July 10, 2019
StartUp Health Insider
The Digest for Health Transformers & Changemakers
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Seven Entrepreneurs Delivering Digital Health Solutions to Your Mailbox

These days, you can get almost anything delivered to your doorstep – a shovel in the middle of a snow storm, cupcakes at midnight, and baby diapers in a pinch. More than just on-demand shopping, there's at least one corner of the delivery world where our dependency on mailable products holds promise for a better future: healthcare. Meet the entrepreneurs who’ve combined digital health solutions with doorstep delivery systems, all in the name of increasing access to care.

StartUp Health Insights 2019 Midyear Report

StartUp Health Insights™: Ten Years and Counting

Last week, we published our 2019 Midyear StartUp Health Insights Report. In our tenth year of tracking the funding, investors, and companies that have driven health innovation forward, we’ve seen a lot of change. Sometimes, change is propelled by emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence, creating new ways to treat patients. Other times, market forces like $100M+ mega deals open up access to healthcare for disadvantaged patient populations. Download our recent StartUp Health Insights™ Report to get the full picture of where health innovation is heading.

More Than Fun and Games

More Than Fun and Games: Five Entrepreneurs Gamifying Healthcare

Meet several digital health innovators using gamification to improve disease management, rehabilitation, and fitness tracking.

Pharma Going Digital

StartUp Health TV Pharma Going Digital

Bozidar Jovicevic, VP & Global Head of Sanofi’s Digital Therapeutics, sits down with StartUp Health’s Logan Plaster to talk about how pharma can use gaming strategies in digital therapeutics to improve health.

Fixing America's Medical Debt Problem

Fixing America’s Medical Debt Problem

An estimated 66.5% of all bankruptcies in the US are tied to medical bills. Meet 10 entrepreneurs on a mission to break this trend.

Devoted Health

 A New Kind of Healthcare for Baby Boomers

Todd Park & Ed Park, co-founders of Devoted Health, share their vision for changing the way the US takes care of its aging population.

Need to Knows


StartUp Health Partnership Workshop

Are you a health startup founder passionate about changing the world? Sign up for our next Partnering With StartUp Health Workshop to chat with the StartUp Health Team about what it means to join our global army of Health Transformers. Start by completing a 10-Minute Mindset Audit now.

Summer Digital Health Mixer

StartUp Health is proud to co-host the Summer Digital Health Mixer with the UCSF Entrepreneurship Center. Come join us in San Francisco on August 7 at this free annual networking event that brings out the ecosystem – entrepreneurs, hackers, physicians, MBAs, investors, and the curious.

BioPharm America — 12th Annual International Partnering Conference

BioPharm America is a unique partnering event this September in Boston that forms the nexus of discovery and realization. Startup companies, established biotech, and entrepreneurs from academia attend in search of finance, pharma, and development partners. The event format highlights innovation and promotes new business relationships by bringing dealmakers from the life science ecosystem together to engage and de-risk the enormous task of drug development.

Want more? See the full events calendar on StartUp Health HQ.

Trend Watch: Stories Shaping Digital Health


This Week’s Funding

We saw over $73.5M in innovative health funding this week, led by Montreal-based AlayaCare, which raised C$51M ($38.9M). Other raises included $23M for Boston-based GNS Healthcare and ₹31cr ($4.5M) for Bengaluru-based Mfine. Click here to see details on all of this week's digital health funding.
Download the 2019 Midyear Insights Report

Stories to Watch:

Year of the Patient: StartUp Health Insights 2019 Midyear Report
HIT Consultant

These Are the 3 Global Digital Health Hubs to Watch
Business Insider

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Rachel Trobman of Upside Health, Humanizing Chronic Pain While Living With Non-Specific Connective Tissue Disease
Made Visible Podcast

These 15 NYC Startups Raised the Most Capital in Q2 2019: Cityblock Health

iShare Medical Working With VA, Medicare, Medicaid to Improve Patient Outcomes, Reduce Cost of Care
Startland News

Feasibility—and Safety—of Reducing the Traditional 14 Prenatal Visits to 8 or 10 Using Babyscripts App
MD Edge

Aidar Health, Formerly Multisensor Diagnostics, Is One of the Award-Winning Companies in the LifeBridge Health BioIncubator
The Daily Record

Stop Using Credit Scores for Propensity to Pay – Thought Leadership From Sift Healthcare

Insurance Giant Aetna Now Provides Access to CareLinx Caregiver Network to Its Members
Home Care Daily

Hoy Health Launches HoyLIFE Kits: Simplifies Chronic Care Management at Home With Medication Vouchers, Testing Supplies, Apps, and Access to Lifestyle Coaches
Business Wire

Inbox Health Partners With Healthpac to Deliver a Better Patient Billing Experience
PR Web

Leading Prenatal App Babyscripts Teams Up With Atrium Health
Yahoo! Finance

Zeel Announces Polo Icon Nacho Figueras as Global Brand Ambassador
PR Newswire

Savonix Announces Publication in 'Cognition, Brain, Behavior'
Business Wire

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