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January 4, 2017
StartUp Health Insider

Convening Inspiring Health Leaders at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival

2017 StartUp Health Festival
The StartUp Health Festival is this coming Monday & Tuesday, January 9-10, during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference! We’re excited to welcome nearly 2,000 of the world’s top health leaders, investors and most inspiring Health Transformers to discuss a 25-year plan to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.

The Festival is now at capacity, and we will be updating those on the waitlist by the end of this week. Get more details on the Festival site and follow live updates on Twitter (#SUHFestival), Facebook and our blog for special announcements.

StartUp Health Showcase & Cocktail Reception With athenahealth

It’s your last chance to register for the Startup Showcase we’re co-hosting with athenahealth followed by a networking party January 10 in San Francisco! RSVP here.

The Importance of Focusing on the Fundamentals for Digital Health Startups

Independence Blue Cross on StartUp Health Now

In this week's episode of StartUp Health NOW!, industry veteran Mike Vennera, Chief Information Officer of Independence Blue Cross, chats about the exciting innovations he sees emerging in the healthcare space and how startups should ‘go back to the basics’ and focus on fundamentals to be successful.

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Exponential Progress Is Possible: 2016 Year in Review

Insights From Health Transformers
Insights From Health Transformers
2016 was a record breaking year for digital health funding with nearly $8B invested in the space globally. As we start the new year, download StartUp Health’s 2016 Year-End Insights Report to see StartUp Health’s Health Transformer predictions for 2017 and read the latest from MedCity News, Politico, Healthcare Dive, MobiHealthNews and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Babyscripts' & Fit4D's CEOs on What's Next in Health Technology
Medical Marketing & Media

RC21X Is Helping Retired Players Monitor Their Brains
Sports Illustrated

Innovators 2016: Vivor

Innovators 2016: Cyclica

Cohero Health Leverages Partnerships to Disrupt Respiratory Market
Home Health Technology News

Interview: Jiseki Health on Wrapping Services Around Patients
State of Reform

AdhereTech’s Smart Medication Bottle Sends You Alerts
Snap Munk

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.

Millennial 20/20: The Future of Nextgen Commerce

Millennial 20/20 will bring together 4,000+ of the world’s leading brands, retailers, corporates, service providers, media, entrepreneurs and startups in NYC on March 1-2 to celebrate the modern age of commerce and business powered by the millennials and future consumer generations.

Digital Health Summit @ CES 2017

With the digital health market expected to reach $233 billion by 2020. Join StartUp Health’s Polina Hanin, where she will share StartUp Health’s 2016 Insights funding data at the Digital Health Summit at CES in Las Vegas. The Digital Health Summit is the number one event for conversation, networking and inspiration to keep pushing the envelope in digital health innovation.

Upcoming Health Events

Digital Health Summit at CES 2017
StartUp Health’s Polina Hanin Speaking
January 6-7
Las Vegas, NV

StartUp Health Festival
January 9-10
San Francisco, CA

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge @ StartUp Health Festival
January 9
San Francisco, CA

StartUp Health + athenahealth Startup Showcase & Cocktail Party
January 10
San Francisco, CA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Five Things for Pharma Marketers to Know: StartUp Health’s Year End Report
Medical Marketing & Media

Five Digital Experts on What's Next in Health Technology
Medical Marketing & Media

The Seven Hottest Bay Area Digital Health Companies of 2016
Silicon Valley Business Journal

Eight Milestones of 2016 in the War on Cancer

After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting
The New York Times 

StartUp Health: Digital Health Funding Reached $8B in 2016

ICYMI: Digital Health Investments Remained Strong in 2016
Healthcare Dive

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for batteries-included team players who want to join our mission to transform health. We’re now hiring a Copywriter-in-Residence, Designer-in-Residence, HR Manager, Associates and more! Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $40M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Femasys $40.0M Salem Partners
Veran Medical Technologies $31.0M Oxford Finance, Versant Ventures, River Cities Capital Funds
Lefit $14.0M Toutoushidao Capital, Huasheng Capital, IDG Capital, Puhua Capital
Univercells $12.0M Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
AnaBios $10.0M Principia
Superflex $10.0M Horizons Ventures, Global Brain, Root Ventures, Sinovation Ventures
Indigo Diabetes €7.0M Thuja Capital, PMV, Sensinnovat, Parana Management Corp, Qbic Arkiv Fund, Fidimec, SOFI, Manuardeo, Capricorn ICT Arkiv
Zipari $7.0M Vertical Venture Partners
Vida Diagnostics $5.1M Chartline Capital Partners, Rittenhouse Ventures, Next Level Ventures, Rural Vitality Fund II, Iowa Seed Fund, Northern California Investment Fund
Min Doktor €4.7M EQT Ventures, Christian W. Jansson
Neurable $2.0M BOSS Syndicate, PJC, Loup Ventures, NXT Ventures
Clinical Research IO $1.7M Sankesh Abbhi, Joe Caruso, Dr. William Hsu, NXT Ventures, Rally Ventures
Healthy Roster $1.4M Queen City Angels
2016: The Health Moonshot Movement

2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ Momentum across pharma, provider, payor landscapes have culminated in a record year of funding and ushered in a new wave of entrants.

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