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Pitch Teardown: The CancerVAX crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine

For this edition of Pitch Deck Teardown, we're taking a close look at the CancerVAX campaign on the equity crowdfunding platform, StartEngine.

Deal Dive: Why does General Catalyst want to buy a healthcare system?

Why would a VC firm want to own its own healthcare system? Why would it want that stress or such a costly asset when it could just continue with its healthcare partnerships?

In AI-enabled drug discovery, there might be more than one winner

It's encouraging to think that multiple startups will find ways to leverage AI and other fields to accelerate drug discovery and improve patient outcome.

Deal Dive: Cutting through the noise in a category clouded by catastrophic failure

The startup is building a machine, VitalOne, that can perform more than 50 blood tests and get patient results back in 20 minutes.

Deal Dive: Caraway shows what else digital health can do

Caraway, which looks to provide supplemental telehealth services to Gen Z, has raised a $16.75 million Series A round.

How two founders approach building ethical AI startups in health care

The hype around AI will produce a lot of startups built on shaky ethics. But founders already building in the space can offer some advice.

11 investors predict a colorful, if difficult, future for psychedelic startups

How far has the psychedelics medicines industry come over the past 12 months? Well, it depends on where you look.

The crackdown on pixel tracking in telehealth is a warning for every startup

Healthcare firms are scrambling to reassess how their websites collect user data following HHS' web-tracking crackdown — and your startup could be next.

How Mindbloom’s CEO sees the future of psychedelic mental health

“What was something amazing that happened to you this weekend,” Mindbloom’s CEO Dylan Beynon asked me, less than 30 seconds into our call. His bright eyes and relaxed demeanor radiated a deep pe

Despite 2022’s headwinds, women’s health startups did better than ever before

TechCrunch conducted a vibe check to see where this sector stands, and found a prevailing sense of guarded optimism.

Predictions for the longevity industry in 2023

This year will shift the conversation from "life span" to "health span" — how we live healthier for longer.

5 tips for healthcare startups fundraising in a down market

In fundraising, a founder’s greatest challenge is not selling any particular product or strategy. Instead, it is often unwinding and realigning the investor’s biases.

Digital health startups can incorporate clinical expertise into business models — here’s how

Digital health startups should have clinical experts as part of its leadership to ensure care is always based on the patient's medical needs.

How to obtain FDA buy-in and unlock more funding for your health tech startup

There are many regulatory organizations that offer credibility and validation to incoming healthcare solutions, but the FDA is the best place to start.

8 investors discuss what’s ahead for reproductive health startups in a post-Roe world

How is venture tackling women's health challenges after the overturning of Roe? We surveyed eight investors to find out.

9 ways founders can bring automation to healthcare

For years, automation has been a key driver of transformation across industries, changing the way companies and entire sectors operate. However, healthcare, a $4.1 trillion industry, has fallen behind

Finger on your pulse: API-first startup Vivanta hopes to be Plaid for health

Mexico-based startup Vivanta lives at the intersection of healthcare and APIs. Its focus is health data, with an eye on the fact that wearables are becoming ubiquitous.

For mental health startups, happiness is in niches

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Digital biomarkers are healthcare’s next frontier

Historically, continuous tracking of an individual’s vital signs meant they had to be in a hospital. But that's not true anymore.

‘Move fast and break things’ is a bad idea for health tech startups

When you're building a digital health company, the ultimate end user is a person in need of medical care.
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