EIT Health Germany Series 6/12: Crowdfuding Doesn’t Work for Healthcare and the Rise of Digital Visual Stress

One of the more prominent news in July was that according to Sifted, healthcare seed investments in Europe surpassed Fintech investments in June, making the health tech industry the industry that’s attracting the most investments. At the same time, in the US, Rock Health reported that digital health startups in the US raised 10.3 billion USD in the first half year of 2022, and StartupHealth reported a lower amount of investments compared to 2021. As StartupHealth noted, the 16B raised globally in Q1 and Q2, is still much more than in the first half of the year 2020. You can tune into a reflection on the current state of digital health globally by listening to the interview with the Startup Health president Unity Stoakes in April: 


This episode takes a look at the European market and how aescuvest invests in digital health startups. We also talk about the rising problem of digital visual stress. 


  • Simon Molitor, Associate Project Manager at Aescuvest, 
  • Michael Mrochern, Member of Investment Committee aescuvest and the CEO of Vivior which offers a novel wearable device – the Vivior Monitor – to objectively measure visual behavior prior to vision correction interventions.


Monthly newsletter: https://fodh.substack.com/p/a-glimpse-in-digital-health-and-healthcare 




This episode is supported by EIT Health Germany, which is one of eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) currently funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Find out more about startup opportunities in 2022.



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