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#128: Anyone for Oregon? 🇺🇸
The one minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Oregon gets more enticing, YouTube health goes big, and foodtech beats healthtech in the funding rankings.
News bites 🥪
📹 YouTube Health Showcases U.K. Strategy: 5 Things We Learned - YouTube got 2 billion health-related video views in 2021. Additional fact: 1.7 million of them were Pigeon searching “Things you can safely eat from a bin”.
🦄 Digital health unicorn Innovaccer lays off 245 employees - Roughly 15% of the workforce affected.
☕️ Connecting clinicians over coffee - The simplest ideas are often the best. Medical training can be a lonely experience, so what better way for clinicians to connect than over a cup of coffee? One of the most interesting crowdfunders we’ve seen in a while.
🌱December's biggest seeds - Fifth, healthtech? Fifth. Behind foodtech? Robo rootveg and an AI fish finger? You can’t eat tech. Pull your fingers out, healthtech.
🍄Psychedelic therapy is now legal in Oregon. Are investors and startups ready? - Not that Pigeon looked*, but a return flight to Portland is between £470 and £900 from Heathrow and October is the cheapest month to fly. Probably. I didn’t look. Honest.
💸 Microsoft is aggressively investing in healthcare AI - AI is almost redundant in this sentence. Microsoft’s investment in healthcare generally in the last few years has been blistering.
⏱ Early-stage funding bolstered health tech in 2022: Jonathan Norris, managing director for business development in Silicon Valley Bank's healthcare practice, explains why early-stage investments continued last year even as overall funding fell.
What to listen to 🔊
🐦 Anyone for Oregon? - Join Jess, James, Belle, & Henry on this week’s Healthtech Pigeon Podcast.
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast, with Psyomics’ Dr Melinda Rees - A cracking episode this, as James is joined by Dr Melinda Rees, a pioneering consultant clinical psychologist and healthtech entrepreneur on a mission to revolutionise mental health assessment and triage in the UK at Psyomics.
🎙What it really takes to lead a medical team in health tech - The Flo health team tackle a question many startups wrangle with.
♀ Vantage Female Founder Accelerator - The six-week programme will focus on giving female-led businesses the tools they need to access investment
👩⚖️ Trial Success Lead, Lindus Health - Are you a lawyer with an impeccable record in courtroom victor…what? It’s clinical trials? That makes much more sense. Get applying. Not if you’re a lawyer. Unless you’re looking for a change of direction.
🍑Technical Product Manager, Peachy - Peachy are describing this role as the “glue between product leadership, design & technology”. Are you sticky enough?
🦡 CTO, Badger Health Group - Who knew there was a badger emoji? Not I. But there is. And there’s a CTO role going spare at Badger. On your marks, sett, go. Because Badgers live in setts. Yes, that is the level this week
🔢 Data Engineer, FITFILE - FITFILE are looking for someone with a strong data engineering and statistics background, and good working knowledge of algorithms, data integration, modelling, security, reliability and performance.
*But only because I don’t need a plane to get there, being a Pigeon. Or at least a bloke pretending to be a pigeon. Which is a totally normal way to make a living thanks, mum.