September 19, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers

StartUp Health Launches the First Consumer Print Magazine Dedicated to the Future of Health

StartUp Health Magazine Launch
We love our apps and gadgets, but there’s nothing quite like the unplugged, tactile experience of sitting down with a printed magazine, the way it brings an entire world together in your hands. This week, StartUp Health officially announced the launch of its new print publication, titled StartUp Health, which covers the people, innovations, and mindsets driving the digital health revolution. StartUp Health, which debuted issue #2 at our VIP Health Transformer Reception at Health 2.0 this past weekend, features 120 pages of profiles, moonshots, trends, and financial insights. Readers will find contributions from former Vice President Joe Biden, Wellville executive founder Esther Dyson, America’s first CTO Aneesh Chopra, and former Time Warner CEO and StartUp Health executive chairman Jerry Levin. If you missed the launch issues, check out the digital editions and subscribe at

Meet the Startups Reshaping Nutrition and Fitness

Meet the Startups Reshaping Nutrition and Fitness
The fact is so well known it’s become cliche, yet the problem remains: far too few people have access to — or take advantage of — the preventative health measures that could improve and prolong their lives. Thanks to a new generation of health startups using easy-to-use apps, social networks, and wearables, nutrition and fitness as tools for preventative health are becoming more accessible than ever.

Biden Cancer Summit

This Friday, StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Howard Krein will be taking the stage at the Biden Cancer Summit in Washington, DC, to explore how new innovations are changing the culture of cancer care. We’ll be reporting live from the Summit; follow along on Twitter or Instagram using #BidenCancerSummit or join one of over 350 community summits convening around the country, all focused on improving the cancer journey for patients, their families, and caregivers.

Interested in Being a Moonshot Partner @ the StartUp Health Festival?

We're honored to partner with some of the world’s leading companies to bring together innovators and Health Transformers from around the world at the StartUp Health Festival. Become a Moonshot Partner to support this transformative gathering focused on achieving Health Moonshots.

Previous partners include Google, Sanofi, Accenture, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Uber, and more! Email to learn more.

ICYMI: check out the highlights from the 2018 StartUp Health Festival.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health

We saw over $297M in innovative health funding this week, led by Ro -- newly renamed from Roman -- with $88M to launch a quit smoking kit to add to its cloud pharmacy. Other recent deals included InfoBionic ($50M) and DocPrime ($50M).

Download Our 2018 Midyear Insights Report
Stories to Watch:

#SavvyChat - How to Celebrate Success and Grow From Failure With StartUp Health’s Mark Liber

Jefferson College of Population Health #PopHealth Forum ft. Steven Krein & Dr. Howard Krein

Cigna Launches $250M Fund to Invest in Startups

Apple Scores FDA Clearance for Heart Rhythm-Sensing Apple Watch

TechCrunch's Disrupt SF + Novartis HealthX World Series Challenge


Power to the Provider
Assaf Shalvi saw workforce inefficiencies he didn’t like in an arena increasingly essential to the aging US population: caregiving. With Swift Shift, he’s optimizing the way homecare agencies work.

Making the Grade: New Tech Aims at Keeping Kids Healthy
School is back in session. Thankfully, these health startups are improving children’s health around the globe.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

How MetaLogics Is Changing the Way We Look at Food

Nairobi Hospital and Sign Patient Data Deal
Business Daily Africa 

Nightingale's Plan to Disrupt the Cholesterol Test
WTF Health

Conversa’s Advanced Automated Patient Engagement Platform Earns 2018 North American Technology Leadership Award From Frost & Sullivan

StartUp Health Masterclass

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Masterclass Series starting on Wednesday, October 3, to chat with Steven Krein and the rest of the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

Take the 10-Minute Mindset Audit

Ascent Conference

We're just a few short weeks away from NYC's Ascent Conference on October 3-4. Exhibit your business, hob-knob with our all-star speakers, join one of the dozens of roundtable discussions, connect with fellow founders and investors via the Founder Connect App, and dance the night away at our amazing Pier 17 after-parties. Save 20% off Silver and Gold passes with StartUp Health code: SUH20.

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities, held October 11 in Minneapolis, connects active investors with the most innovative startups in the digital health sector. You’ll hear from innovative investors and leaders across the healthcare spectrum and see the most promising digital health startups pitch live to judges. Register with code STARTUPHEALTH now to get the lowest partner rate.

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit

Join us in Boston on October 11 at the 8th annual Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit (DHIS), the premier East Coast gathering for over 300 healthcare executives, technology startups, investors, payers, and providers. Use code STARTUP200 to save $200 off the current registration fee.

FT Digital Health Summit

Join us in New York City on October 17 for the Financial Times Digital Health Summit to explore the benefits, opportunities, and complexities of digital disruption. Register with code Start20 to save 20%.

Upcoming Health Events

Biden Cancer Summit
StartUp Health’s Dr. Howard Krein presenting
September 21, 2018
Washington, DC

Asian Healthcare Leadership Summit
StartUp Health company presenting
September 21-22, 2018

DTxDM East
September 25-26, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP15

Ascent Conference
October 3-4, 2018
New York, NY
Discount code: SUH20

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 11, 2018
Minneapolis, MN

Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit
October 11, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: STARTUP200

FT Digital Health Summit
October 17, 2018
New York, NY
Discount code: Start20

Connected Health Conference
October 17-19, 2018
Boston, MA
Discount code: 18CHC100

CNS Summit and Innovation Showcase
November 1-4, 2018
Boca Raton, FL 

Frontiers Health 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Berlin, Germany
Discount code: FH20STH

See more event information on our website.

Applications Are Open! StartUp Health Fellowship Program

Are you passionate about supporting the world’s Health Transformers as they work to achieve Health Moonshots? We are currently accepting applications for the Winter/Spring 2019 Fellowship which begins in mid-January. The deadline to apply is November 15.

StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $297M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Ro $88.0M   FirstMark Capital, SignalFire, Initialized Capital, General Catalyst, Slow Ventures, Sinai Ventures, Torch Capital, BoxGroup, Tusk Ventures
InfoBionic $50.0M   Eagle Investments, Excel Venture Management, Safeguard Scientifics, Zaffre Investments, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
DocPrime $50.0M   PolicyBazaar
Endotronix $45.0M   LSP Health Economics Fund 2, Aperture Venture Partners, BioVentures Investors, Lumira Ventures, OSF Ventures, Seroba Life Sciences, SV Health Investors, Wanxiang Healthcare Investments
Weimai $30.0M   Cenova Capital, Vision Plus Capital, Source Code Capital, Matrix Partners China
Syllable $13.2M   Undisclosed
Wellth $5.1M   Boehringer Ingelheim’s Venture Fund, AXA Venture Partners, New York Life Insurance Company, NFP’s Venture Fund, Leonard Schaeffer, CD-Venture, Partnership Fund for New York City, Yabeo
Saykara $5.0M   SpringRock Ventures, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Elevate Innovation Partners, Madrona Venture Group
RSP Systems €3.8M   TRUMPF Venture
Epharmix $4.2M   Undisclosed
Deuxiè €2.5M   Invest & +, Citizen Capital, Colam Impact
Download Our 2018 Midyear Insights Report

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