September 20, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”
- Muhammad Ali

Good Bye Thermometer, Hello MouthLab

Sathya Elumalai on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Health Transformer Sathya Elumalai discusses MouthLab, an innovative diagnostic tool for convenient, at home vital sign analysis. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.


What You Need to Know Before Taking Venture Money: The Health Transformer’s guide to the venture term sheet

Why Is This VC Focused on Digital Health Infrastructure? Ask an Investor: Anya Schiess, Healthy Ventures

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Best Gym and Workout Tech 2017: The Top Fitness Gadgets, Apps and Technology: Myontec Mbody Connected Shorts

Sabine Seymour of Supa Is Making Clothing a Data Platform

Nutrition for Cancer Patients: Podcast Interview With Savor CEO Susan Bratton
Health Business Blog

Babyscripts: Business Births Pregnancy App
Washington Business Journal

Several Celebrities Have Revealed They Have Diabetes and Fit4D Tops the List of Diabetes Self-Management Tools
The Huffington Post

Tome Software and Trek Bicycle Using AI to Help Reduce Bike Accidents

Digital Health Isn’t Dead, but the Hype and Noise Are Stealing Attention Away From What Matters
Jonathan Feit for MedCity News

Leading Insurtech Company, Wellthie, Launches First-of-its-Kind Broker Platform for Medical + Ancillary Sales

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.

Health Transformer After Party in Denver on 9/26

Together with Prime Health we're hosting a Health Transformer After Party during Denver Startup Week on Tuesday, September 26, at Denver Beer Co in Denver, CO. RSVP now to join us! Also check out our roundup of must-attend events on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Save the Date! StartUp Health VIP Networking Party @ Health 2.0

StartUp Health and Health 2.0 are co-hosting the VIP Party at Health 2.0’s Fall Conference made possible by our friends at Bayer Grants 4 Apps, GE Ventures, and Morgan Lewis. Meet entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, and Health Transformers for networking, light bites, and drinks on Monday, October 2, in Santa Clara, CA, at 7pm. By special invite only.

TechTour Healthtech Venture Forum 2017

European Healthtech companies are creating the path to global health innovation. Discover the next great innovators in healthcare and register to attend the Healthtech Venture Forum 2017, happening in Valencia, Spain, on October 25-26.

Upcoming Health Events

Denver Startup Week
StartUp Health speaking
September 25-29, 2017
Denver, CO

Health Transformer After Party @ Denver Startup Week
September 26, 2017
Denver, CO

BioPharm America
September 26-27, 2017
Boston, MA

World Woman Summit
Health Transformer Tatyana Kanzaveli of Open Health Network speaking
September 30, 2017
Little Rock, AR

Health 2.0 Fall Conference
October 1-4, 2017
Santa Clara, CA

VIP Party @ Health 2.0 Co-hosted by StartUp Health
October 2, 2017
Santa Clara, CA
Attendance by invitation only

Solving the Unsolvable: $1M Challenge to End IPF
October 10, 2017
Cambridge, MA

Solving the Unsolvable: $1M Challenge to End IPF
October 13, 2017
San Francisco, CA

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

Financial Times Digital Health Summit USA
StartUp Health speaking
October 12, 2017
New York, NY
25% off with code: START25

October 23-23, 2017
San Diego, CA
Save with code: STARTUPHEALTH

TechTour Healthtech Venture Forum
October 25-26, 2017
Valencia, Spain

GuideWell Health+Accel Pitch Day
November 3, 2017
Orlando, FL

Frontiers Health
StartUp Health speaking
November 16-17, 2017
Berlin, Germany
20% off with code: FH17STARTUPHEALTH

Healthegy Digital Health Innovation Summit
November 30, 2017
Boston, MA
$100 off registration with code: startup17

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

23andMe Is Getting Serious About Drug Development
Business Insider

Working Up a Real Sweat With VR
Wall Street Journal

The Comprehensive Case for Investing More VC Money in Women-Led Startups
Harvard Business Review

How Much Is Your DNA Worth?

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Career Opportunities With Health Transformers

StartUp Health company Zeel, the premier massage on demand company, is hiring a Full Stack Engineer, Customer Champion, Spa Account Manager, and PR Director to join their growing team.

StartUp Health is 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

Digital health companies raised over $300M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
BridgeBio Pharma $135.0M Viking Global Investors, KKR, Perceptive Advisors, AIG, Aisling Capital, Cormorant Capital, Janus Funds
Sophia Genetics $30.0M Balderton Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Invoke Capital, Alychlo
SPR Therapeutics $25.0M Frontcourt Ventures
Ieso Digital Health $24.0M Draper Esprit, Touchstone Innovations
Call9 $24.0M Redmile, Index Ventures, Refactor, Y Combinator, Western Technology Investments
98point6 $19.5M Undisclosed
Cofactor Genomics $18.0M Menlo Ventures, DCVC, Ascension Ventures, iSelect, Y Combinator, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Stanford
Cheetah Medical $11.7M MVM Life Science Partners, Springfield Investment Management, Fletcher Spaght Ventures, HighCape Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital
Signet Accel $8.0M Edison Partners
Carrot Fertility $3.6M SoftTech Ventures, Maven Ventures, Precursor Ventures, Sound Ventures, Sherpa Ventures, Core VC, Founders Fund, Y Combinator
Intabio $2.0M 5 Prime Ventures, Vertical Ventures, Morgan Noble Healthcare Partners, Mike Finney, Bill Hyun
Oncora Medical $1.9M Undisclosed
Over $6B Invested in Digital Health in First Half of 2017

Q2 2017 was the biggest quarter ever for digital health funding, with a staggering $3.8B total invested. With the mid-year funding now coming in over $6B, 2017 has broken numerous records and we anticipate this to be the biggest year yet as huge deals continue to close. 

Get the free 2017 Mid-Year Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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