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#124: SPACs down, but not out 🥊
The one-minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Genies back in the bottle, 2022 reviews, and what’s next for AI?
News bites 🥪
👾 The state of healthcare AI and where it's going in 2023 - AI has had a topsy-turvy year, what will 2023 bring?
🏅 Digital Health review of the year 2022 - It wouldn’t be the last Pigeon of the year without at least one review of 2022.
🔄 Don’t count SPACs out yet, European dealmakers say (£) - Pigeon has, perhaps, been unkind to SPAC IPO’d companies this year, but VCs aren’t ruling them out just yet.
🧞♂️ Why is the telemedicine genie mostly back in the bottle? - Probably because staffing telehealth lines with supernatural creatures from Arabian mythology isn’t a great way to run a business. Or because we’re all allowed outside now. Take your pick.
⍯ Digital health not accessible by everyone equally, new study finds - The WHO (health body, not 60s rock icons) has found that digital health technologies are not accessible to all communities and areas in Europe equally.
⬇️ Funding falls for startups fighting cancer - 2021 saw $13.7bn pumped into cancer startups. As 2022 closes out, the figure is closer to $8bn, mirroring drops across all industries. What happens next?
What to listen to 🔊
🔥 Digital transformation in primary care with co-founders Raj Kohli and Peter Huang - This week, James is joined by Raj Kohli and Peter Huang, co-founders of Healthtech-1. They are on a mission to automate admin tasks in Primary Care, so NHS staff can focus on what matters.
☄️ LBS 2023 HealthTech challenge - Sponsored by Novartis Venture Fund this annual competition offers mentorship, training, networking opportunities, and over £10,000 of total prizes to the winning teams.
🧑💼 Chief Executive Officer - TechCanal are helping a London-based health tech start-up aimed at transforming how staff are managed in the NHS and the wider health and social industry find a CEO. Get in touch with Sam at email@example.com for more.
🐙 Investment Manager - Health, Octopus Ventures - Octopus have one of the best reputations in the industry, and a shed-load deployed.