January 10, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
"You're defined by your courage. And you're redeemed by your loyalty."
—Joe Biden

VP Biden Keynotes the StartUp Health Festival

Joe Biden @ StartUp Health Festival
It was an honor to welcome former Vice President Joe Biden for a second year to the StartUp Health Festival.

“The urgency is now,” he said. “It’s time to break down the data silos and come together to win the fight against cancer.”

Thousands of people watched the StartUp Health Festival LIVESTREAM! Read more on MedCity News and our Festival roundups on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!


Health Transformer Showcases: 40 Health Transformers shared their Moonshot Missions during the StartUp Health Festival on Monday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, and Tuesday afternoon

StartUp Health Raises $19.3M Led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund, GuideWell, and Masimo: StartUp Health Transformer Fund II is investing in companies focused on achieving Health Moonshots

Transforming Patient Health With Digital Solutions: Our interview with health leaders Rachel Sha & Heather Bell of Sanofi

Digital Health Startups Raised a Record $11.5B in 2017

StartUp Health Insights
StartUp Health Insights
With over $11.5B of capital invested into the sector globally, 2017 was the most active funding year since we began tracking in 2011. We expect a dynamic year ahead with more funding activity, M&A, some big successes, more experimentation, and healthy failures that will pave the way for new advancements all around the world. Download StartUp Health’s free Year End Insights Report, read our overview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER, and see more coverage on MobiHealthNews, Healthcare Dive, Becker's Health IT & CIO Review, and FierceHealthcare.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

3 Next-Generation StartUp Health Companies Developing Solutions for Underserved Populations: Fit4D, Cognotion, KingFit

Lan Nguyen of ManageUP PRM Is One of Nine HR Thought Leaders to Follow in 2018

Top Tech Startup News Stories You Need to Know: Xverity Hopes to Cure a ‘Disconnect’ Between Patient Care and Home Care
Tech Startups

FitBliss Wellness to Pitch at StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco
Chicago Evening Post

Cloudbreak Health CEO to Present on Telemedicine Moonshots at 6th Annual StartUp Health Festival
Business Wire

Help-Full's Capacity to Support More Bay Area Seniors Grows
PR Newswire

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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

Upcoming Health Events

AI in Healthcare Summit
January 18-19, 2018
Boston, MA 

HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition
March 5-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

SXSW - Health and Wellness
March 9-13, 2018
Austin, TX 

WIRED Health 2018
March 13-14, 2018
London, UK

Buzzworthy Headlines

Brainstorm Health: StartUp Health Raises $19.3 Million

StartUp Health Gets $19.3 Million, Seeks Companies Tackling 'Moonshot' Projects
Wall Street Journal Pro Venture Capital

At the StartUp Health Festival, Venrock VCs on AI Potential: Focus on Back Office and Not on What Doctors Do
MedCity News

At the StartUp Health Festival, HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein Says Agency Will Review Existing Telemedicine Payment Rules

January’s Crazy Week: JP Morgan, StartUp Health, Health 2.0 WinterTech, and CES!
Telehealth & Telecare Aware

Nanowear Named Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge at StartUp Health Festival
Business Wire

J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference Is Under Way: Early Themes and a Podcast
San Francisco Business Times

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

The deadline is rapidly approaching for our Summer Fellowship Program. Apply before January 23. Please share with your networks!

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $440M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
VillageMD $80.0M   Athyrium Capital Management
Personal Genome Diagnostics $75.0M   Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Inova Strategic Investments, Co-win Healthcare Fund, Helsinn Investment Fund, Windham Venture Partners, Maryland Venture Fund
Genetron Health $61.0M   Zhongjin Kangrui Medical Industrial Fund, V Star Capital, Shenshang Xingye Fund
DNAnexus $58.0M   Foresite Capital, Microsoft Ventures, GV
Pear Therapeutics $50.0M   Temasek, 5AM Ventures, Arboretum Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Novartis, EDBI, Bridge Builder’s Collaborative
SomaLogic $39.0M   Nan Fung, Madryn
HaploX Biotechnology $32.0M   Youchoose Capital, SBCVC, Kexin Capital
Genome Medical $23.0M   GE Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Illumina Ventures, Canaan Partners
Cityblock Health $20.8M   Maverick Ventures, Thrive Capital, Alphabet‘s Sidewalk Labs
Beta Bionics $2.4M   Undisclosed
nOCD $1.0M   7wire Ventures

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