#56: Big Whoop 🙌

Hey friends,

This week, a big Whoop for athlete-focused wearables company that raises another $200M in SoftBank-led investment round. Digital health company Oviva who have been supporting the world’s largest prevention programme, NHS England Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme, secures Series C funding. We’re still a long way away from using AI to screen for breast cancer in clinical practice and how is at-home care provider Cera supporting Afghan refugees?

News Bites 🥪

⌚️ Whoop, the athlete-focused wearables company, valued at $3.6B following investment from SoftBank

🇨🇭 Zurich-based digital health scaleup Oviva secures $80M for diet and lifestyle coaching app

🏀 Covid test provider for the NBA, Cue Health, wants to go public with IPO

🏡 Cera, one of the UK’s largest at-home care providers, pledges to train and employ 500 refugees from Afghanistan

🧠 A 20-minute brain scan to help with earlier detection of autism in children

and finally…

💔 Study: Is AI breast cancer screening accurate enough to replace humans?

What to Listen to 🔊

The Healthtech Podcast: The Story of Primary Care Ventures with Partner Jason Shuman

This week, James is joined by Jason Shuman, a Partner at Primary Venture Partners, the largest seed fund exclusively focused on New York City based companies. Named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list for venture capital, Jason leads on investments in marketplace startups and consumer tech…

The Improver: Episode 5 - There is no performance without wellbeing

In this episode, Lara Nott and Dr Na’eem Ahmed are joined by two innovators: Jon Pitts, a neuropsychologist and the founder of IHP Analytics who has worked in Formula 1 and with the military and Rob McCargow, the Director of AI at PwC. The pair are working together to pioneer the way that human wellbeing and performance are measured at work…

Opportunities 💰

🏆 Mumbai-based Wellthy Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company helping life science companies build & scale digital health solutions, is expanding into Europe. They are looking to hire UK/EU-based individuals for several senior roles including VP of Partnerships & Business Development and VP of Marketing and Communications.

🌍 The Facebook Health Technology team is looking for a Research Scientist who will work on developing clinical algorithms for digital health projects. These projects aim to improve morbidity, mortality and inequity in health outcomes throughout the world.