#105: Benchmarks, biotech & big bangs
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Recently described as "a zesty alternative to normal healthtech news". By me. Who writes it.
This week: Patchwork raise, Space force gets physical, and Bessemer Venture Partners teach us our COGS from our ARPU.
News Bites 🥪
🪑 Benchmarks for growing healthtech businesses - 75 health investments in 15 years for BVP who have studied 52 SaaS & tech-enabled companies’ finance and ops metrics so we don’t have to. This is how you #addvalue.
⌚️Digital health companies must act on health equity. This is the time. - As healthtech grows, how can we ensure it’s actively reducing the disparity in health equity?
📱How can healthtech bridge the knowledge gap around women's hormones? - A study by Mira states that 50% of women don't understand their hormones. Can healthtech change this?
🪡 Patchwork Health raises £20m for flexible NHS worker platform - Proof that a combo of big problem/great tech/nice people is a pretty surefire way to raise.
🧑🚀 Space Force is scrapping the annual fitness test in favour of wearable trackers - Pigeon can’t work out if saying you work for Space Force is a flex, or makes you sound like you think The Big Bang theory is funny. Either way, is this the future of the workplace medical?
🏝Two midlands NHS trusts end partnerships with Babylon - What does this mean for NHS healthtech business models? Is it viable? What does it signal to startups or entrepreneurs thinking they'll build a business model in the NHS one day?
🧬 Has biotech bottomed out and is recent recovery sustainable? - Googling “biotech news” has been a fairly harrowing experience for the last 6 months, after the halcyon days of 2021. Is the sector bouncing back?
What to Listen to 🔊
💊 Why early pandemic meds are throwing in the towel - The Top Line podcast also looks at how companies' pipelines have changed this earnings season, plus more.
🎙 SomX Healthtech Talks at Google - Join SomX for our bi-monthly, ‘unplugged’ healthtech talks. Described by Pigeon as “feisty”, “riveting” and “a compulsory work event”, it’s by far the best healthtech event in town. Any town. Although it’s in London. Which is famously a city.
🦶 Founder’s Associate, Medic Footprints - Healthtech cobblers Medic Footprints create ornate clogs for clinicians in a range of sustainable materials. Fine. That’s a lie. They’re a specialist doctor recruitment partner for ambitious high-growth companies.
🧑🎨 Product Designer, Sapien - Sapien Health is a digital clinic that helps people prepare for and recover from surgery at home. They’re after a product designer.