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October 5, 2016
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The Biggest Year Yet for Digital Health Funding

StartUp Health Insights 2016 Q3 Report

2016 is on track to be the biggest year yet for digital health funding, according to the just published Q3 StartUp Health Insights report. We had a record quarter with almost $2.4B in deals and have already surpassed the total YTD funding for 2015. Download the full report for more details and read more on our blog, Politico Pulse, MobiHealthNews, Healthcare Informatics and Becker’s Hospital Review.

Steve Case and Rise of the Rest Tour Visit Colorado

We announced StartUp Health Colorado last week and are excited to be part of the energy and passion of the booming Colorado ecosystem for innovators and entrepreneurs. Yesterday, StartUp Health investors Steve Case and Brad Feld hosted a huge Rise of the Rest event in Denver. If you’re a Health Transformer looking to tap into this energy and our partnership with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and UCHealth, you can learn more and apply here.

Steve Case, Rise of the Rest
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Rise of the Rest
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Rise of the Rest
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Rise of the Rest
Congrats to FlyteDesk, winner of the Denver #RiseofRest Pitch Competition!
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Accenture on Why Open Innovation Is Essential in Healthcare

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Craig Robertson and Jim Cleffi, Managing Directors at Accenture, talk about the power of open innovation and the launch of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge.

Accenture on StartUp Health NOW
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StartUp Health Companies in the News

AdhereTech & Cohero Health Named as Finalists of MedCity’s Patient Engagement Startup Contest
MedCity News

CareLinx, CareAcademy Partner for Online Training
Long-Term Living

FitBliss CEO Answers the Questions You Probably Have About Employee Benefits
Future of Business and Tech

Edamam Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign on Pieshell

Vivor & LifeBio Selected to Pitch at Louisville Innovation Summit 2016

Cohero Health Announces New Partnership With ImagineCare for COPD Management

Human Longevity, Inc., Publishes Paper Detailing Deep Sequencing of 10,545 Human Genomes
Yahoo! Finance

StartUp Health Finland Company Brainshake Raises €2 Million
Arctic Startup

1871 Names Caremerge as a Finalists for Annual Merrick Momentum Award

American Heart Association's Interview With Tatyana Kanzaveli – CEO, Open Health Network
AHA Health Tech

Reading Health Tests Babyscripts for Monitoring Pregnant Women
Internet Health Management

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.


We’re heading to the 4th annual MedCity ENGAGE in San Diego October 18-19 to explore the latest strategies and innovations to advance patient engagement. Save 40% on MedCity ENGAGE when you use our partner code STARTUPHEALTH to register.

Momentum by The Next Web

The Next Web and StartUp Health invite you to join 5,000 technology world leaders in Brooklyn on November 16 for what's been dubbed NY's most intimate tech conference for business decision makers. Use this link for half-price admission.

Frontiers Health 2016

Join us at Fronteirs Health November 17-18 in Berlin, Germany, to explore the critical areas of the healthcare continuum and gain practical knowledge to take back to both professional and academic endeavors. Use code sh15_fh16 for 15% off.

Upcoming Health Events

EHI Innovation Showcase
October 4-5
Washington, DC
$200 discount code: INNOVATE2016

Louisville Innovation Summit
October 9-11
Louisville, KY

Next Edge Health Experience Summit
October 17-18
Boston, MA

October 18-19
San Diego, CA

Connected Health Symposium
October 20-21
Boston, MA

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
November 2
Boston, MA

Momentum by The Next Web
November 16
Brooklyn, NY

Frontiers Health
November 17-18
Berlin, Germany

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned and What to Expect by 2020: Q&A With HealthTap's CEO

Dean of CU’s Weekly Message: StartUp Health Colorado
CU School of Medicine 

2016 Is on Pace to Be the Biggest Year Yet for Digital Health Funding
Politico Pulse 

StartUp Health Launches Second Regional Program, a Colorado Digital Health Hub

How to ID Innovation Like a Venture Capitalist
Philly Magazine 

Colorado Health Leaders Team Up on StartUp Health Colorado
Denver Business Journal

StartUp Health Launches in Colorado
Built In Colorado 

StartUp Health Launches New Center With Help of Children’s Hospital Colorado
Health Facilities Management 

HHS Issues New Rules to Open Up Data From Clinical Trials
NPR Shots 

I Saw Alphabet’s Health Watch
MIT Technology Review

One in Three People Tracks Health, Fitness With an App or Device

StartUp Health Chose Colorado for a New Partnership That Will Cultivate Area Healthcare Startups

StartUp Health Announces Partnership in Colorado
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

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StartUp Health is looking for batteries-included team players who want to join our mission to transform health. Send us an email with your resume and cover letter to as we continue to expand our team.


Digital health companies have raised over $71M this week, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Aspire Health $32.0M Google Ventures
ReadCoor $23.0M Decheng Capital, Lilly Asia Ventures, Vivo Capital, Hansjörg Wyss
Moxe Health $5.5M Safeguard Scientifics
Pager $5.2M Undisclosed
Brainshake €2.0M COR Group Oy
Skyfit $1.5M Arena Ventures, Pejman Mar Ventures, Switch Ventures
QueueDr $1.2M Rolling Hills Ventures
Quio $1.0M Undisclosed
StartUp Health Insights Q3 Report

2016 is on track to be the biggest year yet for digital health funding. Q3 was significant with almost $2.4B in deals, nearly half of which were international.

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