What do Art and Healthcare Big Data Have in Common?

Investors, of course. And, as it happens, Basel. 

Two wonderful events were combined on June 15, together with 3 strong pitches at a great location. The group was very fortunate to have a professional art consultant from BNP Paribas accompany us for a brief tour of contemporary and modern art at ArtBasel. Many similarities were found to start-up investing - as well as trade-sale sized figures.

The afternoon brought us together to discuss the Value of Big Data in Healthcare, with a highly insightful talk from IBM Watson Health. Two ventures shared with us how they are applying big data to drive client value. One takeaway was that doctors in oncology are now being challenged to defend decisions if they are counter to the suggestions generated by AI systems (!)

The three pitches in the evening saw a very early stage medtech which aims to generate quick results for certain diseases, a follow-on round with a biotech team which is working on medication to create a barrier to cancer from within healthy cells, and a B2B fintech which greatly reduces customer time and client cost in identifying appropriate finance solutions.

The great feedback we received has motivated us to discuss the format of next year's event!