October 20, 2023

Sifted podcast: What went wrong for Babylon?

On the podcast this week, we explore the rise and fall of the UK healthtech Babylon

Steph Bailey

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At its peak, UK healthtech Babylon was valued at $4.2bn and its tech was dubbed “revolutionary”. Four years on and the company has been sold for scraps. So, this week on Startup Europe — The Sifted Podcast, we explore what on earth happened

We also chatted about how legalising cannabis in Germany could impact startups and interviewed the CEO of heat pump startup Aira

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Steph Bailey

Steph Bailey is head of content at Sifted. Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn