Digital Health VC

Observations by a European Venture Capitalist

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15min Digital Health Briefing#11

Dear fellow digital health enthusiasts, 

First digital health briefing written wearing shorts. Summer’s here. Enjoy!

China (94%) and various other countries health care professionals have a higher adoption rate of digital technologies than the USA (76%) or Germany (64%). A study, commissioned by Philips, examines digital technology use by health care professionals and patients. In various categories, China leads the …

15min Digital Health Briefing#10

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates, 

From the beach to the desk. Change that takes some time to get used to, but we’re working on it 😉 

In an increasingly digital environment 88% of U.S. hospital and health system executives agree that their organizations are vulnerable to consumer-friendly offerings from non-hospital competitors, such as Amazon and CVS. Furthermore a survey states …

5 Insights for successfully closing b2b insurance deals

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 …

Digital Health Briefing China #3

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates focused on China,

Despite the fact that the Dow Jones Index plunged 617 points after China retaliated with higher tariffs, we try to stay optimistic and are 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 …

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

3 reasons why the future of German healthcare companies lies in China

When you enter the Beijing hospital “General Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army”, you will not be welcomed by hospital personnel but by robots manufactured by Xiaomi. If you live in a more rural region of China or if you need a doctor at a late hour, digital consultation hours can be held via apps or digital hospitals in which initial …

Digital Health Briefing China #2

Dear Friends and Digital Health Affiliates focused on China,

We are back as promised and are 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 Jack Ma’s Digital Health Insurance Startup grows rapidly in China

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