By Iris Quan

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Healthlane’s Founder & CEO-Alain Nteff (Source: Business Insider)

The global digital health market size reached US$106 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.7% from 2019 to 2025. Money has been poured into the healthcare sector as deals and dollars set new records.

Digital Health Defined

Different terms such as digital health, e-health, mHealth, and telehealth have been used in the field which can sometimes cause confusion. Let’s clarify a bit first.

The term “digital health” originally referred to the use of interactive media, tools, platforms, applications, and solutions on the Internet to address health concerns of providers as well as consumers. While mHealth emphasizes the use of mobile phones in healthcare, telehealth means using technology to remotely deliver clinical health services to patients. According to the FDA, “the broad scope of digital health includes categories such as mobile health (mHealth), health information technology (IT), wearable devices, telehealth and telemedicine, and personalized medicine.” …


By Spencer Greene

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Team of Brainome

We are living in the age of data. Growth in the world’s available data since 2000 has been impressive, but the ability to turn data into value has been far greater. With artificial intelligence, machine learning, and a collection of data technologies, the scope of data science is expanding at a rate we can hardly keep up with.

I’ve lost count of the number of startups I’ve met that promise to “disrupt industry_foo using AI.” They’re all right about one thing: the industries they’re targeting are going to be reinvented in the 2020s — whether by these startups, by their competitors, or by the incumbents they’re trying to displace. Data science has already begun transforming dozens of industries, and what’s been done so far represents a tiny fraction of what’s possible. …


The year 2020 is an unconventional year. For TSVC too, 2020 marks the tenth year since our founding. Grateful for our journeys to date, and lucky to be rewarded by the successes of our investments, we have decided to pay back our gratitude by launching a new program.

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TSVC is Rooted in Alumni Support:

Formerly known as the TEEC Angel Fund, TSVC has deep roots in alumni support. TEEC, the Tsinghua Entrepreneur & Executive Club, was funded mainly by entrepreneurs and executives who graduated from Tsinghua University to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in high-tech industries. After this decade-long journey with 160+ portfolios across our four funds, our team has evolved to become more diverse with partners who were alumni of Peking University, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UIUC ect. …


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By TSVC Investment Partner- Iris Quan

Telemedicine, or tele-health, generally refers to the exchange of medical information from one site to another through electronic communication to improve a patient’s health. First appeared in human history back in the 1940s and 1950s, telemedicine is finally seeing the conditions ripe to take off these days, despite years of sluggish growth amidst market education.

What brings it more ready is the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has disrupted everyone’s daily life overnight. The social distancing rule enacted due to Coronavirus has not only pushed the need to be able to screen and monitor patients remotely, it also requires powerful and abundant medical innovations come up to help people recover, sustain, and improve their physical and mental health, remotely, since non-urgent doctor visits and procedures are all recommended to stop or postpone in order to give priority to COVID-19 related patients. …


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As the battle against COVID-19 rages on in our hospitals and communities, startups have been faced with increasingly tough decisions as they navigate through its social and economic consequences.

In a virtual town hall meeting this week, partners at our VC firm met with portfolio company CEO’s to discuss the future of funding, the importance of cost structure, and potential opportunities in these uncertain times.

Here, we’d like to share the main takeaways with the broader startup community, where many companies may be facing similar trials.

How will this change the availability of VC funding?

Many VC firms in our network have been slowing down in terms of new investment, while strategically reserving funds to further deploy in existing portfolio companies. Some are “window shopping” — looking but not investing — for the next few months. The lack of in-person meetings adds insult to injury, as getting to know the team is often a key step to closing a deal. …


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As the battle against COVID-19 rages on in our hospitals and communities, startups have been faced with increasingly tough decisions as they navigate through its social and economic consequences.

In a virtual town hall meeting this week, partners at our VC firm met with portfolio company CEO’s to discuss the future of funding, the importance of cost structure, and potential opportunities in these uncertain times.

Here, we’d like to share the main takeaways with the broader startup community, where many companies may be facing similar trials.

How will this change the availability of VC funding?

Many VC firms in our network have been slowing down in terms of new investment, while strategically reserving funds to further deploy in existing portfolio companies. Some are “window shopping” — looking but not investing — for the next few months. The lack of in-person meetings adds insult to injury, as getting to know the team is often a key step to closing a deal. …


San Jose, CA
06/29/2018

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TSVC portfolio company (Fund II), Visual Threat, announced that it had completed its $5M Series A funding from Baidu, which also helped the company join Baidu’s autonomous driving platform — Apollo Program. The investment will be used to help the company aggressively commercialize its information security technology in the autonomous driving field.

Visual Threat, a leader company in vehicle cybersecurity, provides end-to-end vehicle positioning and real-time automotive data analysis. The company has obtained many patents and started cooperation with automobile manufacturers such as TUV Germany and BYD. …


San Jose, CA
June 29, 2018

TSVC portfolio company, Afficient Academy, Inc., devoted to developing a new generation of education programs based on modern technologies to empower students to excel, today announced launching of its online math learning program with dedicated tutor support.

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Afficient Academy utilizes the intelligent computerized program together with teacher supervision to make learning highly efficient and achieve excellent outcome (US patent #9,818,306). For the past two years, Afficient Academy has been serving hundreds of students at its five corporate learning centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. As per students’ data with Afficient Math, which is Afficient Academy’s computerized math

program for Grade 212, students can build a strong foundation by efficiently reviewing previously learned materials, and most students are able to complete each new grade level in 14 months. Through our programs, students achieve better results with less time, thus leaving more time for them to pursue other interesting activities. Afficient Academy expects to have more openings of both the corporate and franchise learning centers in the future. …


TSVC is proud to announce the latest addition to its growing team. Spencer Greene has joined the company, bringing decades of deep M&A experience that will benefit the firm and its portfolio in an immediate and meaningful way.

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Spencer Greene

Throughout his career, Spencer has had the unique opportunity to work closely with the M&A in the technology start-up world from both sides of the table. The scope and nature of each of the potential and closed deals are different, but he has found a very common thread that runs through each and every one of them. …

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