Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

Month: August 2019

15min Digital Health Briefing#21

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Drug dealer busted: J&J was only (?) fined USD 572mn for their role in the opioid epidemic. In response, their market cap increased by USD 15bn. 

Deloitte published their 2019 healthcare report. Health care spending to increase from USD 7.7tn (yep, that’s trillion) to USD 10.1tn. The report covers the main drivers and challenges of healthcare: …


Digital Health is a fast-changing field influenced by global digitalization and empowered by cutting-edge technologies. In recent years, the significance of the pace has become apparent and both challenges and opportunities have risen. Above all, the intensity of cooperation between Europe and China in the healthcare sector has largely increased.

To better understand the current dynamics and exploit opportunities for cooperation, …

15min Digital Health Briefing#20

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

How to drive media coverage? Make bold real-estate buying claims. Not here though. We won’t buy Greenland and will stick with digital health. Enjoy your briefing. 

According to a new report, the North American wearable market just hit a new milestone: a total of USD 2bn. The big winner is Samsung that increased its market share

15min Digital Health Briefing#19

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Since this year’s healthcare section of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report was falling a bit short, we are happy that there’s a new kid on the block: CB Insights published its first global health care report for Q2 2019. Insightful read.

Key highlights: Of the 10 most active VCs in digital health in Q2 2019, not …

15min Digital Health Briefing#18

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Today’s slang lesson: The linkedin-endorsement burn – «Passive aggressively endorsing someone on LinkedIn for a menial skill such as Microsoft Word.» Now you know.  

Back to digital health: No new digital health IPOs this week, but still interesting stuff to report. Enjoy! 

Is Europe ready for a digital health unicorn? Yes! After Doctolib raised a USD …

15min Digital Health Briefing#17

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts,

After a short hiatus due to the heat, the Patagonia fleece vest is back on the streets. We counted at least three yesterday. Winter is coming!

«Data is the new oil», you can hear that statement at every conference at least five times. Like in the past with oil companies, the players in the health care …

Digital Health Briefing China #5

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates focused on China,

We are back from the summer break and excited to bring the latest digital health trends from China to you. Again, we invite you to partially shift perspectives from Silicon Valley to Shenzhen/ Beijing and engage with a USD 1.2tn healthcare market.

1) Three Key Segments of Chinese Healthtech Industry 

China’s healthcare …

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