For Healthcare, This Time Really is Different

Andreessen Horowitz

The challenges we face in American healthcare are so well known they almost require no introduction. Costs of American healthcare — now at nearly 18% of GDP , with estimates showing ~$3.5T spend on healthcare in 2017 alone — are … bio healthcare

a16z Podcast: So You Wanna Build a Software Company in Healthcare?

Andreessen Horowitz

Building a software company in healthcare is hard — and comes along with unique challenges no other entrepreneurs face. In this conversation, a16z bio general partner — and previous founder of genomics company Gnome — Jorge Conde; and a16z bio … bio Company Building 101 founder/maker stories healthcare

The Hidden 40% to Unlock Healthcare (and Clean up our Lifestyles)

Andreessen Horowitz

Everything we do in the $3 trillion healthcare market today only affects 10% of outcomes to premature death. Genetic predisposition is hard … bio design healthcareYou read that right. All of that, for just 10% of outcomes. That 10% exists for a reason.

Authentic Marketing for Healthcare Organizations

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

Image courtesy: Pexels The concept of healthcare marketing typically evokes an uncomfortable reaction from consumers. That’s not surprising; people’s well-being should not be exploited for profit, and there are many cases of this in the modern healthcare industry?—?the

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Andreessen Horowitz

The National Cancer Institute estimates that there are over 15 million cancer survivors living today and … AI, machine & deep learning bio announcements healthcareF**k cancer. Every year in the United States, nearly 1.75

What is a Medicine?

Andreessen Horowitz

But the formal practice of medicine … bio healthcare when science becomes engineeringThe role of the healer is an ancient calling as old as humanity itself. Human skeletons dating back as far as 6500 BC bear the scars of medical interventions including, incredibly, brain surgery.

A Guide to Making Data-Based Decisions in Health, Parenting… and Life

Andreessen Horowitz

There’s maybe no other arena where understanding what the evidence truly tells us is harder than in … bio book launches economics healthcareAre chia seeds actually that good for you? Will Vitamin E keep you healthy? Will breastfeeding your baby make them smarter, or skinnier?

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a16z Podcast: What’s in the Water at the George Church Lab?

Andreessen Horowitz

Renowned scientist George Church is known for his groundbreaking work and methods used for the first genome sequence, and for his work in genome editing, writing & recoding — in fact, Church’s innovations have become an essential building block for … bio CRISPR healthcare

What’s the Water at the Church Lab? A Conversation Between George Church and Jorge Conde

Andreessen Horowitz

Renowned scientist George Church is known for his groundbreaking work and methods used for the first genome sequence, and for … bio CRISPR healthcareEditor’s note: This article is based on an episode of the a16z podcast, which you can listen to here.

Ready to Disrupt Health Care? Applications open for the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars

TechStars

Accelerators Announcements Healthcare uhc unitedhealthcareThe digital health market is transforming before our eyes. Unprecedented capital is penetrating the health-tech sector, with startups seeing over $8B in funding in 2018, exceeding 2017’s $5.7B

The top SaaS companies ruling the East Coast

SaaStock

Verge Health provides healthcare organizations with the tools they need to integrate safety, risk and quality. With Verge Health, healthcare providers can protect and defend against errors, adverse events, and policy violations and offer quality and safety.

18 investors fueling Latin America’s SaaS superstars

SaaStock

The target fields include logistics and transportation, finance, and healthcare. It invests in four sectors: consumer, financial services, healthcare and technology. ALLVP invests in the healthcare, FinTech, smart cities, and consumer internet sectors, with a strong focus on digital.

#GiveFirst In Action

TechStars

Her startup was setting up a pilot with a major healthcare network, and everything looked lovely. #GiveFirst is a Techstars mantra. Simply put, it means giving—advice, resources, assistance, etc.—with with no expectation of getting anything specific back.

4/19: $20M enough to patch up your problems?

ProfitWell

When Dr. Stacy Lindau, founder of healthcare startup NowPow, was selecting a CRM, it was important to her that the software behind their simplification of care was simple to use. Hello kind people. It is a good morning and a Good Friday.

The 18 Awesome Women of SaaS in Asia

SaaStock

With more than 15 years of solid experience, today she is the Chief Operations Officer at the Ping An Health Cloud, known as the most advanced AI healthcare technology. The company develops next-gen wearable healthcare devices, which can seamlessly blend into people’s lifestyles. .

