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March 8, 2017
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"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."
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Health Transformers Head to SXSW 

Join us at SXSW where Health Transformers will converge this weekend and through next week:

Follow on Twitter @StartUpHealth using #SXSW for the latest happenings live from Austin, TX.

The Rise of Healthcare's Emerging Innovation Hubs

Rise of Healthcare's Innovation Hubs

On this week’s episode of StartUp Health NOW, health innovation leaders -- including Esther Dyson of The Way to Wellville, Dr. Richard Zane of UCHealth and Dr. David Feinberg of Geisinger Health -- chat at the 2017 StartUp Health Festival and share how their organizations are approaching the transformation of this industry with the shared goal of improving health and delivering the highest quality level of care.

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StartUp Health Companies in the News

Former Rams QB Gus Frerotte Helping to Develop Roberto App by RC21X - 'A Thermometer for the Brain'
USA Today

Roberto App by RC21X Named Top 10 iOS Apps of February 2017!

StartUp Health Company Raises $5 Million
Internet Health Management

In Largest Whole Genome Sequence Analysis Study, Human Longevity, Inc.-Led Team Identifies Common-to-Rare Variants in the Human Blood Metabolome
Yahoo! Finance

Delivering a New Blockchain-Based Patient Care Model With Patientory
Bitcoin Magazine

CareDox Named as Finalist to Compete in Impact Pediatric Health at SXSW
MedCity News

Smart Inhalers Market, Featuring Cohero Health, Is Anticipated to Show Robust Growth During 2017 – 2025

Force Therapeutics Seeks to Improve Patient Journey & Adds Northwell Health in Expansion
MedCity News

Diego Wyszynski, MD, MHS, PhD, CEO of Pregistry, selected as a 2017 TEDMED Research Scholar

AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch Announces Aegle Palette as Finalist for April 12-13 Event

StartUp Health Company Cognotion Among 50 Most Promising Startups You’ve Never Heard Of

Babyscripts Seeks to Prevent Pregnancy Complications
MedCity News

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.

Healthtech Invest Europe

Healthtech Invest Europe will take place on March 15-16 in Helsinki, Finland, to showcase 40 promising European companies building technologies that are driving health innovation in medical devices and diagnostics, digital health, connected health and sensors, wearables, and well-being. Register today.

Upcoming Health Events

SXSW - Real Stories of Success From Health Hackathons
StartUp Health’s Troy Bannister speaking
SXSW - Patient-Centric Healthcare: The Future of Health
Health Transformer Tatyana Kanzaveli, Open Health Network, speaking
March 11, 2017
Austin, TX

TheCurrent at SXSW
Health Transformer Sabine Seymour, SUPA, showcasing
SXSW - Dolphin Tank at Dell Lounge
Health Transformer Jean Anne Booth, CEO of UnaliWear, presenting
March 12, 2017
Austin, TX

SXSW - Artificial Intelligence Is the Future of Fashion
Health Transformer Sabine Seymour, SUPA, speaking
SXSW - Impact Pediatric Health Pitch Competition
Health Transformer Hesky Kutcher, CareDox, speaking
SXSW - German Haus
Health Transformer Sabine Seymour, SUPA, showcasing
March 13, 2017
Austin, TX

SXSW - Venture Funding Hits a Lull. Now What?
Health Transformer Jean Anne Booth, UnaliWear, speaking
March 14, 2017
Austin, TX

Healthtech Invest Europe
Health Transformers Tuomas Poskiparta. Nightingale Health; Kalle Palomäki, HLD Healthy Life Devices; Jussi Määttä, Buddy Healthcare presenting
March 15-16, 2017
Helsinki, Finland

Angel Capital Summit 2017
March 21-22, 2017
Denver, CO

Find a Pilot Partner Matchmaking Event
April 6, 2017
New York, NY 

AARP Innovation@50+
April 12-13, 2017
Mountain View, CA

April 23-25, 2017
Orlando, FL

Health Datapalooza
April 27-28, 2017
Washington, DC

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Buzzworthy Headlines

Grassroots Geisinger Initiative Addresses Community Health
Hospitals & Health Networks

$20 and an Algorithm Could Save Your Teen From a Heart Attack
Wall Street Journal

Mark Cuban Invests in Denver Healthcare Software Company
Denver Business Journal

CU Anschutz Director of Innovation Kimberly Muller on Navigating Technology Transfer Issues
Science Magazine

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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 Network to create impactful content and StartUp Health’s partner strategy team. Visit for more info.

StartUp Health Insights

Digital health companies raised over $1.1B this week. Some of the most recent deals:

Startup Amount Investors
Grail $900.0M Arch Venture Partners, Johnson and Johnson Development Corp
Freenome $65.0M Andreessen Horowitz, DCVC, Founders Fund, GV, Polaris Partners, Innovation Endeavors, Asset Management Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Spectrum 28
ResearchGate $52.6M Wellcome Trust, Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, Four Rivers Group, Ashton Kutcher, LVMH, Xavier Niel, Bill Gates, Benchmark, Founders Fund
Corindus Vascular Robotics $45.0M Boston Scientific Corporation, BioStar Ventures, Consonance Capital, Hudson Executive Capital, HealthCor Partners Management
Muse Bio $23.0M Venrock, Paladin Capital Group, NanoDimension, Foresite Capital, Spruce Capital Partners
MediSafe $14.5M Octopus Ventures, M Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, 7wire ventures, lool Ventures, TriVentures, Qualcomm Ventures
Insilico Medicine $10.0M Undisclosed
Lucy $2.25M Forerunner Ventures, Felicis Ventures
First Stop Health $1.6M Patrick Spain, Mark Friedman, MD
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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