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January 12, 2017
StartUp Health Insider

StartUp Health Festival - Bringing Together the World’s Health Transformers to Focus on Health Moonshots

VP Joe Biden @ 2017 StartUp Health Festival
What an extraordinary few days this week at the StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco. We were honored to welcome Vice President Joe Biden to this year’s Festival where he gave an emotional speech about the Cancer Moonshot and discussed the importance of entrepreneurs to the mission of transforming health.
Bill McDermott
Children's Health Moonshot
Cancer Moonshot
Crowd at Festival

StartUp Health’s army of Health Transformers were linked arm in arm and convened for two action-packed days to discuss how to speed up the progress we can make together. StartUp Health unveiled its 25-year plan to organize and support this global army of Health Transformers to achieve 10 Health Moonshots and activated its network to join this long-term mission of improving the health and wellbeing of every person in the world.

With more than 2,500 guests, we were grateful to welcome so many of the world’s health leaders like Greg Simon, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot; Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP.; Esther Dyson, Executive Founder, Way to Wellville; Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; J. Craig Venter, PhD, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Human Longevity Inc.; and hundreds more.

Networking with Esther Dyson
J. Craig Venter, PhD, Longevity Moonshot
Jerry Levin & Wayne Kimmel on the Global Army

We also announced major global partnerships with two industry leaders -- Allianz, one of the world’s largest health insurance companies, and SAP,  one of the world’s largest software companies -- to collaborate with us on achieving Health Moonshots. We’ll be publishing more about how health entrepreneurs will be able to leverage these relationships, and you can read more about the Allianz global partnership here and on HIT Consultant.

Read the latest about the Festival from Fortune, MedCity News, c|net, Politico, Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthcare IT News, Medical Marketing & Media, Mike Biselli’s Pioneering Health Tech and our blog, and we invite you to share your biggest insights and #positive-focus moment on our Facebook or Twitter using #SUHFestival!

View our Festival Photo Library.

StartUp Health Festival Headlines

Brainstorm Health Daily: Vice President Joe Biden at StartUp Health Festival

Vice President Joe Biden at StartUp Health Festival: What the Hell Are We Doing?
MedCity News

VP Joe Biden Urges Health Startups to Help Fight Cancer

Vice President Biden Encouraged Entrepreneurs at the StartUp Health Festival

Vinod Khosla at StartUp Health Festival: The Healthcare Startups I Hate…
MedCity News

SF Hosts 2,000 Entrepreneurs for StartUp Health Festival
Edge Media Network

Toby Cosgrove at StartUp Health Festival: How Cleveland Clinic Felt the Urgency for Same-day Appointments
MedCity News

Greg Simon at StartUp Health Festival: No One Should Have to Choose Between Hospice Care or Going Bankrupt
Medical Marketing & Media

Our Moonshot Moment
Mike Biselli's Pioneering Health Tech

Accenture Names Winner of HealthTech Innovation Challenge at StartUp Health Festival
Healthcare IT News

Geisinger Health System CEO Launches Population Health Initiative at StartUp Health Festival
MedCity News

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Docphin App, a Library of Medical Research Journals in Your Pocket

Greatist, The Leading Health and Wellness Destination for Millennials, Introduces Project Confidence

HLI Adds Cynthia Collins as CEO, Venter Moves to Executive Chairman

Medivo Changes Name to Prognos
Healthcare IT News

Medivo Rebrands as Prognos to Leverage AI for Earlier Disease Detection
HIT Consultant

Orlando Startup Quick'rCare Wants to Better Your ER Experience
Orlando Sentinel

Innovative Anti-Snore Wearable From for a Better Night’s Sleep
Malay Mail Online

Humanscale and Tome’s OfficeIQ Sit/Stand Software Ready-to-Order
Business Wire

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Buzzworthy Headlines

StartUp Health, Allianz Partner to Co-develop Custom Healthcare Innovation Portfolio
HIT Consultant

New York Has Opportunities for Tech Investors
US News & World Report

2016 Digital Health Funding Hits $8 Billion
mHealth Spot

Geisinger to Launch Radical Population Health Initiative
Becker’s Hospital Review

Siri, Am I About to Have a Heart Attack?
The Wall Street Journal

Healthcare Must Ditch Its Attachment to Outdated Software

2017 World Health Medical Predictions for the Future at CES Las Vegas by Dr. Robert Goldman

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StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $259M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
PatientsLikeMe $100.0M iCarbonX, Invus
Intact Vascular $46.0M New Enterprise Associates, Quaker Partners, H.I.G. BioHealth Partners
Synthego $40.7M Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, WI Harper Group, Zhenfund, OS Fund, 8VC, SciFi VC, Alexandria Equities, Elements Capital
HealthWatch $20.0M Yiling
Exact Imaging $16.3M Lumira Capital, Vesalius Biocapital, PMV, iGan Partners, Rowanwood Ventures
Intuity Medical $15.0M PTV Healthcare Capital, KCK Group, Luther King Capital Management, Accuitive Medical Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, US Venture Partners, Venrock, Versant Ventures
Endotronix $12.0M Silicon Valley Bank
Molecular Stethoscope $8.2M DCVC, Pfizer, Index Ventures
Avizia $1.0M Northwell Ventures
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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