Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

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by Michael Joseph Halbach

The promise of digital health is relatively simple; utilize data to separate the critical few from the trivial many, and then leverage technology advancements to bring patients, doctors, and payers closer together and in better alignment around evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, treatment and overall well-being.  This promise has brought unprecedented investment ($14B by venture capitalists in 2018) and …

15min Digital Health Briefing#9

Good news: We are both on vacation next week. Separately though, we’re already spending enough time together to make this newsletter 😉

Bad news: That means there won’t be a newsletter next week. We’ll make up for this!

Big tech companies like Amazon are getting smarter with every interaction and adapt their products to deliver a better service to their customers. …

15min Digital Health Briefing#8

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

Enjoy your weekly 15 minutes digital health debrief.

High costs keep Millenials away from accessing health care services. Millennials are more likely to be uninsured (16%) compared to Generation X (12%) and Baby Boomers (8%). Millennials are less likely to have had a doctor’s visit in the last 12 months compared with other demographics. A …

15min Digital Health Briefing#7

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

Happy hump day. Hope you enjoy your weekly 15 minutes dose of digital health.

Former CEO of Jawbone, Hosain Rahman is back. After burning through almost USD 1bn in venture funding, he has raised another USD 65mn for his pivot from consumer to clinical services. Goal of the company is to produce a new device …

15min Digital Health Briefing#6

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

Although we spend the last few days mainly with the question whether we should invest all our assets in the upcoming Uber IPO this week, please find below another episode of our digital health briefing.

Patients have not much trust in big tech player when it comes to healthcare data (only 11% would share their

15min Digital Health Briefing#5

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

Have a great hump day (whether it’s an official holiday or not). Btw: We have been asked several times to open up our newsletter to the public – we are working on it. 🙂

Are tech companies the new tobacco companies? Phone addiction has become such a worldwide problem that even the Pope weighed in …

15min Digital Health Briefing#4

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

Hope you all had a relaxing Easter break. But now, back to business as usual:

IBM Watson is shifting its machine learning / AI efforts from drug discovery to clinical trials, because of the larger market and better fit with their technology. [≈2 min]

The WHO (not the band) released its first guideline for digital

15min Digital Health Briefing#3

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

Thanks for all your great feedback so far and welcome to our new readers. Sharing again the articles that stood out (to us). Maximum read time of 15 minutes.

The FDA is asking for public feedback on its regulatory framework for devices that have machine learning algorithms (also known as: SaMD, software-as-a-medical-device).These SaMDs have the …

15min Digital Health Briefing #2

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates,

We made a second one! Same approach: less is more. Sharing the articles that stood out (to us). Maximum read time of 15 minutes

Amazon started a healthcare focused joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase; bought PillPack for almost a billion dollars and launched a new service that extracts medical data from patient …

Will China lead the Digital Health Data Industry?


Chinese Tech giants and government agencies are investing heavily in infrastructure to make datasets publicly available to other researchers and AI companies. In digital health, these AI companies need medical experts to annotate images to teach algorithms how to identify anomalies. The approach has been largely collaborative.  It was interesting to read this interview with Chinese Unicorn Yitu Technology in South …

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