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European health startups

Health startups of all types are proliferating across Europe. It’s no surprise that the intersection of health, wellness and technology is becoming a popular space for entrepreneurs in Europe. From fertility-tracking apps to smart toothbrushes, startups are tackling all areas of the healthcare spectrum.

Yet, there are a number of challenges, specific to the region, that entrepreneurs in this space will undoubtedly face. Namely, the fragmentation of the market, shortage of entrepreneurs and lack of investment.

In an effort to track down the emerging digital health activity in Europe, tech.eu compiled a list highlighting 30 companies that are spearheading exciting developments in this scene:

Withings /Issy-les-Moulineaux, France/

Health gadget company Withings, founded in 2008, is arguably best known for its series of intelligent scales and body analyzers. Last year, it landed $30 million in funding to fuel expansion.

Nyxoah /Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium/

Founded in 2009, Belgian-Israeli MedTech startup Nyxoah has developed a device to treat sleep apnea and snoring through electrical stimulation. It just announced an 8 million euro Series A financing round.

Pixium Vision /Paris, France/

With 24.5 million euros in Series A financing, Pixium Vision is developing systems “for the restoration of visual function in people who have lost their sight as a result of degenerative diseases of the retina”.

Lifesum /Stockholm, Sweden/

With more than 4 million registered users and a recent boost of $6.7 million in Series A funding, Lifesum is a startup that focuses on monitoring what users eat. The aim? “To make people healthier and happier by using applied psychology and technology.”

Bellabeat /Zagreb, Croatia and Mountain View, California/

Bellabeat is a hardware-software system aiming to make tracking pregnancy relaxing and interactive for moms-to-be. The startup graduated from Berlin’s Startupbootcamp, participated in Y Combinator’s winter 2014 cycle and most recently raised a $4.5 million seed round.

To see the complete list please follow this link to the full article on tech.eu