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StartUp Health Newsletter: Are We Ready for Glass?

Posted on 16th April, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Did You Get Your Google Glass?

For one day only this week, you could have snagged your very own pair of Google Glass — if you were willing to shell out a cool $1,500. While the jury is still out on the practicality of Glass for general consumer use, we’re looking forward to seeing what it can do in healthcare. No word yet on how many devices Google sold during its 24-hour sale, but here’s hoping we get to see how it fares in the doctor’s office soon!

StartUp Health’s Quarterly Summit Fuels Innovation

From acing the cold call to mastering content marketing on a shoestring budget, our Healthcare Transformers swapped strategies on a huge range of startup-specific topics at our quarterly summit last week. They also shined on stage during a startup showcase at Google and gave a peek at the future of healthcare.

AdhereTech’s CEO on How to Build a Digital Health Business

The best entrepreneurial advice comes from those living the startup life. Josh Stein, the CEO of StartUp Health company AdhereTech shares his insights on topics ranging from employees to equity on the April 13th podcast of Health Crossroads with Dr. Doug Elwood and Dr. Tom Elwood.

Focusing on the Digital in Digital Health

Finally, there’s a digital health conference you can attend without leaving your office! Join StartUp Health President Unity Stoakes at digihealth pulse Virtual 2014, a completely online health conference. Register with the code STARTUPDHPV15 to receive 15 percent off the admission price and hear from more than 25 of the top digital health thought leaders.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Direct Dermatology

Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine: Has its time come?
cHealth Blog

Greatist
Healthy Living 2.0
Columbia Business Magazine

Derek Flanzraich – Founder and CEO of Greatist
Idea Mensch

TalkSession
Healthy Living 2.0
Columbia Business Magazine

Zeel
App Wrap: 'MiniBar,' 'Zeel'
TWC News 1

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Blue Health Intelligence $42.5M Undisclosed
Maestro Healthcare Technologies  $17M Undisclosed
Lifesum $6.7M Bauer MediaSparkLabs Global Ventures
Trinity Pharma Solutions $4M Milestone Venture Partners
Chronix Biomedical $3.4M Undisclosed
Zesty $2M ABRT Venture FundTA Venture
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $9 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23, 2014
Chicago, IL

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA 

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ 

China Healthcare ICT Conference
April 24-25, 2014
Beijing, China 

Wired Health
April 29, 2014
London, England 

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany 

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA 

Startup Grind Philadelphia Presents Lindy Snider of Lindi Skin
May 14, 2014
Philadelphia, PA 

The Big C Competition
Submission Deadline
May 15, 2014 

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship
May 17-18, 2014
New York, NY 

digihealth pulse Virtual 2014
May 19-21, 2014

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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StartUp Health Newsletter: Are You Shooting for the Moon?

Posted on 9th April, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Reimagining Healthcare


Eye-scanning apps that could prevent blindness. Online communities committed to ending ALS and building a global network of blood donors. Technology that aims to someday extend human life. At our Healthcare Reimagined event yesterday, held in partnership with Google, those were just a few of the ways some of technology’s biggest companies said they’re building the future of health. (In addition to hearing what Google, Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo are doing in health, 43 StartUp Health companies shared their visions, too – more on that below!) Day in and day out, innovating in healthcare often means focusing on the details that need to be changed (and there are so many!). But against the backdrop of “moonshot”-thinking at Google, yesterday was a nice reminder for entrepreneurs to take the long view and dream big.

Meet the Newest Members of the Family

This week, we also welcomed 16 new companies to the StartUp Health Academy! They join from across the U.S. and from around the world, including from India, Ireland and Canada – you can see the full list here. Additionally, we announced that Nadeem Kassam, the founder of BASIS Science and a member of StartUp Health’s inaugural class, will become StartUp Health’s first “Healthcare Transformer in Residence.”

