July 25, 2018
StartUp Health Insider

StartUp Health Welcomes 10 Companies to Growing Army of Health Transformers

10 New Companies in StartUp Health Moonshot Academy
From Singapore to Brooklyn, from blockchain to chronic pain, meet 10 companies joining StartUp Health’s global army. Each is making progress towards one of our 10 Health Moonshots in inspiring ways.

How Cyclica’s AI Platform Is Helping Scientists Make Better Drugs, Faster

In order to make developing and discovering new drugs more efficient, Cyclica created an AI-powered drug database based on the latest peer-reviewed publications and case studies. The response from the industry, says CEO Naheed Kurji, has been powerful.

“We used to get questions about validation, now we get questions about how companies can leverage their own data to integrate it into our platform and how we can integrate our technology into their existing workflows. Now, instead of hearing ‘no,’ we hear ‘show me.’ ”

Read more about Cyclica’s journey to re-imagine drug discovery now on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $148M in innovative health funding this week, led by a $40M round for Mitra RxDx (dba Mitra Biotech), which is working on truly personalized oncology treatment. Other big raises included Centivo ($34M) and Viz.ai ($21M).

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Stories to Watch:

How to Put Your Medical History on Your iPhone in Less Than 5 Minutes

Making Healthcare Better for Everyone—Including Providers

StartUp Health Masterclass

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our upcoming Masterclass Series starting August 1 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.

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A Bright Future for Light Therapy: Solius Offers a New Take on Addressing Low Vitamin D

Top Trends in Digital Health Funding From StartUp Health’s Midyear Report

StartUp Health Companies in the News

The World's First FDA Cleared Wrist Pulse Ox Sensor With Leon Eisen, Founder & CEO at Oxitone Medical

Sleep.AI Is Aiming to Predict and Make Sense of Your Sleep Patterns

Doctor.com Shares Tips on How to Be Productive During the Slow Summer Season

Fourth Patent Issued to LifeWIRE Group

Healthy Plus Partners With AEGLE Palette for Global Wellness Initiative

Gene by Gene’s Modern Customer Experience Powered by DataStax

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Join us on October 11 at the 8th annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS), the premier East Coast gathering for over 300 healthcare executives, technology startups, investors, payers, and providers. Use code STARTUP200 to save $200 off the current registration fee.

Connected Health Conference

The 2018 Connected Health Conference is back in Boston on October 17-19. Join over 2,500 front-line healthcare providers, tech innovators, decision makers, life sciences companies, investors and forward-thinking companies for networking, education, and demos of the latest digital health technologies and disruptive innovations. Use code 18CHC100 for $100 off registration.

Frontiers Health

Frontiers Health 2018, taking place in Berlin on November 15-16, combines a unique mix of attendees and presenters from investment funds, life science companies, health innovation hubs, insurance companies, and digital health startups, creating a unique platform to discuss how innovations are converging to re-invent and transform healthcare. Register using code FH20STH for a 20% discount.  

Upcoming Health Events

How to Master the Modern Patient Journey in 5 Easy Steps
Webinar hosted by Doctor.com and Healthgrades
August 7, 2018

UCSF Summer Digital Health Mixer
August 7, 2018
San Francisco, CA

DTxDM East
September 25-26, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP15

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
October 11, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP200

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

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

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

See more event information on our website.

Join Our Team, Change the World

Do you love to write copy and/or articles that inspire and tell a story? We’re looking for a Senior Writer and a Marketing Copywriter to join our growing team. These positions are ideal for talented writers passionate about health innovation, regardless of your location.

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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
Mitra RxDx $40.0M   Northpond Ventures, Accel, Sequoia Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, RA Capital Management
Centivo $34.0M   Bain Capital Ventures, F-Prime Capital Partners, Maverick Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Ingleside Investors, Rand Capital, Grand Central Tech Ventures, Oxeon Investments, Jim Foreman, Ken Goulet, Kevin Hill
Viz.ai $21.0M   Kleiner Perkins, GV
Quantapore $15.5M   Northern Light Venture Capital, Tsingyuan Ventures, Sangel Venture Capital, Baidu Ventures, Cloudstone VC
K Health $12.5M   Mangrove Capital Partners, Lerer Hippeau, Primary Venture Partners, BoxGroup, Max Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Comcast Ventures
CyberMDX $10.0M   Pitango Venture Capital, OurCrowd Qure
Madaket Health $10.0M   Qiming Venture Partners, Experian Ventures, The PNC Financial Services Group, Salesforce Ventures
Kindly Care $5.4M   Javelin Venture Partners, MHS Capital, Jackson Square Ventures
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