June 11, 2014

Google Builds Database to Unlock Mysteries of Autism

Since its unveiling in February, Google’s genomics effort has been relatively quiet. But this week the tech giant shared its first big genomics goal: to build a massive digital genome database with the non-profit Autism Speaks. Genomics has been a booming area in digital health, with the rise of startups like 23andMe and StartUp Health company Gene by Gene. Autism, which affects one in 68 children, has also been the target of new innovation. Our portfolio company ABPathfinder, for example, develops software for autism therapy and SynapDx has raised venture funding for a blood test for autism. The goal of this latest project is to knock down the “data barriers” surrounding autism and we hope we begin to see more programs of its kind.

Cleveland Clinic Is on the Hunt for the Next Wave of Healthcare Disrupters

Can your startup improve the way hospitals work? Cleveland Clinic is searching the globe for the best new health technology companies for their New Ventures Healthcare Challenge. Send in your video submissions by June 15 for the chance to pitch your ideas to investors and industry leaders at Cleveland Clinic’s annual Medical Innovation Summit in October. One startup will even have the opportunity to showcase its technology to a select group of the hospital’s caregivers.

Preview the Next Big Digital Health Pilots

Pilot Health Tech NYC will announce its 2014 winners during its Pilot Day on June 26! The competition, which awards $1M in total funding, matches early-stage health tech startups and leading NYC providers dedicated to improving care and reducing costs. Last year’s winners included StartUp Health companies AdhereTech and Sense Health, so we can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

You Have More Time! July 11 Is the New Deadline to Apply to StartUp Health Academy

We’re busy meeting with digital health companies from around the world interested in joining StartUp Health. We will be selecting our next group of Healthcare Transformers this summer. Find out more about StartUp Health Academy and apply by July 11.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
Dayima $30.0M Sequoia CapitalBertelsmann Asia Investment FundCeyuan Ventures
Senseonics $20.0M Anthem CapitalDelphi VenturesNEA
HealthCare VenturesGreenspring Associates
TrialScope $10.0M Edison VenturesDublin Capital PartnersNewSpring Capital
InDemand Interpreting $8.8M Health Enterprise Partners
Medocity $1.6M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $11 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

SOCAP Health
June 25-26, 2014
New York, NY

Healthcare Cloud Coalition
June 19, 2014
Falls Church, VA

July 15-16
Philadelphia, PA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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