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January 25, 2017
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A Burning Man for Healthcare Geeks

StartUp Health Festival

We give a huge thanks to the 2,500+ batteries-included participants who attended this year’s StartUp Health Festival! We will begin releasing videos from the Festival, featuring over 70 interviews with Health Transformers, CEOs and world health leaders, next week. Watch a quick recap of this year’s Festival here.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Health123 Acquired by Samepage Health
Samepage Health

JP Morgan Healthcare Conference Learnings... Real Transformation Is Happening at the After Party!
LinkedIn Pulse: Hormone Therapeutics

Fit4D: Using Technology to Bring Patients and Caregivers Together
Diabetes Daily

Brainshake Promises to Bring Extensive Biological Data to Routine Healthcare
LabQuality Days

Leading In-Home Massage Provider Zeel Arrives in Salt Lake City and Park City

Fireside Chat: The Future of Digital Health in a Trump Presidency

The World’s Largest Community of Health Transformers

For entrepreneurs who are transforming healthcare, StartUp Health Academy is a lifetime program for every stage of growth that provides coaching, community, access and promotion to each of our Health Transformers.

AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch

Apply to this year’s AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch event -- a two day pitch competition for emerging startups in the caregiving techn and financial tech sectors! Health Transformers can apply to pitch before February 3.

Millennial 20/20: The Future of Nextgen Commerce

Millennial 20/20 will bring together 4,000+ of the world’s leading brands, retailers, corporates, service providers, media, entrepreneurs and startups in NYC on March 1-2 to celebrate the modern age of commerce and business powered by the millennials and future consumer generations. Use code STARTUPHEALTH for a 25% discount.

Upcoming Health Events

Fireside Chat: The Future of Digital Health in a Trump Presidency
Health Transformer Lan Anh Nguyen, CEO, ManageUP PRM Speaking
January 25
San Francisco, CA

Millennial 20/20
March 1-2
New York, NY

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Colorado's Health Innovation Ecosystem
Colorado Medicine

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Will Buy an Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Startup

StartUp Health’s Annual Insights Report @ Digital Health Summit CES 2017
Digital Health Summit @ CES 2017 

How Did a Digital Health Vision End Up in the Oval Office? A Podcast Interview With StartUp Health
On Digital Health

NHS Study Finds Mobile App Improves Health of People With Parkinson's Disease

Healthcare Providers on How Healthcare May Change Under Trump

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StartUp Health Is Hiring!

StartUp Health is looking for the world’s most passionate, talented and driven leaders to join our mission to transform health. We’re hiring for multiple key roles including with StartUp Health Academy working with Health Transformers, StartUp Health’s Moonshot Media to create impactful content, and StartUp Health’s partner strategy team. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $210M this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Nuna $90.0M Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, John Doerr
Practo $55.0M Tencent, Ru-Net, RSI Fund, Thrive Capital, Sequoia, Matrix, Capital G, Altimeter Capital, Sofina
ViewRay $26.1M Puissance Capital Management, OrbiMed Advisors, Kearny Venture Partners, Acuta Capital Partners
Adarza BioSystems $17.0M RiverVest Ventures Partners
Amra $9.0M Pfizer Venture Investments, Novo Seeds, Industrifonden
SilverCloud Health $8.1M B Capital Group, ACT Ventures, Investec Ventures, AIB Seed Capital Fund
iHear Medical $4.1M Ameritas, Aphelion Capital, Lighthouse Capital
POPS! Diabetes Care $1.2M Undisclosed
2016: The Health Moonshot Movement

2016 was the beginning of the health sector’s ‘Moonshot Movement.’ Momentum across pharma, provider, payor landscapes have culminated in a record year of funding and ushered in a new wave of entrants.

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