#11 🍩 What the Health - $20B of Global Funding, Women in Healthtech & Badass Breakthroughs
Your fortnightly healthtech TL;DR roundup
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For once, last week Melbourne wasn’t in lockdown and we capitalised on it with our first Coffee Catch up AND Women in Healthtech Dinner (sorry Sydney). Miss out and want to join in on the fun? Good news - there’s more to come.
There’s also so much enthusiasm (love it) for our Women in Healthtech get-togethers. For any ladies interested in joining our next one throw in your details here.
Lastly, as I’m sure we’re all aware… lots of funding rounds are being raised & closing right now.
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💸NZ’s Kāhu bags $3m to fuel its tech for AI detection of skin cancer
🌈 Presagen’s badass collaborative AI healthcare platform connects a global network of clinics and their medical data to an Open AI network - and free tools
Likened to Youtubes model, clinics can freely access the on demand service, with affordable pay-per-use set up, contribute data and even recieve royaltites for contributions
✅ BiomeBank applies for TGA approval of world-first microbial therapy for UC
🤑Brisbane’s workforce management startup Skedulo banks $100m Series B ft Softbank, after helping rollout American vaccinations
💰Amaroq Therapeutics takes $14m lead by Brandon Capital, spinning out from the Uni of Otago to develop a new targeted cancer drug using long non-coding RNA therapy
💵Venture Debt flows with One Ventures having deployed half of its first $80m debt fund into 10 companies including Eucalyptus
🤖Wellbeing Software’s AI Marketplace partners with Annalise.ai to deliver decision-support AI for Chest X-Rays that
The Harrison.ai & I–MED Radiology Network co-venture can help identify up to 124 different clinical findings, (the next most comprehensive available can identify 75) & also published a study in the The Lancet Digital Health
💊Global pharma giant Noumed Pharmaceuticals is en route to Adelaide with $20m gov funding
🧫 CSL plans incubator at its Melbourne headquarters to boost biotech start-ups
✍️Deloitte snags the $18m contract to modernise the national health infrastructure to improve clinical connection and integration
The new API Health Information Gateway will be based on “modern” web services and standards for health information exchange and clinical terminologies like FHIR
🥉Life Whisperer Launches Its Third Global IVF Clinic Collaboration at ESHRE
💪Cicada Innovations & NSW Health team up to tackle commercialisation
With $3m funding over 4 years the free programs aim to help researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs in MedTech & BioTech commercialise ideas and access funding
🏆Medtasker’s Tassie Statewide Implementation takes home a much-deserved award
🍎UNSW & The George Institute for Global Health announce new Health 10x cohort
💎Medtech Actuator launches its new accelerator cohort of Startups
US & Beyond
💲Funding continues hitting record highs with $20.1B raised globally in 2021
Startup Health’s midyear report shows we’re about to tick over the total raised for 2020 ($20.9B) with no signs of slowing down
💹 Doximity, the social network for docs, doubles in market debut skyrocketing to $10B in value
💵Dollar General wants to become an affordable US health destination hiring CMO
❓FDA seeks investigation of its own approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Biogen
👵Biden plans to invest $400B into Elder Care… What does this mean for Agetech?
💉Walmart edges further into affordable healthcare rolling out low-price insulin
⁉️Alexa is being sued by health workers for possibly recording protected health info
📱Googles new AI dermatology medical assist App gets approval in EU
🍟New microchip sensor can measure stress hormones from a single drop of blood
🗣️An App is in the works to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s is being developed using AI for speech and vocab patterns
🥇Google bags an award from the Future of Privacy Forum for Research Data Stewardship on its collab with Stanford & Empatica ~ Unexpected?
Startup Stuff 🚀
📣Vic Health or Bio Startup? Pitch at Startup Vic’s Pitch Night!
Startup Vic’s pitch night for healthtech is looking for startups to pitch to top ecosystem and industry experts AND you can snag great prizes including heaps of freebies, top industry mentoring, free services and investor intros - Apply here
💰Keen on Supporting Female-led Companies?
Apply for the Alice Anderson Fund! The $10m Angel sidecar co-invests in women-led startups between $50k- $300k matched 3:1 with private sector investors. Investors and founders take a look - More here
👩💻Have an Idea for a Tech-Based Business You Want to Test ASAP?
Atto is looking for its next cohort of female founders across Aus & NZ for its 12-week accelerator program to rapidly test your idea, get to market and even pitch investors - More Here
🚺 Female Founder or Funder in Vic?
Join Melbourne’s first F2F event brought to you by Blackbird Ventures and AWS’s mission to build a strong community and bridge the gap between woman founders and funders - Thursday, July 22 - Snag your ticket here
🥇High-Growth, Deeptech Company Trying to Create a Better World?
Apply to present at Tech23! Tech 23 connects, amplifies and supercharges game-changing Aussie tech companies connecting with top industry leaders. 23 companies will be selected to present at their 13th annual showcase ft fab prizes - More here
📚Want to Learn Medtech Commercialisation 101?
