StartUp Health

By Jonah Comstock March 18, 2015
San Francisco-based Conversa Health, which makes a digital patient engagement platform, has raised $2.5 million from undisclosed healthcare-focused angel investors. The company also announced the appointment of a new chief technology officer and the formation of its medical advisory board. This is the first funding announcement from the StartUp Health member. The round will bolster Conversa's...
By Aditi Pai February 3, 2015
New York City-based accelerator Startup Health has added six more companies to its academy program. It now has 90 companies in its portfolio. Startups who have participated in Startup Health have raised a total of $190 million as of January 2015. That's up from $154 million in October 2014. Back then Startup Health said its portfolio was made up of 42 percent physician and practitioner founders,...
By Jonah Comstock January 5, 2015
Funding by category, from Rock Health's report Seed investor Rock Health and digital health academy StartUp Health, two companies that track funding and other data points about digital health, are both reporting 2014 as a record-breaking funding year for digital health in multiple categories. Rock Health places the total digital health funding for 2014 just over $4 billion, while StartUp...
By Aditi Pai October 7, 2014
StartUp Health has added 13 more companies to StartUp Health's accelerator. The accelerator now has 84 companies in its portfolio. The company also shared several data points about the startups in its portfolio. Startups in the program have raised $154 million as of September 2014 and represent seven countries: Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, and the US. The company explained that 42...
By Aditi Pai September 18, 2014
Bain Capital's Chris Gordon One of the biggest barriers to innovation in healthcare is that, unlike other industries, there are several key stakeholders who must be addressed before a company can successfully bring their product to market, according to a recent panel at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston this week. "Any established company in any industry is always faced with the '...
By Aditi Pai July 22, 2014
The New York Digital Health Accelerator has revealed the seven companies that will participate in its second class, which is sponsored by the State of New York, nonprofit New York e-Health Collaborative (NYeC), and the Partnership Fund for New York City. The program will run for four months and during that time, startups will receive mentorship, attend workshops, and receive about $100,000 in...
By Aditi Pai June 2, 2014
StartUp Health has added eight companies to its portfolio. This brings the number of companies that have been added to the program to 71. StartUp Health also released some demographic numbers about the companies that have been through the accelerator. These metrics included the total number of funding raised to date: $144 million, the percentage of physician and practitioner founders: 47 percent...
By Aditi Pai April 9, 2014
Denver, Colorado-based RxRevu, which offers a medication transparency tool, has raised $540,000, according to a recent SEC filing that also notes the company hopes to raise another $210,000. RxRevu founder Carm Huntress told MobiHealthNews that the seed round's exact total is undisclosed but that it is "well over" $500,000. Investors in the round include a Denver, Colorado-based incubator...
By Jonah Comstock April 8, 2014
CarePredict's activity tracker. Startup Health has announced its newest class of 16 companies at various stages of development. That brings the incubator's total number of companies to 63, three of which have been acquired, including, most recently, Basis Science, which Intel snapped up. Between them, StartUp companies have raised $130 million, the incubator reported. StartUp Health also...
By Jonah Comstock March 20, 2014
StartUp Health company Sense Health, which makes text messaging software for Medicaid care managers, has completed a randomized controlled trial. The results are still forthcoming, but CEO Stan Berkow shared a few with MobiHealthNews. Care managers are social workers or registered nurses assigned by Medicaid or other healthcare stakeholders to work closely with the highest-cost patients. Sense...