Visualizing the Digital Health Revolution

Want a quick snapshot of the digital health revolution? Paul Sonnier, the driving force behind the the largest #DigitalHealth Linkedin Group, created an interesting infographic with Misfit Wearables that gives a visual overview of momentum in the field.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Empower Interactive

In Catalyst this week: Computer-assisted therapy and an online feasibility facilitator
TEDMED

RxREVU

'Google of drugs' helps bring prescription costs down
CNBC

RxRevu raises $540,000 for medication transparency tool
MobiHealthNews

RxREVU Taps API to Optimize Prescriptions
Programmable Web

StartUp Health

StartUp Health adds 16 companies
Crain’s New York

StartUp Health unveils new class, adds Basis founder as EIR
MobiHealthNews

Physician entrepreneurs are in nearly half of StartUp Health’s latest class of early stage companies
MedCity News

StartUp Health Reveals New Class of 16 Healthcare Transformers
HIT Consultant

Four New York companies in new StartUp Health class
New York Business Journal

Irish visual patient software company joins prestigious US StartUp Health Academy
Technology Voice

6 HealthTech Accelerators for Startups
Entrepreneur Handbook

Zeel

Zeel, the Uber For Massages, Launches In Miami
Tech Cocktail

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
bswift $51M Great Hill Partners
hCentive $35M Undisclosed
Omada Health $23M Andreessen Horowitz and others
InfoBionic $17M Safeguard Scientifics and others
Health Fidelity $14.1M Undisclosed
ApolloMed $12M Fresenius Medical Care
Trinity Pharma $4M Milestone Venture Partners
Bjond $3.25M Draper Triangle Ventures and others
Personal Genome Diagnostics $2.8M Undisclosed
Keona Health $2.5M Undisclosed
REACH Health $2.1M Undisclosed
Neura $2M Greenhouse Capital and others
Wellframe $1.5M Undisclosed
See much more in StartUp Health Insights, the most comprehensive funding database tracking over $9 billion in digital health and health tech deals.

Upcoming Health Events & Challenges

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Stanford Center on Longevity: Design Challenge Finals
April 10, 2014
Stanford, CA

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23, 2014
Chicago, IL

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

China Healthcare ICT Conference
April 24-25, 2014
Beijing, China

Wired Health
April 29, 2014
London, England

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA

Startup Grind Philadelphia Presents Lindy Snider of Lindi Skin
May 14, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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With 16 New Companies, StartUp Health Spans 7 Countries and More Than 30 Cities

Posted on 8th April, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

BASIS Science Founder Nadeem Kassam Joins StartUp Health
as First ‘Healthcare Transformer in Residence’

New York, NY – April 8, 2014StartUp Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, today announced the addition of 16 new companies to its StartUp Health Academy, a long-term entrepreneurship program and community designed to help scale early-stage digital health companies. To date, 63 companies have joined StartUp Health, three of which have been acquired, and the program’s portfolio has raised a total of $130 million.

Thousands of startups that share a common goal of transforming health and wellness have applied to the StartUp Health Academy. Each quarter, it invites fewer than 20 companies to join its comprehensive three-year entrepreneurship program. These companies are led by some of the best and brightest serial entrepreneurs, doctors, technologists and trained scientists. Selected companies become part of a close community of “Healthcare Transformers” and participate in a long-term coaching program focused on scaling their businesses, leadership development and providing access to investors, customers, talent and partners who are committed to healthcare innovation.

“We are entering a great period of transformation, where all aspects of our health and wellness are being reimagined by inspiring and passionate entrepreneurs from around the world,” said Jerry Levin, Chairman of StartUp Health. “StartUp Health’s growing family of Healthcare Transformers represents the beginning of what’s possible when entrepreneurs lead the way and it signals the remarkable potential for cross-pollination between innovators in different countries.”

Today, StartUp Health also announced that Nadeem Kassam, a member of StartUp Health’s inaugural class and the founder of BASIS Science, which was recently acquired by Intel, will join StartUp Health as its first “Healthcare Transformer in Residence.” His focus will be helping the current community of StartUp Health companies and scouting the ecosystem for new startups.

“To be surrounded by such an extraordinary network of entrepreneurs and innovators and have an ongoing support infrastructure to navigate challenges has been invaluable. I am honored to coach this amazing group of Healthcare Transformers and help StartUp Health continue to find the next generation of innovators,” Kassam said.

This week, StartUp Health will host its quarterly Healthcare Transformer Summit in New York City and showcase its companies to some of the tech industry’s biggest brands, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Yahoo!, as well as nearly 300 health-­focused investors, healthcare brands and strategic partners.

All of the new StartUp Health companies share a goal of solving critical problems in healthcare, and they cover a wide range of subsectors within the field, from big data and genetics to care management to employee wellness.

