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Vishal Gulati

January 31, 2018

Genomics 👉 SynBio: Welcome Evonetix

The genomic century has only just started. Get your seatbelts on! Today, we are delighted to announce that Draper Esprit and DCVC are leading a $12.3m investment in Cambridge UK based company, Evonetix . I will be joining the board along with Matt Ocko, co founder of DCVC, and a leading voice in Silicon Valley deep tech VC community. Evonetix is making […]

December 31, 2017

How To Get Your Digital Health Business Funded

Tips on how to get your startup funded by Europe’s leading digital health VC. Don’t just build a digital version of bricks and mortar healthcare. Strive to make it better.

September 12, 2017

Matters Of The Mind Should Matter More

Which digital health company served thousands of UK NHS patients last year using clinically evidenced therapy? You probably haven’t heard of it yet. Draper Esprit is delighted that Ieso Digital Health is a part of our portfolio now. Read More…

July 5, 2017

Seeing a Doctor Just Got Easier

For those of you who have not experienced the frictionless new world of telemedicine, you may be excused for not believing this headline. Your disbelief is supported by data. According to the King’s Fund, the number of GP appointments went up by 13% this year; increasingly, people are finding it harder to see their GP at […]

June 2, 2017

More Digital Health Please

Today, I am excited. The sun is out but more importantly, the news is out! Draper Esprit successfully raised another £100m in its listed fund Draper Esprit (LN:GROW). This, along with cash from recent exits EIS fund, Secondaries and VCT partnership gives Draper Esprit over £160m of cash to invest over next couple of years. If you […]

May 16, 2017

Data is at the Core of Health Progress — And The Best is Yet to Come

Data Science has been a Force Behind Medical Progress Over 250 years years ago Edward Jenner, the “father of immunology” was born in Berkeley (Gloucestershire, not California). He spent years studying small pox, one of the greatest killers of the period. Over many years he made a crucial observation: those who were infected with a certain […]

January 2, 2017

Healthcare service sucks – but chip shop offers hope

It must be a slow news day at the BBC but this is an important wake-up call for healthcare service providers. A Belfast man who was not well (I am guessing he had man-flu) ordered chips from a local chip shop and requests them to buy him cold medicines on the way. This shows us […]

May 28, 2016

‘Ownership’ distracts people from the more important concepts in health data, ‘access’ and ‘control’

On the 26th of May, I did a keynote on future of healthcare at the Charité Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 to an audience composed of investors, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals (Charite Hospital is the leading centre of excellence in Berlin and plays an important role in education and healthcare entrepreneurship in Germany). In the panel that […]

May 15, 2016

Do We Need Blood Tests On Demand?

Many decades before Elizabeth Holmes was born, Indian freedom fighter Subhash Bose had the rallying cry “Give me blood and I will give you freedom”. This may well have been Theranos’ motto as it championed the cause of patients having direct access to blood testing freeing them from the tyranny of healthcare systems that prevent them […]

April 4, 2016

We May Not Need the 5000 GPs That We Think We Need

Harnessing the power of a range of clinicians will require a clear understanding of how appointments are currently conducted, and how clinicians might be trained to take on new roles. Larger practices, as shown by international leaders such as Southcentral in Alaska, which has redesigned its workforce to more efficiently address the needs of its […]