Articles from November, 2013

The Four Key Players of Venture Capital

The VC Insider  |  November 28, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

Typically one thinks of the entrepreneur and the venture capitalist (VC) as the two main players in venture capital. That’s all there is, right? VCs need entrepreneurs to invest in, and entrepreneurs need money from VCs to grow their businesses.

As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows

Information Week  |  November 26, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

Tech-savvy seniors will begin to enter the healthcare market in the coming years, so the industry needs to prepare for this new type of aging patient.

Why are Healthcare Startups Harder? Watch this Video!

MedCity News  |  November 26, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

If you know anyone who still thinks “fixing healthcare” is easy, send them this video. Steve Blank moderated this session that features four venture capitalists discussing revenue models in therapeutics, devices, diagnostics and digital health.

Analysis of huge data sets will reshape healthcare

USA Today  |  November 24, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

Insurers will soon reassess how they predict costs; patients will let doctors know what medications won’t work with their particular genomes; and researchers will look at hospital records in real time to determine the cheapest, most effective ways to treat …

Medicine isn’t a science yet, but data will make it so

Venturebeat  |  November 24, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific, Venture Capital

Legendary venture capitalist Vinod Khosla ruffled a lot of feathers last year with his prediction that computers would soon replace a majority of the tasks that human doctors currently perform.

Genomics pose “daunting” test for EHRs

Healthcare IT News  |  November 22, 2013

Category: Healthcare, Sector Specific

Terabytes of data mean unprecedented storage and interoperability issues … but this problem represents a huge opportunity for HIT entrepreneurs and investors.

Unicorn VCs – The Best Invest Early

CB Insights  |  November 22, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

Startups that exit for over $1 billion are a rarity. They’re so rare that folks have come up with nicknames to describe these rare beasts (unicorns and thunder lizards to name two). Since building a billion dollar company or unicorn …

10 Must-Haves to Get Venture Capital

Forbes  |  November 20, 2013

Category: Venture Capital

Think you want to raise venture capital? You’d better be prepared to deliver a pretty big return on investment to VCs. Before you waste your time and that of the VC by asking for a meeting, make sure your business …

The Biggest Mistake Doctors Make

Wall Street Journal  |  November 17, 2013

Category: Healthcare

Devastating errors lead to permanent damage or death for as many as 160,000 patients each year, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Not only are diagnostic problems more common than other medical mistakes—and more likely to harm patients—but they’re …

New Medical School in Austin is Great for Healthcare Venture Capitalists

Austin Business Journal  |  November 15, 2013

Category: Healthcare, TEXO GP Publications, Venture Capital

For two decades, Austin and its investors and startups have tried to get this city truly into the healthcare game.  It’s been a slow road to bring healthcare up to the level of the area’s hardware and software infrastructure … …