The new StartUp Health companies include:

Althea-HealthAlthea Health – Patient-powered research for rare and neglected diseases
Subsector: Rare diseases
Founders: Greg Cohen, Manu Kodiyan, Sanjay Raghu
Location: San Francisco, CA
www.altheahealth.com

Care-PredictCarePredict – Wearable sensor for senior care
Subsector: Sensors
Founders: Satish Movva, Krishnatej Vedala, PhD
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
www.carepredict.com

Health123Health123 – Salesforce for wellness management
Subsector: Wellness platform
Founders: Rachel Lanham, Rebecca Norlander
Location: Seattle, WA
www.health123.com

HindsaitHindsait – Cognitive analytics for patient risk assessment
Subsector: Big data analytics
Founders: Pinaki Dasgupta, Adrish Sannyasi
Location: Englewood, NJ
www.hindsait.com

Inbox-HealthInbox Health – Patient billing, payments and analytics
Subsector: Navigating the healthcare system
Founders: Blake Walker, Spencer Ewald, Simon Kaluza
Location: Bridgeport, CT
www.inboxhealth.com

LifeDojoLifeDojo – The cure for the common corporate wellness program
Subsector: Employee wellness
Founders: Chris Cutter, Varun Vummidi, Patricia Bedard
Location: New York, NY
www.lifedojo.com

Mobile-Health-OneMobile Health One – Communication platform for care providers and patients
Subsector: Care management
Founders: David Crane, John Abrahams, MD
Location: New York, NY
www.mobilehealthone.com

PHmHealthPHmHealth – Ensuring compliance in provider-patient interactions by making home healthcare as trackable as a UPS package
Subsector: Care management
Founders: Dirk Rassloff, Michael Mittelman
Location: Philadelphia, PA
www.phm-health.com

Pocket-AnatomyPocket Anatomy – Visual patient education software
Subsector: Ed tech
Founders: Mark Campbell, Thomas King
Location: Galway, Ireland
www.pocketanatomy.com

PunctilPunctil – Punctuality solutions for healthcare
Subsector: Care management
Founders: Ben Picard, Denis Abrams, PhD
Location: New York, NY
www.punctil.com

RxREVURxREVU – Saving money for patients & payors through prescription optimization
Subsector: Navigating the healthcare system
Founders: Carm Huntress, Kevin O’Brien, MD, Dan Caron, Peregrin Marshall
Location: Denver, CO
www.rxrevu.com

ShiftHealth-TickiTShift Health – Bringing the patient voice into clinical care
Subsector: Low literacy healthcare communication
Founders: Sandy Whitehouse, MD, Daniel Penn
Location: Toronto, Canada
www.shifthealth.ca

SmartRxSmartRx – Healthcare CRM platform
Subsector: Patient Engagement, Patient Relationship Management
Founders: Anil Kumar, Vishesh Rohatgi, MD, Vijayakumar Kannan
Location: Bangalore, India
www.smartrx.in

Tute-GenomicsTute Genomics – Cloud-based genome analysis for precision medicine
Subsector: Big data & analytics
Founders: Reid Robison, MD, MBA, Kai Wang, PhD
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
www.tutegenomics.com

Vheda-HealthVheda Health – Personalized mobile disease management & analytics
Subsector: Care management
Founders: Shameet Luhar, Philip Rub
Location: Columbia, MD
www.vheda.com

WellthieWellthie – Product marketing platform for health plans
Subsector: Navigating the healthcare system
Founders: Sally Poblete
Location: New York, NY
www.wellthie.com



StartUp Health Stats as of April 2014

  • Total Companies: 63
  • Total Raised to Date: $130 Million
  • Countries Represented: 7 (Brazil, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, United States)
  • Physician/Practitioner Founders: 46%
  • Serial Entrepreneurs: 35%
  • Women Founders: 24%
  • Seed Accelerator Grads: 25%
  • Total Acquisitions: 3 (Arpeggi was acquired by Gene by Gene in 2013; Avado was acquired by WebMD in 2013; and BASIS Science was acquired by Intel in March of 2014)

About StartUp Health

Startup Health, a global startup platform accelerating innovation in health and wellness, represents a new model for helping entrepreneurs succeed in the health sector. StartUp Health is on a mission to inspire, educate, and help 1,000 health startups to reimagine and transform healthcare by 2020. The StartUp Health platform includes the StartUp Health Academy, the StartUp Health Network and a community of Healthcare Transformers. StartUp Health was founded by health tech entrepreneurs Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes and is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. The organization’s investors include leading health, technology, and business minds, including Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Feld, Richard Forman, Jason Finger, Linda Holliday, Jon Kaplan, Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Jon Miller, Jeff Stewart and Wayne Kimmel. Learn more and apply at startuphealth.com and follow @startuphealth.

