🐦 #51: Step aside Crispr

Hey friends,

This week, London-based femtech startups Vira Health and Elvie poised for growth with funding, Amazon ventures into the sleep arena, money and games make veterans more active and how can music help stroke patients?

News Bites 🥪

💁‍♀️Smart breast pumps and keigel trainers are just the beginning for London-based femtech startup, Elvie secures £58M in funding

🧠 MedRhythms raises $25M to help patients with stroke and brain deficits move by harnessing the power of music

❤️Vira Health raises £1.5M to provide women with personalised menopause care

💤Sleep tight knowing that Amazon’s bedside radar devices are watching your every toss and turn

🎮 Gamification + cash incentives = more active veterans

and finally…

✂️ Prime Medicine raises $315M for next-generation gene editing to cure rare diseases

What to Listen to 🔊

The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of Abzu with Founder, Casper Wilstrup

This week, James is joined by Casper Wilstrup. Casper founded the Danish AI startup, Abzu, along with 7 brilliant, friendly, and quirky humans. Their aim is to demystify contemporary, black box AI and introduce a new standard of transparent & explainable AI to solve the biggest problems faced by big pharma…

Medsider Radio - How to Get a Medical Device Startup Off the Ground

In this episode, Dr Asha Parekh, CEO of FrontLine Medical Technologies discusses her medtech journey from early-stage device prototypes to raising venture capital to navigating the global regulatory landscape. FrontLine has developed a novel REBOA device that helps trauma patients survive in emergency situations. If you're not familiar, REBOA stands for Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta…

Opportunities 💰

💪 Insurance provider, Vitality is looking for a Head of Healthcare Strategy

🦾 Charco Neurotech, a startup looking to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's using their award-winning, non-invasive wearable devices, are recruiting for several roles