October 10, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
The Man Using AI to Transform Cardiology

The Man Using AI to Transform Cardiology

James Hare is giving The Most Interesting Man In the World a run for his money. When this Detroit native living in Singapore isn’t kite surfing or doing an epic ten-day meditation, he’s working to accelerate the detection of heart disease using AI-powered echo exams. Read about Hare’s latest endeavor, eko.ai, and upgrading cardiology.

Digital Health’s Next Frontier Is in Berlin

Digital Health’s Next Frontier Is in Berlin

In five weeks, digital health pioneers will gather in Berlin for Frontiers Health 2018. The event has fast become the premier European conference for health startups, innovation hubs, and investors looking to create digital disruption and weigh in on the trajectory of innovation in healthcare. So naturally, StartUp Health’s global army will be there.

  • Catch the StartUp Health army at the Health Transformers Showcase (November 15 | 4-6 PM) featuring pitches from these Health Transformers:

    • Marina Borukhovich (YourCoach), Jordi Cabot (Medtep), Mark Campbell (Pocket Anatomy), Josep Carbo (Mediktor), Leon Eisen (Oxitone Medical), Fredrik Gustafsson (Joint Academy), Yishai Knobel (Helparound), Jussi Maatta (Buddy Healthcare), Janne Pylväs (Myontec)

  • Attend the panel discussion “Digital Health for the Developing World” with Unity Stoakes, President & Co-Founder of SUH (November 15 | 12:15 PM)

  • Register for #FH18 and get an exclusive 25% discount with code FH20STH

Narrowing the Mental Health Gap

Closing the Mental Health Gap

Health Transformer Dr. Thomas Tsang, CEO of Valera Health, and his multidisciplinary team want to take care of the 25 million Americans with untreated behavioral healthcare needs. They’re using data-science to accomplish this moonshot.

In Digital Health M and A, This Was the Year of the Company

Digital Health M&A

Startups and veteran companies alike proved to be the most common acquirer in the digital health space this year, outpacing payers, providers, and pharma. Here are four StartUp Health merger and acquisition highlights from 2018.

Bringing Clarity to the Cost of Healthcare

7 Startups Bringing Clarity to the Cost of Healthcare

These companies are bringing greater transparency to one of healthcare’s greatest mysteries.

Vivino and Fruit Jam and What They Tell Us About Price Transparency In Healthcare

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Price Transparency

What do Vivino and fruit jam tell us about price transparency, quality, and choice paralysis in healthcare?

5 New Speakers to Showcase StartUp Health Stage

Five Visionaries Headlining the StartUp Health Festival

StartUp Health is kicking off Q4 with a sneak preview of some of the amazing people speaking at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival, including Esther Dyson, Jane Metcalfe, Todd Park, Dr. Mona Siddiqui, and Bernard Tyson. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for previews of the speakers that will be gracing the stage, and apply to attend the festival.

Become a StartUp Health Festival Partner

Each year, we partner with extraordinary organizations who look to support Health Transformers at the StartUp Health Festival. Align your organization with the global movement to achieve Health Moonshots. Email us at events@startuphealth.com to learn more. Previous partners include Google, Sanofi, Accenture, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Uber, and others.

ICYMI: check out the highlights from the 2018 StartUp Health Festival.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $86M in innovative health funding this week, led by Ceribell with $35M from Optimas Capital Partners Fund, The Rise Fund, UCB, and LivaNova. Other recent deals included AbCellera ($10M) and Carie Health ($7M).

Download Our 2018 Q3 Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

Hunting for Tech Ties, a Swiss Drugmaker Goes to Silicon Valley

Listening to End Users Is Key When Developing Digital Health Products

What Can Digital Health Startups Learn About Commercialization From Medtech and Life Science Companies?
MedCity News

StartUp Health Magazine

We did a thing. We launched the StartUp Health magazine this year and are two issues into the publication. Each issue is chock-full of stories and interviews that cover the people, innovations, and mindsets driving the digital health revolution.

Read the digital issues and subscribe now to thumb through your very own copy of the first consumer print magazine dedicated to the future of health.

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StartUp Health Companies in the News

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Launches Online Referral Network With OpenBeds
Dover Post 

CareLinx Announces AARP Partnership
HomeCare Magazine 

AppointmentNotify Launches in New York City
HISTalk Practice

Edamam Offers Recipes From Top Publishers With Added Nutrition Data
Markets Insider

MediSprout Introduces New Technology Integrations With Amazon and Withings to Enable Better Doctor Patient Connections
Globe Newswire

Sandstone Diagnostics Presents Advances in At-Home Male Fertility Testing Technology
EIN Newsdesk

Edamam Launches a Fully Redesigned Nutrition Analysis Suite of Tools

Former Anthem President Jimmy Lee Joins Fit4D’s Advisory Board

Startup Women Founders From genneve and Other Companies Join Forces to Fight Cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop to chat with Steven Krein and the rest of the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

Take the 10-Minute Mindset Audit

Connected Health Conference

The 2018 Connected Health Conference is back in Boston from October 17-19 this year, creating an unmatched thought leadership experience in the hub of healthcare and innovation. Join over 2,500 front-line healthcare providers, tech innovators, decision makers, life sciences companies, investors, and forward-thinking companies. Register with code 18CHC100 for $100 off attendee registration.

FT Digital Health Summit

Join us in New York City on October 17 for the Financial Times Digital Health Summit to explore the benefits, opportunities, and complexities of digital disruption. Register with code Start20 to save 20%.


Register now for MedCity ENGAGE, November 6-7 in San Diego, where leading hospitals, health systems, payers, investors, and innovative tech startups gather to discuss the latest trends, strategies, and digital solutions in patient engagement. Save 70% over full rate with our code STARTUPHEALTH.

Upcoming Health Events

Redefining Success: An Overview of the Trifecta Core Health Initiative
Hosted by StartUp Health company E=MC2 no limits…
October 13, 2018
Villanova, PA

FT Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY
Discount code: Start20

Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: 18CHC100

Cracking the Code on How Consumers Shop for Healthcare
Webinar hosted by StartUp Health company Doctor.com
October 18, 2018

Milken Institute Future of Health Summit
StartUp Health's Steven Krein presenting
October 22-23, 2018
Washinton, DC

CNS Summit and Innovation Showcase
November 1-4, 2018
Boca Raton, FL

November 6-7, 2018
San Diego, CA
Discount code: STARTUPHEALTH 

Frontiers Health 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Discount code: FH20STH

See more event information on our website.

Applications Are Open! StartUp Health Fellowship Program

Are you passionate about supporting the world's Health Transformers as they work to achieve Health Moonshots? We are currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2019 Fellowship which begins in mid-January. The deadline to apply is November 15.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $86M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Ceribell $35.0M   Optimas Capital Partners Fund, The Rise Fund, UCB, LivaNova
AbCellera $10.0M   DCVC Bio
Carie Health $7.0M   Sagemoore Capital
Siilo €4.5M   EQT Ventures
Authentic4D $5.0M   IA Capital Group
CarePoynt $5.0M   Undisclosed
Parsys Télémédecine €4.0M   Odysée Venture, Bpifrance, Crédit Coopératif
Locum’s Nest £3.0M   Albion Capital, IDO Investments
Forward Health $3.9M   Stride.VC, Albion Capital, Jay Desai, Melissa Morris
Basis $3.7M   Bedrock, Wave Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Sopris Health $3.4M   Access Venture Partners, Cue Capital, Tallwave Capital, Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Techstars, Rockies Venture Fund
Download Our 2018 Q3 Insights Report

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