December 20, 2017
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“If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”
— Banksy

Cognotion: The Future of Caregiver Training Is Digital

Jo Schneier on StartUp Health NOW
On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Health Transformer Jo Schneier, CEO of Cognotion and one of our Showcase Presenters at the StartUp Health Festival, shared with Unity Stoakes Cognotion’s mission : creating a digital training platform to provide education and training for caregivers, while providing quality care to seniors. Watch the full video interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Health Transformer Spotlights at 2018 StartUp Health Festival — Watch on Livestream

Health Transformer Spotlights @ StartUp Health Festival
Don’t miss these 11 Health Transformer Spotlights from StartUp Health Companies sharing wisdom at the StartUp Health Festival:
  • Sundeep Bhan, Co-Founder & CEO, Prognos
  • Chris Cutter, Founder & CEO, LifeDojo
  • Jamey Edwards, Co-Founder & CEO, Cloudbreak Health
  • Vinay Gidwaney, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Maxwell Health
  • Asif Khan, Co-Founder & Chairman, Caremerge
  • Philip Marshall, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Conversa
  • Reed Mollins, Co-Founder & SVP, Business Development,
  • Sally Poblete, Founder & CEO, Wellthie
  • Jo Schneier, Co-Founder & CEO, Cognotion
  • Anish Sebastian, Co-Founder & CEO, Babyscripts
  • Aschkhan Abdul-Malek, Co-Founder & CEO, AlemHealth
Watch live on Facebook starting at 9am PT on January 8 and January 9. And check for the latest updates and full agenda.


Health Moonshot Minute: One major M&A deal, Insights deep dive, and updates on the StartUp Health Festival

What Do Google, GE, Fortune Magazine, & Prognos All Have in Common? UPDATED: Newest speakers for the 2018 StartUp Health Festival

StartUp Health Company Announces Merger With Connect Healthcare: Merger to deliver only complete solution to power the digital patient journey

Pivoting to Greater Success: Andrei Zimiles on’s journey to create the first unified platform for healthcare organizations

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Conversa - New Frontier: Automating Healthcare Conversations
Healthcare Tech Outlook

PharMedQuest Makes Strategic Investment in helparound
PharMedQuest M&A Deal Number 2 Gives It Provider Directory
MedCity News

With $43M, AI Firm Prognos Poised to Become Leader in Disease Detection
Built in NYC

Collaboration Is Key to Digital Health Solutions Like CareLinx
Home Healthcare News

Children's Hospital Colorado and RxRevu Deliver Next Generation Prescription Platform

Genetic Sequencing Is the Future of Medicine by Health Transformer J. Craig Venter, PhD
Washington Post

Ride Health: Getting Patients to & From Medical Appointments Safely & On-time
Health Redesigned Podcast

Reduced Intake of Drugs in Patients With Osteoarthritis in a Digital Treatment Program From Arthro

PlayItHealth Nominated for Pipeline Innovators: 2017 Growth & Inspiration Awards

Digital Health Briefing: & Connect Healthcare Announce Merger
Business Insider

Cyclica Takes Advantage of Trudeau's Program Taking Off

Cone Health to Pilot Babyscripts' App That Allows Remote Monitoring of Gestational Diabetes
Becker’s Hospital Review

Jean Anne Booth, CEO of Austin's UnaliWear, in National Spotlight for Smart Watch for Seniors
Austin Business Journal

Digital Health Mergers, Acquisitions From 2017: Sense Health &

Alliance Direct Benefits and Wellthie Announce Partnership to Make It Easier for Small Groups to Access Affordable Ancillary Benefits
Markets Insider

Beyond Lucid Technologies Named Finalist for East Bay Innovation Awards
East Bay Innovators

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Buzzworthy Headlines

StartUp Health Executive Chairman Jerry Levin: It's Time to Replace All Male Leaders With Women

Winning Health Tech Entrepreneurs Will Focus on Implementation

You'll Soon Be Able to Sell Your Genetic Info for a New Cryptocurrency Called Luna Coin

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $215M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
INSIGHTEC $150.0M   Koch Disruptive Technologies
Virtual Incision $18.0M   Sinopharm Capital, Bluestem Capital, PrairieGold Venture Partners
Doctrin €10.0M   Capio, HealthCap, Inbox Capital, Norrsken Foundation
Eight Sleep $10.5M   Undisclosed
DocsApp $7.2M   Bessemer Venture Partners, TechMatrix Corporation, DeNa networks, Rebright Partners, Anand Rajaraman, Venky Harinarayanan
Bay Labs $5.5M   Khosla Ventures, DCVC, Greenbox Venture Partners, Minneapolis Heart Institute Ventures, Georges Harik
Biofourmis $5.0M   NSI Ventures, Aviva Ventures
ActiveProtective $4.6M   Generator Ventures
Curisium $3.5M   Flare Capital Partners, NEA, Shuttle Fund, Sanofi Ventures, Green Bay Ventures
Sihatech $1.3M   Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures, Waseel Application Service Provider
Elemeno Health $1.3M   Launchpad Digital Health
A $2.5 Billion Quarter for Digital Health

Digital health funding isn’t slowing down with the largest Q3 yet coming in at over $2.5B. Following previous Q4 trends, we expect total annual funding for 2017 to hit the $10B mark.

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