January 22, 2014

Smart Watches Target the Trendy

The innovative combination of data and design landed smart “watches” from two StartUp Health companies, Basis and Oxitone, in The New York Times’ Fashion & Style section this week. Using advanced monitoring technologies and detailed analytics, both Oxitone and Basis have transformed simple accessories into complex health devices. “Wearable devices are the future of monitoring health and will reduce the cost of health care,” said Dr. Eisen, founder of Oxitone. Read full article in NYTimes.

Growing Opportunity for Digital Health Innovation in the 50+ Market

Engagement and connection is key for healthcare transformation across all generations. With the majority of the 50+ population reporting a desire for an interactive healthcare solution, it’s no surprise that investment in social engagement tools increased 120% over the past year. However, another market opportunity in the 50+ space showed even more growth with a 208% funding rise in 2013. Can you guess which market area has had the most year over year advancement? Find the answer along with more exclusive data about the market in our just released (free!) 2013 Digital Health Insights Report - 50+ Market.

Healthcare Transformers in Action

35 StartUp Health companies participated in the StartUp Health Showcase last week in San Francisco and presented to 250 investors and industry leaders. Photo Library of the action here!

Last Day to Apply to The Hive @TEDMED

StartUp Health has partnered with TEDMED again on The Hive to feature a diverse group of innovators during this year’s TEDMED. Today, January 22, is the last day you can apply for The Hive at TEDMED 2014. Apply here.

Beam Me Up Scotty! Space Health Challenge Takes Off February 7-9

Collaborate with extraterrestrial health experts to tackle space travel's most intriguing health problems.  Join Health 2.0 Houston and other local innovators on February 7-9 at Rice University in Houston, TX, and dive in with experienced engineers, programmers, designers, and scientists. Space is limited so sign up today.

AARP Innovation@50 is looking for 10 Entrepreneurs

Ten startups will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to thousands of AARP members and a select group of VCs and Angels this May. Consumer-oriented digital health companies should apply by February 14 for the chance to take the stage at this live demo event. Free to participate and apply.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Basis and Oxitone (both featured!)

A Growing Role in Health Care for Smartwatches 
The New York Times

Sense Health

10 Startups You Should Watch in 2014
Small Business Trends

The Value of Health Prevention and Management
Huffington Post


10 Ways to Winning in 2014: An Entrepreneurs' Guide to Startup Success
Huffington Post

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
MedHOK  $77.5M Bain Capital VenturesSpectrum Equity
med fusion $61M Undisclosed
MeetYou $15M Matrix Partners
ikaSystems $15M Undisclosed
Healthcare Blue Book $7M The Martin Companies
ScienceScape $2.5M iGan Partners
eHealth Records International $1.5M Undisclosed
First Opinion $1.2M Greylock Partners
DocsInk $1M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $7.5 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Check out our December 2013 Digital Health Insights Funding Report.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

Hot or Not: Where Will the Money Flow in 2014?
January 30, 2014
New York, NY

Johnson Space Center (JSC) Space Health Challenge
February 7-9, 2014
Houston, TX

February 23-27, 2014
Orlando, FL

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit
February 25, 2014
New York, NY

March 7-16, 2014
Austin, TX

September 10-12, 2014
Washington, DC, and San Francisco, CA

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.

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