Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

Author: Min-Sung Sean Kim (Page 1 of 5)

15min Digital Health Briefing#29

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

November brought darkness (literally, because of winter. We won’t start being poetic all at once, no worries) but let’s focus on the positive things: It’s finally time for Lebkuchen

Enjoy your digital health read. 

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Imagine a search bar on top of your EHR (electronic health record), doctors consulting YouTube …

15min Digital Health Briefing#28

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Finally that odd week were time differences go crazy. While the US is still on daylight saving time (till next Sunday), we are not. If you missed a meeting due to this, be assured: It happens to the best of us. 

—15min Digital Health Briefing #28—

As mentioned in an earlier briefing, Google jumped on the …

15min Digital Health Briefing#27

Apologies for the two week long hiatus; we’ve both been occupied with our private lives. We celebrated Min-Sung’s wedding, had a drink, had a feast, had a blast, sobered up, … but now, back at the desk. 

Healthcare is one of the areas most likely to be transformed by machine learning systems, which are able to sift through large amounts of …

15min Digital Health Briefing#26

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

In November, our friend Roberto is hosting Frontiers Health in Berlin. Zane Burke, CEO of Livongo will be there, we will be there, and over 700 other interesting healthcare players will be there. If you want to join the party, hit us up for a 25% discount code.

Alongside selling laptops, cell phones and consumer tech, …

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 …

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: …

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

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