For healthtech founders and funders, scientific claims and conclusions are more than policy — business models depend upon the lucid appraisal of clinical problems, evaluating inadequacies in current
How do you attract the attention of a prince? Aside from being Meghan Markle, of course. One answer came recently in the form of Prince Harry’s backing of a new initiative designed to make offsettin
Healthtech is apparently in a golden age. Just a few weeks ago, Livongo and Health Catalyst raised a combined $500 million through IPOs with a joint valuation reaching $3.5 billion...
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The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups came around again last week (Thursday 27th June), and once again proved that Europe’s enormous diversity in startups continues to shine through on t
In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Awards, recognising the hottest tech startups in Europe since 2009, is now open for its public vote. We’ve sorted and sifted through a record number of en
I flew to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake to help treat children. Along with my stethoscope, my computer and smartphone quickly became essential tools in my medical bag.
One of Israel’s largest venture capital funds is a new later-stage vehicle focused on healthcare. The aMoon investment firm launched its second vehicle in April 2018 and just announced its final
Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shangha
Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation and new on-demand business models, there’s been a recent explosion in healthtech startups in Brazil.
New technologies are often first manifested in behemoth machines that may take up entire rooms, only to be miniaturized as the technology matures. We have witnessed this shift over the last 70 years i
After nearly a year, venture capitalists nabbed their first U.S. acquisition for more than a billion dollars. And it wasn’t a tech startup. Nor was it a company on the list of known unicorns. And i
French startup Doctolib is raising money for the second time in the past twelve months. The company is building a sort of Salesforce for the healthcare industry with a big emphasis on bookings. Doctol
Digital patient relationship platform Welkin Health has landed $8 million in Series A financing, led by Josh Kushner's Thrive Capital. This now brings the total in the VC piggy bank to $12 million for
Today, Apple announced the new Apple Watch 3 will be rolling out several health and fitness features included with OS4, like smart activity coaching, new features for swimmers, Gym Connect and an enha
Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home. Tanay Tandon founded the st
There were quite a few trends this time around for Y Combinator’s popular Demo Day, including a mountain of B2B startups, AI, self-driving technology and of course an industry that continues to
There are a number of ways to find out more about your fertility these days -- including from several at-home fertility test startups that have started to pop up in the last few years. Modern Fertili
At three years old, Oak HC/FT is a young firm. But its investors clearly have faith in the outfit. It closed its debut fund with $500 million in late 2014; yesterday, it closed its second fund with $6
The healthcare market represents $3 trillion, almost 20 percent, of the U.S. economy. This market also is plagued by a level of gross inefficiency and under-performance largely unseen in any other ind