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The rise of the thematic VC and what it means for founders

Thematic venture capital funds have come into vogue over the last decade. Firms used to be generalists and VC was an artisanal craft largely organized by stage and fund size. Today there are hardware funds, B2B funds, and funds with very explicit theses around the types of companies or founders …

FDA and UL weigh in on security of medical devices, IoT

The security of medical devices is on the FDA's radar as IoT moves into healthcare and wearable health technology data flows to doctors' charts.

How Startup “Joiners” Are (and Aren’t) Like Founders

Would you rather receive $1,000, or have a 50% chance at receiving $2,000? Most people are risk averse and would prefer the definite thousand, but entrepreneurs are more likely to be tempted by a shot at the bigger prize.<p>A long line of research has documented the preferences of entrepreneurs: they …

Startups

The Employer-Led Health Care Revolution

In the years leading up to 2009, Intel tried a number of popular approaches to tame its soaring health care costs. To encourage employees and their families to be more involved in the purchase of their care and aware of its actual cost, the company implemented “consumer-driven health care” …

Using Social Media Without Jeopardizing Your Career

Effective business communicators know that a brisk, bulleted memo is often more effective than a multi-page document, that an executive summary is at least as important as a full report, and that a PowerPoint deck driven by a few key images and bullets works a lot better than a deck that contains a …

Social Media

FDA exempts 120 medical devices from premarket review

The FDA is exempting 120 medical device classes from premarket notification and review requirements, <i>RAPS</i> reports. This should lessen the cost for …