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December 7, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

Delivering Smarter Patient Care Decisions With Artificial Intelligence

MDOps on StartUp Health Now

In this week's episode of StartUp Health NOW!, Health Transformer and CEO of MDOps Avinash Kodey shares how he is applying AI technology to deliver smarter patient care decisions without compromising efficiency.

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Deadline Friday! Commercialize With StartUp Health Colorado

The deadline for our first Call for Innovations for StartUp Health Colorado is Friday! StartUp Health and CU Innovations are hosting an exclusive Q&A December 9 at 12pm ET to answer questions about the program. Apply to validate and commercialize solutions with StartUp Health Colorado: CU Anschutz, Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth before this Friday, December 9.

Who Will You Meet at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival?

What do the following leaders have in common? They will all be participating in the 2017 StartUp Health Festival (January 9-10 in SF). In addition to nearly 200 founders from StartUp Health companies, a few of our featured participants include:

  • Bill McDermott (CEO of SAP)
  • Dr. J. Craig Venter (CEO of HLI)
  • Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures)
  • Esther Dyson (Way to Wellville)
  • Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong (NantWorks)
  • Dr. Toby Cosgrove (CEO Cleveland Clinic)
  • Dr. Steve Corwin (CEO NY Presbyterian)
  • Dr. Mike Pellini (CEO Foundation Medical)
  • Jerry Levin (Chairman StartUp Health)
  • Dr. David Feinberg (CEO Geisinger Health)
  • Dr. Richard Zane (Chief Innovation Officer UCHealth)
  • David Werry (Aetna, VP & Head of Consumer Health Products)
  • Steven Nelson (Anthem, VP Corporate Strategy & Planning)
  • Dale Danilewitz (Chief Innovation Officer AmerisourceBergen)
  • Brian Tilzer (SVP & Chief Digital Officer CVS Health)
  • Clark Golestani (Chief Information Officer Merck)
  • And many, many more...

Request to be added to the Festival waitlist and get access to our VIP party with Accenture on Monday, January 9.

StartUp Health Showcase & Cocktail Reception With athenahealth

Help us close out the StartUp Health Festival at JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco! Apply to give a 59-second pitch on stage during the StartUp Health Showcase we are co-hosting with athenahealth, followed by a networking reception on the rooftop at athenahealth headquarters on January 10. Applications to pitch are due December 14 and kindly RSVP to the cocktail reception here.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Arthro Therapeutics Raises $2.2M for Arthritis Digital Therapeutics

Bringing Medical Tourists to the USA With VoyagerMed
International Medical Travel Journal

Zeel, The Leading in Home Massage Company, Partners With Thrive Global
Thrive Global

Sahuarita School District Says CareDox Helps to Save Time & Paperwork
Arizona Daily Star/

Zeel Arrives In Columbus, OH

Babyscripts Is Helping to Reduce Your Health Care Costs
Huffington Post

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Digital Health Summit @ CES 2017

With the Digital Health market expected to reach $233 billion by 2020, it’s no surprise that this exploding industry is in the forefront of exciting tech innovation. Join StartUp Health’s Polina Hanin at the Digital Health Summit at CES in Las Vegas! The Digital Health Summit is more than a showcase, it is the number one event for lucrative conversation, invaluable networking, and the inspiration to keep pushing the envelope in digital health innovation.

Upcoming Health Events

Asia's HealthTech CEO Summit
December 9

Connected Health Conference
December 11-14
Washington, DC

Global Digital Health Forum
December 13-14
Washington, DC

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

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

Healthcare Disruption Tour
January 16-20
San Francisco – New York

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Digital Health Investments Hitting All-Time High

Former Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris Is Raising a New $230 Million Fund to Focus on Healthcare

Insomniacs Are Helped by Online Therapy, Study Finds
The New York Times

Who Wins and Loses With the 21st Century Cures Act?

Senate Approved the 21st Century Cures Act Which Includes Funding for the Vice President's Cancer Moonshot

A Doctor With a Bad Knee Runs Into One-size-fits-all Medicine
Washington Post

Fitbit Rumored to Be Acquiring Pebble for $34M to $40M

The "Internet of Food," DNA Testing, and the Quest for the Perfect Diet
Fast Company

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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 hiring a Senior Accountant, Copywriter-in-Residence, Designer-in-Residence, HR Manager, Associates and more! Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $190M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Novogene $75.0M CMB International, SDIC Innovation, Sigma Square Capital
TraceLink $51.5M Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, F-Prime Capital
Clue $20.0M Nokia Growth Partners, Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn, Christophe Maire, Giving Wings, FJ Labs
MedNet Solutions $16.5M Arrowroot Capital, Cohesive Capital Partners
AWAK Technologies $11.2M Accuron MedTech
Phil $5.5M Crosslink Capital, Eniac Ventures
Oura Ring €5.0M Joi Ito, Jaan Tallinn
Orb Health $3.2M Mt Vernon Investments, Green Park & Golf
Arthro Therapeutics $2.2M Sweet Capital, Dendera Ventures, Incos Invest, Sophia Bendz, Hampus Jakobsson, Tim Jackson, Lund University
Lexigram $2.0M Storm Ventures, RTA Ventures, Stanford-StartX Fund
Sidqam Technologies $1.2M SQue Capital, Grace Capital Ventures, Soham Vencaps
StartUp Health Insights Q3 Report

2016 is on track to be the biggest year yet for digital health funding. Q3 was significant with almost $2.4B in deals, nearly half of which were international.

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