See More

Crain’s New York StartUp Health adds 16 companies
MobiHealthNews StartUp Health unveils new class, adds Basis founder as EIR
MedCity News Physician entrepreneurs are in nearly half of StartUp Health’s latest class of early stage companies
HIT Consultant StartUp Health Reveals New Class of 16 Healthcare Transformers
New York Business Journal Four New York companies in new StartUp Health class
Technology Voice Irish visual patient software company joins prestigious US StartUp Health Academy



StartUp Health Newsletter: 7 Million Reasons

Posted on 2nd April, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Obamacare Crosses the Finish Line With 7M Signups

The final tally is in: Thanks to thousands of events, hundreds of interviews, an army of celebrity tweeters and — don’t forget! — one "Galifinakis bump," the White House said Tuesday that 7.1 million people signed up for insurance under the new healthcare law.  That’s a huge victory for President Obama, especially considering the rocky rollout of Healthcare.gov back in October. And for healthcare startups? That’s 7 million more reasons why digital health innovation matters.

AARP Taps TalkSession for Its LivePitch Event

Ten digital health startups will be courting a crowd of tech-savvy seniors at the AARP Health Innovation @50+ LivePitch on May 9 in Boston. The finalists represent a broad spectrum of sectors, from mental wellness to data management, and they were picked from an applicant pool of nearly 200. We’re especially excited that StartUp Health company TalkSession will be among the startups to take the stage. If you’re interested in checking out the pitches, use our code HIP50 for $25 tickets.

Using Community Data to Improve Health

Think your community is in tip-top shape? The answer might surprise you. The annual County Health Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin not only show how factors like education, unemployment and income can influence health, they present a big opportunity to innovators. To learn more, join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Google+ Hangout on April 4 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET.

Calling All Designers and Devs: Wanna Remake Healthcare?

Backend leaders are moving into the forefront at the HxRefactored conference on May 13-14 in Brooklyn! Sponsored by Health 2.0 and Mad*Pow, a series of workshops and discussions will show how designers and developers are changing the future of healthcare. Interested innovators can register with the code HX14R10 for 10 percent off tickets.

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Wellfount $15M Undisclosed
NeuMoDx $10.5M Undisclosed
Reflexion Health $7.5M West Health Investment Fund
Tyto Care $4M OrbiMed Israel PartnersLionBird
Celcuity $4M Undisclosed
Assay Depot $3M Bootstrap Venture Fund
PHEMI Health Systems $2.8M BDC Venture CapitalYaletown Venture Partners
NanoPrecision Medical $2M Undisclosed
SharePractice $1.3M Founders FundChinaRock Capital ManagementScrum Ventures
FlexMinder $1.2M Founder's Co-opAOAWRF Capital
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

YTH Live 2014
April 6–8, 2014
San Francisco, CA

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Stanford Center on Longevity: Design Challenge Finals
April 10, 2014
Stanford, CA

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23
Chicago, IL

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA

Roadmap to Entrepreneurship
May 17-18, 2014
New York, NY

For more digital health events, visit our website.

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StartUp Health Newsletter:
Congratulations, StartUp Health Company Basis! Intel Goes Big in Wearables War

Posted on 26th March, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Intel Announces Acquisition of Basis Science

A decade ago, the Basis health-tracking watch was just an idea dreamed up by a far-sighted entrepreneur. Now, it’s poised to give one of the biggest tech companies a foothold into one of the hottest areas of the industry. After weeks of speculation, Intel formally announced this week that it had acquired Basis Science, the wearable tech company founded by Nadeem Kassam and a member of StartUp Health’s inaugural class. The Basis team will join Intel’s devices group, where they promise to keep on cooking up products that change how people view their health. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

California HealthCare and Kresge Foundations to Invest $5M in Community Care

The California HealthCare Foundation and Kresge Foundation are looking for innovators who can cut costs while improving patient care in community health centers. Entrepreneurs who are up to the task can apply here.

The Windy City to Host Entrepreneurs and Investors from Across the MidWest

A diverse range of healthcare startups, along with industry leaders, are joining forces at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum in Chicago from April 22-23! If you want to mix and mingle with Midwestern innovators and hear speakers from Walgreens, Mayo Clinic Ventures, Qualcomm and others, register with our code STARTUP to save $400 on tickets.

