News 7/12/2016

Pokémon Go monopolizes news and social media this week. Everywhere I look there are stories of the app leading zombie-like people to hunt down Pokémon with unintended outcomes. A teenage girl found a dead body while looking for one,  robbers used it to lure victims with the possibility of catching a rare one, and there is speculation that the app will improve health by getting people on their feet to search for them. The craze adds $9 billion in market value to Nintendo in the week since the app was launched, as its shares surged 25%.

News 7/12/2016

Involution Studios debuts their Health Care Cards at Mass Innovation Nights. The cards offer advice and planning across the full spectrum of health and wellness and they are available in both digital and paper versions.

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News 6/21/16

Samsung Electronics unveils their vision for ‘Human-Centered IoT’ including a strategy to spend $1.2 billion over 4 years for U.S.-based Internet of Things R&D and investments.

News 6/21/16

New digital health insurance platform, LEAGUE announces it has raised $25 million in Series A financing. LEAGUE plans to expand its product offering and geographic reach to markets in the U.S. The financing follows the company’s launches in Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver in 2015.

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HIStalk Connect Interviews Michael Hollenbeck, CEO and Founder at Proskriptive

Michael Hollenbeck is the CEO and Founder of Proskriptive, in Boise Idaho.

HIStalk Connect Interviews Michael Hollenbeck, CEO and Founder at Proskriptive

Tell me about yourself and the company.

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News 6/1/16

Forbes revises the estimated net work of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes from $4.5 billion to $0. Their estimate of her wealth is based on her 50 percent stake in Theranos, whose shares are not traded on any stock market. In 2014 private investors purchased stakes that implied a $9 billion valuation for the company. After speaking with venture capitalists, analysts, and industry experts, Forbes concluded a more realistic value for Theranos is $800 million. Holmes owns common stock so by the time investors cash out on preferred shares on the $724 million they invested, there won’t be much of anything left.

News 6/1/16

CB Insights reports 2016 is on track for a record year in digital health deals and funding. With more than $2 billion invested in digital health across 316  deals in the first quarter, 2016 is well on the way to break 2015’s all-time high in deals and dollars.

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HIStalk Connect Interviews Dmitry Krasnik, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group

Dmitry Krasnik is Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group in Chicago, IL.

HIStalk Connect Interviews Dmitry Krasnik, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey’s Healthcare Group

Tell me about yourself and the company.

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