StartUp Health Academy Grows to 90 Digital Health Companies

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World’s Largest Digital Health Portfolio Includes Companies from 8 Countries and 45 Cities

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"This new group of Healthcare Transformers represents the global nature of innovation in healthcare and we are thrilled to be bringing this diverse group of entrepreneurs from around the globe into our community," said Unity Stoakes of StartUp Health

StartUp Health, a global entrepreneurship development company for Healthcare Transformers™, today announced it has grown to 90 companies with the addition of 6 new companies to its global portfolio. With nearly 200 entrepreneurs from companies in 8 countries and more than 45 cities, StartUp Health has both the largest peer network of Healthcare Transformers and portfolio of digital health companies.

"At StartUp Health, collaboration is the magic ingredient that powers our network. This new group of Healthcare Transformers represents the global nature of innovation in healthcare and we are thrilled to be bringing this diverse group of entrepreneurs from around the globe into our community," said Unity Stoakes, co-founder of StartUp Health.

StartUp Health companies are solving some of healthcare’s most critical problems through new technology and innovative business models. The new companies represent a diverse range of subsectors (from telemedicine and patient engagement to wellness, nutrition and diagnostics) and locations including Dubai, UAE, Tel Aviv, Israel, Austin, TX, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

New StartUp Health Companies:

  • AlemHealth - Integrated Telemedicine for Developing Countries

(Location: Dubai, UAE; Subsector: Telemedicine)

Co-founders Aschkan Abdul-Malek and Sajjad Kamal are solving the pressing healthcare problems of access to quality diagnostic care and skyrocketing healthcare costs -- in the areas that need it most desperately. For patients in developing countries, AlemHealth is an integrated telemedicine solution that links hospitals to a global provider network, at a price patients can afford.

  • Gritness - Search Engine for Group Fitness

(Location: Austin, TX; Subsector: Wellness)

Co-founders Tommy Fad and Jason Whitson are passionate about building healthy communities. With a combined 30+ years of experience in the enterprise software and infrastructure space, they’ve built Gritness -- a search engine that empowers consumers and businesses to discover, create and engage with local group fitness options.

  • Healarium - Digital Care Plans to Help Patients Follow Daily Regimens

(Location: Tel Aviv, Israel and Birmingham, Alabama; Subsector: Patient Engagement)

Amnon Keynan, Co-founder & CEO, and the Healarium team are transforming the way physicians prescribe care plans to patients for chronic conditions, pre-op and discharge services. As the demand for smarter population health management continues to grow, Healarium provides consumers with daily regimens for self management. Over 25,000 patients have completed prescribed care plans on the Healarium platform.

  • iDx Ventures “ClariFlow” - Helping Detect BPH at Home

(Subsector: Diagnostics; Location: New York, NY)

As serial entrepreneurs with a combined 50+ years experience commercializing innovative technologies, Willem Houck, Mei Shibata and Geoff Wyatt are bringing unprecedented convenience and access to prostate health monitoring. After 10 years of R&D culminating in successful clinical trials at four international hospitals, iDx Ventures is launching ClariFlow, an affordable, single-use home test to detect enlarged prostate issues like BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which impacts 50% of men over 50.

  • Mouthwatch - Visually Connecting Dental Patients to Better Care

(Subsector: Patient Engagement; Location: New York, NY)

Co-founders Jerry Herman, DDS, Brant Herman and Bob Bellhouse are on a mission to improve the oral health experience and access to dental health providers. With backgrounds in dentistry, serial entrepreneurship and communications, they’ve pioneered the integration of digital imagery and communications technology in dentistry -- bringing us one step closer to teledentistry through an innovative intraoral camera and communication platform.

  • NuPlanit - Healing Relationships with Food through Real-time Support

(Subsector: Nutrition; Location: Boston, MA)

Co-founders Alaina Hanlon Adams, PhD and Robert Jahreis are on a mission to heal our relationship with food. As serial entrepreneurs, Alaina, a former NASA researcher and mechanical engineer in preventative tech and Robert, a senior healthcare executive and researcher, their team is bringing the power of technology plus nutrition experts to provide a real-time behavior support platform for daily food decisions.

StartUp Health Stats as of January 2015

  • Total Companies: 90
  • Total Raised to Date: $190 Million
  • Countries Represented: 8 (Brazil, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, UAE, United States)
  • International Companies: 17%
  • Physician/Practitioner Founders: 40%
  • Serial Entrepreneurs: 35%
  • Women Founders: 31%
  • Seed Accelerator Grads: 23%
  • 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 is growing rapidly, with 2014 funding surpassing $6.5 Billion, a 5x increase since 2010. Download the StartUp Health Insights report at

About StartUp Health
StartUp Health is a global entrepreneurship development company for Healthcare Transformers™. StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of digital health companies and offers entrepreneurs: The StartUp Health Academy, a long-term coaching program and trusted peer network and The StartUp Health Network, the largest stakeholder community of investors, customers, and advisors, to help companies grow through every stage of their lifecycle. 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. Some investors include Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Feld, Richard Forman, Jason Finger, Linda Holliday, Andy Litt, Jon Miller and Wayne Kimmel. Learn more at and back our AngelList Syndicate at


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