StartUp Health Adds 13 Companies to Portfolio Uniting World’s Largest Peer Network of Healthcare Transformers

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Global Portfolio Now Includes 165 Entrepreneurs and 84 Companies from 7 Countries and 45 Cities

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"This new group of Healthcare Transformers represents the diversity of talent joining forces to reimagine healthcare," said Steven Krein, co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health.

StartUp Health, the long-term global growth program for entrepreneurs transforming healthcare, today announced the addition of 13 companies to its global portfolio. With 165 entrepreneurs from 84 companies in seven countries and 45 cities, StartUp Health has the largest portfolio of digital health companies in healthcare and has assembled the largest global peer network of healthcare innovators.

"This new group of Healthcare Transformers represents the diversity of talent joining forces to reimagine healthcare," said Steven Krein, co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health. "We're thrilled that entrepreneurs from all over the world and from all different sectors, are bringing their expertise to healthcare. And we couldn't be more excited about the community that’s coming together to help startups scale and working together to transform the industry."

The new StartUp Health companies are solving healthcare’s most critical problems through innovation, technology and new business models. The new companies represent a diverse range of sub-sectors, from big data and medication adherence to patient engagement and nutrition and includes four international companies, four based in the Midwest, and eight female founders.

New StartUp Health Companies:

●    AprilAge - Visualization software for motivating healthy lifestyle behaviors
Subsector: Patient Engagement
Founders: Alexandra Brown, Ron Estey
Location: Toronto, Canada

●    Curatio - Mobile matchmaking and patient engagement platform
Subsector: Patient Engagement
Founders: Lynda Brown-Ganzert, Alireza Davoodi, Nima Kaviani, PhD
Location: Vancouver, Canada

●    DocEngage - CRM for healthcare with actionable patient data
Subsector: Practice Management
Founders: Ahimanikya Satapathy, Asha Satapathy, Shankar Banerjee
Location: Bangalore, India

●    Fit4D - Solving for adherence to diabetes Rx
Subsector: Medication Adherence
Founder: David Weingard
Location: New York, NY

●    Jaystreet Technologies - Intelligently managing patient appointments for healthcare providers
Subsector: Practice Management
Founder: Tom Dewane
Location: Manitowoc, WI

●    Kuveda- Personalized therapeutic cancer treatment options
Subsector: Big Data
Founders: Chuck Gershman, Nirmal Singh, Jasvir Zonobi
Location: San Jose, CA

●    LifeBio - Capturing biographical data to enhance health and wellbeing
Subsector: Patient Engagement
Founders: Beth Sanders
Location: Marysville, OH

●    Meals to Heal - Customized nutritional solutions for people with chronic conditions
Subsector: Nutrition
Founder: Susan Bratton
Location: New York, NY

●    MedCloud WebClinic - Digital platform to manage and share healthcare information
Subsector: Provider Solutions
Founder: Dimas Francisco Silva Jr.
Location: Ponta Grossa, Brazil

●    Medtep - Tracking of medical and lifestyle-related data
Subsector: Patient Engagement
Founders: Pablo Pantaleoni, Jacob Sunol
Location: Barcelona, Spain

●    Nutrify - The diet planning tool for hospitals
Subsector: Nutrition
Founders: Jackie Arnett, RD, Yaser Elnahar, MD, James Schuler
Location: New York, NY

●    Personal Medicine Plus - Patient engagement and activation software to delay the onset of chronic conditions
Subsector: Patient Engagement
Founders: Brandi Harless, Natalie Hodge, MD, Jay Campbell
Location: Paducah, KY

●    Tome - Connecting office furniture to corporate wellness using gamification to increase employee engagement
Subsector: Corporate Wellness
Founders: Massimo Baldini, Jake Sigal
Location: Detroit, MI

StartUp Health Stats as of September 2014
●    Total Companies: 84
●    Total Raised to Date: $154 Million
●    Countries Represented: 7 (Brazil, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, United States)
●    International Companies: 16%
●    Physician/Practitioner Founders: 42%
●    Serial Entrepreneurs: 35%
●    Women Founders: 29%
●    Seed Accelerator Grads: 28%
●    Total Acquisitions: 3 (Basis Science by Intel in March 2014, Avado by WebMD in 2013, Arpeggi by Gene by Gene in 2013)

The digital health sector has been growing rapidly, with year to date funding surpassing $5 Billion, and on track to double that of 2013. Download the free StartUp Health Insights report at

About StartUp Health
StartUp Health is a global growth platform for entrepreneurs transforming healthcare. The StartUp Health Academy, a long-term coaching program and trusted peer network, includes 165 entrepreneurs from 84 companies in 7 countries and 45 cities. StartUp Health's full-time team of entrepreneur coaches helps increase the equity value of its companies by providing structured programming and access to investors, customers and advisors, from the StartUp Health Network, for every stage of a company’s lifecycle. StartUp Health companies have cumulatively raised over $150M and to date, three have been acquired - Basis Science by Intel, Avado by WebMD and Arpeggi by Gene by Gene. StartUp Health was founded by health tech entrepreneurs, Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, and is chaired by former Time Warner Chairman and CEO, Jerry Levin. Investors include Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Feld, Richard Forman, Jason Finger, Linda Holliday, Jon Kaplan, Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Jon Miller, Jeff Stewart and Wayne Kimmel. Learn more at and follow @startuphealth.

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