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.
The Kindbody TC-1
It’s telling of our maturity as a society that infertility is a concept approached with awkwardness and uncertainty.
How compassion and inclusivity are helping Kindbody change the fertility industry
When the topic of fertility comes up, we often hear hushed tones discussing someone else’s or their own journey through infertility.
Why focusing on holistic care helped Kindbody triple its revenue in 2021
Kindbody isn’t solely selling a dream of belonging, however — there is a large focus on the consumerism of patient care.
6 questions investors should ask when evaluating psychedelic biotech companies
We believe in a future where psychedelic therapy will be as common as going to the dentist, but the path won’t be easy.
Leverage early investors when raising a Series A, says DeepScribe’s Akilesh Bapu
"When I walked out of the meeting, I went immediately to one of my partners, and was like, 'Finally, I found the company that is following the right approach," said Index Ventures' Nina Achadjian.
The growing power of digital healthcare: 6 trends to watch in 2022
The digital healthcare revolution has already begun, and it will gain further momentum in 2022 as providers and patients look for new and better ways to improve care.