StartUp Health NOW Podcast

StartUp Health NOW Podcast

StartUp Health NOW celebrates the innovators, industry leaders and entrepreneurs who are reimagining health and wellness.

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August 3, 2021 48 min
In this Fireside Chat with Julia Hammac, Director in Global Strategic Marketing at Abbott Diabetes Care, which was held in front of a live audience of founders from the StartUp Health community, we learn how Julia and her team resuscitated the diabetes sector within Abbott, launched a continuous glucose monitor that took the industry by storm, and the business lessons she learned along the way that can help health startups at every...
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This episode is part of our monthly Health Moonshot series. Last month it was all about brain health, today, we’re talking about founders and companies rethinking mental health and happiness. Areva Martin, CEO & Co-founder of Butterflly Health, has built a behavioral health platform that provides users with peer-to-peer support, therapist matching, access to coaching, and more. Kavi Misri, CEO & Founder of Rose Health, prov...
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Like so many founders, Edamam CEO & Founder Victor Penev went through a phase with his first startup where he worked all day and was stressed all night. He didn’t sleep enough. He gained weight. He was unhealthy and unhappy. That led to a crisis moment that opened the door to an entirely new way of thinking. In this recent conversation, we learn how Victor embraced healthy habits – both in body and mind, and for his team – whil...
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Last month, Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures, came back for part II of his Fireside Chat where he joined our co-founder, Unity Stoakes, to talk about achieving Health Moonshots, how COVID opened more doors to innovation and experimentation, finding societal impact without expertise, and identifying your long-term and basecamp vision. Listen to part I here. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphea...
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In a recent StartUp Health Fireside Chat, we chatted with Annie Ye, the Program Manager of Digital Health Innovation at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ye has experience in technology and analytics strategy and joined the Foundation at the outset of the pandemic to refine and connect a number of technological initiatives and strategy teams. In this episode Ye discusses foundation priorities and best practices for startups se...
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This episode is part of our monthly Health Moonshot series. Last month it was all about women’s health, today, we’re talking about founders and companies rethinking brain health. Kate Rosenbluth, PhD, Chief Science Officer & Founder at Cala Health, is transforming the standard of care for patients living with chronic diseases using non-invasive wearable neuromodulation therapies. The team has developed Cala Trio™, the first non...
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This week, we sat down (virtually) with an entrepreneur who's still in the thick of scaling a business, Karen Martell, VP and GM at Alto Pharmacy. Karen built her career in tech, working at Square, before joining Alto in 2018, which was a pharmacy tech company at the time making its name with delightful user experiences for medical providers and free same day prescription delivery. In a few short years they've grown to cove...
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Today we’re talking with Terry Booker, the VP of corporate development and innovation at Independence Blue Cross. Booker combines years of experience in investment banking and business development with an insider's knowledge of Independence Blue Cross, an insurer that serves more than seven million people. In our conversation, which was held in front of a live virtual audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio, we g...
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In this episode, we sit down with Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder of Babyscripts, about virtual healthcare for moms-to-be.Around 50% of counties in the United States don’t have an OBGYN to take care of moms when they’re expecting. That’s around 10 million women who don’t have access to an OB for prenatal or primary care. At Babyscripts, Juan Pablo and his co-founder Anish Sebastian put together a kit of devices that pairs with an app...
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Bestselling author Safi Bahcall, a physicist by training and the former CEO of Synta Pharmaceuticals, believes that a key to achieving transformative ‘loonshots’ lies in asking better questions. During a recent StartUp Health Fireside Chat, he spoke candidly on the value of getting curious – particularly about our failures – and how organizations can nurture game-changing ideas from within. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment fro...
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In this podcast episode, we dialed up Dr. Yauheni Solad, Medical Director of Digital Health at Yale New Haven Health, who shared his practical wisdom about what it really takes to have a successful partnership between a startup and a large health system. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com Want more content like this? Yo...
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At StartUp Health, we strongly believe that being a woman shouldn’t be a health risk factor. That’s why we’ve devoted an entire health moonshot to improving the health of every woman all around the globe, no matter the barrier. In this podcast episode, we dialed up two female entrepreneurs in the StartUp Health portfolio innovating in the Women's Health Moonshot: Dorothee Goldman, the CEO and founder of Oratel Diagnostics, who ...
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For some people, allergies are an inconvenience. But for millions of people around the world – particularly children – severe allergies are a major health concern. Eat the wrong thing and you could go into anaphylactic shock! They also seem to be getting worse. Tackling this growing problem is our guest on this episode, Javier Evelyn, the CEO and Founder of Alerje, which joined StartUp Health in 2020. Javier combined his personal e...
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Longtime friend of StartUp Health Margaret Laws has built a career on cross-sector, interdisciplinary partnerships. For 17 years, she served as the Director of Public Financing and Policy and the Director of Innovation for the Underserved program at the California Health Care Foundation. Today, as CEO and President of HopeLab, a social innovation lab founded and funded by the creators of eBay, she’s shifted her focus toward improvi...
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Michelle Snyder has done a bit of everything. Now a partner at McKesson Ventures (she joined the healthcare-oriented venture group in late 2020), the digital health veteran has seen innovation from every angle: driving the marketing behind startups like Epocrates and Welltok, mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs in accelerator and incubator programs, and making strategic investments at Welltok and now McKesson. But it’s her willingn...
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Blake Walker, CEO and Co-founder of Inbox Health, which joined StartUp Health in 2014, is helping to upgrade medical billing by delivering a personalized billing experience to healthcare practices. They’ve built a billing tool that puts clear communication at the center, which has helped them grow by 500% in the last year, and they’re signing 100 new practices per month. And they just raised $15M to scale their platform even faster...
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What began as a rapid reaction to COVID-19 has become an enduring wave of interest, adoption, and investment in health innovation companies. According to this quarter’s record-breaking investment numbers, the After-Covid world has arrived, and health startups are leading the way. StartUp Health’s Editor-in-Chief Logan Plaster breaks down the full report in the latest podcast episode. Read the full report. Entrepreneurs: How to g...
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In this candid conversation with Unity Stoakes, President and Co-founder of StartUp Health, Dr. Schneider shares her hard-won wisdom and pulls back the curtain on one of healthcare’s biggest M&A transactions. Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as o...
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In this episode, we talk with Sathya Elumalai, CEO & Co-founder of Aidar Health, a StartUp Health company since 2016. Sathya and his team in Baltimore have invented something that could change healthcare as we know it. It’s a simple-looking device that you hold in your hand and breathe into for 30 seconds. From that simple act, the device -- MouthLab -- can pull more than 10 vitals. What’s even more impressive is that they’ve c...
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Karley Yoder made a name for herself in the digital health world at Doctor on Demand and Apple before launching a career at GE Healthcare, where she now serves as Vice President and General Manager of Artificial Intelligence. Today, she works to find the signal in the noise surrounding AI, helping the company leverage its potential to improve patient outcomes, rather than to apply, as she puts it, “technology for technology’s sake....
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