#118: A healthtech Bond villain 🕵️
The one-minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Investment a go-go, October’s hottest seeds, and JPMorgan enter life sciences.
News Bites 🥪
👥 Exploring 2022 digital health M&A trends - Heyday or mayday - what’s behind the recent glut of Healthtech mergers?
🧬 Biotech co-founder, facing murder-for-hire charges, accused of fabricating data - Pigeon loves that they’ve given fabricated data equal billing with murder-for-hire. Tell me you’re a startup without telling me you’re a startup.
🌳 Leva Clinic fundraises £3m for UK’s first digital chronic pain platform - The funding will be used to accelerate innovation in cannabis therapeutics. Accelerate is not a word Pigeon associates with its cannabis experiences.
🌱 October's hottest seeds (£) - Flooding reported in Canary Wharf as an army of MBA graduate interns attempt to mop up an ocean of Fintech tears with Excel printouts. Pigeon remains unnecessarily competitive about this. Healthtech: £21m. Fintech:£6m.
💰 JPMorgan launches life sciences private equity team - To support early and growth-stage healthcare companies working on novel therapeutics and technologies.
💸 The 50 most active early-stage healthtech investors (£) - You’ll be able to guess who came top. The others are less obvious
🎧 Spotify founder Daniel Ek’s secret healthtech startup (£) - This has Bond villain vibes. Pigeon approves and would like to apply to be Henchman #1. Or Henchpigeon. Not fussed.
What to listen to 🔊
💬 #280 The Story of Woebot Health, with Founder Dr. Alison Darcy - James is joined by Dr Alison Darcy, Founder/President at Woebot Health and a psychologist with over 20 years experience building healthtech
🕵️ A healthtech Bond villain - Credentially’s Dr Kit Latham joins the Healthtech Pigeon podcast team for this week’s instalment.
📖 How to tell your FemTech startup's story to investors - Storytelling is one of the hardest raise skills to master. Great pod with OCON’s CEO Keren Leshem.
🌞 Med Tech World Summit 2022 - 17-18 Nov. 2022. Q4’s hottest healthtech event, both literally and figuratively. Join SomX & Healthtech Pigeon in Malta for Med Tech World. The fact that there’s no Malta-teaser video for this makes Pigeon sad.
🍌 Clinical Relationship Manager, DemDx - Salary in description? ✅ Waffle-free job desc? ✅ Interesting work? ✅ Top banana, DemDx.
🌎 Health Director, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change - Presumably partnered with the Paddy Ashdown Foundation for Better Health and The Ed Balls Ed Balls Consortium.
🪶 Head of Business Partnering, Flo Health - Lots of boxes to tick in this JD, but if you hit them, what a place to work. Flo’s ESOP is also highly rated.