Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

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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 …

15min Digital Health Briefing#16

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

The Fortune 500, a list ranking the top 500 companies by revenue, was published this week. For the first time, China combined with Taiwan (129) has more companies on the list than the US (121). In health care, the landscape looks different though: There’s a total of 52 health care companies, 19 from the US, …

15min Digital Health Briefing#15

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

Digital health knows no summer break. Enjoy your 15 minute briefing! 

Is there a substantial shift towards personalized and data-driven patient care and engagement coming? A survey showed that 52% of patients are comfortable with their doctors using AI to make healthcare decisions. Have a look at this quick overview of different AI applications in healthcare.

15min Digital Health Briefing#14

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts,

As usual, your dose of digital health on Wednesday.

According to Rock Health, USD 4.2bn was invested in digital health through the first half of 2019, plus 12 M&A cases and 5 IPO announcements. In dynamic times like these, we think that it is very important to stretch out that growth in health care takes time. …

15min Digital Health Briefing#13

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

As usual, your dose of digital health on Wednesday. 

Is Sleep an attractive investment area? Apple acquired the sleep tracker company Beddit in 2017. Some people believe it is a lucrative area, since one can target health conscious buyers and target people who are willing to pay premiums to improve their sleep. Now, PokemonGo, arguable one …

15min Digital Health Briefing#12

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

15 minutes of digital health – ideally enjoyed with a cold drink to battle the heat here in Berlin. 

In our previous briefings we mentioned a company that valued one year of individual health care data at USD 120. Further down the line, there is Mediata Solutions. Medidata’s software is used to help clinics manage their …

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