By 2017, report says wearable sales will jump to 64M units

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By 2017, report says wearable sales will jump to 64M units

October 4, 2013 1:27 pm by | 0 Comments

Sales of wearable technology jumped almost 300 percent in 2012 as we bought 8.3 million fitness trackers, smart watches, and smart glasses. But we’re still at the very, very early…


VC: Investing in healthcare startups is a way to give back to society

VC: Investing in healthcare startups is a way to give back to society

July 9, 2014 1:50 pm by | 0 Comments

Healthcare startups, and all startups for that matter, need investors and funding to stay alive. For this reason, MedCity is pleased to announce that investor Andrew Jay, MD, will be speaking…


An angel investor’s guide to building a syndicate with AngelList

An angel investor’s guide to building a syndicate with AngelList

June 30, 2014 8:45 am by | 0 Comments

In 2012, my last company sold to Oracle and I decided to start angel investing informally. Several of my early bets worked out reasonably well, so this year, I decided…



Getting an introduction to an investor? Here’s the thought process behind one VC’s first impression

Getting an introduction to an investor? Here’s the thought process behind one VC’s first impression

June 13, 2014 10:45 am by | 0 Comments

My friend Ed Zimmerman wrote a terrific post for his WSJ blog, “Help Me Help You”, on soliciting him (and others like him) for investor introductions. I wanted to add to Ed’s…


Tim Draper recruits tech superheroes to school the next generation of entrepreneurs

Tim Draper recruits tech superheroes to school the next generation of entrepreneurs

June 2, 2014 5:15 pm by | 0 Comments

Noted tech investor Tim Draper is expanding what can only be described as Silicon Valley’s most unique school for aspiring entrepreneurs. The Draper University of Heroes prepares students for the the…


The White List watches investors on social media to ID the next hottest startups

The White List watches investors on social media to ID the next hottest startups

May 27, 2014 10:17 am by | 0 Comments

When an investor decides to put money into a startup, effectively putting a stamp of approval on that company, the tech industry pays attention to the startup’s next move. But…


Big data startups: To impress investors, build a business solution, not a science project

Big data startups: To impress investors, build a business solution, not a science project

May 20, 2014 5:10 pm by | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO — A statistical model is not a product — yet. Data nerds might be incredibly good at creating fancy data models and tools, but if they want to…


Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

Convergence & unconventionality: One venture firm’s philosophy on early-stage innovation

April 3, 2014 5:54 am by | 1 Comments

Daphne Zohar, the founder of PureTech Ventures, isn’t afraid to take big technical risks when it comes to funding new innovations. Nor is she necessarily put off by technologies that…



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…


Startup launches technology-assisted remote care site in response to ACA

Startup launches technology-assisted remote care site in response to ACA

November 1, 2013 11:37 am by | 0 Comments

The goal of the Affordable Care Act is to lower escalating health costs, and incentivize doctors to keep patients healthy — not by ordering a slew of expensive tests. Smart…


Samsung crushes Apple in tablet sales growth in third quarter

Samsung crushes Apple in tablet sales growth in third quarter

October 31, 2013 12:32 pm by | 0 Comments

Global tablet sales grew 37 percent to 47.6 million units in the third quarter. But the big story is that Apple grew only .6 percent, year over year, while Samsung more…


Google’s Nexus 5 smarphone likely revealed Thursday

Google’s Nexus 5 smarphone likely revealed Thursday

October 31, 2013 9:35 am by | 0 Comments

The Nexus 5 could debut in just a few hours. Google’s latest Nexus device will reportedly be announced around 8 a.m. Pacific this morning, reports GottaBeMobile. We last heard that…


Kit Kat is Android’s new low-end smartphone

Kit Kat is Android’s new low-end smartphone

October 31, 2013 8:53 am by | 0 Comments

The latest and greatest Android releases typically focus on getting the most out of the latest hardware, but Android KitKat may change that. KitKat, also known as Android 4.4, will…


Protect your startup with these legal provisions

Protect your startup with these legal provisions

October 30, 2013 4:00 am by | 0 Comments

All you need to found a startup is a great idea and a great team, right? Wrong, says UK-based lawyer Tina Baker, founding partner at new startup-focused law firm JAG…


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…


Samsung sells more mobile phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined

Samsung sells more mobile phones than Nokia, Apple, LG combined

October 29, 2013 2:33 pm by | 0 Comments

Samsung sold 120 million mobile phones last quarter, more than 29 percent of the total global market and more than competitors Apple, Nokia, and LG combined, as global phone shipments…