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I had my first telehealth consultation last year, and there is a high probability that you did as well. Since the epidemic began, consumer adoption of remote healthcare has increased by 300%.

Speaking as an unaffiliated urban resident: I would like to talk to a nurse or doctor through my laptop to try to be physically disturbed on a bus or fare ride traveling to / from their office.

Even after things return (rolls eyes) If I felt that there was a reliable way to get high-quality healthcare in my living room, I would choose it.

Frankly, I’m not alone: ​​a May 2020 McKinsey Study Domestic telehealth revenue of $ 3 billion a year before coronovirus was estimated, but it is estimated that $ 250 billion of current US health care could be spent after the epidemic.

This is a staggering number, but a category that includes startups focused on sexual health, women’s health, pediatrics, mental health, data management, and testing is clear to see that digital-health financing in the first three quarters of $ Why was it more than 10 billion. 2020.

Attracting from Techcrunch list, Reporter Sarah Buhr Interviewed eight active Health Tech VCs To learn more about the companies and industry that have captured their interest in 2021:

  • Brian Roberts and Bob Kochhar, Partner, Wenrock
  • Nan Li, Managing Director, Clear Ventures
  • Elizabeth Yin, General Partner, Hostel Fund
  • Christina Farr, lead investor and health tech lead, OMERS Ventures
  • Urset Parikh, Partner, Mayfield Ventures
  • Nnamdi Okike, Co-founder and Managing Partner, 645 Ventures
  • Emily Melton, Founder and Managing Partner, Threshold Ventures

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As COVID-19 renewed Washington’s focus on health care, many investors said they expected a favorable regulatory environment for telehealth in 2021. In addition, healthcare providers are exploring ways to reduce costs and lower barriers for patients receiving behavioral support.

“Remote really works,” said Elizabeth Yin, general partner of the Hustle Fund.

We will cover digital health more deeply this year through additional surveys, vertical reporting, founder interviews and more.

Thanks so much for reading Extra Crunch this week; I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Walter Thompson
Senior Editor, TechCrunch

8 VC agrees: behavioral support and remote visits make digital health a strong bet for 2021

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Lesson from top hat acquisition competition

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In the final year, EdTech startup Top Hat acquired three publishing companies: Fountainhead Press, Bloodoor and Nelson HigherEd.

Natasha Mascarenhas interviews CEO and founder Mike Silagadez To learn more about his content acquisition strategy, but his story discusses “some rumble of consolidation and exit into EdTech land.”

How Vice Chancellors Invested in Asia and Europe in 2020

Last year, US-based VCs made average investments $ 428 million each day In home startups, with many benefits Flowing to fintech companies.

today morning, Alex Wilhelm examined Q4 VC totals for Europe, which had the lowest deal count since Q1 2019, despite a record $ 14.3 billion in investment.

Alex says Asia’s VC industry, which has invested $ 25.2 billion in 1,398 deals, is seeing “a silent recovery”.

“The amount of falling seeds, very large goals. This is in essence the 2020 VC worldwide.”

Decrypted: With more SolarWind fallouts, Biden chooses his cyber security team

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In This week’s decrypted, Security reporter Jack Whitaker covered the latest news in Solar Winds’ espionage campaign, which now affects the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Malwarebytes.

In other news, a dispute about a change in WhatsApp’s privacy policy is driving users to encrypt messaging app signals, Jock reported. Facebook has stopped the change on WhatsApp “until it can figure out how to interpret the change without losing millions of users,” apparently.

Hot IPOs hang on profit as investors continue to bet on technology

A big IPO is a juicy topic for some news cycles, but because there is always another unicorn ready to break free from its corals and leap into public markets, it does not leave a lot of time to reflect.

Alex studied companies like Lemonade, AirBnB and Effirm To see how well these IPO pop stars have retained their value. Not only has he notched the most steady performance, “many people have actually upped the score in the coming week,” he found.

Dear Sophie: What are Biden’s immigration changes?

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Dear Sophie:

I work in HR for a tech firm. I understand that today Biden is preparing a new immigration plan.

What is your understanding of how the new administration will be Business, corporate and startup founders change immigration to America?

—Free in Fremont

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In 2020, VCs invested $ 428m in US-based startups every day

Last year was a disaster across the board due to a global epidemic, economic uncertainty and widespread social and political upheaval.

But if you were involved in the private markets, there was some very reverse effect in 2020 – $ 156.2 billion flowed into VC US-based startups.Or about $ 428 million for each day,Alex Wilhelm reports.

“However, by the amount of liquidity generated by American startups, a large amount of money was itself dwarfed, some 2902 billion more.”

Using sour data from the National Venture Capital Association and Pitchbook, Alex used Monday’s column to recoup last year’s seed, early-stage and late-stage rounds.

How and when to create marketing teams in deep tech companies

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Building a marketing team is one of the most opaque parts of spinning a startup, but for a deep tech company, the stakes may not be high.

How can tech founders working on bleeding-edge technology find the right people to tell their story?

If you work in a post-revenue, early-stage deep tech startup (or know how to do so), This post describes when to appoint a team, Whether they will require prior industry experience, and how to source and evaluate talent.

Bustle CEO Brian Goldberg explains his plans to make the company public

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Senior Writer Anthony Ha Bustle Digital Group CEO Brian Goldberg interviewed To give your views on the state of digital media.

Their conversation involved a lot, but the biggest news in it focused on Goldberg’s short-term plans.

“Where do I want to see the company in three years? I want to see three things: I want to go public, I want to see us making a lot of profit and I want it to be huge, because we have consolidated many other publications.

It may not be as glamorous as D2C, but beauty tech is big money

The US Federal Trade Commission is not a big fan of merging personal care D2C brands with traditional consumer products companies.

This month, Razer startups Billy and Procter & Gamble announced they were closing their planned merger after the FTC filed.

For similar reasons, Edgewell Personal Care abandoned its plan last year to buy Harry for $ 1.37 billion.

In a harsh regulatory environment, “Road to profitability In any case the story versus the startup has become another important part of development, ”it seems.

The CEO of Twilio says that knowledge is with your developers

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According to Tivilio CEO Jeff Lawson, companies making their own devices “try to win the hearts, minds and purses of their customers.”

In an interview with Enterprise reporter Ron Miller For his new book, “Ask Your Developer”, Lawson states that founders should use developer teams as a sounding board when making build-versus-purchase decisions.

“The basic philosophy in Lawson’s book is that if you can make it, you should,” says Ron.