Launchpad Digital Health Partners with Momentum Sports Group & UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 General News
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Missions Aligned in Health and Digital Health

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launchpad Digital Health, the leading next generation seed fund

+ accelerator for digital health, announced today it has partnered with Momentum Sports Group, owners and operators of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. This partnership will promote collaboration among the Launchpad Digital Health family of companies, providing opportunities for interaction within the culture of health and wellness of professional cycling.  The partnership will also increase exposure for the role that digital health can play in professional sports and for elite athletes. Launchpad Digital Health envisions many opportunities for digital health companies to network with one another, with a special emphasis on testing and promoting products, and formulating ways to use big data to develop this partnership.

Fred Toney, CEO of Launchpad Digital Health, showed great enthusiasm for this new partnership, stating, "we are pleased to partner with Momentum Sports Group and the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. We look forward to working with the organization and their team to create better utilization of health and athletic data. We will also offer a venue where our companies and investors can interact in a fun environment, while bringing awareness to Launchpad Digital Health's ability to grow highly successful and innovative companies in the digital health space. Our missions are aligned, and we already envision many digital health projects that can benefit users and athletes like professional, amateur and enthusiast cyclists. The big data opportunities are immense."

Thierry Attias, President of Momentum Sports Group stated, "we are super excited to be working with the forward thinking group of companies led by Launchpad Digital Health; their support and guidance of early-stage industry changing companies is sure to bring a new era of technology in healthcare. We are very proud to be able to bring awareness to the Launchpad Digital Health project, and create a venue that allows innovators and investors to connect. I feel our missions are aligned; the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team goal of inspiring people to live healthy lives resonates with Launchpad Digital Health's objectives: 'through exercise and good nutrition, we can all lead healthier lives'."

About Launchpad Digital Health

Launchpad Digital Health is a next generation accelerator—more capital, more time and more intensity for its portfolio companies and their founders. Each company accepted into the immersion program receives: 1) more capital in the form of up to a $500,000 initial investment, 2) more time commitment in the form of a year-long program, co-location with other startups in the digital health sector and the Launchpad Digital Health team, and 3) more intensity in the form of daily and weekly engagement with Launchpad Digital Health's founders, partners and advisors. Our team and advisors are there all along the way as critical business decisions are made. The founders and senior leadership of Launchpad Digital Health have funded and operated companies throughout the healthcare and technology sectors, including digital health companies, for the past two decades.  Launchpad Digital Health – Ground Zero extends this ecosystem to companies that, with more intensive time and effort over a shorter LDH-GZ immersion program, can become ready for institutional funding and are eligible for LDH investment.

To make new applications or find out more about LDH and LDH-GZ, visit us at and see how your startup can benefit from this next generation funding and programs.

For more information about Launchpad Digital Health, contact: Kara Stone, Director of Program Management, Launchpad Digital Health, at

About Momentum Sports Group and UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team

Based in Oakland, California, Momentum Sports Group, LLC, (MSG) the owner and operator of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, is an organization dedicated to the growth and management of sports and entertainment assets worldwide. Since 2003, MSG has owned and operated one of the most successful teams in the sport of professional cycling, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team.

A Team sponsor since 2009, UnitedHealthcare assumed title sponsorship of the Team in 2010, and the U.S. based Pro Continental outfit will continue to race as the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team through the 2017 season.

Fans can follow the team at, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

For more information about Momentum Sports Group and the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, contact: Thierry Attias, President, Momentum Sports Group, at

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