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…


Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

April 21, 2014 8:26 am by | 0 Comments

In the near future, medtech may take a cue from rock music. Indie musician Imogen Heap and her team of scientists and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 200,000…



Here are five different approaches to crowdfunding for biotechnology

Here are five different approaches to crowdfunding for biotechnology

April 21, 2014 8:19 am by | 1 Comments

The impact of federal budget cuts compounded by the challenges of securing funding for biotechnology companies has led to a growing trend of drug development. Scientists are turning to crowdfunding…


Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

April 21, 2014 5:52 am by | 0 Comments

When you hear about blood shortages, that doesn’t just mean there’s a shortage of donated red blood cells. It could also mean platelets, a blood component that Sven Karlsson described…


A typical VC’s pipeline: How 1,200 leads result in 10 investments

A typical VC’s pipeline: How 1,200 leads result in 10 investments

April 20, 2014 7:35 am by | 0 Comments

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.” How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How…


Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

April 19, 2014 1:45 pm by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that I came up with in my book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City….


Hear That Rumble? It’s Called Direct Primary Care & It’s Gaining Momentum

Hear That Rumble? It’s Called Direct Primary Care & It’s Gaining Momentum

April 18, 2014 6:16 pm by | 3 Comments

1 in 10 Practice Owners are Planning a Transition to Concierge Medicine As physicians experience more friction with insurance companies and unreasonable patient loads in order to meet their financial…



Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…


Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

Why brand advertising is a huge opportunity in mobile — and how to seize it

April 18, 2014 1:30 pm by | 0 Comments

The 2014 Venturebeat Mobile Summit was awesome and a great meeting of the minds in mobile. I was fortunate enough to chair the ad formats session with Nafis from Twitter…


Device company with focus on Type 2 diabetes treatment raises another $150K

Device company with focus on Type 2 diabetes treatment raises another $150K

April 18, 2014 10:54 am by | 1 Comments

Minnesota medical device company MetaModix has raised $150,000 in equity between three undisclosed investors, according to a regulatory filing made with the SEC. The startup, which is working to develop…


Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington

Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington

April 18, 2014 7:00 am by | 0 Comments

People tend to view Washington D.C. as obtuse and inefficient. That’s only partially correct. Our political system has faced unprecedented challenges over the last few years. As a result of our sluggish lawmakers,…


Top 10 VC-backed startups in Korea: Kakao still dominates

Top 10 VC-backed startups in Korea: Kakao still dominates

April 18, 2014 6:07 am by | 0 Comments

Under The Radar, a prominent IT and startup-focused blog in Korea, recently published a top 10 list of venture backed enterprises in Korea. Not surprisingly, Kakao placed number one in…


Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

Digital health startup pivots from wellness app to chronic condition care plans

April 18, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Everyone knows how to stay healthy – eat less, move more. It’s actually making those changes to daily life that is the hard part. The same is not true for…


Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

Entrepreneur combines design + coding skills to help stroke patients communicate with nurses

April 18, 2014 5:39 am by | 0 Comments

Imagine your loved one, lying in a hospital bed, unable to signal a nurse that she can’t breathe or is in pain. In healthcare facilities today, nurses are overworked and…


A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

A no-surgery solution for eardrum repair? Tulane team’s gel patch could be applied in-office

April 18, 2014 5:32 am by | 0 Comments

A New Orleans startup focused on healing holes in the eardrum without surgery has found early validation and funding from two business plan competition wins within the last week. Tympanogen…