July 18, 2018

Bright Idea: Solius Aims to Bring Light Therapy to the Masses

Solius on StartUp Health NOW

Health Transformer Rick Hennessey, the CEO of Solius, gathered the world's top experts in light science, biology, and medicine and set out to find a solution for the one billion people worldwide that have inadequate levels of vitamin D. Low vitamin D is related to over one hundred diseases and, not to mention, is a critical nutrient that we need to survive.

Their solution is a walk-in light therapy machine that can live in wellness center, a pharmacy, or just about anywhere. And that’s part of Hennessey’s vision – a Solius on every corner, available to everyone at a disruptively low price.

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Insights: Investing in Digital Health Companies Around the World

The first half of 2018 brought record numbers in digital health funding. More than $6B has been raised so far this year across 414 deals – the largest deal count we’ve seen to date. So where is all of this money going?

StartUp Health 2018 Midyear Digital Health Funding Insights
StartUp Health 2018 Midyear Digital Health Funding Insights
StartUp Health 2018 Midyear Digital Health Funding Insights
StartUp Health 2018 Midyear Digital Health Funding Insights
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Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $403M in innovative health funding this week, led by two Beijing-based startups: oncology data company LinkDoc Technology ($149.4M) and fitness startup Keep ($127M).

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Stories to Watch:

An Amazon Prime Day for Healthcare? Here's What Experts Say It Could Look Like

Sanofi's Digital Health Guru on Joint Ventures and Finding Top Talent

CMS's 2019 Proposal Makes Broad Strides in Telehealth, Interoperability, Documentation

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Patients Have Spoken: Online Presence Is More Critical Than Ever in Healthcare

Improving Medication Compliance With Smart Pill Bottles: Interview With AdhereTech CEO Josh Stein

Prognos Is One of the Top Five Startups Disrupting Healthcare With AI

Leading Prenatal App, Babyscripts, Announces Partnership With WellSpan

Avella's Use of AdhereTech Improves Adherence and Generates Additional Fills, Across Multiple Specialty Medications and Diseases

Zeel Launches Massage on Demand in Indianapolis, Rhode Island, and Milwaukee and Madison

Founder Story — syncH

Medicare’s Big Virtual Check-In Surprise: GVCI1, the Code You’ve Never Heard of Could Be the Biggest Thing to Happen in Virtual Care Reimbursement

Special Perspective From Dr. Andreas Windemuth and Naheed Kurji: Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $403M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
LinkDoc Technology $149.4M   China Investment Corporation
Keep $127.0M   Goldman Sachs, GGV Capital, Tencent, Morningside Venture Capital, Bertelsmann Asia Investments
Cue $45.0M   Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Section 32, Dentsu Ventures, Synergy Ventures, Tarsadia Investments, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Babel Ventures, Troy Capital, Sherpa Capital, Cove Investments, Rohan Oza
Verge Genomics $32.0M   DFJ, WuXi AppTec's Corporate Venture Fund, ALS Investment Fund, Agent Capital, OS Fund, YCombinator, Draper Associates, Lifeforce Capital
Octave Bioscience $14.0M   BCBS Venture Partners, Echo Health Ventures, Section 32
Lumiata $11.0M   Khosla Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Sandbox Industries, Intel Capital
XaTek $9.1M   Undisclosed
Rimidi $6.5M   Eli Lilly and Company, Turner Investments, Cox Enterprises, Village Capital, The Jump Fund, JAMB Global
Spring Health $6.0M   Rethink Impact, Work-Bench, BBG Ventures, The Partnership Fund for New York City, RRE Ventures, William K. Warren Foundation
Oura Health €5.0M   Bold Capital Partners, Tesi
NewStem $4.0M   Hollywood Media Corp
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