Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

Month: September 2019

15min Digital Health Briefing#25

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

The time of VC mega funds is not over (yet): Investment giant Blackstone joins the game ready to write USD 500mn checks. Great timing – WeWork is apparently looking for funding.

«Medical price roulette»: When you think you are insured, have surgery and then end up with a USD 600k bill. We’ve mentioned the …

15min Digital Health Briefing#24

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

It’s only Wednesday but we already have the #facepalm of the week: Medical images of millions of patients are easily accessible online, a collaboration of Res Publica and Bayerischer Rundfunk found. The imaging data (x-rays, MRIs) also includes birthdates, names and social security numbers. To access, all you need is a web browser. The data …

15min Digital Health Briefing#23

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Enjoy your 15 minutes of digital health. Btw: If you come across an interesting study / article, please feel free to share with us. Highly appreciated.

In 2019, already four digital health companies have gone public (Health Catalyst, Livongo Health, Phreesia and Change Healthcare) with a summed up market cap of USD 7.1bn. So far, digital …

15min Digital Health Briefing#22

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Turmoil in Apple’s healthcare team and high profile departures due to internal tension. Yes, health care is not easy. Rest assured though: We are here to stay. 

«One app to rule them all» sounds like a monopolist’s dream, but won’t be the future of digital health. While owning the entire patient experience may be a dream …

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