#115: Spicy goggles = less drugs 🌶
The one-minute healthtech roundup.
This week: A sensible article about the state of the market, healthtech amasses more unicorns than any other tech, and people in nerd goggles need less drugs.
News Bites 🥪
🙏 Mid and South Essex ICS create a single waiting list for all elective - The best healthtech takes complex problems and creates simple solutions. This is that.
🦄 12 healthtech firms joined The Crunchbase Unicorn Board in September - What kind of dullard’s dystopia do we live in where a Unicorn Board is just a bland list of successful companies and not a kick-ass council of mythical beings?
🥽 Study finds patients immersed in VR could need less anaesthetic during surgery - Alternative headline: “Metaverse such a painfully bad idea you’ll forget how to feel actual pain”. Alternative headline 2: “Spicy goggles make surgery less ouchy”.
🍎 Apple will launch health insurance in 2024, says analyst (£) - Fans of the Apple watch* rejoice. Now you can share more data with the tech giant!
🥽 The future of augmented reality in four charts - Augmented and virtual reality in healthcare is predicted to reach $19.6bn by 2030. Unlike VR, which somehow still feels a bit nerdy, augmented reality combines the real world with computer-generated content, which is somehow quite a lot cooler. I don’t make the rules.
📈 After two exuberant years, health innovation funding recalibrates to pre-pandemic levels - The ratio of to ‘FUNDING IS DOWN, EVERYONE PANIC’ to sensible, 'this is a recalibration’ articles is about 200-1. This is the latter Top work.
💰 Telehealth abortion startup Hey Jane raises a $6.1M “Roe Round” - Hey Jane, a telehealth startup that supports safe, private and affordable abortion care, has raised $6.1M in what they are calling their “Roe Round” from Ulu Ventures, The Helm, Amboy Street Ventures, Portfolia, G9, Social Starts and Yard Ventures
What to listen to 🔊
🔊 #277 Top tips for clinicians moving into the world of healthtech, with Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones - This week James is joined by Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones to dive into some top tips for clinicians moving into the world of healthtech. Abeyna is the co-founder and CEO of Medic Footprints, who are on a mission to connect a global community of talented doctors with the best in diverse career opportunities.
🌶 #115: Spicy goggles = less drugs - This newsletter. Ears version.
🗣 Talking Biotech - New Therapeutics for Novel Problems - Getting a bit obsessed with this podcast at Pigeon Towers.
⭐️ Intern - Account Executive, SomX - Want to make bussin’ content that low-key hits different? Work on strategies that slap? Bet. Apply now. It’s lit. Don’t worry, I got someone under 25 to vibe-check this.
🔥 Genetics Project Manager, Dama Health - “Responsible for delivering full genome sequencing research studies” Does this sentence fill you with a fiery desire? If so, channel that fire into typing out an application and woosh it over to the good folk at Dama Health.
📺 Sales Manager, Ligence - Pigeon previously thought Ligence was a pasta dish, but it’s actually an automated software solution for heart ultrasound image analysis. Less delicious, arguably more important. Suppose that depends on whether you’re hungry or have a heart condition actually.
*No, really, they exist. Yes, I know it looks like an iPod nano stuck to a hairtie.