August 7, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
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Hot Off the Press: StartUp Health Magazine Issue 4

The first three issues of StartUp Health Magazine covered “The Impossible Dream,” “The Global Army for Good,” and “The Health Moonshots Changing the World.” This week we’re incredibly proud to present issue #4, focused on the eight core principles that make health moonshots possible. We’ve put everything we’ve got into these 148 gorgeous pages in order to do justice to the transformative entrepreneurs we’ve written about. Plus, tucked between these stories of commitment, creativity, and courage, you’ll find two extras: our blueprint for going after health moonshots and our 2019 Midyear StartUp Health Insights Report. 

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  • Scroll through the digital version of Issue 4: The 8 Health Moonshot Principles

  • Read the Editor’s Letter to get a look under the magazine’s hood

StartUp Health Launches Op-Ed Column

Thought Leadership From the StartUp Health Community

We’re doing something new on the virtual pages of StartUp Health. This week we launched a new “Think Tank” series that will feature the insights of innovators working to achieve health moonshots, in their own words. Kicking off the series are Neolth’s Katherine Grill, PhD, and Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD, on “Stress Management as a New Prescription for Chronic Disease.”

KP Yelpaala, founder & CEO of

Helping in the Fight Against AIDS in South Africa

KP Yelpaala, founder & CEO of, is using his company’s automated patient communication platform to help disadvantaged communities in rural US and Africa.

Navya Singh, PsyD, co-founder, wayForward

A Way Forward for Mental Health

wayForward’s co-founder, Navya Singh, PsyD, is connecting millions of people to mental health resources and she’s using employee benefits programs to do it.

Five Principles of Fearless Innovation

Case Foundation CEO Jean Case explains the bold risk-taking behind great discoveries and innovations.

Access to Care

Moonshot Momentum:
Access to Care

Meet the Health Transformers and investors making the dream of global healthcare access a reality.

Need to Knows


Connected Health Summit

Parks Associates’ sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness is an executive conference focused on the impact of connected devices and IoT healthcare solutions on consumers at home. Join in the conversation on new solutions on August 27-29 in San Diego, CA. Save 25% on registration with discount code: STARTUP.

Intelligent Health

Intelligent Health 2019 is the world’s leading AI in medicine summit, bringing together over 100 speakers in Basel, Switzerland, on September 11-12. Receive 20% off passes to be one of over 2000 attendees from 80+ countries using code SUT20 when you register.

Health 2.0 Annual Conference

Join us at the Health 2.0 Annual Conference in Silicon Valley this September 16-18. See the full spectrum of early-stage tech, highly-vetted startups, top investors, patient-dedicated programs, policy-focused dialogues, and authentic provider perspectives fueling the next frontier of healthcare. Save $200 on your registration with discount code: H20SUH200. Applicable for new 2-day, general attendee registration only.

Digital Pharma East

The largest digital marketing event for the life sciences sector globally, DP East, returns to Philadelphia on September 17-20. Discover how you can present business plans, justify budget and innovation, and de-risk proposals. Save 15% with code DPE19Start.

Want more? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $638M in health innovation funding this week, led by a massive $550M round for UK-based Babylon Health. Other big raises included CA-based companies Exo Imaging ($35M), Lucira Health ($15M), and Hello Heart ($12M). Click here to see details on all of this week's funding.
Download the 2019 Midyear Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

CMS Launches New API to Help Doctors Get Access to Patient Records

What Common Medicaid Challenges Can Technology Help Overcome?
MedCity News

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Women’s Health Startup genneve Lands $4M to Grow Telemedicine Service for Menopause

Hoy Health & Tampa Bay Wave
Bay News 9

Leading Prenatal App Babyscripts Announces Partnership with Axia Women’s Health
mHealth Times

World’s First Ingestible Wireless Powered and Controlled Capsule: Velóce Corporation SmartTab

Digital Continuous Care: Wearable Technology Thought Leadership From Dr. Leon Eisen, Oxitone Medical
Arab Health Magazine

A Call to Action From Hoy Health Founder: Addressing Healthcare Diversity Among Hispanic/Latino People in the US

Who Pays More for Health Care in New York? Value Penguin & Wellthie Compare Business and Individual Health Insurance
Value Penguin

PF Warriors and Responsum Health Announce Strategic Alliance

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