Arianna Huffington on How to Succeed Without Burning Out

Hat tip to our friend Joe Polish, CEO of the Genius Network, for diving deep into the meaning of success with Arianna Huffington. In an always-be-shipping culture, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get worn out on the path to achievement. Speaking about her new book Thrive, Huffington offers some new ways to think about what it means to get ahead.

Two Days Left to Apply to the StartUp Health Academy


Are you an entrepreneur bent on building the future of healthcare? Join us! Our three-year academy helps digital health startups develop the leadership, relationships and industry intelligence needed to grow and scale their businesses. Check out what our current Healthcare Transformers have to say about what it means to be a member of our coaching program and community. The deadline to apply to our summer class is this Friday, March 28, so get moving on your application!

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Vicarious FPC $40M Felicis Ventures
AbilTo $6M Sandbox Industries.406 VenturesBlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners
Procured Health $4M FCA Venture Partners
Celcuity $4M Undisclosed
Augmedix $3.2M DCMEmergence Capital PartnersGreat Oaks Venture CapitalLifeforce Ventures
Doctor at Work $3M Aurora SFC SystemsGuard CapitalBright Capital
PHEMI Health Systems $2.8M BDC Venture CapitalYaletown Venture Partners
Metabiota $2.4M Undisclosed
First Stop Health $2.2M Undisclosed
WelVU $1.3M Undisclosed
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

Future Trends Series
April 1, 2014

Redesigning the Patient Experience to Improve Safety & Outcomes
April 3, 2014
New York, NY

YTH Live 2014
April 6–8, 2014
San Francisco, CA

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Stanford Center on Longevity: Design Challenge Finals
April 10, 2014
Stanford, CA

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum
April 22-23
Chicago, IL

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA

For more digital health events, visit our website.

Join the StartUp Health Network

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StartUp Health Newsletter: Texting 1, 2, 3… How SMS Can Help High-Needs Patients

Posted on 19th March, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Sense Health Helps Hospitals Target Chronic Disease Patients

New York's Montefiore Medical Center, one of the "most wired" hospitals in the country, is now testing text messages and wearable monitors as ways to help diabetic teens keep their condition in check. Preliminary results from a mobile tech pilot with StartUp Health company Sense Health show that patients are providing positive feedback. This week, Sense Health also announced a partnership with The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network to reach Medicaid patients with text-based support.

What’s the Secret Behind Healthcare Investing’s ‘Billion-Dollar Man’?

Castlight Health’s blockbuster IPO last week put a big spotlight on the investment potential in digital health. But one investor in particular is already well aware of opportunities in the sector. Castlight co-founder and Venrock partner Bryan Roberts has been behind not one, but six $1 billion+ companies. His secret? Not staying married to any model set. Oh, and this: “I operate with a very healthy dose of paranoia.”

Don’t Miss Out! TEDMED Re-Opens Applications for The Hive

Calling all startups: If you missed the earlier deadline to apply to The Hive at this year’s TEDMED, now’s your chance. TEDMED has re-opened the application window and will accept submissions through April 1.

StartUp Health Company Spotlight

Health123Health123

Salesforce for Wellness Management

RAISING
$1M to close a $2M Series Seed Round

VALUE
Health123 provides technology solutions for health "coaches," from primary care providers to wellness coaches to HR managers, that drive effective health ownership and behavior change in their populations. With Health123's coach-patient collaboration tools, dashboards, and insights the health and wellness industry now has modern effectiveness tools driving scale, efficiency, and improved analytics.

CUSTOMERS

  • Clinics (primary care, on-site, out patient)
  • Wellness companies
  • Employers

TRACTION

  • Over 10k users
  • Complete end user toolset launched 
  • Two employer pilots
  • Launching first enterprise customer 

TEAM

  • Rebecca Norlander, CEO, 23 year technologist, 19 years with Microsoft
  • Rachel Lanham, COO, 15 years in digital marketing including 11 years with Weight Watchers
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StartUp Health Companies in the News

@Point of Care
How to Move the Needle in Digital Health
Entrepreneur

AdhereTech
Top 5 Health Care Technologies at SXSW
Senior Housing News

Medicast
Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator gives medical tech firms
a leg up

Kansas City Star

StartUp Health
On the Road to Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Executive (pg. 43)

