The External Medicine Podcast

Nikhil Krishnan: Healthtech Startups, Dank Memes, and Zero to One in Healthcare

May 05, 2022 The External Medicine Podcast Episode 18
The External Medicine Podcast
Nikhil Krishnan: Healthtech Startups, Dank Memes, and Zero to One in Healthcare
Show Notes

In this conversation, Mitch Belkin and Daniel Belkin speak with Nikhil Krishnan about his healthcare newsletter (OutofPocket), why he’s optimistic about healthcare startups, and what he’s learned from investing in health tech companies. He talks about his preferred business models and gives advice to healthcare entrepreneurs on the zero-to-one phase of startups. They also discuss direct-to-physician and direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals, digital therapeutics, unbundling of the hospital, and touch on medical education.

Who is Nikhil Krishnan?

Nikhil Krishnan is a prolific blogger and masterful meme-maker who writes about healthcare. He’s the author of a free newsletter (outofpocket.health) on which he tries to make healthcare and changes in the industry accessible. Previously, he worked at TrialSpark, building a new way to run clinical trials faster and cheaper, and CB Insights creating data driven research trends in healthcare. He is the author of a children’s book and a Medical Bankruptcy Game.

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