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Healthcare startups are finding alternative funding and support models

July 15, 2014 12:52 pm by | 0 Comments

There’s a panoply of alternative funding streams for healthcare startups out there – fledgling companies are seeking out avenues like prepaid revenue models, grant funding in lieu of venture capital, and…


500 Startups puts new SEC general solicitation rules to work for new $100M fund

500 Startups puts new SEC general solicitation rules to work for new $100M fund

June 27, 2014 10:58 am by | 0 Comments

If crowdfunded investments become the norm for startups trying to raise capital, accelerator/investor group 500 Startups will definitely be at the forefront. Today, 500 announced a new $100 million investment…


Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

Glance is a Kickstarter project that turns any watch into a smartwatch

June 21, 2014 2:30 pm by | 0 Comments

Love the idea of owning a smartwatch but hate the idea of giving up your existing watch? Glance is a tiny add-on that gives your wrist the best features of…



Cancer treatment costs a fortune — that’s where crowdfunding startup Standbuy comes in

Cancer treatment costs a fortune — that’s where crowdfunding startup Standbuy comes in

June 9, 2014 4:53 pm by | 0 Comments

Dena Stern is tall, beautiful, and smiling. She waved as she hurriedly walked towards me on a gorgeous late afternoon by San Francisco’s embarcadero area. You really wouldn’t know that…


Tech accelerator uses equity crowdfunding to go public

Tech accelerator uses equity crowdfunding to go public

June 8, 2014 12:45 am by | 0 Comments

Joey Ricard is the president of Development Capital Group OTCBB: DLPM, the first publicly traded tech accelerator. Startups in Silicon Valley are queuing up to gain a place at tech…


Sorry, digital health startups. Kickstarter’s loosened rules still leave you out

Sorry, digital health startups. Kickstarter’s loosened rules still leave you out

June 5, 2014 8:45 am by | 0 Comments

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced yesterday that it was loosening its admissions requirements, but some products — like digital health products — still aren’t welcome. Kickstarter’s guidelines for admission are much shorter now. In…


Come one, come all — Kickstarter says it will no longer pre-screen every campaign

Come one, come all — Kickstarter says it will no longer pre-screen every campaign

June 3, 2014 3:43 pm by | 0 Comments

Kickstarter announced today that it will no longer review every submission by hand as part of its tedious approval process. Instead, users now have the option to launch crowdfunding campaigns immediately. According to Kickstarter: Over…


A mosquito-dissecting robot could help bring the coveted malaria vaccine closer to reality

A mosquito-dissecting robot could help bring the coveted malaria vaccine closer to reality

May 23, 2014 3:18 pm by | 0 Comments

Biotech company Sanaria has spent the last decade working on a malaria vaccine that in early tests has shown tremendous potential to protect people from the deadly infection transmitted by…



Whoa – a surprising roster of tech investors including Sir Richard Branson back Indiegogo

Whoa – a surprising roster of tech investors including Sir Richard Branson back Indiegogo

May 20, 2014 3:04 pm by | 0 Comments

Some very big names apparently believe Indiegogo has at least a fighting chance against its larger crowdfunding rival Kickstarter. San Francisco-based Indiegogo announced eight new investors today, and the list reads like…


Can an app mimic the effect of medication? New crowdfunding campaign seeks answers

Can an app mimic the effect of medication? New crowdfunding campaign seeks answers

May 20, 2014 10:35 am by | 1 Comments

It’s pretty much the worst news a biotech company can get when they’re told that a placebo was more effective than their drug. But one company that’s kicked off a…


Crowdtilt’s Sell Something takes a no-BS approach to crowdfunding

Crowdtilt’s Sell Something takes a no-BS approach to crowdfunding

May 19, 2014 11:03 am by | 0 Comments

No fancy videos, no reward tiers, no long-winded copy: “Sell Something” campaigns are all about one simple product and a single preorder price. Crowdtilt’s latest product is a stripped down,…


Female tech entrepreneur crowdfunds a conference to help women ‘create businesses on their own terms’

Female tech entrepreneur crowdfunds a conference to help women ‘create businesses on their own terms’

May 13, 2014 7:22 am by | 0 Comments

Entrepreneur Sana Choudary wants women to learn the strategies they need to thrive as entrepreneurs in tech and gaming. So she’s starting a new conference dubbed Be Your Own Hero,…


Crowdfunding: 8 things healthcare entrepreneurs and investors should keep in mind

Crowdfunding: 8 things healthcare entrepreneurs and investors should keep in mind

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…


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…


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…


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…