StartUp Health

By Laura Lovett January 3, 2018
Digital health startups raised an all-time high of $11.5 billion in 2017, topping 2016’s record of $8 billion, according to the StartUp Health Insights Year End Report. “Looking beyond the numbers provides insight into a sector transitioning to a more mature phase,” the authors of the report wrote. “Deal activity at the early stage has fueled a startup wave and a maturing market with more later-...
By Laura Lovett January 3, 2018
StartUp Health, a digital health group that supports, connects and finances startups, just landed $19.3 million from Ping An Global Voyager Fund, GuideWell, Masimo Corporation, and a consortium of partners through its Transformer Fund II.  “This [funding] is a really good opportunity to focus on health innovation globally—not just looking at the hubs here in the US … but the dozens and dozens of...
By Jonah Comstock July 6, 2017
StartUp Health’s funding report for the first half of 2017 is out, and the organization is predicting that it will be the biggest year yet for digital health funding. The total raised in the second quarter was $3.8 billion, adding up to $6.5 billion to date this year. “The industry hit a major milestone in Q2 2017 with a staggering $3.8B total invested,” the new report states. “In fact, this last...
By Jonah Comstock April 11, 2017
StartUp Health, a digital health industry group that incubates companies, connects startups and investors, and tracks funding in the space, has hired a new Chief Financial Officer. Michael Horton, the former managing director of GE Capital, is joining the company.  “Throughout his career, Mike has forged new pathways with wisdom, vision and boundless energy,” Steven Krein, CEO of StartUp Health,...
By Jonah Comstock April 4, 2017
The reports are out, and both StartUp Health and Rock Health agree that Q1 2017 was a strong quarter for digital health funding, with over $1 billion in deals. Beyond those broad strokes, StartUp Health and Rock Health, two organizations that track industry funding, differ on the details and trends. Rock Health reports the funding for the quarter as just over $1 billion, spread across 71 deals....
By Heather Mack January 3, 2017
This year was a big one for digital health, with 2016 marking the beginning of the health sector’s “Moonshot Movement,” according to the year-end report from StartUp Health. “From Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot to speed up the progress in ending cancer as we know it, to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to cure all disease within 100 years, billions of dollars are being committed to...
By Jonah Comstock December 6, 2016
Arthro Therapeutics, a Swedish startup creating digital therapeutics for the treatment of arthritis, has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. Sweet Capital led the round, and previous investors Dendera Ventures and Incos Invest also contributed. Several angel investors also pitched in, including Sophia Bendz, Hampus Jakobsson, and Tim Jackson. Lund University also contributed. The company had $1...
By Heather Mack October 4, 2016
We’re three quarters of the way through 2016, two reports from Rock Health and StartUp Health give a closer look into how this year’s digital health funding landscape is looking. StartUp Health expects 2016 to be the biggest year yet for digital health funding yet, and counted $2.4 billion in deals for the third quarter. The company, which counts the year to date at $6.5 billion, also counted an...
By Jonah Comstock September 28, 2016
StartUp Health has launched its second regional affiliate program, following the launch of a Finland-focused program in May. The new program is closer to home for StartUp Health, as the accelerator is launching a Colorado group. “We are proud to see the launch of StartUp Health Colorado and welcome its global community of Health Transformers,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said in a...
By Heather Mack July 7, 2016
Investment in digital health for the first half of 2016 has reached $3.9 billion, breaking funding records and showing a robust market that is expected to continue growing, according to a midyear report by digital health network and accelerator StartUp Health. The report found the first half of 2016 to post the largest mid-year total on record for the industry, besting both last year's $2.9...