April 11, 2018
StartUp Health Insider
Transformer Inspiration
“Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.”
— Bruce Lee

Giving Entrepreneurship the Enterprise Treatment

Sue Siegel, GE, on StartUp Health NOW
In this episode of StartUp Health NOW, GE’s newly appointed Chief Innovation Officer Sue Siegel shares how the entrepreneurial mindset is key to accelerating health technology across the globe. Watch the full discussion on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Health Transformer Spotlight: Vinay Gidwaney, Maxwell Health

Vinay Gidwaney, Maxwell Health, Health Transformer Spotlight
Maxwell Health is revolutionizing benefits management for employers and families. But the entrepreneurial life hasn’t always been easy, says co-founder Vinay Gidwanay. “We conditioned ourselves to never give up.” Hear Gidwanay’s story and read our in-depth interview on HEALTH TRANSFORMER.

Q1 Market Insights: Report Shows Record Deal Volume

2018 Q1 continued the wave of digital health investment activity with the most deal volume of any first quarter since we’ve been tracking data. The first quarter of 2018 totaled $2.8B of investment across 191 deals. Read more about our Q1 Insights Report in MedCity News, MobiHealthNews, FierceHealthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthcare Analytics News, and download the full report now. We’ve also updated our methodology, which will expand our ability to share trends and insights into the industry.

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Are We Ready for the Care Team of the Future: Patients + Doctors + Machines? It Appears So. by Chris Edwards, Conversa Health

Innovation Opportunities to Improve Children’s Health: How pediatric experts are doubling down on achieving the Children’s Health Moonshot

Breaking It Down in Digital Health: StartUp Health introduces a new way to organize the digital health market

StartUp Health Companies in the News

New Haven's Inbox Health Promotes Founder to CEO
Hartford Business Journal

The Webby Awards People's Voice: Greatist
The Webby Awards

Quick’rCare Wins First Place in Spark Tank
The Florida Times-Union

Hindsait Named Major Market Key Player in $12.5B Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Market
Financial Analyst

Beyond Lucid Technologies’ Software to Connect Ambulances and Hospitals Takes 2nd Place in 2018 East Bay Innovation Awards

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Join us at MedCity INVEST May 1-2 In Chicago. Hear from and connect with over 300 innovative venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent industry executives, and 40+ selected healthcare startups. Save when you use our code! Register today and use code STARTUPHEALTH to save 40% off the full rate of $1095 (discount rate is only $650). We look forward to seeing you there.

Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit

We’re excited to announce that StartUp Health is an official partner of the Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit and Reception on May 3 in Boston. Arc Fusion is where health, IT, and biomedicine fuse together. This year’s summit theme, Radical Wellness, will cover the massive integration of personalized health and large-scale molecular data, AI, and machine learning, with perspectives from leading innovators, investors, VCs, and policy makers. Friends of StartUp Health get a 30% registration discount with code: ArcStartUp2018.

Upcoming Health Events

World Medical Innovation Forum
April 23-25, 2018
Boston, MA

Future of Obstetrics: A Babyscripts User Experience
Hosted by Babyscripts
April 25-26, 2018
Austin, TX 

Health Datapalooza
April 26-27, 2018
Washington, DC

ATA 18
April 29-May 1, 2018
Chicago, IL

May 1-2, 2018
Chicago, IL

Arc Fusion Radical Wellness Summit
May 3, 2018
Boston, MA

HLTH: The Future of Healthcare
Meet StartUp Health's Unity Stoakes and Katya Hancock
May 6-9, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

StartUp Health Co-founder Unity Stoakes speaking
May 17-18, 2018
Cedar Rapids, IA

Bayer G4A Generator Kickoff
Meet StartUp Health Network Director Katya Hancock
May 24, 2018
New York, NY

HIMSS Europe 18 & Health 2.0 Conference
May 27-29, 2018
Sitges, Spain

See more event information on our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

The 10 Largest Global Digital Health Deals of Q1 2018
Becker’s Hospital Review

Gorordo: Rethinking Social Impact
The Hoya

BCBS of Massachusetts Cherry Picks Digital Health Tools for New Platform
Healthcare Dive

Despite Hype, AI Did Not Exactly Rake in Investment Dollars in Q1
MedCity News

Which Health-Tech Startups Are Making Money in 2018?
Healthcare Analytics News

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StartUp Health Insights

Innovative health companies raised over $195M in the last week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount   Investors
Welltok $75.0M   Bessemer Venture Partners, Georgian Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Future Fund Management Agency, Ziff Davis, NF Trinity Capital
Virta $45.0M   Venrock, Obvious Ventures, Creandum, Caffeinated Capital, SciFi VC, Founders Fund, Playground Global
Alan $28.3M   Index Ventures, Xavier Niel, CNP Assurances, Partech, Portag3 Ventures
Brainomix £7.0M   Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund, Parkwalk Advisors, Chimera Partners, Oxford University Innovation Fund
Ugentech €7.5M   LRM, Annie Vereecken, Herman Verrelst, IMEC, Gemma Frisius Fund, KU Leuven
Nutrino $8.0M   Pereg Ventures, Nielsen Ventures, Gandyr Group, New York Angels
Careship €6.0M   Creandum, Ananda Ventures, Spark Capital, Atlantic Labs, Axel Springer Plug and Play
Kaiku Health €4.4M   Debiopharm Innovation Fund SA, Tesi, Prodeko Ventures, Reaktor Ventures, Metsola Ventures, Athensmed
Shine $5.0M   Comcast Ventures, betaworks, Felix Capital, The New York Times, Eniac Ventures, Female Founders Fund, BBG Ventures
Fitternity $2.0M   Saha Fund, Exfinity Venture Partners, Arihant Patni, Anjali Bansal, Akshay Chudasma, Satish Khanna, Taparia Family Office
2018 Q1 Continues the Digital Health Investment Wave

2018 Q1 saw the most deal volume of any first quarter since we’ve been tracking data -- totaling $2.8B of investment across 191 deals. This report also marks our new, more granular view of cataloguing StartUp Health’s Insight data to share new trends and insights into the industry as it rapidly expands.

Download the free Q1 2018 StartUp Health Insights Global Digital Health Funding Report now.

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