#134: Responsible AI investing 💸
The one-minute healthtech roundup.
This week: Responsible AI, pop goes the digital health weasel, and all change in GP contract land.
News Bites 🥪
🏋️♀️ 5 female-led biotech startups making waves - Only 34% of executives and 20% of CEOs in biotech are women. Here’s 5 female-led biotech startups smashing it.
📖 What is changing in the GP contract for 2023/24? - What’s not changing? Will we see a GP strike? Will special guest Hero Health’s Gus Kennedy have any opinions on it in this week’s Pigeon Podcast?*
🌍 Diversity will lead the way to success in healthtech - Focuses on the Middle East, but the lessons are global.
🌱 February's top seeds - Look, I don’t want to have keep bringing this up, but Mrs Pigeon works in fintech, and every time they beat us in funding I have to do the washing up for a month. 4 straight months now. My hands are so wrinkly.**
Did the digital health bubble pop? CIOs weigh in - Oh, you thought we were done with stories about funding being lower than it was during a global health crisis? Well, we’re not. Here’s another. I make that 26.
🫂 Moving from exclusion to inclusion in digital health and care - This is how reports should be written. Clear, concise, waffle-free. If you see authors Pritesh Mistry or Joni Jabbal in the near future, give them a whopping great big high 5 from Pigeon.
🤖 Responsible AI is the future of healthcare – but it could also help tackle the urgent challenges of today - What is ‘responsible AI’? Can you put ‘responsible’ in front of anything with moral question marks around it to mitigate it?
listen to watch 👀
🔊 The Healthtech Podcast - Hold your horses, hombres. The Healthtech Podcast is now on YouTube; delight those eyes whilst bathing your ears in the dulcet tones*** of Dr James Somauroo & Yendou’s Zina Sarif.
🔊 The Healthtech Pigeon Podcast - Jess, Huw, Henry & Health Hero’s Gus Kennedy talk you through the weeks news.
🥂 Royal Society of Medicine London MedTech Networking Event - The follow-up to the super successful Cambridge version.
🩺 Google Health - The Check Up - Big fan of the title. Sounds like a healthtech event mashed with a 00s UK garage event. This promises to be excellent. Will Oxide and Neutrino make an appearance? Doubtful. Will it be informative? Un-doubtful.
📝 VP Product, Commercial, Flo - You never see a P anywhere do you? Nobody is ever the P. Only the VP. Where are all the Ps? If you’re a P, get in touch at MorePsPlease@healthtechpigeon.com.
🚀 Head of Brand, HeliosX - Those of you who’ve been following the saga of Pigeon pretending HeliosX is a sci-fi B-movie, strap in for part III, now in animated form.
🧠 Healthy Minds Practitioner, Peppy - In the great tradition of Pigeon job posts, I’ve not read this one, but have decided it sounds very 1984, so we’ll do the rest of the post in newspeak. If this ad gives you a doubleplus bellyfeel, switch off your prolefeed and do something for your ownlife by dictating your CV into a speakwrite and sending it through.
*Yes. Yes, he did.
**Pigeon’s don’t have hands. I’ve outed myself as a human, or at the very least some kind of primate. Is this the end of this ludicrous charade?
***James would like to make it clear he doesn’t write this newsletter and has never described his own voice as “dulcet”. At least not publicly anyway. Does it all the time in private, it’s quite weird. [You know I’m going to remove this bit, right? - Ed]