Category Archives: healthcare

Startup Nation and COVID-19

As the coronavirus came suddenly out of stealth mode, displaying a record-breaking adherence to Silicon Valley’s mantra of “scaling up,” shocked startup investors—watching the Bloomberg US Startups Barometer plunging more than 50% in 3 months—ask “what’s to be done now”? Read more … Continue reading

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Digital Health, AI, and Israel

The global outbreak of the new Coronavirus brought to our attention an inconvenient truth about influenza: The seasonal flu kills between 291,000 to 645,000 people worldwide each year. Still, a December 2019 survey found that 37% of US adults did not intend to get … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: How Israel Became a Medical Cannabis Leader

[April 29, 2019] Opening the CannaTech conference earlier this month, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak quipped that Israel is now the “land of milk, honey and cannabis.” Given the recent performance of the cannabis-related stocks traded on the Tel-Aviv stock exchange … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: AI in Healthcare

[April 22, 2019] “The past fifty years,” says Dr. Eric Topol in Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Medicine Human Again, “have introduced important changes to radiology. As the medium moved from analog to digital… the whole process, extending from … Continue reading

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AI by the Numbers: Growth in US Consumers Acceptance of Chatbots

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the progress of AI highlighted the growth in consumers’ acceptance of chatbots, especially for help with routine tasks; questions about medical AI algorithms missing the worst patient outcomes; and new predictions … Continue reading

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82 Startups Disrupting the Healthcare Industry

CB Insights: Care Planning: Companies creating tools to aid in the development of, and compliance with, treatment plans. An example is Dbaza Health, which built a digital solution to complement chronic disease management. Supply Management: Companies developing digital tools to aid in handling … Continue reading

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Startups Disrupting Healthcare with AI and Machine Learning

CB Insights: We identified over 90 companies that are applying machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics to reduce drug discovery times, provide virtual assistance to patients, and diagnose ailments by processing medical images, among other things. A few investment highlights: … Continue reading

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