29 Latin American SaaS Superstars

SaaStock

Abartys Health is a SaaS solution whose mission is to help the insurance and healthcare sectors “speak the same language.” The Puerto Rican company has created three solutions: for insurers, healthcare providers, and patients.

The SaaS superstars of the East Coast

SaaStock

Verge Health provides healthcare organizations with the tools they need to integrate safety, risk and quality. With Verge Health, healthcare providers can protect and defend against errors, adverse events, and policy violations and offer quality and safety.

The 18 Outstanding Speakers at SaaStock LatAm 2019

SaaStock

Afterward, Patrick founded several businesses in diverse sectors, including tech, healthcare, and finance. Rodrigo then worked at Centria Partners, as well as at the US-based healthcare VC fund Aurora Funds.

What I'm Grateful For

Tom Tunguz

Their success funds education initiatives, healthcare improvements, environmental restoration, and cultural investments to improve the world in areas outside of technology. Earlier this week, Redpoint announced its 7th stage fund of $400M. Over the past 10 years that I’ve been Redpoint, I have seen our firm learn, evolve and grow in many different ways - important ways - that fill me with gratitude and pride. First, we have and will continue to plant trees we will not see.

Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?

SaaStock

The areas of interest are IT, mobile, consumer products and services, healthcare, cleantech, and financial services, among others. The VC firm invests in a wide variety of sectors, including tech, telecommunications, internet, media, education, healthcare, culture, and community.

Portfolio Update Part 4

The Angel VC

samedi also allows healthcare providers to optimize their practice workflow using a simple ERP solution and lets practices, health insurance companies and other players in the healthcare industry collaborate online. Bringing the healthcare industry, which at least in Germany is pretty old-school and bureaucracy-ridden, into the Cloud age is a very tough nut to crack but there's a huge reward for the company that pulls that off.

Product Market Engagement: The Missing Step in Lean Startup Methodology

Tom Tunguz

He describes the challenges faced by healthcare institutions all over the world: despite the advances in research, the most difficult part of improving care isn’t availing doctors and nurses to these breakthroughs, but changing their behavior.

Data, Data Everywhere, Not a Second to Think

Tom Tunguz

The main adopters of these technologies are financial services, healthcare, genomics and web companies. More and more companies realize their proprietary data contains insights that drive tremendous competitive advantage.

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Where are We in the SaaS Valuation Cycle?

Tom Tunguz

2U (education), Service Now (operations), Veeva (healthcare sales) and Workday (human resources) aren’t far behind with 9.7x+ forward multiples. Recently, people have been asking just where are we in the SaaS valuation cycle. I last updated the chart above more than six months ago. The answer is close to ten year highs. The chart above shows the median enterprise value to forward revenue multiple to multiple.

Don’t talk techie to SaaS buyers

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

An executive selling SaaS solutions to healthcare companies told me recently that when their sales people get passed to IT, he knows the opportunity is heading toward a dead-end.

The Most Transformational Force in US Society

Tom Tunguz

Healthcare. Taxis. Mobile phones. Communications. Banking. Entertainment. In the past ten years, is there an industry startups haven’t upheaved? Startups have been the most transformational force in US society over the past 20 years. Uber has transformed the taxi industry, reducing taxi rides in yellow cabs in San Francisco by 65% in 2 years. Hampton Creek has created an eggless mayonnaise that terrified the US egg industry.

Startup Investment Trends in 2015

Tom Tunguz

Sectors receiving an increasing amount of investment include biotechnology, financial technology, healthcare, and social networking. In the last six months, VCs have invested more than $57B according to Mattermark data , which puts 2015 on pace to exceed 2000 as the year the most venture capital will be deployed, ever. Which sectors are benefitting from all these venture dollars?

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Forrester & SiriusDecisions Acquisition: Ripple Effects for Chief Revenue Officers Everywhere

Sales Hacker

The company will bring Forrester into financial services, retail, healthcare, energy and utility verticals where they were lacking before.

Startup Trends from YCombinator's Demo Day

Tom Tunguz

Healthcare companies, those focusing on drug discovery or deeper diagnostics have notably risen in number in 2015. I’ve been to many YC Demo Days and I always look forward to them. This year was no exception. There are so many wonderful ideas and companies founded by terrific entrepreneurs. In addition to the pitches themselves, the types of companies presenting forbear trends in the startup world more broadly.

