescent Point, HBM
Genomics plc £25.0M   Vertex, IP Group, Woodford Investment Management, Invesco Perpetual, Oxford Sciences Innovation, Lansdowne Partners, Tanarra
Mirror $25.0M   Spark Capital
Cricket Health $24.0M   Oak HC/FT, Cigna Corporation, LifeForce Capital, iSeed Ventures, Liquid 2 Ventures, First Round Capital, Box Group, Nexus Ventures, Seven Peaks Ventures, Aberdare Management, Halle Tecco, Sami Inkinen, Jeff Weiner
Asana Rebel $17.4M   Greycroft,, High-Tech Gründerfonds
Notable Health $13.5M   F-Prime Capital Partners, Oak HC/FT, Greylock Partners, Maverick Ventures
Peerfit $8.0M   Ark Applications, PAR, Wyc Grousbeck
Joint Academy $7.0M   Alfvén & Didriksson
Doctor Anywhere $5.6M   Kamet Capital Partners
HotDoc A$5.0M   Right Click Capital, AirTree Ventures
Redox $3.0M   Undisclosed
Rx.Health $1.8M   Mount Sinai Innovation Partners
Zero $1.2M   True Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Tony Gonzalez, Dr. Ben Maser
NeuroFlow $1.2M   Jumpstart NJ Angel Network, Independence Blue Cross, Chestnut Street Ventures, Ben Franklin Technology Partners
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