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December 21, 2016
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2016 Year in Review: The World’s Moonshot Movement

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With nearly $8B invested this year, 2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ From Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot to speed up the progress in ending cancer as we know it, to The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to cure all disease within 100 years, billions of dollars are being committed to health innovation — the most impactful trend of 2016 was a mindset shift that exponential progress is possible in health.

Download StartUp Health’s 2016 Year-End Insights Report & read highlights on our blog!

Attend the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge @ The StartUp Health Festival

Accenture Health on StartUp Health Now

In this week's episode of StartUp Health NOW!, Brian Kalis, Managing Director of Accenture Health, and StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes discuss the power of a ‘Moonshot Mindset’ and chat about the upcoming live pitch at the Accenture HealthTech Challenge on Monday, January 9, during the StartUp Health Festival. Request an invite to attend the live pitch and awards ceremony using access code AccentureGuest.

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The StartUp Health Festival: Meet the Health Transformers Changing the World

StartUp Health Festival
The 2017 StartUp Health Festival is less than three weeks away and we are excited to convene so many of the world’s most inspiring Health Transformers, leaders, and investors. Get full details on the Festival site. Follow live updates on Twitter (#SUHFestival), Facebook, and our blog.

StartUp Health Showcase & Cocktail Reception With athenahealth

Heading to JP Morgan Healthcare Conference? Don’t miss the StartUp Showcase we’re co-hosting with athenahealth followed by a networking party January 10 in SF. RSVP here.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Wear Your Heart(rate) on Your Sleeve: SupaSport's Fashion-Forward Wearable Tech

Telehealth Through DirectDerm Helps Increase Healthcare Access for the Underserved
Health Affairs

Arthro Therapeutics Treats Osteoarthritis Online

Lyft Partners With CareLinx to Transport Seniors
San Francisco Business Times

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Millennial 2020: 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 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 lucrative conversation, invaluable networking, and the inspiration to keep pushing the envelope in digital health innovation. Hope to see you there.

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

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

First Round Holiday Parody Video 2016: Just Be a Founder
First Round

Johnson & Johnson to Create Health Tech Center in Providence
Providence Business Journal

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StartUp Health Insights

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

Startup Amount Investors
COTA $18.0M Boston Millennia Partners
Scanadu $6.5M Undisclosed
BrainCo $5.5M Boston Angel Club, Han Tan Capital, Wandai Capital
PatientBank $2.2M General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, Spectrum 28, Data Collective
Healthcare Asset Network $1.9M Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, Tamarind Hill,  Bruce Lunsford, Sterling Lapinski, Mike Bowers
Flo $1.0M Flint Capital, Haxus Venture Fund
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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