April 18, 2018
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Fortune telling is a risky business.

That hasn’t stopped VCs Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts.

For three years running, the Venrock partners have put their top health industry predictions in writing, for all to read (and debate).

At the most recent Startup Health Festival, Fortune Magazine editor-in-chief Clifton Leaf sat down with Kocher and Roberts to get the story behind their 2018 predictions and to understand where investment dollars will be flowing in the upcoming year.

Watch the Video & Read the Highlights
StartUp Health NOW: Venrock Healthcare Predictions
“For the rest of our lives we're going to continue to see rapid adoption, improvement, disruption, and change.” — Bob Kocher, Venrock

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw an impressive $310 million in digital health funding this week, led by Livongo Health ($105M), which utilizes connected devices and virtual coaching to assist patients with chronic conditions. Other big raises this week included Chinese startups DXY ($100M) and MobileMD System ($47.6M).

Download Our Full Q1 2018 Insights Report
Stories to watch:

According to a new study, virtual care could save the United States billions of dollars each year

AI software that helps doctors diagnose like specialists approved by the FDA

Amazon shelves plan to sell drugs to hospitals

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HEALTH TRANSFORMER Headlines

This Fast-Growing Startup Is Giving Health Insurance the Full Digital Make-Over

Are We Ready for the Care Team of the Future: Patients + Doctors + Machines? It Appears So

Sue Siegel on “Industrializing” the Entrepreneurial Mindset

A Backstage Look at the Upcoming HLTH Conference

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Sleep Companies Unite: SleepScore Labs Acquires Sleep.ai

PsyInnovations Receives Investment From Brand Capital

New Wichita Location Gives KingFit Room to Grow

Care Advisors Selected for the MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect Contest

Open Health Network Is Managing Your Healthcare Data Through the Blockchain

Zeel Brings On-Demand Massages to Richmond

Marketing to Hispanics: Beyond Spanish Language

Specialty Pharma Can Learn From Tinder - Part I

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Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit

Join us at the Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit and Reception on May 3 in Boston, where health, IT, and biomedicine fuse together. Friends of StartUp Health get a 30% registration discount with code: ArcStartUp2018.

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare

By leading the development of a new industry dialogue and ecosystem, HLTH’s mission is to drive substantial reductions in healthcare costs and dramatic increases in healthcare quality. Join us in Las Vegas for the first annual HLTH conference, taking place on May 6-9.

Bayer G4A Accelerator Applications Are Now Open

Calling out startups and innovators interested in taking their digital health project to the next level. Here is your chance to collaborate with Bayer, benefit from their expertise, and together empower people to put them at the center of their health. Check out the G4A website for more information about each area and to submit your application before May 31.

Upcoming Health Events

World Medical Innovation Forum
April 23-25, 2018
Boston, MA

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

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

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

Webinar: How to Embrace the Amazon Effect and Watch Your Practice Thrive*
May 1, 2018
*Hosted by Doctor.com & Vitals

MedCity INVEST
May 1-2, 2018
Chicago, IL

Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit
May 3, 2018
Boston, MA

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare*
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
*Meet StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes and Network Director Katya Hancock

TMCx Accelerator Medical Device 2018
Entry deadline:
May 11, 2018

EntreFest*
May 17-18, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA
*Come listen to StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes on stage

Bayer G4A Generator Kickoff*
May 24, 2018
New York, NY
*Meet StartUp Health Network Director Katya Hancock

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Sitges, Spain

See more event information on our website.

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $310M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Livongo Health $105.0M   General Catalyst, Kinnevik, DFJ, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Microsoft Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Zaffre Investments, 7wire Ventures, Echo Health Ventures
DXY $100.0M   Undisclosed
MobileMD System $47.6M   SAIF Partners, Morningside Venture Capital, Zheshang Venture Capital, SBCVC, Ivy Capital, Cowin Venture Capital
Aetion $36.4M   New Enterprise Associates, Amgen, Flare Capital Partners, Lakestar, Oxeon Ventures
hc1.com $7.0M   Health Cloud Capital, Elevate Ventures
Common Sensing $6.6M   Waterline Ventures, New World Health, Royal Philips, Haselmeier
healthfinch $6.0M   Adams Street Partners
Sword Health $4.6M   Green Innovations, Vesalius Biocapital III
Somnoware $3.5M   Undisclosed
Tyde A$3.0M   Dean McEvoy
BeatO $1.3M   Leo Capital, Blume Ventures
Download Our Full Q1 2018 Insights Report

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