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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...
By Brian Dolan May 31, 2016
Thanks to big $100 million-plus deals from digital health companies like Oscar, Flatiron Health and Jawbone, the amount of venture capital flowing into digital health during the first three months of the year puts 2016 on track to be a record year for funding. Digital health companies raised slightly more than $2 billion in Q1, according to CB Insights. Because of different scopes and definitions...
By Aditi Pai April 7, 2016
Earlier this week, Rock Health and Startup Health released their first quarterly funding reports for the calendar year. Rock Health, which has more specific inclusion criteria and only tracks deals above $2 million, reported $981.3 million in Q1 2016 digital health funding, while StartUp Health reported $1.8 billion. “If you spent the first quarter of this year listening to investors, founders,...
By Jonah Comstock January 20, 2016
New York City-based Greatist, an online publication and media brand that focuses on health and wellness content, has raised $4.5 million, bringing its total investment to $8 million. Floodgate led the round, with participation from Strauss Zelnick, Andy Russell, John Gardner, David Pecker, and Startup Health. Previous investors including RiverPark Ventures, Vayner/RSE, Jon Miller, Ramit Sethi,...
By Jonah Comstock December 17, 2015
According to StartUp Health’s year-end report, digital health funding is down from 2014. It hit $5.8 billion so far this year, compared with $7 billion in 2014. StartUp’s report paints this drop as a maturation of the market, contending that though funding has dropped it’s being invested more smartly. The year was dominated by bigger funding rounds at later stages: mid-stage and late-stage deal...
By Jonah Comstock October 12, 2015
Funding for wearables startups -- not just health-focused wearables -- is on track for a five-year low according to a new report from CB Insights. The firm says that startups focused on wearables are on track to hit $276 million for 2015, which would be 72 percent lower than 2014′s total and the lowest annual funding total since 2010. Last year's funding, it's worth noting, was unusually high due...