#103: The end of Googling symptoms?🚦
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Read it with your eyes or listen to it with your ears. No other sensory options are available. Yet.
This week: What’s gone on at NHS AI lab, analysing Apple’s approach, and Australian startup wants you to stop Googling your symptoms.
News Bites 🥪
😑 What’s gone wrong at the NHS AI lab (£) - Punches pulled = 0.
🍏 Analyzing Apple’s healthtech growth strategy - Famously secretive organisation’s acquisitions reveal much.
🦄 Digital health unicorns need a checkup (£) - Layoffs continue in the sector (happy Sunday evening). What have the unicorns learned?
💔 Heart attack prediction startup Cleerly scores $192M and more digital health fundings - Cleerly this was a good investment. Approximately $300m raised by 6 companies this month. Approximately is Pigeon for “I tried to add the numbers up in my head and failed”.
🧮 Researchers tried to calculate the impact of health tech companies. It sent startups into a tizzy (£) - Oh dear. This was always going to happen. As Pigeon has said before, if the hyperbole in most pitch decks was true, we’d all be immortal by now. Well. You lot would be immortal. I’d be impigeon. Which isn’t a word.
What to Listen to 🔊
💥 Biotech boom: How life sciences emerged from ‘the doldrums’ in Seattle and Washington state - An older GeekWire pod this, but as every pod host appears to have taken July off, worth revisiting.
🙌 Influencer & Community Manager, Feel - Named after Robbie Williams’ smash hit 2002 single of the same name*, Feel is a supplement subscription service. Pigeon had a supplement subscription service at university, but he wore a big parka and changed phone number every two weeks.**
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*This isn’t true.
**Nor is this, if you’re reading it, Mum.