Y Combinator is Activly Recruiting Health-Tech Startups

(Reuters) – What do Dropbox, Stripe, Airbnb and Reddit have in common? These technology firms all received mentorship and money from Silicon Valley’s so-called startup machine, Y Combinator.

Now, for the first time in its nine-year history, the accelerator program is actively recruiting health-technology startups. To attract top talent in healthcare and biotech, Y Combinator recently tapped medical executive Elizabeth Iorns as a part-time partner.

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Inc. Names Fastest Growing Health IT Companies

The interest in using health IT tools as a way to improve healthcare delivery and efficiency has produced many rapidly growing healthcare companies, many of which can trace their origins within one or two years of Obamacare’s passage. These companies have reached a stage of their development to accelerate growth and that has coincided with a readiness by healthcare providers and payers to adopt or ramp up their technology.

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Sir Richard Branson gets behind telemedicine

Originally posted on MedCity News

Richard Branson: 'subsidy junkie'.

Telemedicine startup Doctor on Demand has always been surrounded by celebrity folks in one form or another, but today it supplemented the cast of characters with celebrity entrepreneur and investor Sir Richard Branson. It not only marks Branson’s first investment in telemedicine, but it also raises some intriguing questions about the longterm plans of a company that owns mobile phone and employer wellness businesses.

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