August 9, 2017
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“You start to look at a lot of different players with a forward-thinking mindset. It just creates an atmosphere that pushes healthcare in the right direction.”
- Ben Bynum, MD, Colorado Health Foundation

Pushing Healthcare in the Right Direction

Ben Bynum, MD, Colorado Health Foundation, on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Dr. Ben Bynum, portfolio director of the Colorado Health Foundation, discusses the organization’s development of an impact investment strategy and explains why that strategy includes the funding of digital health startups. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!


The Patient Will Be Heard Now: How Shift Health is enhancing patient-reported data

Putting a Band-Aid on Mental Health: Why we should be talking about mental health the way we talk about physical health by StartUp Health Fellow Amanda Price

Why This Angel Investor Loves the Quadruple Aim: Joni Kripal offers insight into her investment strategies

Dive into Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of MyPeople Health’s new whitepaper on improving outcomes for cancer patients by Health Transformer Alex Vealitzek

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Want to Empower Patients? Look to Kuveda’s Groundbreaking Technology
MedCity News

Savor Health: Meeting the Nutritional Needs of Elderly Cancer Patients

The Dental Marketer Podcast: How to Find New Patients Who Are Searching for Specific Treatment That You Provide With Patrick Killen of

Sathya Elumalai, CEO Multisensor Diagnostics, Among Those Named to BBJ’s Tech 10
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Ride Health & Yosi Selected for 2017 Prime Health Challenge
Prime Health

Ex-NFL Quarterback Gus Frerotte Focuses on Brain Health Monitoring App RC21X
Trib Live

Zeel Massage on Demand Expands to Nashville
The Nashville Ledger

3 Ways Employers Can Support Positive Habit Change Among Employees

The Hartford Partners With Maxwell Health to Launch Technology Platform for Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses
Business Wire

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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Health+Accel: Solutions for Aging Well

Want to amplify the impact of your healthy aging solution? Apply before August 11 for GuideWell Innovation’s Health+Accel for an intensive five-day program that includes a pitch competition to health industry leaders.

Accenture HealthTech Challenge

Accenture HealthTech Challenge
Accenture is once again bringing together startups, life sciences companies, and healthcare organizations to tackle the world's biggest health issues. Apply before September 1!

Upcoming Health Events

Health+Accel: Solutions for Aging Well Challenge Presented by Guidewell
Submission deadline:
August 11, 2017

Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge
Submission deadline:
September 1, 2017

BioPharm America
September 26-27, 2017
Boston, MA

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
October 1-4, 2017
Santa Clara, CA

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Financial Times Digital Health Summit USA
StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes speaking
October 12, 2017
New York, NY
25% off with code: START25

Frontiers Health
November 16-17, 2017
Berlin, Germany
20% off with code: FH17STARTUPHEALTH

Healthegy Digital Health Innovation Summit
November 30, 2017
Boston, MA
$100 off registration with code: startup17

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

StartUp Health’s Troy Bannister Reveals the Secret Formula to Transformative Digital Health Companies

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StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $312M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Auris Surgical Robotics $280.0M Coatue Management, Highland Capital Partners, Lux Capital, Mithril Capital Management
Viome $15.0M Khosla Ventures, Bold Capital Partners
Limelight Health $7.5M MassMutual Ventures, AXA Strategic Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments, Portag3 Ventures LP
Fruit Street Health $3.0M Jeremy Tucker, MD
IncludeFitness $2.3M CincyTech Ventures, Refinery Ventures, Ling-age Ventures
eazyScripts $2.0M Bluff Point Associates
Satchel Health $1.5M NueCura Partners
Touchkin $1.3M Kae Capital
Over $6B Invested in Digital Health in First Half of 2017

Q2 2017 was the biggest quarter ever for digital health funding, with a staggering $3.8B total invested. With the mid-year funding now coming in over $6B, 2017 has broken numerous records and we anticipate this to be the biggest year yet as huge deals continue to close. 

Get the free 2017 Mid-Year Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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