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July 20, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

Organizing a Global Army of Health Transformers: 300+ Founders Transforming Health Together

In 2011, StartUp Health launched with a vision of transforming health by organizing and supporting the entrepreneurs and innovators passionate about reinventing the future of healthcare. StartUp Health is now five years into a 25 year mission to improve the wellbeing of everyone on the planet and we’re just getting started. (Check out highlights of our journey so far.) We just announced we now have more than 300 Health Transformers and 150+ companies from five continents, 15 countries and more than 65 cities.

A Growing International Community

Join StartUp Health LIVE During the DNC

StartUp Health and SeventySix Capital are hosting an intimate event with Health Transformers and industry leaders during the DNC. RSVP here and join us next Wednesday, July 27, at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Philadelphia for a roundtable discussion about the future of health innovation. While we only have room for 75 guests in person, we will also be LIVE STREAMING the discussion and interviews with Health Transformers beginning at 9:30AM EDT on our Facebook and Twitter.

The Transformer Series

How a Global Pharma Brand Is Focusing on Digital Transformation

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Bruno Villetelle, Chief Digital Officer, and Nicole Mowad-Nassar, Vice President of Marketing at Takeda Pharmaceutical, discuss the journey of digital transformation within one of the world’s leading pharma companies.

Takeda Pharmaceautical on StartUp Health NOW

StartUp Health Companies in the News

StartUp Health Company Medicast Is Now Part of Providence St. Joseph Health

ACA Reporting Service Partners With Maxwell Health for ACA Reporting

Launchpad Digital Health Backs LifeDojo

HelloMD Looks to Its ‘Quora for Cannabis’ as a Source of Growth

Cyclica Announces Collaboration With Dr. James Dowling of SickKids

How AdhereTech Is Harnessing the Power of the Internet of Things

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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

Health 2.0 Global Retrospective Awards Nominations Are Out!

Don’t forget to vote for StartUp Health portfolio companies Medtep and Shift Health and Health Transformers Dan Penn and Sam Zebarjadi in this year’s Health 2.0 10 Year Global Retrospective Awards. Good luck to everyone who was nominated and we will see you at Health 2.0 this fall!

Digital Health for Complex Populations

Want to get your products into customers’ hands? The Center for Health Care Strategies, through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, is organizing two pilots pairing tech companies and health care systems to create digital solutions for low-income individuals with complex needs. Teams receive $25,000 in funding. Apply by this Friday!

Louisville Innovation Summit: Pitch Your Startup

If you're a health or medtech company that has a unique service for older adults, don’t forget to apply for the Louisville Innovation Summit pitch event happening October 10-11 in Louisville, KY. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 29.

Upcoming Health Events

The Transformer Series
July 27
Philadelphia, PA

Connected Health Summit
August 30 - September 1
San Diego, CA

BioPharm America, Digital Medicine Connect
September 15
Boston, MA

VoyagerMed Medical Innovation Summit
September 22-24
New York, NY

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
September 25-28
Santa Clara, CA

See more digital health events

Buzzworthy Headlines

How Do You Regulate the Digital Health Revolution?

Children's Hospital Using 'Pokemon Go' to Get Patients Out of Bed
USA Today

Apple Scores GlaxoSmithKline Study in Key Test of Health Apps

Power the Movement to Transform Health

StartUp Health is hiring batteries-included team players who want to join our mission to transform health. We’re currently searching for a rockstar UX Designer to join our team! Check out our current openings and share with your network.

Our portfolio company MDOps is looking for Account Executives to join their growing team.

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?


So far, digital health companies have raised over $3.9B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
iCarbonX  $45.0M China Bridge Capital
Endotronix $32.0M BioVenture Investors, SV Life Sciences, Lumira Capital, Aperture Venture Partners, OSF Ventures
Cambridge Medical Robotics $20.3M ABB Technology Ventures, LGT Global Invest, Cambridge Innovation Capital
Docent Health $15.0M Bessemer Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Maverick Ventures
Azalea Health $10.5M Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Intersouth Partners
Lifesum $10.0M Nokia Growth Partners, Draper Esprit, Bauer Media Group, SparkLabs Global Ventures
Abingdon Health $3.9M Imperial Innovations
Magnetic Insight $3.0M Sand Hill Angels, Stanford-StartX Fund
Scope AR $2.0M Susa Ventures, Presence Capital Fund, New Stack Ventures
Zenrez $2.0M ARTIS Ventures, Summit Action Fund, Precursor Ventures
StartUp Health Insights Midyear Report

The digital health market broke historic records as funding reached $3.9B in the first half of the year.

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