#106: Soonicorn yoghurt 🍯
The one-minute healthtech roundup. Often imitated never duplicated. Unless you copy and paste it somewhere else.
This week: 10 caretech startups to watch, integration depression, and why women should be doing more acid*.
News Bites 🥪
⏱ Digital health soonicorns - Scientifically speaking, baby unicorns are uni-foals, so the term ‘Soonicorn’ needs to get in the bin. Features Cera, Impress, Kaia and others.
🔗 Trust creates interface between two existing systems - Why is this here? Because the fact that integration is newsworthy shows how far we’ve got to go.
🦄 Incredible Health raises $80m, at $1.65bn valuation - Fire up the unicorn klaxon for an Incredible raise. Capital “I” is deliberate. Duality of meaning. High brow.
📈 Vantage MedTech Growth expands - The MedTech Growth Series is Vantage’s latest programme, and is looking for a new cohort of ambitious MedTech founders.
🍮 Redefining patient empowerment with PIFU - Jacob from Accurx on his favourite Scandinavian yoghurt brand, PIFU.**
🔢 10 care tech startups to watch, according to VCs - The deep-dark-open secret of most “ones to watch” lists is that they’re usually self-nominated. This one has been VC nominated. Pigeon is unsure if that makes it more legitimate or not.
🔮 Psychedelics are having a moment and women could be the ones to benefit - Two sides to the psychedelic coin; it’s either the future or overly-hyped. Of course, if you’ve taken a load of acid there are like 8 sides to the coin, and one of them is pulsating very, very slowly.
What to Listen to 🔊
🧫 Beyond Biotech - ARCH Venture Partners and more - ARCH closed a $2.975 billion fund this year, for investing in early-stage biotech companies.
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🥼Lab Tech, Dama Health - The kind of role that makes you say “dam(a)”.
🧑🎨 Product Designer, Inflow - Inflow have created a platform for people with ADHD. They would like you to design it. Salary listed too. Big tick.
🌡 Celsius Health, CEO - Thermal imaging startup Celsius are looking for a CEO with passion, determination & tenacity. Wording they’ve clearly copied from my Tinder.
*This is not medical advice. If you’re taking medical advice from a Pigeon, please reassess your life choices.
**Fine. We all know it’s patient-initiated follow-up. But you can’t sit there and tell me it doesn’t sound like a fancy yoghurt. Because it does. Elderberry and Madagascan vanilla PIFU. Pigeon would eat it. But then Pigeon routinely eats out of bins. Make of that what you will.