Trends 100

The Secret to the Fastest Growing Sales Teams? It’s About Growth, Not Speed.

OpenView Labs

Example #1 – SaaS healthcare company in NYC. As a recruiter, I hear from many founders and sales leaders regularly about how many salespeople they need and how quickly they need them.

Meet The Australian Digital Companies You Will Hear About In 2018

Backlinkfy

Hireup is a healthcare program designed to help people with disabilities find support workers who best suit them. With the growth in spending on disability care and resultant increased number of jobs in the sector, Hireup has the potential to grow significantly and become a major player in the healthcare industry. The digital world is growing, with numerous opportunities for different brands and businesses to take advantage of greater connectivity and new technologies.

VC investment trends in the consumer web

Tom Tunguz

And across all major sectors of VC investment (consumer, enterprise, healthcare and energy), consumer investments are growing their share. Fred Wilson’s perspectives on trends in consumer web investment created a big brouhaha over the weekend.

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5 Game-Changing Trends Shaping the Future of Sales [New Report]

Sales Hacker

Industries [Retail & Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Telecommunications & Media]. Once again, Salesforce presents a strategic look into the rapidly shifting world of sales.

6 Strategies for “Magical” Sales and Marketing Alignment

Sales Hacker

A large healthcare company that I have been working with just dramatically overhauled their Sales and Marketing departments to ensure increased teamwork and better alignment.

People of WePay: Abby Chaffatt, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer

wepay

There are, in fact, societies where getting identification is a huge hindrance to getting access to all kinds of things, not just financial services, but also access to basic needs like healthcare. Why did you choose WePay? What drew you to the company and compels you to stay?

How Startups Can Deal With Scaling Problems

OpenView Labs

It requires an interview and vetting system, negotiation of terms and conditions, expenses, healthcare, insurance, mandated holidays and many other complexities.

38 Bright Asian SaaS Stars

SaaStock

It provides also a healthcare chatbot. When we announced a few weeks ago that we would be bringing our leading SaaS conference to Asia, and running it in Hong Kong, many locals thanked us for choosing the city. As we mentioned in our launch post, we couldn’t not do it there, with its international spirit, openness to everyone, relaxed atmosphere, and proximity to many other SaaS hubs around, all attracting us to Hong Kong.

Subscription60 weekly: April 15 to April 19

ProfitWell

Hireology Receives Healthy VC Funding HR software Hireology raises $12 million more in VC, with an aim of tapping into new markets, specifically healthcare. The Weekly Rundown 4/15: An Uber-important IPO. Look at Those Leads We all have that one that got away. We’re talking about leads, of course. Pipedrive has some advice on not losing out on your best prospects.

How InsureSign uses ChartMogul to track sales leads

Chart Mogul

As we begin to gain more customers in financial services, healthcare, legal, and other areas, this data is essential. Learn how InsureSign — an e-signing solution for the insurance industry — uses ChartMogul to better understand revenue and get a detailed picture of sales performance.

On-Demand Workflows: Macros for IT (And Why Customers Love Them)

BetterCloud

Like this director of IT from a healthcare consulting firm in Orlando, Florida says, most IT leaders run lean teams. “Realistically, our IT team could use six or seven people, but we get by with three because we have to — it’s all about doing more with less.”. When “ do more with less ” is the motto, becoming more efficient is critical; however, a constant stream of alerts, requests, and tickets seize IT professionals’ time, making it challenging to to manage a domain, let alone secure it.

Classy Awards award winners announced, with a special gift from WePay

wepay

AYZH provides a simple, low-cost, high-quality clean birth kit that can allow healthcare providers a more sanitized environment during childbirth, giving newborns the best possible chance at an infection-free birth.

Why Growth Hacking Doesn’t Scale, And How To Plan For Growth Instead

Sales Hacker

Add a strategic partnership that opens a new segment, for example, Healthcare, Government, etc. In this blueprint, we provide insight into where growth comes from and how to structure your sales approach to capture that growth.

The SaaS Executive’s Guide To Building A Winning Go-To Market Strategy

Sales Hacker

Vertical markets such as Healthcare, MarTech etc. The Winning By Design Blueprint Series provides practical advice for every part of a SaaS sales organization. In this blueprint, we take a tactical approach on how to build a go to market strategy.

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