TalkSession
Startup Lessons From Breaking Bad And American Hustle
Forbes

Yingo Yango
CT Innovations invests $1M in seven companies
Hartford Business Journal
Top 5 Health Care Technologies at SXSW
Senior Housing News

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Exosome Diagnostics $27M ArcusNGNForbionQiagen
Gravie $10.5M FirstMarkAberdare
PatientSafe Solutions $3M TELUS Ventures
NextGxDx $2.9M VoyentNashville Capital Network
LionsGate Technologies $2M Undisclosed
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

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2014
May 5-6, 2014
Berlin, Germany

AARP Health Innovation @50+
May 9, 2014
Boston, MA

HxRefactored
May 13-14, 2014
Brooklyn, NY

Healthy Communities Data Summit
June 11, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

For even more, visit our events listing.

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StartUp Health Newsletter: Digital Health Lights Up SXSW Interactive

Posted on 12th March, by Nicole Kinsey in Blog Post. No Comments

Health Geeks Snag the Spotlight at SXSW

From taking home top honors in startup competitions to packing exhibition halls for keynote speeches, digital health entrepreneurs generated a ton of buzz at this year’s SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. We were excited to partner with Google for our third annual Social Health Bootcamp and we joined Pulse + Signal founder Andre Blackman, Dr. Ivor Horn from the Children's National Medical Center, Damon Davis from the Dept. of Health and Human Services and other great health leaders for a workshop on bringing better care to underserved communities. Each day, dozens of panels and events covered wearables, data control, and privacy, among other emerging topics in health and wellness.

Meet the Curators of The Hive at TEDMED 2014

StartUp Health is honored to work with TEDMED again this year on The Hive, a dynamic showcase of entrepreneurs and innovators in digital health. This year’s curation team includes industry leaders, investors, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs who are making significant contributions in health and medicine. Check out the full list of curators on the TEDMED blog.

Join Us at Digital Health Innovation in Context 2014

The folks at Tigerlabs, a seed venture capital fund for digital health, are bringing together an amazing group of healthcare innovators for a one-day conference on Thursday, April 24. Taking place in Princeton, NJ, Digital Health Innovation in Context will feature conversations on strategy, opportunities and innovation in digital health. Use the StartUp Health code DHIC100 for a discount.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

AdhereTech
Tech Confab Boosts Health-Care Focus
Wall Street Journal

RXRevu
This Startup Wants To Become The Google Of Drugs
Business Insider
Digital health and the pharmacy of the future: 5 startups to watch
MedCity News

Sense Health
Only Talk Patient Engagement When Activation Is Involved
Huffington Post

StartUp Health
SXSW: Health startups hit $2.8 billion in funding
Tech Page One

Yingo Yango
Healthcare integration: There’s an app for that
Hartford Business Journal

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Human Longevity $70M Undisclosed
Clinicient $15M Catalyst Investors
Transgenomic $7M Third Security
Immunexpress $6M Debiopharm Group
Health Outcomes Sciences  $5M Grayhawk Venture FundKansas Bioscience Authority
Recombine  $3.3M FirstMark Capital
Liquid Grids  $3.2M Undisclosed
DocuTAP  $3M Undisclosed
Tonic Health $2.5M Undisclosed
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

Healthy Communities Data Summit
April 3, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

UCSF Entrepreneur’s Club: Starting a Company from Scratch
April 10, 2014
San Francisco, CA

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Digital Health Innovation in Context
April 24, 2014
Princeton, NJ

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

HxRefactored
May 13-14, 2014
Brooklyn, NY

For even more, visit our events listing.

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Join StartUp Health at Digital Health Innovation in Context 2014

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StartUp Health would like to invite you to join us at Digital Health Innovation in Context, a one-day conference presented by TigerLabs, to be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Westin Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ. The intimate conference setting will focus on the world of digital health: strategy, opportunities, and innovation.

The roster of healthcare executives, entrepreneurs, and investors will not only expose you to the ideas shaping the digital health landscape, but provide you with the opportunity to meet the people reshaping the healthcare landscape. Speakers include StartUp Health Co-founder and President Unity Stoakes and Healthcare Transformer Nadeem Kassam, Founder of Basis.

The panel conversations will generate a diverse discussion to tackle recurring questions: How both the corporate and the technology startups can work more effectively together? How can large corporations create a mentality of innovation, rapid development, and iteration? How to structure, form, and execute investment groups?

