December 6, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.”
— Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden to Keynote Startup Health Festival

VP Joe Biden @ StartUp Health Festival
We are honored to welcome back for the second year former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, who will keynote the sixth annual StartUp Health Festival. Fresh off his American Promise tour and the release of his new book ‘Promise Me, Dad,’ Mr. Biden will discuss the progress the Biden Cancer Initiative is making to end cancer as we know it.

Read more about the Festival on HEALTH TRANSFORMER and apply to attend at

The RippleWorks Effect: Creating Successful Startups

Doug Galen, RippleWorks, on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Doug Galen, CEO & Co-founder of RippleWorks, explains how startups like those in StartUp Health’s portfolio can benefit from being part of a RippleWorks project. See the full video interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.


Moonshot Minute: StartUp Health company Prognos raises $20.5M, new speakers announced for the StartUp Health Festival + more!

Predicting Disease Early to Improve Health: Sundeep Bhan of Prognos on using Artificial Intelligence and analytics to track and predict disease

What Do Google, GE, Fortune Magazine, & Prognos All Have in Common?

StartUp Health Companies in the News

The Last 12 Months – The Mission
Greatist CEO Derek Flanzraich

StartUp Health Company Prognos Raises $20.5 Million From Investors Including Cigna, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund
MedCity News

Artificial Intelligence Startup CarePredict Disrupts Assisted Living Facilities
Digital Journal

How Room2Care & CarePredict Are Helping Seniors and Their Families
Miami Herald

Practice Management IT Startup MedXCom Provides a Way to Preserve Data From Patients’ After-hours Calls
MedCity News

Zeel Brings In-Home Massage Service to St. Louis & Aspen
PR Newswire

Cyclica Launches Ligand Express™, a Disruptive Cloud-Based Platform to Revolutionize Drug Discovery
Business Wire

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and Fit4D Secure Robin Hood Foundation Grant to Offer Diabetes Management Program

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

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Health 2.0 WinterTech

The fourth annual Health 2.0 WinterTech is back in San Francisco on January 10. Join over 500 healthtech decision makers including health providers, healthtech investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and startups for a day of live product demos and in-depth discussions on the investment trends that will impact the new technology healthcare landscape in 2018. Register for WinterTech today and save with code WTSUP2.

Upcoming Health Events

StartUp Health Festival
January 8-9, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Health 2.0 WinterTech
January 10, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Save with code: WTSUP2

Buzzworthy Headlines

Advocate Plans to Merge With Wisconsin Hospital Giant Aurora
Chicago Tribune

2018 Guide to Healthtech Startup Competitions, Accelerators, and Incubators
True Process

SeventySix Capital Nominated as an Outstanding Investor by SportTechie

Neo.Life Gift Guide 2017

StartUp Health Investor Steve Case Launches Rise of the Rest Fund: Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups
The New York Times

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health is hiring venture and network associates and always searching for amazing leaders to join our team and mission to transform health to make a global impact. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $165M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
electroCore $70.0M   Core Ventures II, Merck's Global Health Innovation Fund, Knoll Capital Management, American Investment Holdings, Vinik Family Foundation
Thrive Global $30.0M   Marc Benioff, IVP, Phil Fernandez, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Greycroft Partners, Advancit Capital, Sean Parker
Portea Medical $26.0M   Sabre Partners, MEMG CDC Ventures, Accel, International Finance Corporation, Qualcomm Ventures
Revel Health $17.0M   TT Capital Partners
VirtualHealth $7.0M   Edison Partners
Fimmic €5.0M   Ascend Capital Partners, ACME Investments, STO-Rahoitus
Quantib €4.5M   Holland Venture, InnovationQuarter
Empiric Health $3.0M   Intermountain Healthcare
Envisagenics $2.3M   Third Kind Venture Capital, Cosine, Dolby Family Ventures, Dynamk Capital, NY Empire State Development, SV Angel
MobieFit $1.3M   NB Ventures, MediAssist India
A $2.5 Billion Quarter for Digital Health

Digital health funding isn’t slowing down with the largest Q3 yet coming in at over $2.5B. Following previous Q4 trends, we expect total annual funding for 2017 to hit the $10B mark.

Get the free 2017 Q3 Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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