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Here are the winners of the INVEST Pitch Perfect contest

The MedCity INVEST Pitch Perfect contest saw some compelling presentations by four groups of entrepreneurs seeking to make a difference in healthcare. They addressed myriad pain points in care coordination, care delivery, the patient experience and improving the collection and analysis of data for clinical decision support. The conference was hosted in partnership with MHIN. Startups competed across four tracks. Teams of three judges evaluated startups on criteria that included completeness of overall plan, business idea, market opportunity, business model and the founder(s)’ experience. Here’s a look […]

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Psychedelics startups are taking on mental health

Psychedelics, long stigmatized as risky recreational drugs, are finally finding a place in polite society. More and more research from prominent institutions such as Johns Hopkins suggests that such drugs, in the right formulations and with supervision, can bring about therapeutic breakthroughs in patients, notably in those that have proven to be resistant to other types of treatment. Venture capital firms have taken notice—pouring money into startups developing psychedelic treatments for everything from PTSD to smoking cessation. A January analysis by Business Insider identified 11 venture capital firms (most […]

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Bright Health follows rival Oscar Health down IPO path

Bright Health Group is officially going public, joining its rivals Oscar Health and Clover Health. The insurance technology startup filed preliminary paperwork for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday, which shows it has set its maximum aggregate offering price at $100 million — though that is likely a placeholder figure until the company prices its shares. Bright Health will apply to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “BHG”. Rumors of an IPO filing have followed the Minneapolis-based company […]

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