#111: Stuck in limbo
The one-minute healthtech roundup gives you wings. *It really doesn't, unless you're already of the avian persuasion.
This week: We learnt that global health systems cannot cope with future pandemics. From bad to worse, Deepmind researchers say that superintelligent AI will leave us in limbo. Limbo raises $6M. And how do we recreate Amazon-like experiences in healthcare?
News Bites 🥪
🐝 “Bumble for surrogacy” secures $4.7M - Nodal launches matching platform to connect intended parents with surrogates. Love at first swipe or prepare for endless searching?
🙋 Humanising the digital experience in healthcare - How do we translate Amazon’s customer-centric approach to healthcare?
💥 Global health systems “unfit to cope” with another pandemic - An international survey reveals inadequate funding, staff shortages and poor preparation leaves our health systems vulnerable. No-one panic! (starts frantically flapping)
💪 Limbo raises $6M to help people out of obesity - The startup will use the funds to launch their digital tools in the UK, providing people with “a simple way out of the obesity trap.”
❌ AI will eliminate humanity - We’re not ones for sensationalism but Google Deepmind researchers finally answer the age-old question, will superintelligent AI go rogue and take out humanity? The answer… it’s “likely.”
🦾 Prosthetics just got smarter - What do you get when you cross a well-known Australian swimmer with a British bionics company?
What to listen to 🔊
❤️ The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of Albion VC - This week, James is joined by Christoph Ruedig, veteran healthtech investor and Partner at AlbionVC. A trained medic and ex-strategy consultant with Bain & Co, Christoph has been investing in digital health and life sciences companies since 2006. He shares tips (gold dust!) on how to navigate the journey from physician to successful VC - the challenges, the key learnings and why consultants make great investors.
⏱ HealthTech Hour: Matt Hancock, MP - What’s the former Health Secretary up to these days? Matt discusses the ‘rona vaccine, his role in protecting the UK vaccine supply, digital transformation in the NHS and more…
Healthtech Pigeon: Stuck in Limbo - Another way to consume your weekly dose of Pigeon. And we’ve even embedded it so you just hit play. *No animals were harmed in the making of this Pidge-cast.
📱Director of Medical Accuracy, Flo - The period tracking giant, with over 250M+ downloads and 48M+ users, is looking for a medical doctor to help take them to the next level of clinical safety. Think you’re up for the challenge?
🔥 Doctors in digital product development: Vital or nice to have? (ONLINE EVENT) - Speaking of Flo, join their upcoming webinar on September 29 to discover how doctors-turned-product experts are taking health apps to new level.
🛠 Product Manager, DrDoctor - Patient engagement experts, DrDoctor are on the hunt for exceptional product managers to help translate their product visions into a reality.