#12 🍩 What the Health - Big Techs On a Roll, and Raises & Jobs for Days
Your fortnightly healthtech TL;DR roundup... ok this ones a little long, sorry
Oh hey there, friend!
And welcome to the 77 newbies to the crew
Given the current situation, there’s a good chance you’re a part of the lockdown club right now. Condolences.
In all seriousness, I hope you’re doing ok.
Pre warning - this is a little (stupidly) long. So, to fix this, we’re going to try doing things a little differently. Divide and conquer, less is more etc… I’ll share details soon.
But this will also include our little raise round-up (thanks to all those who submitted, sorry it’s not in this one)! If you’re raising & want to be featured - Fill out this form
A ‘profit for purpose’ health tech using a multibrand strategy to create new consumer-facing brands and innovative products in the disability and health space
🤑 VentureCrowd raised $31m for alt investments in FY21 with health killing including Cardihab, 4DMedical & recent pre-IPO funding for Cubed Biotech
Scientists have found a way to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus from replicating in infected human cells using CRISPR technology in studies
They also plan on commercialising the ARS-CoV-2 Antibody Biosensor rapid point-of-care test to monitor real-time exposure & immunity levels for COVID-19
🎓 UNSW got $9.9m in Australian Research Council grants to design & deploy biosensors to help health outcomes with industry partners set to launch global
Remarkable’s latest cohort had a badass demo day - replay here
LuminaX’s cohort in QLD had a killer IRL pitch day - watch here
Startmates new cohort launched including 2 healthtechs
US & Beyond the Borders
For Healthcare, Genomics, and Biopharma
🌈 Google Cloud introed Healthcare Data Engine which might actually be a step towards Interoperability in Healthcare… And is in practice with the Mayo Clinic
What does this actually mean?
Supposed end-to-end solutions connecting data from multiple sources, including medical records, claims, clinical trials, and research… ft AI & API capabilities & FHIR standards. Ie connected, “secure” and complete usable data… sounds too good to be true.
🆓 Walmart offers free health screenings nationwide in a smart PR play
But raises the question… How much should tech companies disclose about health research?
🚲 UnitedHealthcare to Provide Millions of Members with Access to the Peloton - Showing the insurer’s investment trend into preventative health
🎮 And Peloton is getting into gaming… just like Netflix and every other tech company. Viva la gamification revolution!
Startup Stuff 🚀
🏃♂️Want to Build With YC? Join the 2021 Build Sprint!
The Build Sprint is 4-week program for intense focus on your startup or side-project, or finally launch that idea you’re sitting on - More here
🌏 Looking for Funding & Support From the Best in the Biz?
Hyper, the new fund from Product Hunt, will be writing $300k checks for 5% of early companies in any area ft added support from a top pool of global mentors - More here
🎉 Want to Connect With Smart Operators and Innovators to Design Medtech Solutions?
MedHack, Melbourne’s largest student-run Healthtech hackathon is on the hunt for mentors, co-designers and orgs keen to get involved! If you're interested, want provide a prize & connect with talent... fill out this EOI
🔬Want to Join Global Leaders, Movers & Shakers in Deck Deep Tech?
On Deck is launching On Deck Deep Tech for global founders, operators and minds looking to found, join and advise the next-gen of deep tech companies - More here
💵 Vic Startup Looking to Cut Costs? LaunchVics Got Fab Freebies
LaunchVic subscribed to Proven, a new marketplace where startups can access deals and discounts from some of the world's leading service providers for free - More here
💸 NSW Health & Cicada Have Commercialisation Programs for Days
🇦🇺 From OS and Looking to Expand to Aus?
City of Sydney’s free program can help you with your expansion strategy in 2 weeks ft content, connections, support & service provides - More here
👩💻Woman Considering a Leap Into Startups and Looking for Your Tribe?
Join the next cohort of Startmate’s Women’s Fellowship! Learn the ins and outs of startup world, meet incredible operators & join a community for life - Apps open
Tues 27th Jul: Startup Victoria Pitch Night: Life Sciences & HealthTech
Wed 28th Jul: Aged Care Innovation Summit
Wed 28th Jul: AirTree’s Open Source VC Meetups
Thurs 29th Jul: StartUp Health Moonshots Impact Fund Webinar
Thurs 29th Jul: Introduction to Startup Investment with Luna Startup Studio
Consumable Content 💎
🦄 a16z’s Bio Eats World: Building Digital Health’s Github
🎙Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli: Optimizing Patient Education with Tim Fitzpatrick CEO of IKONA Health, discusses how they aim to provide care through storytelling, technology, and learning science while tackling health literacy barriers
💹 Rock Health’s H1 2021 Digital Health Funding Report is always a good read
💻 Mckinsey’s deep dive into telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality? is an interesting looking at behaviours of consumers, investors and providers
🏙 NYC really is the centre of the (digital health) world with H1 of 2021 making health history with US$5.2B across 123 companies, 88% in digital health
Juicy Jobs 🔥
Rosemary Health - Head of Product Design
Smiling Mind - Head of Fundraising
Annalise.ai -Product Marketing Manager
Eucalyptus -Partnerships Lead
For Health Professionals & Researchers
HealthMatch - Trial Site Success Associate
MetaOptima - Clinical Training Coordinator
Mobius Medical - Clinical Operations Manager
Personify Care - Nursing Product Specialist
Royal Melbourne Hospital - REDCap Developer
University of Sydney - Research Fellow (Human Factors)
Cabrini (Medicity) - Senior Software Developer
Harrison.ai - Head of Information Technology
HealthMatch - Software Engineer I/II
Presagen - Software Engineer and Web Developer
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - eMR Programmer (Senior Analyst)
Wellness In Real Life - CTO (email me for an intro)
Antler - APAC Investment Associate
Consumers Health Forum - Consumer & Community Engagement Adviser
Digital Health CRC - Program Manager
LaunchVic - Victoria Startup Capital Fund Manager
Medicines Australia - Manager, Ethics and Compliance
StartUp Health -Finance & Ventures Associate (US)
Other Opps ✨
Woman Interested in Global Health? Join the New Women in Global Health (WGH) Group!
WGH is a global network of over 30,000 supporters in 90 countries and has 23 official chapters - More here or join (its free)
First Foray Into Venture Capital Fundraising and Want to Learn More?
The Australian Investment Council is excited to be offering its refreshed VC101 program - More here
Interested in Digital Health and Health Informatics?
Join AIDH’s Emerging Professionals Network a community to connect, learn and grow with other experts and industry legends - More here
Involved in the AusDigital Health Scene? Share Your Experiences in the Latest Industry Survey!
ANDHealth is seeking input to identify gaps, challenges and opportunities in digital health commercialisation - Have your say here
That’s all folks. Promise we’ll be a tad shorter soon
Until next time