Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

Author: Min-Sung Sean Kim (Page 3 of 4)

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 …

Digital Health In Europe — Why Saving Lives Is Not Enough

Conducting a 59.2m growth investment with AllianzX in one of the leading digital health platform in the United States, offered me many insights and kickstarted thoughts about the perspective of European growth startups in digital health. Having seen over 3,000 companies in this field, I concluded that being a purpose-only startup, or saying how many lives will be saved through the

A mindset shift is needed for Europe to become a champion of health innovation

Written by Frank Westermann, CEO of mysugr
(Published on “Friends of Europe”, March 10th 2017)

When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 20 years ago, I soon discovered that managing diabetes is a full-time job. Each day as a diabetic, you need to make around 50 therapy-related decisions, and every one of these decisions can be life-threatening. A mistake such …

Is Europe Ready for a Digital Health Unicorn?

This article was written together with Eric Brotten, who manages a digital health product portfolio at Optum International.

here-are-the-11-new-european-unicorn-startups-valued-at-1-billion-or-more-in-the-last-yearThis article reflects the observations of the digital health markets in Europe and the US, as triggered by a heated discussion over spicy Asian curry in Berlin. In short, the authors believe that the US-EU digital health market will experience continued

Interview with Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin

e3m7WzVaEurope has a new digital health accelerator in Berlin. Awesome. Having the honor to be a mentor at Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin, I had a small chat with Harsha Jagasia about current digital health investment scene and insights as a Venture Capitalist.

1. Digital Health has seen some major transformation in the past couple of years. What are your expectations

Watch out Berlin Digital Health Scene!

Speaker.001The 2 major things the healthcare industry can learn from digital health start-ups are: Transparency & speed. So therefore to provide some more transparency about the digital health start-up scene in Berlin, I feel very honored and excited to curate ‪‎this year’s Berlin‬’s ‪digital health‬ ‪focus camp‬ with Startup Camp Berlin. The goal of this focus camp is to make

Top Conferences for Digital Health Startups in Europe

Conference Article 2.001The focus on shaping an excellent consumer product is a key success factor for every digital health startup in b2c. However, meeting the right investor and b2b coop partner is also a very crucial moment that decides the future path of a company.

As you all might experienced before, conferences and events can be huge time killers. Therefore I prepared a

Main Drivers of Digital Transformation in Health Care

11143204_10156313481255721_4804463322091334668_nThe most fascinating part of being a Venture Capitalist are the conversations with very smart entrepreneurs or experts who have a sharper sense of the market, than anyone else. Therefore I was really honored to moderate the digital health panel on the hub conference with other experts/practitioners like Dr. Johannes Jacubeit (CEO of, Dr. Florian Weiß (CEO of Jameda

A Startup’s Guide To Digital Health Accelerators In Europe

EU-Digital-health-accelerators-guide-for-startupsIt’s no surprise to anyone that startup accelerators are continually cropping up across Europe. There are now well over 100 programs accepting applications in the region. It’s definitely a crowded space and not an easy one to navigate, especially if you’re a budding entrepreneur.

Although it’s difficult to keep count of all accelerators focusing on Digital Health (because new ones are …

A Snapshot Of the European Digital Health Startup Ecosystem

12655936_10156504008645721_1083158430_oHaving seen more than 2300 digital health startups from across Europe in the past two years, we at XLHEALTH thought it’d be interesting to map out the main categories in the sector based on the data we collected on them. Interestingly, what we found was that digital health solutions (with a B2C component) could be broken down into six categories:

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