December 18, 2013

Genetic Sequencing and Wearables Capture Investor Attention

StartUp Health just published the November 2013  Digital Health  InsightsTM Funding Report, which shows that investments in genetic sequencing and sensor technology accounted for 50% of digital health funding last month. With CA-based company Genapsys raising $37M, the future of genetic diagnostics continues to generate investor interest.  

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Maxwell Health Raises $6 Million to Scale Platform

We are thrilled for StartUp Health company Maxwell Health who raised $6 million to build out the operating system for employee benefits. We love partnering with CEO Veer Gidwaney and his team of Healthcare Transformers who continue to blaze a trail and drive results at the same time. See more in TechCrunch and MedCity News.

What Did Your Doctor Read in 2013?

Docphin, a StartUp Health company, reported that their most viewed article in 2013 was Atul Gawande’s States of Health from The New Yorker. The full year in review list examined the 50 most viewed articles on the platform by doctors and providers in more than 15 countries. Docphin reports that the majority of content was read on a mobile or tablet device and was focused on a variety of topics that ranged from general medical interest to industry challenges and workplace happiness. Learn more about Docphin here.

Video Highlights from the mHealth Summit

StartUp Health and many of our companies are just back from the mHealth Summit last week. Meet some of the companies who showcased their business in our Innovation Zone and watch the keynote here:

The Rise of Mission Investing

The California HealthCare Foundation released a new report, On a Mission: How Foundations Are Leveraging Investment Dollars to Impact Health about a rise in social-minded investing and the ways companies are giving back as they move forward.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Maxwell Health $6.0M Vaizra InvestmentsCatalyst Health VenturesTribeca Venture PartnersSerious ChangeLerer VenturesBoxGroup and Angels
Doctor on Demand $3.0M VenrockGoogle VenturesLerer VenturesShasta VenturesAndreessen Horowitz
Wildflower Health $1.7M Undisclosed
Simple Admit $610K Undisclosed
BioDataomics $350K Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $7 billion in digital health and health tech deals. Check out our November 2013 Digital Health Insights Funding Report.

The Hive @TEDMED

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Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

New York State Health Data Code-a-Thon
December 19-20, 2013
Troy, NY

UCSF: Idea to IPO… and Beyond
Registration Deadline:
January 2, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Henry Ford Innovation Institute Challenge
Submission Deadline:
January 3, 2014

Dignity Health and Box Patient App Challenge
Submission Deadline:
January 10, 2014

January 13-15, 2014
San Francisco, CA

StartUp Health CEO Summit
January 14, 2014
San Francisco, CA

JSC Space Health Innovation Challenge
January 24–26, 2014
Houston, TX

February 23-27, 2013
Orlando, FL

March 7-16, 2014
Austin, TX

April 8–11, 2014
Washington, DC

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