Digital Health Investments Hitting All-Time High

This article was originally published on Healthegy. Digital health investments are on track to hit an all-time record in 2016, according to Katya Hancock, director of strategic partnerships at StartUp Health, who spoke at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit. Year-to-date for 2016, digital health companies have raised over $6.5 billion in investments, already surpassing the $6.1 billion that was invested in the space last year. The … Continue reading Digital Health Investments Hitting All-Time High

The Billionaire Doctor Who Plans to Cure Cancer

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to billionaire surgeon-inventor Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong about his plans, both private and through the Cancer Moonshot 2020, to cure cancer. Soon-Shiong, who made his fortune by founding and selling two pharmaceutical companies, has gathered a group of pharmaceutical companies, academic institutions, and insurers to spur cancer research and to attempt to make breakthrough gains by the year 2020. This effort … Continue reading The Billionaire Doctor Who Plans to Cure Cancer

Featured Startup: Blondin Bioscience

Cancer treatment is a frustrating waiting game at the present time.  Patients with solid tumors often undergo brutal chemotherapy cycles for weeks to months before they can get an idea (through radiologic examination) of whether their therapy has been working to shrink their tumor.  At times, the studies show the therapy is working , but at other times, the studies may show that in fact, treatment … Continue reading Featured Startup: Blondin Bioscience

It’s Time For ‘Gender Lens Investing’ in Healthcare

Today I had the opportunity to speak very briefly at a White House-sponsored roundtable called the “Impact of Gender/Sex on Innovation and Novel Technologies (iGIANT)” in Cambridge, MA.  Other partners for this event were the American Medical Women’s Association, Boston Scientific, and Medstro.  This is what I shared. What I’ve found while working in the digital health space is that there is a significant lack … Continue reading It’s Time For ‘Gender Lens Investing’ in Healthcare

GV’s Approach to Healthcare Investing: An Interview with Dr. Krishna Yeshwant

Please note:  This article was originally published on TechCrunch.com. Healthcare investments — in particular, investments in digital health — are booming, and don’t seem to be slowing down. According to CB Insights, digital health funding hit nearly $5.8 billion in venture funding last year, surpassing the previous record of $4.3 billion in 2014. One of the top venture firms, GV (previously known as Google Ventures), … Continue reading GV’s Approach to Healthcare Investing: An Interview with Dr. Krishna Yeshwant

Cool Startup: RubiconMD

Primary care practice stands on the precipice of radical transformation as emphasis shifts from offering volume-based to value-based care. Look no further than the recent Supreme Court ruling to see that the ACA and its mission are becoming further cemented into the U.S. healthcare system. The goals are lofty: higher quality and greater access to healthcare at a lower cost. For most, it’s hard to imagine what … Continue reading Cool Startup: RubiconMD

Cool Startup: twoXAR

It’s not every day that you meet someone with the same name as you. And it’s even less likely this person will have similar interests and be someone with whom you might want to start a business. But that’s exactly the story of the two Andrew Radins, founders of twoXAR. Chief Business Officer Andrew M. Radin met his co-founder and Chief Executive officer Andrew A. Radin … Continue reading Cool Startup: twoXAR