StartUp Health adds 8 new companies to its startup accelerator

StartUp Health adds 8 new companies to its startup accelerator

StartUp Health, which calls itself a global startup platform for accelerating innovation in health and wellness, is adding eight new companies to its portfolio, bringing the total to 71 companies. The announcement comes as StartUp Health is celebrating its third anniversary at Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, which is where it launched with the mission of transforming healthcare by helping to build 1,000 digital health companies over the next 10 years.

The eight new StartUp Health companies share a goal of solving critical problems in healthcare and improving health and wellness. They are:

Predictive analytics for autism therapy
Subsector: Therapy management
Founders: Jeff Blackwood, Kelly Kerns
Location: Overland Park, KS
Accel Diagnostics
Manage your health – anytime, anywhere – with mobile-enabled blood diagnostic tests
Subsector: Diagnostics
Founder: Alberto Gandini, PhD, MBA
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Conversa Health
Digital Checkups platform: where patient engagement meets population health
Subsector: Patient relationship management
Founder: West Shell III, Phil Marshall, MD, MPH
Location: San Francisco, CA; and Portland, OR
Optimizing pharma R&D with integrated big data
Subsector: Big data & analytics, biotech
Founder: Jason Mitakidis
Location: Toronto, Canada

Wearable “On Star for Seniors”
Subsector: Sensors, 50Plus
Founders: Jean Anne Booth, Jon Guy, Brian Kircher
Location: Austin, TX
LuminaCare Solutions
Point-of-care solutions for antibiotics treatments
Subsector: Care navigation, pharmaceuticals
Founders: Stephen Chiricosta, David Howe, PhD
Location: Boston, MA

Secure, medically tailored video communication for healthcare providers
Subsector: Telemedicine
Founders: Randy Findley, Samant Virk, MD
Location: New York, NY
Clinical decision support and patient education tools
Subsector: Patient care management
Founders: Hisham Al-Shurafa, Rahul Mehta, MD; Aravind Ganesh, MD
Location: Calgary, Canada

As of June 2014, StartUp Health has helped 71 companies from 7 countries (Brazil, Canada, India, Ireland, Israel, Spain, United States) raise a total of $144 million. Among these companies’ founders, 47% are physicians/practitioners, 35% – serial entrepreneurs, and 23% are women. The accelerator saw 3 of its startups being acquired: Gene bought Arpeggi in 2013; Avado was acquired by WebMD in 2013; and BASIS Science was acquired by Intel in March of 2014.