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Healthcare Technology Outlook 2020 - Technology uptake

If You Can't Wait for VCs, Try Crowdfunding Angel Investments

Startups like Quibb are using crowdfunding platforms to score capital from family, friends, and even their own customers. Is this the future of angel investing?<p>Are startups wasting their time hoping venture capitalists will come calling?<p>Sandi MacPherson, the founder of Quibb, a news-sharing site …

NIH Looking to Kick-Start Biotech Startups

Last fall, microbial ecologist Kei Fujimura took time away from her lab work to hunt down people with inflammatory bowel disease on Facebook. The …

Here are five different approaches to crowdfunding for biotechnology

The impact of federal budget cuts compounded by the challenges of securing funding for biotechnology companies has led to a growing trend of drug …

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A Wearables Startup Playbook

Few sectors have received as much buzz as the wearables market. From fitness bands and anklet baby monitors, to smartwatches and Google Glass, wearables are fun, cool, and cutting-edge.<p>The rise of mobile broadband, commodity sensors, smartphone-based companion apps, virtualized manufacturing and …

Early Stage Startups: The Biggest Killers

As a founding partner at Y Combinator, Jessica Livingston helped shape some of Silicon Valley’s greatest hits – Dropbox, Airbnb, Reddit and Stripe to name just a few. To date, Y Combinator’s invested in 630 startups. These embryonic businesses move to Silicon Valley for a three month boot camp to …

Why Consumer Tech Is So Irritatingly Incremental

In the late 1960s, Michelin introduced the radial tire into the U.S. market. This was no surprise to the top five U.S.-based bias-ply tire manufacturers (Goodyear, Firestone, Uniroyal, B.F. Goodrich, and General Tire). After all, it was hardly a new technology; the first radial tire patents had …