Lisa Suennen

By Jonah Comstock December 1, 2016
Digital health hires news has been on the slow side around the holiday season, but there is at least one big piece of personnel news: Lisa Suennen, a digital health-focused investor, has joined GE Ventures as Managing Director, focused on healthcare.  Suennen invested with Psilos Group from 1998 to 2014 and for the last two years has been doing deals and consulting at her own firm, Venture...
By Jonah Comstock September 9, 2016
Right after reporting that the month of August had an unusual four acquisitions, we had nearly as many in just the first week of September. It seems, going purely on volume, like M&A in digital health is picking up. This week we saw iHealth Labs acquire eDevice for $100 million, HMS Holdings buying Essette for $20 million, and HCA buying Mobile Heartbeat for an undisclosed amount. For a round...
By Jonah Comstock October 13, 2014
There are 115 dedicated healthcare accelerators worldwide, with 87 in the United States, according to a new report from the California HealthCare Foundation. The report, authored by Lisa Suennen, a prominent digital health investor who blogs under the name "Venture Valkyrie", includes university and corporate accelerators but doesn't count multiple sites (like Healthbox London and Healthbox...
By Jonah Comstock September 25, 2014
There’s no question that funding for digital health companies is high -- a recent report from Accenture predicted funding for digital health startups will reach $6.5 billion by the end of 2017, up from $3.5 billion in 2014. But that doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing for digital health investors or the companies seeking funding. At a Tuesday session at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara, California, a panel...
By Neil Versel October 11, 2012
The University of Southern California's Center for Body Computing is the latest to set up an incubator/accelerator for wireless and digital health startup businesses. CBC Founder and Executive Director Dr. Leslie Saxon dropped this news Friday morning as she opened the center's sixth annual Body Computing Conference on the USC campus in Los Angeles. Plans are still in the early stages, and the...