Our website uses cookies in order to provide you with the best browsing experience. By using this website you agree to this usage of cookies.
Learn more about cookies

+44 20 7965 6022

Charlie Whelan

February 9, 2022

2022 Sector Outlook – The Polestar Perspective

Who would have thought that Pink and Downing Street could have so much in common?  Well it is not just…

Oliver Hoade

July 29, 2021

How can AI be used in education?

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) and the Education industry aren’t a particularly likely pair. Although most people encounter some form of AI…

Charlie Whelan

July 7, 2021

Polestar June 2021 Pilot

At a friend’s wedding 20 years ago we were inside Falmouth castle whilst a football match took place between the…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

The Zoom Boom

This pandemic changed my habits as a consumer. I spent the last year putting off buying cosmetics or clothes (except…

Oliver Hoade

June 30, 2021

Google’s new tool can spot skin conditions with your phone’s camera

Google – in its latest effort to convince the public that is actually isn’t a sinister company that knows more…

Charlie Whelan

June 7, 2021

Polestar May 2021 Update

I saw a great picture of a black pot talking to a black kettle on Facebook this week – something…

Anusheh Khan

May 24, 2021

An aging population’s effect on healthcare

Here at Polestar, we have covered the healthcare sector throughout the years with deals, clients, and research. Healthcare is a…

Anusheh Khan

April 29, 2021

Edtech and its impact on environmental sustainability

As lockdown nears its end in the UK, many children have gone back to school and university students are returning…

Oliver Hoade

April 28, 2021

3 Lessons Healthtech can learn from Fintech

The rapid digitisation and decentralisation of legacy finance happened simultaneously and was only exacerbated by the lockdown measures of the…

Oliver Hoade

April 28, 2021

The Impact of Digitisation on Education

Digitisation in the education sector, along with many others, has been rapidly adopted and integrated over the last year. Largely…

Richard Hall

April 28, 2021

Is 19 a lucky number?

Writing about the positives arising from Covid is perhaps a somewhat shorter perspective than the alternative, but at Polestar we…

Anusheh Khan

April 19, 2021

AI benefiting patients with heart disease and breast cancer

Technology has made the healthcare sector more efficient by using computers to pick up the issues that doctors miss. With…

Charlie Whelan

April 14, 2021

The Pilot – March 2021

March has been a mixed month for us here at Polestar.  We completed the sale of People Value to an…

Anusheh Khan

March 31, 2021

Healthcare and Education Q121′ Valuation

This report spotlights the UK healthcare and education sector for Q1 2021, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

March 30, 2021

A Pandemic Peace Treaty Coming Soon?

Many have said that our experiences of COVID-19 resemble being in another world war. Except this time, it’s a war…

Richard Hall

March 30, 2021

Interconnected health

In an ever more interconnected world, the ability to draw on findings from one symptom/treatment situation to assist in another,…

Oliver Hoade

March 29, 2021

What to expect in the hospital of the future

The hospital of the future is an idea that has been gaining traction over the last decade, one that Covid-19…

Anusheh Khan

March 29, 2021

25 and jobless: How this pandemic is impacting Millennials and Gen Zs

Job searching is stressful. However, last year added a pandemic and furlough schemes to the mix.  The UK unemployment rate increased up…

Anusheh Khan

March 22, 2021

Will your next vacation require a vaccine passport?

Throughout the pandemic year that consisted of multiple lockdowns and restrictions on anything fun, there is one thing on people…

Charlie Whelan

March 2, 2021

The Pilot – February 2021

February – What a month! A semi-frozen economy, the frozen wasteland of Texas, 20 million people vaccinated in the UK…

Bhavik Borkhatria

February 22, 2021

2021 digital health predictions – an expert’s view

Technology advancements in healthcare are always an exciting topic with there being significant untapped potential to improve health ecosystems globally….

Oliver Hoade

February 22, 2021

Should government scrap interest on student loans?

In a letter written to government, seven universities have called for the scrapping of interest on student loans for the…

Bhavik Borkhatria

January 29, 2021

COVID drives e-learning growth

It is well documented that learning providers must now deliver courses online. According to a report by Future Market Insights…

Shaan Bharwani

January 28, 2021

Vaccine Storage Wars

As a society we have come a long way since the year since COVID so dramatically entered our lives. After…

Oliver Hoade

December 22, 2020

3 new NHS-funded AI healthcare developments for 2021

New AI systems are set to dominate healthcare in 2021 and the following years.  Demonstrating the rising interest in the…

Shaan Bharwani

December 16, 2020

4 ways remote learning has changed education

As the world flits in and out of lockdowns we are seeing well-documented structural changes caused by the pandemic.  Some…

Charlie Whelan

December 1, 2020

The Pilot – November 2020

Remember, Remember this November Well what a November, I mean – no fireworks night with mulled wine, lost children, toffee…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 26, 2020

5 Technology and Software Trends Impacting Healthcare 2021

Prior to Covid-19, technology-driven change in Healthcare was arguably the biggest trend impacting the industry with artificial intelligence (AI), the…

Sign up to our blog

Subscribe today to receive our perspectives on critical issues businesses face straight to your inbox.