Looks like ‘general solicitation’ is a flop so far for healthcare startups

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Looks like ‘general solicitation’ is a flop so far for healthcare startups

February 14, 2014 3:52 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s been almost five months since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told startups they could publicly announce they were raising money. The move was trumpeted as a boon for…


Private equity firm Imperial Capital closes $295M fund, eyes healthcare opportunities

Private equity firm Imperial Capital closes $295M fund, eyes healthcare opportunities

March 12, 2014 5:53 am by | 0 Comments

Toronto’s Imperial Capital has just closed its fifth fund and is hoping to funnel some of the $295 million it raised into middle-market healthcare companies in the U.S. and Canada….


Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

Is This Startup Ready for Investment?

February 26, 2014 9:39 am by | 0 Comments

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. However, accelerator Demo Days are a combination of graduation ceremony and pitch contest, with…



Bicoastal life science VC aims for $375 million third fund

Bicoastal life science VC aims for $375 million third fund

February 10, 2014 11:13 am by | 1 Comments

It looks like Clarus Ventures is planning to reload with investment capital for life science companies. The Boston- and San Francisco-based venture firm revealed in a SEC filing it’s looking…


Report: Medical device investing in the Midwest soared in 2013 as biotech plummeted

Report: Medical device investing in the Midwest soared in 2013 as biotech plummeted

January 28, 2014 10:08 am by | 1 Comments

On a national scale, venture investment in medical devices suffered last year while biotech saw a jump in investments. But new data paints a different picture for healthcare companies in…


Brazil’s Diagnostic Medicine Market – Its Growth and Profits

Brazil’s Diagnostic Medicine Market – Its Growth and Profits

January 6, 2014 3:38 pm by | 0 Comments

 After nearly three years on the market, Alliar – the diagnostic medicine group – continues with its aggressive expansion strategy with a total of 65 diagnostic imaging units in Brazil…


‘What’s it like being a woman in this room?’ Notes from a female tech investor

‘What’s it like being a woman in this room?’ Notes from a female tech investor

December 15, 2013 5:20 am by | 0 Comments

As an investor, barely a day passes that I don’t hear a pitch from a bright, ambitious, woman founder addressing anything from dementia care to easy connectivity for the Internet…


Where are the women in Silicon Valley board rooms?

Where are the women in Silicon Valley board rooms?

December 14, 2013 12:12 pm by | 0 Comments

Silicon Valley may have a “gender problem” when it comes to leadership, but how bad is the problem compared to other industries? Turns out, it is pretty bad in both…



Domain VC: Why we’re investing more in molecular diagnostics

Domain VC: Why we’re investing more in molecular diagnostics

December 11, 2013 3:51 pm by | 0 Comments

When Domain Associates led Xagenic Inc.’s recent $20 million Series B, it marked the eighth diagnostics investment the firm had made with its $500 million eighth fund. The partners say…


Remember, entrepreneurs, finding the right CEO-investor match is a two-way street

Remember, entrepreneurs, finding the right CEO-investor match is a two-way street

November 15, 2013 9:50 am by | 0 Comments

With so much pressure on entrepreneurs to put together the right management team, create the perfect pitch and get all of the company’s ducks in a row before going to…


Silicon Valley doesn’t dominate when it comes to VC-backed healthcare exits

Silicon Valley doesn’t dominate when it comes to VC-backed healthcare exits

November 13, 2013 11:05 am by | 1 Comments

Silicon Valley might be hands-down the place for exits in the tech industry, but healthcare tells a bit of a different story. In a new research note from CB Insights,…


Here’s how to show VCs what your competition looks like

Here’s how to show VCs what your competition looks like

November 11, 2013 2:36 pm by | 0 Comments

Steve Blank is a retired serial entrepreneur and has been a founder or participant in eight Silicon Valley startups since 1978. This article originally appeared on his blog. Every startup I…


No time to work on that startup idea? There’s a startup for that

No time to work on that startup idea? There’s a startup for that

November 1, 2013 1:51 pm by | 0 Comments

You know all those brilliant startup ideas you have, that you just don’t have time to execute? Now there is a way to turn those ideas into reality. Assembly is…


Polymer science startup gets $8M in funding for sensory feedback technology

Polymer science startup gets $8M in funding for sensory feedback technology

October 30, 2013 6:05 pm by | 0 Comments

Strategic Polymer Sciences, a company the produces sensory feedback technology, has closed a new $8 million round of funding today. The startup specializes in producing ultra thin polymer-based sensory technology…


TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

TechStars debutes 3-D printing startup

October 29, 2013 10:34 pm by | 0 Comments

Today TechStars debuted its first crop of startups from its Austin accelerator program, and they certainly did not disappoint. And while I’m now a resident of Austin, Texas,  I still…


Google Glass 2 boasts new ear piece

Google Glass 2 boasts new ear piece

October 29, 2013 7:06 pm by | 0 Comments

A day after Google teased a Glass hardware upgrade, the company is showing it off. The updated Glass, which you can see in the photo below, looks just like its…