September 13, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.”
- Mary Lou Retton

In the Neo-biological Revolution, You Will Hack Your Body

Jane Metcalfe on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, co-founder of Wired and founder of the incredible, Jane Metcalfe, discusses the technological and cultural trends behind the neo-biological revolution and explains how this revolution will touch the lives of everyone in the world. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.


AI in the Doctor’s Office: How machines are helping doctors put patients over paperwork by StartUp Health Fellow Simona Bank

The Health Transformer’s Guide to Denver Startup Week: Celebrating Denver’s entrepreneurial community

The Healthcare Consumer Is Expecting More: Insights from this year’s Connected Health Summit by Health Transformer Chris Edwards

Health Transformer After Party in Denver on 9/26

Together with Prime Health we're hosting a Health Transformer After Party during Denver Startup Week on Tuesday, September 26, at Denver Beer Co in Denver, CO. Join us and RSVP now! Also check out our roundup of must-attend events on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Save the Date! StartUp Health VIP Networking Party @ Health 2.0

StartUp Health and Health 2.0 are co-hosting the VIP Party at Health 2.0’s Fall Conference made possible by our friends at Bayer Grants 4 Apps, GE Ventures and Morgan Lewis. Meet entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, and Health Transformers for networking, light bites, and drinks on Monday, October 2, in Santa Clara, CA. By special invite only.

Lowering Costs for Healthcare With Value-Based Care

SplashX - Invent Health, co-hosted by HP and Vator, will be held on September 14 at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. This exclusive, highly-curated event focuses on value-based care and how these models can lower costs for healthcare. In-depth discussions, plus cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, will make for a vibrant and stimulating evening. Register today with our 25% discount code STAR25.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Tome Software and Trek Bicycle Are Looking to AI to Make Biking Safer

Real-time Maintenance Requests Possible via TheWorxHub, Caremerge Collaboration
McKnights Senior Living

Buddy Healthcare Selected for Slush Singapore Pitch Competition Top 45

How Superstar Geneticist Craig Venter Stays Ahead in Science

Zeel App Brings Massages to You
Star News

Connecting Schools With Healthcare - Hesky Kutscher, CEO of CareDox
Creating a New Healthcare Podcast

Dude Solutions, Caremerge Integrate Platforms
iAdvance Senior Care

J. Bradley Wilson Appointed to the Fit4D Board of Directors

Zeel Partners With Tone It Up for Nationwide Fitness Tour
PR Newswire

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Upcoming Health Events

Denver Startup Week
StartUp Health speaking
September 25-29, 2017
Denver, CO

Health Transformer After Party @ Denver Startup Week
September 26, 2017
Denver, CO

BioPharm America
September 26-27, 2017
Boston, MA

World Woman Summit
Health Transformer Tatyana Kanzaveli of Open Health Network speaking
September 30, 2017
Little Rock, AR

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
October 1-4, 2017
Santa Clara, CA

VIP Party @ Health 2.0 Co-hosted by StartUp Health
October 2, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Attendance by invitation only

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Financial Times Digital Health Summit USA
StartUp Health speaking
October 12, 2017
New York, NY
25% off with code: START25

October 23-23, 2017
San Diego, CA
Save with code: STARTUPHEALTH

GuideWell Health+Accel Pitch Day
November 3, 2017
Orlando, FL

Frontiers Health
StartUp Health speaking
November 16-17, 2017
Berlin, Germany
20% off with code: FH17STARTUPHEALTH

Healthegy Digital Health Innovation Summit
November 30, 2017
Boston, MA
$100 off registration with code: startup17

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Health Plans Offering Phone, Mobile Help to Those Impacted by Hurricane Irma

Healthtech Funding Reaches $6.5B in Q1 of 2017
BW Disrupt

Salesforce Announces Appointment of Kaiser CEO Bernard J. Tyson to its Board

FDA Begins Filling Positions for Its New Digital Health Unit
Fierce Healthcare

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StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $225M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
WuXi NextCode $165.0M Sequoia, Amgen Ventures, 3W Partners
Talkspace $31.0M Qumra Capital,  Norwest Venture Partners, Spark Capital, SoftBank, Compound Ventures, FirstTime  $11.0M Merck, Smedvig Capital, Octopus Ventures
Notable Labs $10.0M Builders VC, First Round Capital, Founder’s Fund, Eleven Two Capital
OncoStem Diagnostic $6.0M Sequoia Capital India
AlayaCare $2.4M Fonds Innovexport
DIPAT €1.0M Axel Springer
Over $6B Invested in Digital Health in First Half of 2017

Q2 2017 was the biggest quarter ever for digital health funding, with a staggering $3.8B total invested. With the mid-year funding now coming in over $6B, 2017 has broken numerous records and we anticipate this to be the biggest year yet as huge deals continue to close. 

Get the free 2017 Mid-Year Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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