Cicada MedLab Commercialisation 101 is here to upskill you in the fundamentals of research commercialisation. With online content, workshops, and mentoring from experts, you’ll learn how to identify unmet market needs, understand clinical context, and validate innovative medical technology - More here
❤️She Loves Tech Is On the Next Female-Led Superstar Startups
The largest startup competition for women in tech - you could bag up to US$50k investment, equity-free cash, credits from Microsoft, AWS and more - Apply here
🌏 Scaleup Looking For Help to Launch Abroad?
Austrade’s Landing Pad programs for market-ready scaleups are still taking apps for their immersive support programs in Berlin, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Tel Aviv - More here
🔬Early Stage BioPharma Navigating the Investment Landscape?
Join BioMelbourne’s 2021 Masterclass Series supporting early-stage BioPharmas with industry leaders for all you need to know on “The Art of Capital Raising” - More here
🧬 Longevity Enthusiast Keen to Connect With Other Global Innovators?
On Deck Longevity Biotech (ODLB) just launched and is a continuous community for people to come together to build, join, or invest in revolutionary longevity biotechnology startups - More here
For more ops check out the last roundup here
Tues 13th Jul: #RA21 Demo Day (Remarkable Accelerator)
Tues 13th Jul: RMIT Open Labs Transforming Health: is value-based healthcare the future of healthcare?
Wed 15th Jul: Startmate Founders Fellowship AMA with Sascha Kerbert
Tues 20th Jul: Aging 2.0 - Innovation in Dementia (Here and now)
20th - 21th Jul: Teladoc Health Forum
Thurs 22nd Jul: HealthTech Livestream Q&A: AU & UK with Peter Birch and James Somauroo
Thurs 22nd Jul: Microsoft Healthcare Solution Series - Session 6 with Imprivata
Mon 26th Jul: Let's fund femtech: Breaking barriers to innovation for female health
Tues 27th Jul: Startup Victoria Pitch Night: Life Sciences & HealthTech
Wed 28th Jul: Aged Care Innovation Summit
10th -11th Aug: Innovate Health 2021 - Melb & Virtual
Consumable Content 💎
🔈The Prof G Pod with Scott Galloway: Psychedelics with Sam Harris
🎥 On Deck is now bringing you their fab content free for startups & founders on Youtube
📖 Longevity is all the Rage and Crunchbase goes into top VC investments in the space in this article “Live Long(er) And Prosper”
👩💼The Femtech frenzy is here - Check out this list of 700 femtech leaders
🌊Planet Innovation dives into digital health realities in Point-of-Care testing is great for patients, but a tidal wave of admin for clinics – unless the device is connected
Juicy Jobs 🔥
HotDoc - Customer Marketing Specialist
Eucalyptus - Chief of Staff, Head of Legal & Investment Analyst
Ally Assist - UX Designer & Operations Manager
Vexev - Design Lead & UX/UI Intern
Like Family - Community Development Manager
uPaged - Full Stack Dev & Startup All-Rounder
BindiMaps - Senior Account Executive
Annalise.ai - BDMs (AU & Int), Software engineers, Regulation & <ore
Life Whisperer - Senior Machine Learning Engineer & Data Scientist for Medical Applications
Ovira - Marketing, Customer Ops Lead, Content Creator & More
For Health Professionals & Researchers
Annalise.ai - Clinical Research Associate
Northern Health - Director, Research Operations
Genesis Care - Strategic Partnerships and Innovations Manager
Seer - Neurophysiology Scientist
Honeysuckle Health - Hospital Relationship Manager & Clinical Advisor
USyd - Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Practice Analytics
LaunchVic - Marketing Campaign Manager & Grants and Procurement Manager
Skalata Ventures - Portfolio Manager
Square Peg - Global Tech Fund: Founding team members
Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator - Program Manager
Australian Red Cross - Innovation Program Manager for global think + do tank
VentureCrowd - Capital Manager
Investible - Head of Investor Community
Other Opps ✨
Junior Scientist or Researcher in #Medtech, #Biotech or #Healthtech?
The MedTech Actuator Menzies Scholarships are back and the call is open for ten high-potential candidates looking to explore the worlds of entrepreneurship and commercialisation - Find out more here
Know a Brilliant Women in Digital Health? Nominate Her for an Award!
Telstra Health presents its first awards to recognise and celebrate 25 wonderful women in digital health and support the purpose of the network overall – to connect, share, inspire and celebrate - More on nominations here
Women in Leadership Looking to Upskill?
Women & Leadership Australia have healthcare sector scholarships available for their world class leadership courses for all career stages - More here
Curious About How Your Skill Set Can Strengthen the World of Tech?
SheDares is a free online, interactive learning experience helping demistify careers in tech for professional women in non-tech industries to equip them for a pivot into the sector - Find out more
Ooft that one was a biggie. How exhausting…
Until next time