You may have heard the rumblings of the return of the wearable coming in 2018. From biometric sensors to cellular capabilities, Silicon Valley hype-monsters are quick to flaunt all of the cool new functionality coming to a wrist near you.
Recently, CNBC posted an article by Rob Coppedge titled "Digital Health is Dead, Says this Health Tech Investor". Obviously, such a bold headline caught the attention of just about everyone at Redox, and the article (and our thoughts about it) circulated through our Slack channels for about a day.
Almost a year ago to the day, I was sitting in my apartment contemplating skipping a guest lecturer in my Venture Growth class.
It was one of those bitterly cold December evenings where it got a little too dark a little too quickly and my motivation to go listen to yet another guest speaker was unsurprisingly low. I had snacks; I had on sweatpants. The chances of me moving from the couch hovered around zero percent.
Luckily, a friend in the class far more studious than I convinced me to get off the couch and drag myself outside. I say "luckily" because—and I'm not being dramatic here—that lecture wound up being the most important of my college career.