Articles from December, 2012

VC in 2013: Robert More of Frazier Healthcare on Our ‘Broken System’

Wall Street Journal  |  December 31, 2012

Category: Healthcare, Venture Capital

As 2012 comes to a close, we asked several venture capital investors to reflect on the past year and give us their outlook for 2013. Continuing our series is Robert More, general partner at life sciences investment firm Frazier Healthcare.

How VCs Deploy Operating Talent to Build Better Startups

Forbes  |  December 26, 2012

Category: General, Venture Capital

Most venture-backed startups fail. Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, estimates that 30-40% of high-potential startups liquidate their assets and lose all their investors’ money. About three-quarters don’t recoup the invested capital. And roughly 95% never reach …

Thinking of Starting a Health IT Company?

PandoDaily  |  December 19, 2012

Category: Sector Specific

With total annual spending on healthcare projected to hit 20 percent of US GDP by 2021, there’s a lot of potential for health IT startups. In addition, the industry is ripe for technological innovation. It’s no wonder that health IT …

Straight from the VC’s Mouth: 5 things I look for in a CEO

Mitch Rosich  |  December 12, 2012

Category: General, Venture Capital

IT startups need a lot of positive ingredients to get off the ground, including a sustainable vision, focused and realistic goals and, perhaps most important, a deep management bench.

Health Information Exchange Lab Launches at The University of Texas at Austin

UT News  |  December 6, 2012

Category: General, Sector Specific

The University of Texas at Austin formally launches its Health Information Exchange (HIE) laboratory this week. This laboratory simulates the national, state and local networks that are being developed to electronically exchange medical data.