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Digital Health Investments Heat Up In 2014

Fundraising for digital health continued on its record pace in February with more than $320 million in venture, debt and private equity investment going into the burgeoning sector…more

| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities...

The Five Key Questions Every Digital Health Entrepreneur Should Consider

Bob Kocher M.D. of Venrock has three words of advice for aspiring digital health entrepreneurs and investors: “Think Big Enough.” His point is that healthcare in America is so expensive and so inefficient that if you can’t…more

| Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

12 Dos And Don’ts For Angel Investors

Earlier in the summer, Fenwick hosted a program for new angel investors with RockHealth. As part of the event, Ash Fontana of AngelList presented a primer for new angel investors that included a dozen dos and don’ts that are…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, &...

Hot Companies In Digital Health

With venture capital funding of digital health up 45 percent in 2012, according to Rock Health, we're hearing a lot about mobile health apps and healthcare IT. You may be asking yourself what is digital health? Hear my take on…more

| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Is Digital Health Poised To Grow Or Is It Hitting The Wall?

Recently, the Pew Internet & American Life Project (the “Pew Internet Report”) reported that nearly 70% of Americans are monitoring one or more health metrics for themselves or a loved one, but only 21% of those are using a…more

| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Price Transparency And Active Wellness

The New York Times’ health and science blog, Well, recently published a post discussing the results of an informal quest to find the price of a hip transplant. The post received widespread attention and commentary because of its…more

| Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Who Will Pay For Digital Health Apps?

The question of whether or not smartphone apps can play an important role in the delivery of healthcare services has been more or less answered with a resounding yes. From weight loss to diabetes monitoring to diagnosing ear…more

| Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Big Data Could Save Healthcare System $300+ Billion Annually

According to a recent report released by Rock Health, Big Data has the potential to save the healthcare system more than $300 billion per year by improving poorly coordinated care, reducing fraud and abuse, and improving…more

| Administrative Law, Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science,...

“Clear and Conspicuous” FTC Guidance on Marketing Mobile Apps

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) recently published a guide, Marketing your Mobile App: Get it Right From the Start, to help mobile app developers understand FTC advertising and privacy rules…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Privacy,...

Life Science Financing Survey First Half 2012

Survey Introduction and Background - For the past ten years, Fenwick & West has published a quarterly survey of trends in the valuations and terms of venture financings in Silicon Valley. A copy of the most recent version…more

| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, &...

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