Investment in the cannabis industry continues to flow. According to the Viridian Deal Tracker, during the first 19 weeks of 2019, approximately $5.65B in equity and debt capital was invested in both public and private cannabis companies, an increase of +87% over the $3.01B for the same period in 2018.
The primary focus for all of our funds has moved forcefully toward health and happiness. But we will always invest where we see strong opportunity. One of the areas where that is definitely true this year is Vertical SaaS. Vertical SaaS platforms are uniquely focused enterprise software systems that provide solutions tailored for a specific […]
Many people tend to turn to various figures – celebrities, influencers, bodybuilders – for answers about food and how to live a healthy lifestyle, but you can’t look at others to understand your personal relationship with food. Noom helps people live a healthier lifestyle through its interdisciplinary, psychology-based program that is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral […]
As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Yet I still too often hear the question, “Can you give me a really sure-fire idea for starting my own business?” My standard answer is that ideas are a […]
Physical therapy after surgery – like total hip replacement or spinal fusion surgery- is essential to facilitate the healing process, regain mobility, and to avoid reinjury. BetterPT is the healthcare technology platform that allows patients to schedule PT appointments in just three clicks through a smartphone app. On the clinician end, physicians can use this […]
My last blog post discussed part of our approach this year to investment in the bioscience and neuroscience aspects of health and happiness. To recognize how broad and extensible this focus is, we call it “Life Sciences.” Last week, I talked about our focus in neuro, bio, VR, and AI as each relates to helping […]
While medical bills are notoriously expensive, it’s always surprising to open up a bill to find out after the fact that your insurance did not cover your latest medical service or that you received some unexpected charges. Addressing this problem is Flume Health, the NYC startup that empowers people with its transparent, third-party platform that offers […]
Our funds center around the emerging science of health and happiness. No areas of science are more central to that theme than bioscience and neuroscience. With the initiation of Joyance Partners, our fund focused on delightful moments, we have added deep domain expertise in these areas and evaluated literally thousands of brand new startups developing […]
There are two models for a healthy life: medicine and wellness. The medicine model is the most common model in our culture, in which the normal state of being is the ideal. The wellness model is quite different. Instead of being a tool, it is a way of life.
Once you get out of the operating room, that’s when a patient’s real road to recovery begins. Your medical provider typically prescribes a regimen that often includes mandates for weight loss and general improvement in wellness. Virtual Health Partners (VHP) provides patients and providers with the toolbox to ensure that these goals are met with its on-demand, […]
Healthcare costs are notoriously expensive for businesses but reducing healthcare costs shouldn’t mean employees should expect lower quality healthcare. Seeking to mitigate the complexity of the healthcare system, Eden Health is a digital health platform that serves as a concierge for healthcare, serving as the first point of contact. Within the platform, employees can access to […]