#71: Is this a Healthtech bubble?
The 1 minute healthtech roundup. Like normal healthtech news, but, you know, not boring.
This week: Female founder based VC firm launches, are we in a VC bubble, and have you made The Tyto Tech Power List for 2021? In an editorial error, Pigeon appears to have accidentally been missed off the list.
Opportunities in deep space (sort of) and a couple of lil’ treats for your ears in Podcast Corner. Don’t say Pigeon don’t treat ya right.
News Bites 🥪
💥 The BioTech and HealthTech bubble: Influencers in business, investors, and academics - The number of BioTech influencers has grown by 69% and the volume of HealthTech influencers has increased by 35% in a year. Well worth diving into the The Tyto Tech 500 Power List 2021 for a look at who’s made the cut.
🛁 People with vested interest in saying this isn't a bubble say this isn't a bubble - Jokes aside, it’s a serious question. Is the current level of investment in healthtech sustainable? What results need to be seen to justify it? Would an end to the pandemic start to see investment tapering off?
🌳 Amazon expands healthcare aspirations in 2021 - Alexa made moves into health systems and elder care, a new Halo wearable was released and the Amazon Care virtual care service began its expansion this year.
♀ Meet the UK’s first VC firm dedicated to female founders - If you’re a female founder, your odds of getting funding are… not ideal. Just 1.1% of Europe’s venture deals this year went to all-women founding teams. Time for a shakeup.
📃 Working together and using digital health to tackle disease - Innovate UK’s Head of Digital Health looks at how new technology can be adopted in the NHS, from focussing on patient-led tech to funding pathways.
🔮 From costs to consolidation, execs predict digital health trends in 2022 - The CEOs of Signify Health, Tia, Transcarent, & Nym Health weigh in on what to expect from 2022.
What to Listen to 🔊
🧠 The Healthtech Podcast #256 - The Story of Wellframe with co-founder Dr Trishan Panch - This week James is joined by Dr. Trishan Panch, co-founder and chief innovation officer at Wellframe. Wellframe fixes the two biggest problems with American health insurance: The patient experience, and the rising cost of care.
⚕️ HIMSSCast: 2021: A Year in Review & Look Ahead to 2022 - The Healthcare IT News editors talk about digital health IPOs, ransomware, value-based care and more. Give your ears a festive treat.
🖌️ Senior Manager Innovation Exploration - GSK - The top three areas for exploration are:
Senior Management Innovation.
Difficult to get into both deep space and oceanic, so this could be your shot.
🛠 Clinical Advisory Board - Pigeon is always being approached by clinicians looking to work with healthtech companies, and healthtech companies looking for clinicians for their advisory board. Fit either of those categories? Get in touch here.
(Think of it like Tinder, but instead of pictures of guys holding trout, its discussions about clinical effectiveness. Again, your Tinder mileage may vary.)