In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO of HealthTap...
June 8, 2016
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The Power of Passion in Building Your Digital Health Company

In this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO of HealthTap, which recently acquired StartUp Health company Docphin, sits down with StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes to discuss why passion is the most important ingredient for digital health entrepreneurs.

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Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO of HealthTap, on StartUp Health NOW!

Investing in a Cure for Cancer

StartUp Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Howard Krein, spoke with Institutional Investor Associate Editor Kaitlin Ugolik on the state of immunotherapy and why investing in new treatments will help in the fight against cancer.

“We’re finally at a point where there’s enough understanding of the technology, and understanding of genomics, to say why some people get cancer and some don’t, and what it is about the body that has changed that is allowing this cancer to take place. We haven’t even scratched the surface of what immunotherapy can do for chronic disease. It’s a huge opportunity for development over the next few years.”

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StartUp Health Academy

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Digital Health for Complex Populations

Want to get your products into customers’ hands? The Center for Health Care Strategies, through support from Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit, is organizing two pilots pairing tech companies and healthcare systems to create digital solutions for low-income individuals with complex needs. Teams receive $25,000 in funding. Apply now.

MITEF NYC Startup Showcase: Trailblazers in Healthcare IT

On June 9, join keynote speaker and StartUp Health co-founder Steven Krein and an esteemed panel of VCs at the MIT Enterprise Forum NYC Startup Showcase to gain insight into where the best opportunities are to invest in health IT today.

Healthcare, Technology and Cancer Moonshots

Don’t miss StartUp Health CMO, Dr. Howard Krein -- featured speaker at this year’s PACT Digital Health Conference on June 15 in Philadelphia -- as we explore the role of technology and Healthcare Transformers in cancer innovation.

Work Together to Reinvent Healthcare

Join StartUp Health at AHIP Institute & Expo as thousands of healthcare professionals convene in Las Vegas June 15-17.

Upcoming Health Events

MIT Enterprise Forum NYC Startup Showcase
June 9
New York, NY

PACT Digital Health Conference
June 15
Philadelphia, PA 

AHIP Institute & Expo
June 15-17
Las Vegas, NV

Financial Times Digital Health Summit
June 16
London, UK

Healthtech Summit
June 21-22
Lausanne, Switzerland

Digital Health World Congress
June 22-23
London, UK

See more digital health events

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Buzzworthy Headlines

Biden Unveils Launch of Major, Open-access Database to Advance Cancer Research
The Washington Post

Investing in the Cure for Cancer
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Children's Hospital Colorado Opens Center for Innovation
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New Technology Is Helping Doctors Provide Better Info & Care to Patients
The New York Times 

'All Lives Have Equal Value': Reducing Inequality With Precision Public Health

Entrepreneurs: How to Balance a Successful Business and a Happy Family Life

Where The 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Health Care
Fast Company 

Stop Saying Big Companies Can’t Innovate
Harvard Business Review 

New Studies Rely on the Internet for Help Treating Cancer Patients
Wall Street Journal

After NantHealth IPO, Patrick Soon-Shiong Prepares for Two More

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So far, digital health companies have raised over $3B in 2016, according to StartUp Health Insights. Here are a few of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
NantHealth $91M IPO
Codoon $50M Focus Media, FountainVest Partners, SIG, SBCVC
EarlySense $25M Bank Hapoalim, Pitango Venture Capital, JK&B Capital
Strata Oncology $12M Arboretum Ventures, Baird Capital, eLab Ventures
Evidation Health $11.6M B Capital Group
RubiconMD $4M Waterline Ventures, Dioko Health Ventures, Alma Mundi Fund
Metamason $3M 3P Equity Partners, Tsing Capital
Fruit Street Health $1.4M Crowdfunding
Medella Health $1.4M 1517 Fund, Fifty Years Fund, Garage Capital, BDC Capital
Digital Health Funding Rankings Q1 2016

While 2015 was the year digital health funding hit its stride, 2016 has already stepped it up a notch with a record-setting first quarter.

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