May 16, 2018
StartUp Health Insider

Liberating Data at HHS: An Exclusive StartUp Health Interview

As Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Bruce Greenstein has the monumental task of figuring out how to share data across all agencies to improve healthcare for all Americans.

During a recent interview with StartUp Health’s Katya Hancock, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Greenstein discussed how HHS is working to break down data silos, how data is being used to tackle the country’s opioid epidemic, and the government’s role in supporting entrepreneurs as they work to improve care.

Bruce Greenstein on StartUp Health NOW

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw $300 million in digital health funding this week, led by Akili Interactive ($55M), which develops prescription digital treatments that are delivered through video game experiences. Other big raises this week included Qventus ($30M) and Innovaccer ($25M).

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Stories to watch:

If Investors Really Listened to Data, They’d Be Investing in Women

The Burnout Crisis in American Medicine


The Future of Health, Influenced by Lifestyle Choices and Led by Women

An App to Eliminate Pre-term Birth by 2027

Trends and Insights From HLTH: The Future of Healthcare

StartUp Health Companies in the News Survey Reveals That Nearly 2 Out of 3 Patients Will Choose a Provider Because of a Strong Online Presence

Diabetes Champion: Fit4D CEO David Weingard

Babyscripts Helps Mothers-to-be With Low Resources Get Treatment

Healthcare on the Blockchain, Day 2: Drug Management, Machine Learning, & Private vs. Public Blockchains, Featuring Tatyana Kanzavelli, Open Health Network

Inbox Health Is One of the Six Best Tech Startups in New Haven

Conversa Health Helps Patients and Virtual Doctors Converse

How Using Patient Reported Data Can Improve Outcomes With Daniel Penn, Founder at Tickit Health

CarePredict to Showcase AI-powered Technology Platform at Argentum

Update on the May Meeting of the Indiana Commission to Combat Drug Abuse in Partnership With OpenBeds

Mediktor: Improving Access to Healthcare Through AI-based Symptoms Assessment in the IBM Cloud

Open Systems Healthcare Introduces Swift Shift's Mobile Technology for Philadelphia-Based Caregivers

Can Pediatric Supergroups Save Healthcare?

Careteam Technologies Inc. Announces Funding to Support Dementia Care

Health Disparities: Insights From Nebraska to Nairobi With Dr. Ngaruiya

Nightingale Expands Blood Biomarker Service With Urine, Spinal Fluid and Cord Blood Services

Zeel Announces Most Flexible Mobile Massage Membership Program

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Health and Biotechnology Summit

We’re excited to be a part of this year’s Executive Council & the New York Venture Capital Association 5th annual Health & Biotechnology Summit, taking place in New York City on June 13. Speakers will include the CEOs of Zeel, Prognos, and Greatist, plus execs from Merck, Pfizer, PAIGE, and more. The StartUp Health community can register for a 25% discount using the code HBTS25.

d.Health Summit

The University of Rochester, in collaboration with West Health, is hosting the 4th annual Summit, Beyond Healthcare to Successful Aging: America’s Next Revolution on June 6 in Boston, MA. This national forum brings together health and technology leaders to forge new alliances, disruptive models, and practical policy solutions. Save 20% with promo code STARTUP.

PULSE Finale

Join PULSE@MassChallenge at BIO International Convention on June 5 to celebrate the most promising digital healthcare startups in the world at the PULSE Finale. Reserve your ticket today.

Upcoming Health Events

Prime Health Challenge
Entry deadline: May 16, 2018

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 Summit
June 6, 2018
Boston, MA

Health & Biotechnology Summit
June 13, 2018
New York, NY

Tech Tour 2018 Healthcare Summit
June 25-27, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland

July 11-12, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

See more event information on our website.

Join LifeDojo on Their Mission to Change the World

Join StartUp Health company LifeDojo on their mission to make lasting behavioral change a reality for all. They are hiring a Director of Account-Based Marketing and a Strategic Account Manager to join their growing team in San Francisco.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $200M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Akili Interactive $55.0M   Temasek, Baillie Gifford, Amgen Ventures, M Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Canepa Advanced Healthcare Fund, Brooklands Capital Strategies
Qventus $30.0M   Bessemer Ventures, New York Presbyterian Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Norwest Venture Partners
Innovaccer $25.0M   Westbridge Capital, Lightspeed Ventures
Owlet $24.0M   Trilogy Equity Partners, Eclipse Ventures, Broadway Angels, Enfield Ventures,  Pelion Venture Partners
Solv $16.8M   Greylock, Aspect Ventures
Thrive Global $13.0M   Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman, 49ers Enterprises, Wndrco, Eric Roza, Adrian Aoun, Yash Sandesara, Adam Miller
Wellist $10.0M   Summation Health Ventures, .406 Ventures
Hint Health $10.0M   AXA Venture Partners, Webb Investment Network, Draper Associates, Springrock Ventures, Meridian Street Capital, Launchpad Digital Health, Tom Williams
Murj $8.5M   Longitude Capital, True Ventures
Luna DNA $4.0M   Illumina Ventures, Arch Venture Partners, Bridgelink Capital, Hemisphere Ventures, Dr. Aristides Patrinos
SonderMind $2.5M   Kickstart Seed Fund, Purple Arch Ventures, SpringTime Ventures
i3systems $1.0M   Unitus Ventures, Behram Vakil, Jerxis Vandrevala
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