February 7, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“The definition of extreme is to go past your known limits by an unknown amount.”
— Warren Miller

20 New Companies Join StartUp Health Moonshot Academy

New Health Transformers
Join us in welcoming over 30 new Health Transformers representing 20 health innovation companies to the StartUp Health Moonshot Academy! And, we’re proud to note that half of the companies were founded or cofounded by women. We’re excited to support these Health Transformers as they work to achieve their Health Moonshots! Read the full announcement on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Health Transformer Spotlight: Aschkan-Abdul Malek, AlemHealth

Aschkan-Abdul Malek, AlemHealth
How can Health Transformers keep their ‘batteries charged’ in places where there’s no electricity? Live from the 2018 StartUp Health Festival, Health Transformer Aschkan-Abdul Malek, co-founder of AlemHealth, shares how entrepreneurs can stay fully charged no matter the circumstances. Watch the full Spotlight on YouTube!

Building a Balanced Model for Healthcare

Rasu Shrestha, MD, UPMC
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Rasu Shrestha, MD, Chief Innovation Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), shares with Health Transformers the innovation strategies at UPMC and how these new technologies and capabilities are creating a more balanced model for healthcare. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!


Welcoming the Newest Health Transformers to StartUp Health’s Global Army

A Holistic Approach to Achieving the Happiness & Mental Health Moonshot

From Pain to Peace & Purpose

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Flosonics Raises $5 Million for Device Helping Hospitals Track Critically-ill Patients

The Top Barrier to AI in Drug Discovery May Surprise You, Featuring Naheed Kurji of Cyclica

Supa.ai Named to the Best Health and Fitness Gear List at CES 2018
Women’s Health

Why Guys Are Throwing All-Male Zeel Spa Parties Instead of Bachelor Parties
Men’s Health

KingFit Assisting Via Christi With Diabetes Education Pilot Program
Wichita Business Journal

Babyscripts Monitors the Health of Pregnant Women

Beyond Lucid Technologies Deploys the MEDIVIEW ePCR and BEACON Prehospital Health Information Exchange in Colorado, Ohio, and Oklahoma

AGA Launches New Patient App With @Point of Care to Aid in IBD Monitoring and Education
American Gastroenterological Association

CareLinx Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification to Ensure Patient Data Protection
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.

Bayer G4A Generator Is Open for Submissions!

G4A Generator, the newest edition of the Bayer G4A program, is looking to collaborate with like-minded healthcare innovators in the US to help fulfill the potential of self-care. You can find detailed information about each challenge on the website and have until March 23 to apply.

Upcoming Health Events

Healthcare 2020: How Automated Patient Experiences Will Transform the Landscape
Webinar hosted by StartUp Health company Conversa
February 28, 2018

HIMSS18 Conference & Exhibition
Meet w/ StartUp Health's Unity Stoakes & Katya Hancock
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

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

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

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Buzzworthy Headlines

Video: Former Vice President Joe Biden Shares Personal Fight to End Cancer in StartUp Health Festival Keynote
Oliver Wyman Health

Strange Bedfellows? Group Unites Old Foes in Hunt for Health Fix

The Diseases We Aren't Curing — and Why

A Revolution in Health Care Is Coming: Welcome to Doctor You
The Economist

Some Hospitals Are Sick of the Cost of Prescription Drugs. So They’ve Decided to Form Their Own Pharma Company.
The Denver Post

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health company Fruit Street Health is searching for batteries-included PHP developers and a designer for their digital diabetes prevention startup. Learn more and apply at fruitstreet.com.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $360M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
INSIGHTEC $150.0M   Koch Disruptive Technologies
Innostic $39.0M   Orix Corp, Qiming Venture Partners, June Lead Capital, Qiaojing Capital, Baoyue Capital
FIRE1 €40.0M   Gilde Healthcare, Gimv, Seventure, Lightstone Ventures, Medtronic, New Enterprise Associates
Medopad $26.0M   NWS Holdings
Paige.AI $25.0M   Breyer Capital
Tyto Care $25.0M   PingAn’s Global Voyager Fund, Qure Ventures
Voalte $15.0M   Silicon Valley Bank
Halo Neuroscience $13.0M   TPG, Lux Capital, JAZZ Venture Partners, Xfund
Engine Biosciences $10.0M   Danhua Venture Capital, 6 Dimensions Capital, WuXi AppTec, EDBI, Pavilion Capital, Baidu Ventures, WI Harper, Nest.Bio Ventures
MDClone $10.0M   OrbiMed Advisors, Lightspeed Ventures
VirZOOM $5.5M   Skywood Capital, Eastham Capital, Fairhaven Capital, Equity Resource Investments, Eric Janszen, Jon Goldman
Flosonics Medical $5.0M   iGan Partners, Genesys Capital, Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), MaRS Catalyst Fund, Angel One, Northern Ontario Angels
Yawlih Healthcare Analytics $2.0M   Vision+ Capital
eKincare $1.5M   Ventureast, Endiya Partners, Eight Roads Ventures, Touchstone Equities, BVR Mohan Reddy
Flow Neuroscience $1.1M   Khosla Ventures, SOSV
Digital Health Startups Raised a Record $11.5B in 2017

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!

Download the free StartUp Health 2017 Year End Insights Report now.

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