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

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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…


Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

Health IT venture capital report: Consumer-focused tech is capturing more early-stage deals

April 15, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

As early as February, analysts were saying that it would be a good year for healthcare IT companies looking for venture capital. Communications and consulting firm Mercom Capital echoed that…


Your VC funding will be wasted if you don’t have a plan for spending it

Your VC funding will be wasted if you don’t have a plan for spending it

April 9, 2014 8:30 am by | 0 Comments

For founders, taking funding is about more than adding working capital — it acts as a catalyst for things to come. It provides a third-party validation that attracts the interest…



VC firm Venrock goes after a $200M healthcare fund

VC firm Venrock goes after a $200M healthcare fund

March 13, 2014 11:47 am by | 0 Comments

Venrock Healthcare Capital Partners is looking to pull together a $200 million fund to invest in life sciences and health IT companies, a newly filed regulatory document suggests. This will…


Klutch snags $1.5M in hopes of making group scheduling mainstream

Klutch snags $1.5M in hopes of making group scheduling mainstream

March 13, 2014 10:00 am by | 0 Comments

Group messaging startup GroupMe sold for $85 million just over a year after launch. Klutch believes group scheduling has just as much potential. With $1.5 million in fresh capital led by Los Angeles,…


Does this belong in my pitch deck? VCs weigh in (Part 2)

Does this belong in my pitch deck? VCs weigh in (Part 2)

March 13, 2014 6:00 am by | 1 Comments

Each year, one courageous startup takes to the podium at the Ohio Venture Association’s annual summit to pitch the business to three investors and dozens of others watching from the…


Founders Fund has a fresh $1B to spend. Here’s a look at its healthcare picks

Founders Fund has a fresh $1B to spend. Here’s a look at its healthcare picks

March 6, 2014 9:59 am by | 1 Comments

The rumors were true – kind of: The Founders Fund has been out raising a massive amount of cash for a fifth fund, but it’s not $750 million as originally…


Predictive analytics puts a new twist on startup investing for San Diego’s Correlation Ventures

Predictive analytics puts a new twist on startup investing for San Diego’s Correlation Ventures

March 3, 2014 3:52 pm by | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that venture capitalists are loving big data right now. The partners at Correlation Ventures, though, are doing more than investing in companies turning big data into insights….



VC funding for health data startups bursts out of the gate in ’14 (after doubling YOY last year)

VC funding for health data startups bursts out of the gate in ’14 (after doubling YOY last year)

February 26, 2014 9:46 am by | 1 Comments

If the rounds that Health Catalyst and Zephyr Health have put together are any indication of how the rest of the year might go for fledgling healthcare data analytics startups,…


Early stage VC firm True Ventures raises new $250M fund

Early stage VC firm True Ventures raises new $250M fund

February 15, 2014 11:13 am by | 1 Comments

True Ventures has a hole burning in its pocket, and developer-focused companies are first on its wishlist. The early-stage venture capital firm makes lots of investments in hot areas like the…


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…


Ex-JobsOhio chief’s $250M Midwest venture fund eyes healthcare, tech, consumer startups

Ex-JobsOhio chief’s $250M Midwest venture fund eyes healthcare, tech, consumer startups

February 5, 2014 9:42 am by | 0 Comments

He’s no longer head of JobsOhio, but Mark Kvamme is still at work trying to keep companies and jobs in the region. His early-stage venture firm, Drive Capital, said Tuesday…


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…


Healthcare IT VC funding almost doubled last year. Meanwhile, M&A activity didn’t budge.

Healthcare IT VC funding almost doubled last year. Meanwhile, M&A activity didn’t budge.

January 15, 2014 12:53 pm by | 1 Comments

Mobile health companies led the way to a record year for healthcare IT companies seeking venture capital, according to a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group. They received…


Digital health’s top deal-doers: These funds invested in the most companies last year

Digital health’s top deal-doers: These funds invested in the most companies last year

January 2, 2014 11:57 am by | 1 Comments

By Rock Health’s count, 302 investment firms and “notable angels” put money into a digital health startup in 2013. Twenty-seven of them did it three or more times. That’s a…


More serial investors, early-stage deals push digital health funding to nearly $2B in 2013

More serial investors, early-stage deals push digital health funding to nearly $2B in 2013

January 2, 2014 9:33 am by | 0 Comments

Digital health funding didn’t grow quite as much in 2013 as it did in 2012, but even so, Rock Health‘s calculations predict that funding for the sector will top venture…