When WFH Upended Corporate Wellness, LifeDojo Offered a Solution + How a Fertility Startup Opened…
When WFH Upended Corporate Wellness, LifeDojo Offered a Solution + How a Fertility Startup Opened up Access to At-Home COVID Testing
A recap of this week’s health innovation news from the StartUp Health Media Network
You can learn a lot about someone’s priorities by looking at how they spend their money. When it comes to achieving health moonshots, investment bridges the gap between desire and action. This week, in the midst of the COVID crisis, we were encouraged to see our portfolio company Cityblock raise nearly $54M to expand care for marginalized populations. That’s just one of dozens of tangible examples where people — investors, hospitals, insurors, individuals — have prioritized health moonshots like Access to Care over pulling back or responding in fear. These uncertain times offer a unique opportunity to let the world know where our priorities are. Let’s invest in health moonshots, together.
– Steven Krein & Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health Co-founders
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Fertility specialist Oybek Rustamov, MD, created Fertility Connected, a digital platform offering virtual and at-home fertility services. Faced with COVID-19, Dr. Oybeck and team took their at-home testing infrastructure and built CovidCare, a full-service virtual care site where patients can get individualized COVID testing at home with telemedicine follow-up.
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Alyssa Jaffee Offers a Candid Investor’s Perspective on How Health Transformers Can Thrive in a COVID-Constrained World
In this episode of the StartUp Health NOW podcast, we talk with Alyssa Jaffee, VP at 7Wire Ventures, about how regulations, reimbursements and consumer attitudes have shifted amid the coronavirus pandemic and how entrepreneurs can thrive amidst a changing market.
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Cityblock Health, a StartUp Health Company, Raises Nearly $54M to Expand Care for Marginalized Populations
This week we saw over $275M in health innovation funding this week, led by Cityblock Health. Other big raises included $53M for AI-focused Caption Health and $46.7M for biotech company Glympse Bio.
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Over the last five months amid COVID-19, health and wellbeing in the employer’s space has been upended. Chris Cutter, CEO and founder at LifeDojo, created a digital platform that empowers employees to design their own 12-week behavior change programs — anything from fitness to gratitude — and then pairs each person with a live coach who tracks their progress and guides them on their journey toward a happier, more fulfilled life.
Virtual Events With StartUp Health Companies
Women’s Financial Health in the Second Half of Life
Thu, Jul 23, 6pm ET / 3pm PT
Physical health and financial health have a lot of overlap. When one is not optimal, the other can suffer. Gennev has invited Jenifer Sapel, CEO of Utor Wealth, to join them for a conversation on how women can protect their financial health — and independence — as they age.
Secure Sharing and Sending of Medical Data — What Providers Need to Know in 2020
Wed, Jul 29, 1pm ET / 10am PT
Join Linda VanHorn, Founder/CEO of iShare Medical and DirectTrust Board Member, as she discusses the ushering in of a new decade of connected healthcare in which sharing medical data is essential for patient care and new payment models. Access to a patient’s medical data helps to improve care, reduce cost, and save time.
Managing Budgets in a Pandemic: How to Drive Pharmacy Revenue and Provide Cost-Effective Medication Options to Patients
Wed, Aug 12, 2pm ET / 11am PT
With patient volumes returning, health systems are thinking strategically about how to recover lost revenues and return to business-as-usual. One often-overlooked opportunity for incremental revenue is the pharmacy department. Hospital and health system teams should join RxRevu for a discussion on prescribing behavior, hospital revenues, patient safety and cost-consciousness, and tools that can support pharmacy capture and revenue.
StartUp Health Companies in the News
Sen-Jam Pharmaceutical Secures Funding for COVID-19 Treatment
How Cyclica’s AI Is Enabling COVID-19 Research
University of Toronto News
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Responsum for Fibroids App Launch
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This StartUp Health Insider was written and produced by India Edwards, Nicole Kinsey, and Logan Plaster. Additional research for health innovation funding and news by Tara Salamone, Anne Dordai, and Jennifer Hankin. Follow us on Twitter and the StartUp Health blog for up-to-date information about top health entrepreneurs from the StartUp Health portfolio.