Steven Krein is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of StartUp Health, a global network and long-term academy for digital health and wellness entrepreneurs. StartUp Health is on a mission to help 1,000 Healthcare Transformers build growth businesses over the next decade through StartUp Health Academy, The StartUp Health Network and The StartUp Health Innovation Fund.
Steven is on a mission to accelerate technology innovations in health and wellness that help lower the costs and improve the quality of healthcare in our country. The firm was founded on the belief that successful health and wellness companies are the result of passionate entrepreneurs, an early focus on customer validation and great coaching and guidance. The organization’s investors include leading health, technology and business minds: Jerry Levin, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Roger Ehrenberg, Brad Feld, Jason Finger, Richard Forman, Linda Holliday, Howard Krein, MD, PhD, Jon Miller, Jeff Stewart and SeventySix Capital. Steven is also Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OrganizedWisdom, a Digital Doctor’s Office and Patient Portal that helps doctors save time, grow their practice, and improve their online presence.
Steven was previously Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Webstakes and Promotions.com, a global online advertising, direct marketing, and technology company. He took the company public on the Nasdaq prior to being acquired by iVillage. In less than four years, the company built a membership base exceeding 20 million consumers, raised nearly $100 million, and achieved a $500 million market capitalization. Steven began his online career with Law Journal Extra!, now known as Law.com, the first online legal news and information website, which was acquired by American Lawyer Media.
Steven received his JD from Widener University School of Law, and BA from the University of Maryland-College Park. Steven is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) Metro New York Chapter and lives in New York City with his wife and three daughters.