#64: Are you a member of Gen C?

Hey friends, 

This week: Can France become global leaders in digital health? Did you know that you’re a member of Generation C? What do Sweden and Israel have in common? And is staring at screens all day, actually bad for you? Find out below. Pigeons unite.

News Bites 🥪

💸 Hinge Health, providers of the "world's most patient-centred digital clinic for back and joint pain", secure $600M investment - The MSK startup is now valued at $6.2 billion, more than x2 its worth from the start of the year. Now that’s what we Pigeons call flying high.

🇫🇷 French government to invest €650 million in digital health - The French prove that digital health is not just for Christmas as they invest big money to become “leaders in digital health”.

🇮🇱 x 🇸🇪 Two of the world’s top ten leading hospitals partner in digital health - Israel-based Sheba Medical Centre and the Swedish Karolinska University Hospital will focus on joint solutions in the areas of new health technologies, clinical data and precision medicine to bridge the gap between healthcare, research and innovation.

📱 We’re all Generation C now whether we like it or not. How will healthcare adapt to meet our lofty expectations? - “Gen C” is used to describe a group of connected consumers defined not by their age, geography or income but by their hyper-connected, mobile-first mentality.

👀 Surprise, surprise, increased screen time affects young people’s vision - The study published in The Lancet Digital Health is the most comprehensive yet on this issue and shows a potential link between screen time and myopia (short sightedness) in children. Millions of children around the world are spending more time than ever before staring at screens - that’s a lot of square eyes.

What to Listen to 🔊

🐙 #242 The Story of Octopus Ventures with Will Gibbs

This week, James is joined by Will Gibbs, Principal at Octopus Ventures - one of Europe's largest and most active Venture Capital firms investing in health and digital therapeutics startups. Will has set up multiple small-scale enterprises including an organic spirits company and rare breed pig farm…

🤝 Medsider: When You Should Give a Struggling Medtech Company a Second Chance with IONIQ CEO Jared Bauer

In this episode of Medsider Radio, CEO of IONIQ Sciences, Jared Bauer who has spent his career turning around struggling medtech companies explains the two key factors he looks at when determining whether a medical device company is worth trying to turn around and why finding investors who really care about your mission is a strategic benefit…

Opportunities 💰

💉 Nye, a VC-backed healthtech company based in the Oxford Foundry and Edinburgh, is looking for a talented Product Designer. The early stage startup is on a mission to accelerate research and medical progress by working with citizens to help them find ways to increase the quality and quantity of their lives. Nye’s telemedicine platform also powered multiple clinical trials during the pandemic, including Oxford University’s COVID vaccine trial!

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