health tech

Matthew Holt

The sorts of technologies that have transformed almost every other industry haven’t really made it into healthcare yet…
— Matthew Holt

‘S.M.A.C.K Health’ is the term Matthew Holt coined for the emerging healthcare sector that is trying to bring new technologies like…

Social platforms and sensors

Mobile platforms

Analytics / big data

Cloudbased storage and

Kindness (or patient-centerd design)

…into the health system.

Matthew’s just launched a startup advisory service — of course called S.M.A.C.K. Health — to help entrepreneurs figure out how to do business in healthcare and win. Leveraging his 20+ years of health industry know-how (and contacts!), founders can more or less ‘fast-track’ their way to understanding how to sell into the health system.

Listen in for extra reassurance that his career is not ‘crashing and burning’ now that he’s sold the Health 2.0 conference he co-founded to HIMSS. In fact, his future is extra bright. He’s becoming YouTube-famous with a 2 minute Q&A show called ‘Health in 2 Point 00’ that breaks down all the big headlines in health tech for The Health Care Blog

uber Health

Uber has played a big role in the on-demand mentality that a lot of people have, and I think that the more that healthcare can think about patients as consumers, the better.
— Lauren Steingold

What did it take for tech giant uber to get into healthcare? Lauren Steingold from uber Health talks about how uber is hoping to contribute to the transformation of healthcare with their HIPAA compliant ride scheduling and sharing program. Any advice for others looking to launch consumer-friendly tech into healthcare? Listen in on her *FREE* completely disruptive idea for healthcare companies to steal at the 3:30 mark.

Glen Tullman

Look there are a lot of people talking about innovation. But, you’ve got to be out there, and you have to make it happen at scale… and that’s what people have trouble doing.
— Glen Tullman

Advice for health tech startups from someone who should know. Glen Tullman is CEO of Livongo, a healthcare IT startup that rang in 2018 with a $105M mega-round raised internally among its current pool of investors at two-and-a-half times the company’s previous valuation. What can you learn from Glen’s story about how to scale? Find out his plans for using his new funding to fuel Livongo’s growth and expand out from diabetes management into other aspects of health. As the guy who took Allscripts to a wildly successful IPO, Glen talks to about being ready to go public and whether or not startups should 'build' for their exit. 

Marvin Liao

Frankly speaking, the whole system is so broken and in need for innovation that every area is super interesting...every area is broken. Completely broken. And so from an investor perspective that’s a huge opportunity.

What’s the investment opportunity in digital health? Marvin Liao is partner at 500 Startups, a VC fund and accelerator program that has made more than 2000 investments in early stage tech startups over the past eight years. Healthcare technology being one of their areas of expertise, Marvin talks about whether or not he thinks digital therapeutics, mental health, and biotech have room to grow and if Apple, Google, and Amazon really have the power to change the future of health. Find out if he’s bullish on tech outside the US and why he’s got his eye on bleeding edge innovations coming out of Japan.