Tag: health

Meet your healthcare providers post Covid-19: Greater agility, better infection containment, fast diagnostics & telemedicine

When the coronavirus surfaced in China in December 2019, it set off a domino effect worldwide – with the number of active cases snowballing rapidly.  By February 2020, the daily increase in people falling ill with Covid-19 was in the thousands and -though international borders closed down and households went into lockdown – active cases skyrocketed in June to approximately 130,000 new cases a day, according to Worldometer.  Major global cities from New York, to London, and Mumbai found their healthcare systems direly overwhelmed by the tsunami of symptomatic citizens. Many countries tried to “flatten the curve” of the contagious infection to manage the unprecedented overload on public health systems, and to distribute the demand for medical care, intensive care unit beds, and ventilators over a longer period.  This large-scale global pandemic made healthcare – an industry traditionally slow to adopt innovation because of cumbersome regulatory and governmental pathways, low IT budgets, legacy systems, lack of trained personnel, and more – ripe for disruption. Technology entrepreneurs, unfettered by politics, bureaucracy and public financial constraint, entered the mainstream for the...

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In the News: Your weekly roundup from the desk of Jon Medved

Are you with us this week at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco? Meet OurCrowd’s medical portfolio, including 16 startups creating revolutionary solutions in areas including cancer treatment, blood testing, wound care, diabetes management, medical cannabis, care for older adults, and more. Schedule a meeting. Venture capital has been perhaps the best performing asset class over the last 25 years. The problem is that most people can’t access it… So where do people go to actually get into this VC bonanza? The answer is, they come here to OurCrowd, where we invite the investor to not just invest with us in the company but to help *grow* the company… Come see it in person at the 2020 OurCrowd Global Investor Summit on February 13th and meet thousands of your colleagues, and see hundreds of startups. Looking forward to seeing you there… Startup Nation and beyond So proud of this spectacular OurCrowd portfolio company bringing high performance free weather data to India together with Google…Google and ClimaCell team up to launch a new high-resolution weather forecast for India.  Another...

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Israel’s health startups: the land of milk and life sciences

We write a lot about startups and given my background, I tend to write about Israeli Internet apps, social media, and software as a service (SaaS). But Israel is really known for its hard sciences: specifically, for its life sciences. Here’s a great infographic that breaks down exactly how competitive Israeli health startups really are (there’s also some great M&A data in the health vertical). Source: Israel – A Land of Milk, Honey & Life Sciences (Infographic)   photo...

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