Telehealth

6 Billion-Dollar Telehealth Companies to Watch

One of the big challenges over the last year or so – aside from deciding when it was safe to get a haircut again – is teasing out the ephemeral from the existential when it comes to investing in the stock market. We’ve referred to this as the remote connectivity investment thesis. Basically, investors are […]

AI Healthcare Company Offers Software as a Medical Device

It’s probably no surprise that money is pouring into life sciences and healthcare startups during the biggest medical crisis in a century. CB Insights reported that global healthcare funding hit a new record $31.6 billion in this first quarter of 2021. It’s also no shock that the two biggest trends – artificial intelligence and telehealth […]

Talkspace Stock: A Pure-Play Mental Health Stock

Our MBAs have been working overtime trying to cover all of the companies entering the public markets, so our lovely readers can separate the wheat from the chaff. And most of you know how chafed we’ve felt over the deluge of blank-check companies merging with pre-pubescent, pre-revenue startups that offer only suffering and sorrow for […]

8 AI Healthcare Startups with FDA-Approved Algorithms

Last year, investors rode some record highs. The market charged upward, despite The Rona. More investors spazzed out on SPACs, to the tune of nearly 250 IPOs that raised about $80 billion. That’s about as much funding ($80.6 billion) that was funneled into global healthcare startups in 2020. That’s a new record, according to the […]

9 Telehealth Companies Bubbling to the Top

Touch has always been a sensitive topic, but even more so today with The Rona demanding that people keep their hands off one another. It’s a shame, because touch is beneficial for so many reasons. Waiters use touch to build trust with customers, couples use touch to gauge sexual compatibility, and doctors use touch to […]

Robocath Commercializes Robotic Heart Surgery System

We recently profiled an AI healthcare startup called AliveCor, which has developed machine learning algorithms that turn smartphones into clinical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) recorders using only a small handheld device. It fit snugly into our ongoing coverage of remote patient monitoring in the Age of Rona. We’ve also written quite a bit about the increasing role […]

AI Startup AliveCor Delivers Remote Cardiac Monitoring

Let’s face it: Most of us aren’t big fans of going to the doctor. It’s usually the last option after you’ve started pissing blood or got a really painful hangnail. In the Age of Rona, some people would rather die than seek medical help. Literally. As early as April, emergency room visits dropped 42% across […]

The Remote Connectivity Investment Thesis

As investors with a long-term horizon, we find it frustrating when a temporary investment thesis impacts a stock we’re holding or thinking about holding. For example, we recently looked at how Telehealth is More Than Just Virtual Doctor Visits. The best pure-play stock for the telehealth thesis, Teladoc, is up +112% year-to-date compared to a […]

Telehealth is More Than Just Virtual Doctor Visits

This past spring we wrote about “The Only Telehealth Stock for Telemedicine Investors,” an article with a misleading title. That’s because there soon may be two pure-play stocks to consider in this space. In that article, we noted that none of the other major players in telehealth are publicly traded, but “that could change now […]

A Medical Virtual Reality Startup for Telemedicine

Last week we got a sneak peek into the future of healthcare digitization when Teladoc (TDOC) and Livongo (LVGO) announced plans for a merger. On paper (as of early August), the combined company would have a market value of more than $25 billion. The former is rapidly grabbing market share in virtual health through its […]