I have to be honest; I had never thought about a startup team in terms of coaching a set of players into becoming an elite sportsteam, before I met a former national coach, who presented the idea and philosophy behind it to me. But it makes a ton of sense. When we talk about startup… Continue reading What’s your system of play?
Back in the day, when I wrote a book on what I called the efficient digital strategy, I did so because I was tired of working with clients (at the agency where I was back then), who had essentially no plan for what to achieve with the investments in digital they made nor any idea… Continue reading Up your strategic thinking
As a trained journalist I like a good narrative supported by documented facts. I like to be be drawn into a story knowing that it rests on a solid foundation of insights and things known to be true because those telling me the story have done the actual research and know what they are talking… Continue reading Use a great narrative to win
Now that a new year is upon us, it is a good time to sit back and reflect a bit on the year that passed and what we learned from it. So I wanted to take the opportunity to do that from the perspective of early stage investment and venture building within digital health and… Continue reading Reflecting on 2023
When I meet founders of healthtech startups, I often - luckily - meet savvy entrepreneurs hellbent on flipping the table to solve a significant problem within healthcare and potentially revolutionize the world, perhaps sometimes even provide a lasting legacy. This is by no means bad; after all, it’s this spirit, ambition and tenacity that has… Continue reading Embrace the system to succeed
Conversational AI is all the rage these days. It's everywhere. Including in healthcare. To en extend. The hype is certainly trying to break through to the sector with talk of robotic doctors, chatbot therapists, and AI making life-altering decisions. In its present state, the view seems to be it is like combining Dr. Strange with… Continue reading Don’t hand AI the scalpel just yet
There is a contentious issue plaguing healthcare — the struggle between consultations with ill informed physicians that lack meaningful substance and the stifling red tape preventing digital health apps from fulfilling their potential in patient empowerment treatment. In a sector that needs a ton of more good, it is basically like studying the worst of… Continue reading Meaningless consultations and red tape
Next week I am looking forward to attending the Bitz & Pretzels HealthTech conference in Munich, Germany. It's the first major conference outing for me, since I transitioned into my new role as lead on Digital Health at People Ventures, and I have got a ton of meetings with interesting people lined up and some… Continue reading Searching for ‘what’s next?’