8 things about crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and investors to consider

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8 things about crowdfunding for entrepreneurs and investors to consider

April 23, 2014 7:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding is growing at a pretty frenetic pace based on some startling stats Andrew Dix of Crowded Media Group offered as part of a series of discussions on crowdfunding at…


From analytics brokers to simulation software: A healthcare data pro’s innovation wish list

From analytics brokers to simulation software: A healthcare data pro’s innovation wish list

April 24, 2014 3:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Technologies that turn healthcare data into knowledge make up a market that’s projected to grow more than 20 percent over each of the next five years. It’s quickly become a…


Cancer immunotherapy developer Juno adds fresh capital to close $176M Series A

Cancer immunotherapy developer Juno adds fresh capital to close $176M Series A

April 24, 2014 2:09 pm by | 0 Comments

Underscoring the hot investment prospects of cancer immunotherapy, Juno Therapeutics has secured additional funding from investors to close its Series A at $176 million, according to a company statement. The…



Facebook buys Moves exercise app + pedometer built by Finnish startup

Facebook buys Moves exercise app + pedometer built by Finnish startup

April 24, 2014 9:40 am by | 0 Comments

Facebook just bought itself an exercise app. Moves, a popular exercise app and pedometer, has been acquired by Facebook. The app will live on, according to a blog post released by…


Virtuix raises $3M for virtual reality treadmill that gives a “full body experience”

Virtuix raises $3M for virtual reality treadmill that gives a “full body experience”

April 24, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Virtual reality continues to be hot in the wake of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. And Virtuix is cashing in on that sentiment with a $3 million funding…


Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

Mobile health business models: Still a work in progress

April 23, 2014 4:07 pm by | 0 Comments

Which mobile health business models are companies having success with? One takeaway from the digital health panel at MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum is that everyone, from startups to big players,…


Entrepreneurs: VCs want to see (now more than ever) that you’re a good money manager

Entrepreneurs: VCs want to see (now more than ever) that you’re a good money manager

April 23, 2014 1:07 pm by | 1 Comments

A financial investor, two venture capitalists and a corporate venture investor had different perspectives but all agreed on one thing at the MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum on Tuesday – the…


Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

Y Combinator simplifies startup investment strategy

April 23, 2014 11:00 am by | 0 Comments

After so many changes in the last few weeks, Y Combinator has announced yet another one. This time, it’s shaking up the investments its startups receive. The accelerator just announced…



Talk crowdfunding in healthcare in this Google Hangout (#mhvf)

Talk crowdfunding in healthcare in this Google Hangout (#mhvf)

April 23, 2014 9:30 am by | 0 Comments

It’s your turn to join the 250 investors, entrepreneurs and other healthcare leaders at today’s MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum. More than a half-dozen authorities on crowdfunding in healthcare will take…


Insulin startup Thermalin gets JDRF support for an ultra rapid-acting insulin for T1D

Insulin startup Thermalin gets JDRF support for an ultra rapid-acting insulin for T1D

April 23, 2014 9:00 am by | 1 Comments

Insulin startup Thermalin Diabetes has earned itself an esteemed new partner in its quest to develop formulations of insulin that will give people with diabetes tighter control over their blood…


Designers crowdfund a walker revamped ‘for people, not patients’

Designers crowdfund a walker revamped ‘for people, not patients’

April 22, 2014 12:23 pm by | 0 Comments

A person who needs to use a walker to get around shouldn’t have to be hunched over such a clunky, medical-looking device every day. That’s what inspired Jennifer Harris and…


The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

The challenge of switching from entrepreneur to CEO to scale your business

April 22, 2014 7:45 am by | 2 Comments

There is a belief in the business world that founders can’t scale. That is, to put it another way, a company’s growth curve will eventually outstrip the capabilities of its…


MedCity Capsules: A database for healthcare business intelligence

MedCity Capsules: A database for healthcare business intelligence

April 22, 2014 6:36 am by | 0 Comments

For so many of you, daily news is only the beginning of keeping track of what happens in the business of healthcare. Capsules will enhance what MedCity News does for you and help healthcare do business better by providing a place to track the industry’s players and issues every day.


What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

What does Oculus Rift have to do with cancer? For this grandmother, it was ‘so therapeutic’

April 22, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Here’s another addition to the list of potential health applications for Oculus Rift. Last fall video game artist Pri Firstenberg got ahold of an early version of the virtual reality…


ProNAi raises $60 million to advance treatment to combat lymphoma

ProNAi raises $60 million to advance treatment to combat lymphoma

April 21, 2014 6:16 pm by | 0 Comments

Cancer drug developer ProNAi Therapeutics, which developed a nucleic acid-based DNA-interference technology to cause cancer cell death, has added nine new investors in an oversubscribed Series D round. The latest…


Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

April 21, 2014 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Dr. Akhil Saklecha has seen many a startup stumble over the process of getting physician adoption of new technology. If a company fails to get physicians on board early in…