September 6, 2017
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Building a startup community is not a zero-sum game in which there are winners and losers; if everyone engages, they and the entire community can all be winners.”
- Brad Feld

A Mission to Make the Healthiest State in the Nation

Donna Lynne on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne discusses the challenges to making Colorado the healthiest state in the country and how the state’s vibrant health innovation ecosystem is working to overcome those challenges. Watch the full interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER!


Update on StartUp Health’s Cancer Moonshot: Health Transformers are building a host of new solutions — including disease detection algorithms, care coordination platforms, and smartphone-activated medications — that are revolutionizing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer for people everywhere. Meet the eight StartUp Health companies that are ending cancer as we know it.

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Lowering Costs for Healthcare With Value-Based Care

SplashX - Invent Health, co-hosted by HP and Vator, will be held on September 14 at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. This exclusive, highly-curated event focuses on value-based care and how these models can lower costs for healthcare. In-depth discussions, plus cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, will make for a vibrant and stimulating evening. Register today with our 25% discount code STAR25.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Bad Ass Women in Health Tech: Chrissa McFarlane, CEO of Patientory
Redox Engine

CEO Guide - Health Rosetta
Dave Chase

Looking for a Way to Unwind On-demand? Zeel Massage Has You Covered
Port City Daily

Human Potential at Work, Featuring Cognotion

Human Longevity, Inc, Scientists Create a Realistic Mugshot Using Just Your DNA
Daily Mail

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.

Upcoming Health Events

2nd Annual Strategic Internal Communications for Health Care
Featuring Health Transformer Lan Nguyen, ManageUp PRM
September 12-14, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

Denver Startup Week
StartUp Health co-founder Unity Stoakes speaking
September 25-29, 2017
Denver, CO

BioPharm America
September 26-27, 2017
Boston, MA

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

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

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities
October 12, 2017
Minneapolis, MN

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

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

Frontiers Health
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

Aetna Scoops up Rising Star From Wal-Mart's Health Group to Lead Apple Watch Partnership

Cleveland Clinic Names New CEO

Cancer’s Invasion Equation
New Yorker

23-Year-Old VC Bets on Lengthening Health Span

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Work With Health Transformers

Fit4D is seeking a VP of Business Development to join their growing health tech company. Please share this opportunity with exceptional candidates you may know!

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 $95M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Truveris $24.6M Undisclosed
Shuidi $24.0M Tencent, BlueRun Ventures, Sinovation Ventures, Banyan Capital, IDG Capital, Meituan-Dianping, Tongcheng Foundation
BrainScope $16.0M DBL Partners, Revolution LLC, ZG Ventures, Maryland Venture Fund
Teckro $10.0M Sands Capital Ventures, Founders Fund, Section 32
Aifloo €5.1M EQT Ventures
Mytonomy $5.1M Partners Innovation Fund
PriorAuthNow $3.6M Detroit Venture Partners, NCT Ventures
ExplORer Surgical $3.0M Aphelion Capital, Elliott Management, University of Chicago Innovation Fund, M25 Group, Harvard Business School Angels of Chicago
Cara $2.0M Atlantic Labs
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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