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April 5, 2017
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StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If Q1 of 2017 is any indication of what’s to come, 2017 is going to be another important year for digital health. Download the full report now and read more from Fortune, Politico, MedCity News, and MobiHealthNews.

Hear from Unity Stoakes & Troy Bannister as they discuss this record breaking quarter and other notable highlights and trends to watch in the year ahead.

Q1 2017 Insights Video

Why We Must Embrace Moonshot Medicine

The ‘moonshot mindset’ embraces the idea that audacious goals are the best way to bring revolutionary changes to health. Read StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Howard Krein’s thought provoking piece for STAT on the power of embracing moonshot medicine and why we must move forward together in giant leaps to make real progress in medicine.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

How an Insurance Industry Veteran Landed $5 Million to Make Finding Small Business Insurance Easier

Wellthie Raises $5 Million in Series A Funding Led by IA Capital Group

Sense Health, Voxiva Merge to Form Wellpass, an Integrated Messaging and Patient Engagement Platform

HealthBreak – Babyscripts, Melissa DuBois, MD
Reading Health

UCHealth Deploys Breakthrough Technology From RxRevu to Improve Treatment Accuracy for Heart Failure Patients
Becker's Health IT Review

Role of Healthcare AI in the Lab: Today & Tomorrow
Prognos for G2 Intelligence

Edamam Launches Mobile Versions of Its Best in Class Nutrition Analysis Tool

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.

Pioneering Innovations That Drive Health Policy

Join the 8th annual Health Datapalooza on April 27-28 in Washington, DC, to learn how health and healthcare can be improved by harnessing the power of data. Register now for discount onsite attendance or discount webcast participation.

Global Gathering of Cardiovascular Leaders

The World Medical Innovation Forum is a global gathering of more than 1,000 senior healthcare leaders in the heart of Boston on May 1-3 and features the newest technologies to diagnose, treat, and manage cardiovascular and cardiometabolic disease.

Health & Biotechnology Summit

Join us alongside the Executive Council & the New York Venture Capital Association for the 4th Annual Health & Biotechnology Summit on April 26 in NYC. Along with startup pitches, speakers will include execs from Merck, Pfizer, and more. Register with a 25% discount discount using code START25. Startups can also apply to pitch by sending a deck to by April 10.

Upcoming Health Events

CitiGroup: What’s Next in Digital Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein speaking
April 6, 2017
New York, NY

Find a Pilot Partner Matchmaking Event
April 6, 2017
New York, NY

AARP Innovation@50+
April 12-13, 2017
Mountain View, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Orlando, FL

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

Prime Health Innovation Summit
StartUp Health’s Unity Stoakes speaking
May 4, 2017
Denver, CO

Health 2.0 Europe
May 3-5, 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Techonomy Health
StartUp Health’s Steven Krein speaking
May 16, 2017
New York, NY

May 17-18, 2017
Chicago, IL

May 17-18, 2017
Antwerp, Belgium

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Embrace ‘Moonshot Medicine’ to Make the Leap to a New Era of Human Health

Brainstorm Health Daily: Digital Health Funding Has Had a Record-breaking First Quarter

Morning eHealth: Digital Health Deals Holding Steady (at Least) in Q1

Report: Digital Health Startups Raise $2.5B in Q1 Even as Deal Volume Declines to Six-year Low
MedCity News

Why Today's Digital Health Venture Model Is Broken
HIT Consultant Media

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented, and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $140M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Twist Bioscience $33.0M Undisclosed
Connecture $17.5M Francisco Partners
PharmEasy $17.0M Bessemer Venture Partners, Orios Venture Partners, Aarin Capital
Kingdee Healthcare $14.0M Yongjin Group,
Xiaolu Yiguan $14.0M Redpoint Ventures, Sinovation Ventures
Cognoa $11.6M Morningside
Conversa Health $7.9M Undisclosed
SHYFT Analytics $7.5M Optum Ventures
Carbon Health $6.5M BuildersVC, Javelin Venture Partners, Two Sigma Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Aaron Patzer, Elad Gil, Russ Fradin
Optolexia €5.2M Segulah, The Pomona Group
Kali Care $5.0M Undisclosed
Tilak Healthcare €2.5M iBionext Growth Fund
Pond Healthcare Innovation €2.0M Spiltan
StartUp Health’s Q1 2017 Insights Report

If the first quarter of 2017 is any indication of what’s to come, 2017 is going to be another important year for digital health funding.

Get the free Q1 2017 Insights Report

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