Discounted Price for the StartUp Health Community
Register now with the code DHIC100 for a $150 ticket (regularly $250).

If you have questions about the conference, please contact the event organizer James Smits.



StartUp Health Newsletter: SXSW Digital Health Preview

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Digital Health Takes the Stage at SXSW  

We’re excited to head down to Austin this week with a pack of digital health entrepreneurs and industry leaders for SXSW Interactive! We hope to meet you at one of the many amazing digital health events. Check out our SXSW cheat sheet with times and locations on our blog!

Friday, March 7
Social Health Startup Bootcamp
Featuring StartUp Health companies Doctor.com, Medicast, and Zeel and several other amazing startups. StartUp Health will also be sharing its most recent digital health trend data.

Saturday, March 8
SXSW Accelerator: Health Tech Category
Presenters include StartUp Health’s AdhereTech and Yingo Yango

Sunday, March 9
Hacking Medical Training Through Innovation
Speakers include Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Care at Hand

Monday, March 10
Minorities and Health Tech Workshop
Speakers include Katya Hancock, StartUp Health

Tuesday, March 11
The Digital Health Bubble: Is It About to Burst?
Speakers include Bob Stern of @Point of Care360, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Marc Monseau, Marco Smit
Our opinion: we are still in the first inning with very exciting things to come!

Mobile Health Leads to Reduction in Hospital Readmissions

Mobile care coordination can help reduce hospital readmissions according to a report released by Healthcare Transformer Andrey Ostrovsky, MD, Founder and CEO of Care at Hand. The study, which was released at HIMSS14, shows a nearly 40% reduction in admissions among vulnerable elderly populations and hospital savings of over $500K!  Read the the whole report here.

StartUp Health Company Spotlight

Respond WellRespond Well

Kinect-based Interactive Physical
Therapy Platform

RAISING
Up to $750K convertible note bridging to a $2M series A round

VALUE
The Respond Well team developed the world's first fitness game on the Xbox, selling over 3 million units. Since then, they've zeroed in on the physical therapy industry to make compliance engaging and effective.

CUSTOMERS

  • Hospital Systems
  • Senior Care Facilities

TRACTION

  • $460K in 2013 revenue
  • 8 systems deployed, including the 2nd largest elder care rehab provider in the US and the 2nd largest government hospital system in the US
  • Winner of Microsoft Healthcare User Group Innovation Award for Patient Engagement

TEAM

  • John Grispon, CEO, 12 year Microsoft veteran
  • Ted Spooner, Executive Chairman, founded & brought Corillian (NASDAQ:CORI) public
  • Jason Leighton, CTO, 20 year game development veteran
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Patient Care is Key in PSFK Report

StartUp Health companies Oxitone Medical and TalkSession were featured in PSFK Lab’s Future of Health 2014 report! The extensive report examines 13 trends that are empowering patients and creating a more proactive health environment. A free summary of the report is available to the public.

StartUp Health Companies in the News

Docphin
Docphin: a “Bloomberg for Doctors”?
BMJ

RxRevu
RxREVU Announces Medication Optimization API To Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes
Broadway World

StartUp Health
Launching the next health care startups
Tech Page One

TalkSession
How one healthcare entrepreneur navigated the reimbursement landscape
Entrepreneurship.org

Zeel
Beauty News
The New York Times

StartUp Health Weekly Insights

Top Digital Health Funding This Week

Startup Amount Investors
Heartflow $104.7M Undisclosed
Fluidigm $76.8M Undisclosed
Bruin Biometrics $10M Undisclosed
goBalto $4.9M Undisclosed
Liquid Grids $3.2M Undisclosed
Tonic Health $2.5M Hearst Health Ventures
InformGenomics $1.2M Undisclosed
Opternative $1M Tribeca Venture PartnersChicago Ventures
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

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

SXSW
March 7-11, 2014
Austin, TX

PILOT Health Tech NYC: Matchmaking Sessions
March 11-12, 2014
New York, NY

Entrepreneur’s Club: Networks Matter: Fast Tracking a Startup
March 12, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Healthy Communities Data Summit
April 3, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

CajunCodeFest
April 23-25, 2014
Lafayette, LA

Pharmica’s Pharma 3.0: The Digital Medicine Era Conference
April 30-May 1, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

For even more, visit our events listing.

Join the StartUp Health Network

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