February 21, 2018
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Bringing the Magic and Wonder Back to Health

Vas Narasimhan @ StartUp Health Festival
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Vas Narasimhan, the new CEO of Novartis, shares his vision for the future of Novartis and his thoughts on bringing the magic and wonder back to health. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!

Health Transformer Spotlight: Philip Marshall, MD, Conversa

Philip Marshall, MD, Conversa

“What was I thinking?” Hear Dr. Phil Marshall’s entertaining presentation on the ups and downs of his 20-year journey in healthcare and how he ended up launching Conversa with his co-founder, West Shell. Also, make sure to sign up now for their upcoming webinar “Healthcare 2020: How Automated Patient Experiences Will Transform the Landscape” on February 28!

HEALTH TRANSFORMER Headlines

This Wellness Program Allows Employees to Choose Their Own Path: Spotlight with Chris Cutter, Founder & CEO of LifeDojo

From One Army to the Next: A lesson on mindsets from the Israeli Air Force

Words of Hope: Vice President Joe Biden’s passionate keynote from the 2018 StartUp Health Festival

Promises Worth Keeping: An excerpt from Joe Biden’s latest book, ‘Promise Me, Dad’

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Edamam Is Simplifying Nutritional Information for Everyone
BuzzFeed

AdhereTech’s Smart System Improves Medication Compliance
MedGadget 

IBM, Google, Microsoft, Tute Genomics Among Prominent Players in Rapidly Growing AI Market
Channel Partners Online

MetaLogics Joins StartUp Health Moonshot Academy for Digital Health Innovators
HIT Consultant 

Who's Using What in P&C Insurance: Wellthie
PropertyCasualty360 

FitBliss Selected for the Salesforce Accelerate Program, Adds Former Salesforce & Oracle Execs to Their Advisor Team
FitBliss 

MouthWatch, LLC, Debuts Its TeleDent Referral Engine Starter Kit for Specialists and GPs
PR Newswire 

Tony Boselli's In-School Flu Vaccination Program With CareDox Ensures No Child Is Left Behind in This Year's Flu Epidemic
PR Newswire

In Specialty Pharma, a Sleeping Bear Is Waking Up to Digital
LinkedIn by Health Transformer Yishai Knobel

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Moonshot Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access, and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

Bayer G4A Generator Is Open for Submissions!

G4A Generator, the newest edition of the Bayer G4A program, is looking to collaborate with like-minded healthcare innovators in the US to help fulfill the potential of self-care. You can find detailed information about each challenge on the website and have until March 23 to apply.

Upcoming Health Events

Blockchain in Healthcare the EOS Way
February 23, 2018
New York, NY  

Healthcare 2020: How Automated Patient Experiences Will Transform the Landscape
Webinar Hosted by StartUp Health Company Conversa
February 28, 2018 

HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition
Meet StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes and Network Director Katya Hancock
March 5-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV 

SXSW - Health and Wellness
Meet StartUp Health Team
March 9-13, 2018
Austin, TX

Impact Pediatric @ SXSW
StartUp Health Company Open Health Network Presenting
Austin, TX

Addressing Sports’ Concussion Problem With Technology @ SXSW
StartUp Health Company HealthTech Apps Presenting
March 10, 2018
Austin, TX

Greatist Redefines Healthy @ SXSW
StartUp Health Company Greatist Presenting
March 10, 2018
Austin, TX

Connect to End Cancer @ SXSW
StartUp Health Companies Play It Health & Fruit Street Participating
Austin, TX

WIRED Health 2018
March 13-14, 2018
London, UK 

TEDxUCLA 2018: Waves
StartUp Health Company inRecovery Presenting
April 7, 2018
Los Angeles, CA 

Future of Obstetrics: A Babyscripts User Experience
April 25-26, 2018
Austin, TX 

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

ATA 18
April 29-May 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare
Meet StartUp Health's Unity Stoakes and Katya Hancock
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Buzzworthy Headlines

Roche Goes on Tech Shopping Spree for Startups to Boost Research
Bloomberg News

Pharma Giant Roche to Acquire Flatiron Health for $1.9 Billion
Crain’s New York

The Latest Silicon Valley Futurist Betting on Anti-Aging Stem Cells
Wired

Google Hopes AI Can Predict Heart Disease by Looking at Retinas
USA Today

Blockchains Won’t Fix the Problem With Genomics
Neo.Life

The Digital Pill Era Is Here—and It Could Help Solve a $300 Billion Health Care Problem
Fortune

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Career Opportunities With StartUp Health

We’re looking to add a Corporate Paralegal as well as Miami fellows to our growing team! To apply and for more information on all open positions, please visit startuphealth.com/careers.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $300M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
HeartFlow $240.0M   Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford & Company
Codoon $20.0M   Advanced Power Electronics Corp., SBCVC
Dialogue $12.0M   White Star Capital, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Portag3 Ventures, National Bank, Walter Financial
Veritas Genetics $9.6M   Philab Holdings
CallHealth $7.8M   Bennett Coleman and Company Limited
Transparency Life Sciences $5.0M   New Ventures III
Innovu $2.7M   Undisclosed
Digital Health Startups Raised a Record $11.5B in 2017

With over $11.5B of capital invested into the sector globally, 2017 was the most active funding year since we began tracking in 2011. We expect a dynamic year ahead!

Download the free StartUp Health 2017 Year End Insights Report now.

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