Ready for digital therapeutics? Andreessen Horowitz hopes so

Machine learning, big data and falling prices for compute power are conspiring to disrupt healthcare, according to venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz, which is launching the Bio Fund on the theory that software will eat biotech and healthcare. Vijay Pande, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will lead the fund, which will focus on computational biomedicine and mostly software companies. In an interview outlining the fund, Pande noted a few concepts that are worth pondering. Healthcare has gone electronic and a bevy of companies are working to bring analytics, sensors and other technologies to make the industry more efficient. The catch is that healthcare hasn’t exactly been reinvented. Here’s a look at the dynamics that are lining up to make healthcare a worthwhile place to invest in startups. The computing dots…


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