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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InHealth CEO Harry Kim on Why Lifestyle Therapeutics are the Next Frontier in Health

Our lifestyle choices play a big role in affecting our overall health and, in today’s society, are largely unaddressed. Health coaching, or “Lifestyle Therapeutics,” can help people modify behavior, which can lead to a healthier future. In this Startup Health NOW episode, we talk about the idea of “lifestyle as medicine” with the CEO of InHealth, a startup that’s helping people change habits to fight diseases like type II diabetes and hypertension. 
October 20, 2020

RxRevu is Bringing Drug Price Transparency to Doctors at the Bedside

With the recent IPO of GoodRx, drug price transparency – at least on the consumer side – is having a moment. But what about at the patient’s bedside? In this week’s podcast, we sit down with Carm Huntress, CEO of RxRevu, a StartUp Health company that for seven years has been bringing drug price data to doctors at the point of care so they can make smarter decisions for their patients.
October 13, 2020

Mindset Matters Most: Steven Krein on the Mindset of Transformative Entrepreneurs

Steve Krein. CEO, co-founder & managing partner of StartUp Health, discusses the importance of having the right entrepreneurial mindset. Thoughtfully organizing the struggles you are still facing today through a DOS (Dangers, Opportunities, Strengths) exercise helps your audience better understand your top priorities, your biggest challenges, while being able to discuss the opportunities you're excited about.
October 6, 2020

Raising Capital During a Pandemic

An investor calls and holds off on wiring funds. A VC halts new investments. An angel decides to significantly cut back. These are anecdotes we’ve heard from entrepreneurs since the Covid pandemic hit six month ago, yet many continue to raise and close rounds of funding. How’d they do it? StartUp Health Health Transformers, Lynda Brown-Ganzert of Curatio who closed a Series A round in June, and Richard Hanbury of Sana Health who raised ~$6M in August, share how they successfully navigated the fundraise process before and during COVID. Key takeaways will include: finding your funding route, pivoting your pitch to be relevant in an After-Covid world, and best practices for telling your story and connecting with investors virtually.
September 29, 2020

Kavi Misri on Rose Health’s High Tech Approach to Predicting Depression and Expanding Access to Mental Health Services

Working 80 to 100 hours a week for 7 years in healthcare investment banking finally caught up to Kavi Misri, founder and CEO of Rose. Like many, he found himself burned out, depressed and in need of help. Looking for answers, Kavi was struck by how difficult it was for him to get basic mental health care. Knowing there had to be a better way, he founded Rose Health. Using natural language processing and deep learning to predict depression and mood disorder symptoms, Kavi and his team have created a high tech approach to assessing and predicting a patient’s mental health faster.
September 22, 2020

Our Powers Combined

After a meeting at a StartUp Health event years ago and recognizing a kindred mindset in the other, two CEOs from our portfolio, Jim Iversen of Sen-Jam Pharmaceutical and Anupam Khandelwal of Sagesurfer decided to join forces and develop a digital therapeutics app, which just hit the app store, to help patients track their MS-related symptoms for personal awareness purposes.
September 15, 2020

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About StartUp Health

StartUp Health is on a 25-year mission to collaborate with entrepreneurs to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. Since 2011, StartUp Health has been investing in a global army of entrepreneurs -- called Health Transformers® -- to achieve health moonshots: Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End to Cancer, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Brain Health, Mental Health & Happiness, Addiction, and Longevity.

Backed by Advocate Aurora Health, Chiesi Group, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, GuideWell, Jason Finger, Jerry Levin, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Masimo, Novartis, Otsuka, Ping An Group, and SeventySix Capital, StartUp Health has the world’s largest health innovation portfolio with more than 280 companies across six continents and 24 countries. Learn more at
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Steven Krein

Steven Krein

Steven Krein is the CEO, Co-founder and Managing Partner of StartUp Health, which is on a 25-year mission to invest in a global army of entrepreneurs -- we call Health Transformers -- to solve 11 Health Moonshots that will improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world: Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, End to Cancer, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Brain Health, Mental Health & Happiness, Longevity, and Addiction. Since 2011, we have invested in more than 300 companies in 25 countries.

Steven is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, investor, advisor, and entrepreneurial coach. Steven has been a keynote speaker at events hosted by Jefferson Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Cleveland Clinic, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Lake Nona Institute, McKinsey, SLUSH, and Wharton, among others and has been a guest on Bloomberg TV, CNBC, CNN, FOX Business and The Today Show.
Unity Stoakes

Unity Stoakes

Unity Stoakes is on a life-long mission to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. By combining the power of moonshot thinking, a transformer mindset, and collaborative communities, he believes anything is possible.

In 2011, Unity co-founded StartUp Health to organize, support and invest in a global army of Health Transformers to embark on one extraordinary crusade -- to achieve 11 Health Moonshots, each of which can improve the lives of at least a billion people.

Today, StartUp Health has the world’s largest portfolio of health innovation companies (more than 300 from 6 continents) and has assembled a worldwide network of 200,000 innovators, leaders, and investors committed to reinventing the future of health. Over the coming years, StartUp Health will invest in thousands of Health Transformers to achieve Health Moonshots.

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