Watch this in-depth interview to find out why this Healthcare Transformer is focusing on helping people age with dignity.
March 9, 2016
StartUp Health Insider

The Evolution of a Healthcare Entrepreneur

On this week’s StartUp Health NOW, serial entrepreneur Jean Anne Booth explains the inspiration behind UnaliWear and the differences in building her various companies. Watch this interview to find out why this Healthcare Transformer is focusing on helping people age with dignity.

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Jean Anne Booth, UnaliWear, on StartUp Health NOW

Fit4D Wins Innovation Challenge at ePharma

Congratulations to StartUp Health portfolio company Fit4D on winning the Disruptive Technology Showcase and Innovations Challenge at the ePharma Summit! More than 30 companies presented their solutions for adapting to evolving healthcare needs. Fit4D was selected as the winner for its innovative technology model which helps people overcome obstacles faced in their diabetes journey.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

With Smart Devices Like AdhereTech, Pharmaceuticals Move Into Internet of Medical Things

Care At Hand Is Giving Home Healthcare Workers the Power of Data
USA Today

SFU Partners With Curatio on Research Initiatives to Improve Health Outcomes
Simon Fraser University

Greatist: Building a Millennial Brand

MedXCom Is Answering the Call for Doctors on Call
North American Press Syndicate

Kansas Health Software Company ABPathfinder Acquires Phoenix Business to Create Pathfinder Health Innovations
Kansas City Business Journal

RespondWell Aligns Telerehabilitation Programs With Philips to Support Aging in Place
MedCity News

RxREVU Announces $3 Million in Funding for Prescription Decision Support
Yahoo! Finance


Sense Health Brings Its Texting-based Adherence Program to More Medicaid Members in NYC

StartUp Health Academy

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Join StartUp Health at SXSW

StartUp Health is excited to be powering the “Connect Your Startup” portion of Invest for Health at SXSW Interactive. This inaugural event on March 14 in Austin, TX, has a speaker lineup featuring some of healthcare’s most disruptive leaders. Also on March 14, the second annual Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition is an opportunity for up-and-coming digital health and medical device startups to present how they are solving the unique healthcare needs of babies, kids and teens.

Wearable Tech + Digital Health = Don’t Miss Event

Join us at Wearable Tech + Digital Health San Francisco on April 5, where StartUp Health President, Unity Stoakes, will be speaking about the latest trends in health sensor technology, data analysis and connected health devices. Register by Friday for discount rates. On the other side of the country? StartUp Health will also participate at Wearable Tech + Digital Health NYC on June 7.

Upcoming Health Events

SXSW 2016
Invest for Health
Impact Pediatric Health Pitch
March 11-15
Austin, TX

MDP Innovation Challenge
Submissions Due April 1

Wearable Tech + Digital Health
April 5
San Francisco, CA

April 5-6
Boston, MA

April 27
Sunnyvale, CA

Health 2.0 Europe
May 10-12
Barcelona, Spain

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Buzzworthy Headlines

How Can We Prevent the Next Global Health Epidemic?

Survey Says: Millennials and Seniors Are Least Likely to Use Wearable Fitness Trackers

Verily Is Building a Google for Medical Information
Fast Company

Employers Enticing Workers to Have Fitness Monitored

Mount Sinai Launches Data Sharing Initiative for Digital Health Pilots

California Insurers Want to Build a Huge Data Exchange
Modern Healthcare

Want Ongoing Digital Health News and Insights?


So far, digital health companies have raised over $1.5B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount  Investors
WellDoc $7.5M Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Eight Sleep $6.0M Y Combinator, Comcast Ventures, Stanford University, Azure Capital Partners, Vast Ventures, Galvanize Ventures, Yunqi Partners, Cota Capital
Motiv $5.5M Undisclosed
RxREVU $3.0M Summation Health Ventures, NueCura Partners
MedyMatch $2.0M Genesis Capital Advisors, Exigent Alternative Capital
2015: The Year Digital Health Hit Its Stride

While 2014 was the year that digital health broke out, 2015 was the year the ecosystem showed signs of maturity. 

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