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How Nightingale Is Redefining Preventative Health



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Nightingale Health, a Finnish company that StartUp Health backed in 2016, uses a new kind of blood testing to predict future disease risk so that people can change the course of their health before it’s too late. They’ve designed a way to analyze blood samples that pulls 250 times more data from that sample than a typical test. They use artificial intelligence and machine learning to correlate that data with future disease risk, like diabetes and heart disease. Then they put the result in simple terms so that patients can see trends and take action.

This year, Nightingale took three big strides forward. They went public on the Finnish Nasdaq, which gave them capital to scale globally. They rolled out at-home testing kits so more people can benefit from Nightingale’s disease prediction. And they acquired a genomics company that will allow them to bake genetic information into their app and provide people with even more personalized health assessments.

We sat down with Nightingale CEO and Co-founder Teemu Suna to hear more about their blood testing technology and how it could change preventative health globally by getting patients to see their potential future and then change the course of their health.

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A Candid Conversation w/ Glen Tullman and Lee Shapiro, Investors in the StartUp Health Moonshots Impact Fund



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This week on the show we’re revisiting a conversation that first aired in 2021. It’s from a fireside chat we had with Lee Shapiro and Glen Tullman, the dynamic duo behind ventures like Allscripts, 7wire Ventures, and Livongo. On the call, the two talk with Steven Krein, StartUp Health CEO & Co-founder, about 25 years of lessons learned in investing and how they built health moonshot companies. We hear how Transcarent was “Hatched” and the success drivers behind Livongo. More importantly, we get a candid view of how two icons of health investors think about work and life.

We also learn a bit about why both Lee Shapiro and Glen Tullman have invested in the StartUp Health Moonshots Impact Fund, which launched last year. This fund makes it easy for investors to back a diverse portfolio of health startups, and you can learn all about it at healthmoonshots.com.

Lee Shapiro and Glen Tullman will be joining StartUp Health and more than 50 of our Health Transformers at ViVE, a premier health innovation event by HLTH and CHIME that’s happening in Miami Beach from March 6-9. StartUp Health @ ViVE will bring together founders, partners, and investors under one collaborative roof, and we’ll be broadcasting stories of health moonshot progress from the StartUp Health TV Studio. We hope you’ll join us in Miami Beach! Learn more and save on your ViVE registration at startuphealth.com/vive.

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How HLTH and StartUp Health Are Uniting the Health Innovation Ecosystem, with Rich Scarfo



On January 18, 2022, StartUp Health announced a multi-year partnership with HLTH, the leading platform for bringing together the health ecosystem around innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology. In order to understand more about the partnership, we sat down with Rich Scarfo, President of HLTH. In addition to hearing his take on the recent news, we get to hear some war stories about what it has been like to be in the event business during COVID-19, and how HLTH thrived in the face of some daunting challenges.

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How to Clinically Validate Your Startup, With AliveCor’s Dr. Archana Dubey



Archana Dubey, MD, the Chief Clinical Officer at AliveCor, has worked as a primary care physician, on the enterprise side at HP, and in startups as a founder herself. AliveCor has been a pioneer in the med tech device market for a decade, introducing the world’s first single-lead ECG built for consumers. Our conversation centers on AliveCor’s lessons learned in clinical validation, consumer marketing, and tech integrations.

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Responsum Health’s Latest App Puts Long-COVID Front and Center



Our guest today is Andrew Rosenberg, CEO and Founder of Responsum Health, which StartUp Health backed in 2019. At Responsum, Rosenberg and his team have created disease-specific apps that bring together curated information and news about that disease as well as a professionally-moderated community chat, so patients can connect and learn in a safe environment. Their recent app developed around Long-COVID has exploded with activity, so we sat down with Rosenberg to hear what he’s learning from this community of patients.

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Reversing Diabetes With Sami Inkinen of Virta Health



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The numbers surrounding type 2 diabetes are staggering. The WHO puts the number north of 400 million people globally, and it’s just getting worse. Health experts agree that type 2 diabetes can largely be managed by a combination of nutrition, exercise, and medication. But what if it could be reversed completely? That’s the claim, and the health moonshot, of our guest today, Sami Inkinen, CEO and Founder of Virta, which StartUp Health backed in 2020. Specifically, Inkinen and his team want to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.

Before Virta, Inkinen disrupted the real estate industry by co-founding Trulia, which he sold to Zillow for $2.5B. Now with Virta, he’s raised more than $350M to date, giving him the capital needed to take a great idea and scale it in unprecedented ways.

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Startup Strategies: The Secret to Successful Tech Transfer at a Major University



Our guest is Lukasz Kowalik, senior licensing and business development officer at Weill Cornell. Lukasz has a degree in chemistry, a PhD in neuroscience, and a postdoc in chemical biology. But he also works in business development, and his current position has him helping inventors and startups transition into commercialization in partnership with a large university health system. In this StartUp Health NOW episode we dig into how those worlds come together and learn what makes successful tech transfer partnerships.

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How Echo Health Ventures Invests in Health Innovation, With Jessica Zeaske



On this StartUp Health Fireside Chat, held in front of a live audience of StartUp Health founders, we hear from Jessica Zeaske, partner at Echo Health Ventures. Prior to Echo, Jessica served as Director of Healthcare Investments at GE Ventures. She brings together a unique blend of public health, software development, and business experience, and she leverages that as an investor and on the many boards she sits on.

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For Ironman Athlete David Weingard, a Diabetes Diagnosis Was a Spark for Innovation



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Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t been impacted by diabetes in some way. Globally, half a billion people are affected by the disease, and it was responsible for the deaths of 1.5M people globally in 2019. As frightening as those numbers are, there is also great hope to be found today in the entrepreneurs and innovations changing how we manage diabetes. To understand both sides of this coin – the very personal toll of diabetes plus the present and future promise of health technology – we talked to David Weingard, founder of Cecelia Health, which helps diabetics get the specialized health coaching they need. More importantly, David is a type 1 diabetic who has fought for his own life and knows the daily fears and challenges that this silent disease brings to millions. It’s that combination of experience that makes David’s journey so powerful.
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Julie Yoo: A Look at How Andreessen Horowitz Invests in the Future of Health



This week on the podcast we sat down with Andreessen Horowitz’s General Partner, Julie Yoo. Julie leads the firm’s investments in healthtech with a focus on companies that are modernizing how we access, how we pay for, and how we experience healthcare. During this Fireside Chat, Yoo talked about the growth of home health, fintech for healthcare, and her personal passions around solving for provider shortage issues and the mismatch of supply & demand. This session was hosted by StartUp Health’s Logan Plaster in front of a live audience of founders from the StartUp Health portfolio. 

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