Goldfinch Health Joins StartUp Health Academy

Company to collaborate with innovators and leaders on ‘Moonshot’ to end opioid epidemic 

April 10, 2019 (Austin, TX and Iowa City, IA) Goldfinch Health has announced it has joined StartUp Health’s Moonshot Academy. Through the partnership, Goldfinch’s leadership will gain immediate and ongoing access to StartUp Health’s vast portfolio of healthcare leaders, entrepreneurs and resources in the United States and around the world. 

“We have long admired StartUp Health’s efforts to audaciously pursue some of the largest health challenges facing society,” said Brand Newland, CEO and co-founder of Goldfinch Health. “When StartUp Health announced in early 2019 a moonshot to end addiction and the opioid epidemic, we knew the time was right to get involved.” 

Since 2011, StartUp Health has worked to achieve health moonshots by investing in and collaborating with transformative entrepreneurs. StartUp Health seeks to support innovation and bring together healthcare leaders, matching them with peers, advisers, customers and others. 

“Our mission at Goldfinch is to transform the way people navigate surgery and recovery. One of the important results of better-navigated surgery is dramatically lower need for opioid painkillers,” said John Greenwood, COO and co-founder of Goldfinch Health. “StartUp Health’s efforts in this area inspired us and we are committed to bringing the Goldfinch Experience to this discussion and to millions of patients.” 

StartUp Health moonshots include:  Access to Care, Cost to Zero, Cure Disease, Cancer, Brain Health, and Mental Health, among others. The Addiction Moonshot is the newest addition. 


About Goldfinch Health 

Goldfinch Health ( helps companies save money by empowering employees to better navigate surgery and recovery. Through the power of Advanced Surgical Pathways and expert nurse care guidance, Goldfinch aims to reduce the nearly $40 billion American companies lose each year due to under-informed surgical decisions and poorly-managed recovery. In addition, Goldfinch offers a novel, proactive solution to address the opioid epidemic and has a stated goal of 90% reduction in post-surgical opioid use. Goldfinch Health is based in Austin, Texas, and Iowa City, Iowa. 

About StartUp Health 

StartUp Health ( is on a 25-year mission to achieve health moonshots by investing in and collaborating with transformative entrepreneurs around the world. At StartUp Health we believe that something magical happens when you bring together coachable entrepreneurs from around the world who embrace moonshot thinking and have the tenacity and drive to achieve audacious health goals. StartUp Health invests in Health Transformers who have the mindset to achieve Health Moonshots. We do this through a triad of coaching (The StartUp Health Academy), media (The StartUp Health Network), and capital (StartUp Health Ventures). Tying it all together is StartUp Health HQ, an online community where like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, providers, and industry experts can connect and accelerate progress.