StartUp Health

By Laura Lovett 03:50 pm March 23, 2020
Medical-billing startup Inbox Health scored $3.5 million earlier this month. Healthy Ventures was the lead investor this round, with participation from Collaborative Fund. Commerce Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, I2BF Global Ventures and StartUp Health. WHAT THEY DO The Connecticut-based startup pitches its services as a way to personalize patients’ billing, payments and communications. Its...
By Laura Lovett 03:55 pm March 19, 2020
Yesterday morning addiction focused digital therapeutic Quit Genius scored $11 million in Series A funding. Octopus Ventures led the round with participation from Y Combinator, Startup Health and Triple Point Ventures. This brings the company's total funding pot to $13.5 million. WHAT THEY DO The company is geared at treating individuals with tobacco-, opioid- and alcohol-use disorder through...

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By Laura Lovett 04:13 pm September 10, 2019
Startups can have a difficult time striking a balance between the fast pace of tech culture and healthcare’s slow-and-steady validation culture. In part, the culture clash is a West Coast-East Coast divide, with tech giants congregating for the most part in California and hospitals and pharma in the Northeast, according to a panel moderated by CNBC’s Christina Farr at the MassBio Digital Health...
By Dave Muoio 01:23 pm August 12, 2019
Genneve, an online telehealth service serving women experiencing menopause, has raised $4 million in a funding round led by BlueRun Ventures. Maven Ventures, Startup Health and an unnamed angel investors also participated. WHAT THEY DO Founded by former Microsoft and Neutrogena executives, Genneve is a platform offering video appointments with practitioners specializing in menopause care. Users...
By Jonah Comstock 03:04 pm April 3, 2019
The first quarter of 2019 is behind us and both Rock Health and Startup Health have released their funding report for the quarter. Both agree that funding for Q1 2019 is down relative to other recent years. But both see other reasons to be optimistic about digital health investment. Rock Health tracked $986 million of investment across 61 digital health deals in the US, which is lower than both...
By Laura Lovett 12:13 pm January 9, 2019
Look out Silicon Valley and the Big Apple — new cities are starting to gain steam in the digital health funding game. A recently released end of year report from StartUp Health shows that while San Francisco, New York and Boston are still leading the pack in digital health funding amounts and deals, the industry is beginning to see more action emerging in cities like Beijing, Nashville and...
By Jonah Comstock 03:37 pm October 11, 2018
The third quarter of 2018 was the biggest funding quarter for digital health ever, according to StartUp Health Insights. The research group attached to healthcare startup alliance StartUp Health reported $4.5 billion in digital health funding. With $11.1 billion invested so far, investment is only $600 million short of last year’s overall total, even including the fourth quarter. The top five...

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By Laura Lovett 01:40 pm September 25, 2018
What’s happening? This morning StartUp Health, a digital health group that supports, connects, and finances startups, announced that it raised $31 million in funding from Novartis, Ping An Group, Chiesi Group, GuideWell, Otsuka, Masimo, and other private investors.  Why it matters StartUp Health works with young digital health companies by coaching, mentoring, and helping them to network....
By Jonah Comstock 03:44 pm July 18, 2018
Venture capitalists invested a total of $2.4 billion in digital health in the second quarter of 2018, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Mercom tracked 196 deals, an increase in deal count but decrease in funding from the first quarter's $2.5 billion across 187 deals. Comparing the year over year, the funding is a slight growth from $2.3 billion and 194 deals in Q2 2017. Funding...
By Jonah Comstock 02:22 pm April 4, 2018
Rock Health and StartUp Health, two groups that track investment in digital health, have come out with their respective quarterly reports on funding in the space, and both agree on a couple of interesting insights: that Q1 2018 is the largest Q1 yet, that larger late-stage deals contributed disproportionately to that total, and that investment is increasingly coming from non-traditional investors...