Essential reading for the healthcare business
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksHealthInvestor article
Video: How to build a health-tech unicorn

Health tech unicorns are rare beasts meaning that some in Silicone Valley have dismissed digital health as uninteresting. However, is that scorn justified? And why are unicorns – start-ups with valuations exceeding $1 billion – so hard to achieve?

To find out more, watch the below video from Web Summit 2017 where HealthInvestor UK editor Ploy Radford discussed the issue with Zach Weinberg, co-founder of Flatiron Health, a healthcare technology company focused on accelerating cancer care, and, one of those mythical unicorns. 





Posted on: 13/11/2017

Latest news stories

NHS England will fund the recruitment of 240 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work across care homes in England, as part of its ‘Refreshing NHS Plans for 2018-19’ scheme.
The government’s spring statement did not promise additional funding for health or social care, but Philip Hammond indicated that a rise may be granted in the autumn.
Nordic Capital Fund IX has acquired OberScharrer Group, a German ophthalmology provider, from owners Palamon Capital Partners.
Specialist care provider CMG, which is led by Chai Patel’s Court Cavendish management company, has hired Rothschild to find a buyer, HealthInvestor UK understands.
HCA Healthcare UK has announced it will open two further urgent care centres in the spring in response to its busiest winter yet.


Christie + Co

my images

interview: Adrian Stevensen
One Healthcare CEO Adrian Stevensen tells Ploy Radford how the new provider is overcoming the barriers to entry in the UK private hospital market
Read more

private finance initiative

The collapse of Carillion may have scuppered PF2's chances of survival. Mark Hellowell investigates
Read more

HealthInvestor blog
Spire’s new boss has unveiled his plans to restore the hospital group’s ailing fortunes and share price

Click here to view the Editor's blog

Pauline Issard recounts how she harnessed technology to combat frustrations with equine health issues
BGF has backed a one-of-a-kind business bridging the gap between hospitals with blocked beds and social care providers
A new IVF clinic from the team behind CREATE Fertility plans to make treatment more affordable, transparent and accessible, with a ‘shoebox’ technique at its core. Sarah Williams speaks to abc ivf chief executive Praful Nargund
The collapse of Carillion may have scuppered PF2’s chances of survival. Mark Hellowell investigates
Successive governments have tinkered with the country’s troubled health and social care system to little avail. Does this summer’s green paper herald a change though, asks David Brindle

Click here to search all feature articles