February 12, 2014

Opportunity for Health Innovation in Underserved Communities

“If we’re really going to solve the big challenges in healthcare, we have to focus on bringing innovation to the underserved communities,” said StartUp Health President and Co-Founder Unity Stoakes in this Businessweek article. The story showcased how we’re working along with our company Direct Dermatology and our partners the California Healthcare Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help provide digital health solutions for low-income communities. This week, the Aetna Foundation also announced a $4M digital health investment in underserved communities, which we hope is the beginning of an important trend.

Meet StartUp Health Companies at HIMSS14 and Venture+ Forum

If you’re interested in learning more about StartUp Health and our companies, we’d love to meet you at HIMSS14! Katya Hancock, our Strategic Partnerships Director, will be speaking at the Venture+ Forum, which will also feature presentations from StartUp Health companies @Point of Care360, Respondesign, and Yingo Yango. Additionally, come meet Aver Informatics and Beyond Lucid Technologies, who will be joining 40 digital health companies in the Startup Pavilion. Venture+ registration here and general registration here!

StartUp Health Publishes 2010-2014 Digital Health Insights

Digital health is growing at a record pace. January was the most active month to date with over $500M invested last month. Since 2010, funding in digital health is more than $7.4B with 1,393 deals. Download our just published Digital Health Insights infographic and access the most comprehensive funding database in digital health at www.startuphealth.com/insights for free.

AHA Uses Small Gains for Big Innovation

The American Heart Association (AHA) will be using crowdfunding to determine the winners of their first Open Innovation Challenge at the Health Sciences Innovation and Investment Forum! The event aims to find the best digital technologies in cardiovascular health by judging contestants both by the amount of money they make on crowdfunding platform MedStartr and by the power of their innovations. StartUp Health Co-Founder & CEO Steven Krein will lead a panel about financing innovation during the March 6 event. Register here.

Caremerge and Lively Partnership Improves Senior Care

StartUp Health company Caremerge is joining forces with Lively to improve healthcare for seniors. Data from Lively's sensors will combine with Caremerge's communication platform to help give seniors more independence and allow all caregivers to better provide for their patients and loved ones! Learn more about how their partnership will benefit the aging population.

StartUp Health Weekly InsightsTM

Top Digital Health Funding This Week
Startup Amount Investors
ArborMetrix $8.3M Arboretum VenturesThe Wolverine Venture FundRPM VenturesRenaissance Venture Capital Fund
Noom $7M TransLink CapitalRRE VenturesRecruit Strategic PartnersScrum VenturesQualcomm VenturesHarbor Pacific Capital
Twiage $20K Blueprint Health
MediQuire $20K Blueprint Health
ProofPilot $20K Blueprint Health
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $8 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

Merck Social Health Hack
February 15-16, 2014
New York, NY

Entrepreneur’s Club: Networks Matter: The Founding of Nano Precision Medical
February 19, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Health Exchanges: Passing the Torch to the Next Stage of Implementation
February 19, 2014
New York, NY

CHCF & San Diego County Code-a-thon
February 22-23, 2014
San Diego, CA

February 23-27, 2014
Orlando, FL

LAUNCH Festival
February 24-26, 2014
San Francisco, CA

The Future of Healthcare Communications Summit
February 25, 2014
New York, NY

GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014
February 25-28, 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Health Sciences Innovation • Investment Forum
March 6, 2014
New York, NY

March 7-11, 2014
Austin, TX

For even more, visit our listings of Events & Challenges.

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