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Five tips for securing angel investments
Glenn Brandon
10/5/2011
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Landing an angel investment takes a special approach. Learn from the advice of those who've tried and succeeded at lining up angel investors for their healthcare businesses.

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Are we in a health IT bubble?
Glenn Brandon
9/15/2011
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Talk of a possible tech bubble, based on high valuations of IT companies, has led to questions about whether a health IT bubble has been created as well. Read more about the signs leading to that speculation.

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Microloan fund can give a healthcare business a boost in Northeast Ohio
Glenn Brandon
9/6/2011
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For medical device startups and biotech companies, a microloan may be what enables them to purchase a new piece of equipment. Read more about a Northeast Ohio microloan fund that recently launched to help small businesses in that area.

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Early stage funding: Is the "valley of death" real?
Glenn Brandon
2/14/2012
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Early stage company entrepreneurs have been warned about a "valley of death" for funding. Read about whether it's real or just a myth.

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Venture capital investments in healthcare drop to five quarter low
Glenn Brandon
4/18/2012
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Healthcare investing by venture capitalists dropped to its lowest level in five quarters, but the decrease follows a five-quarter high. Read more for details.

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Healthcare led other industries in angel investments last year
Glenn Brandon
3/20/2012
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Angel investors put more money into healthcare than any other industry last year. Read more about why angel investors are favoring healthcare startups, especially medical device startups.

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Should the venture capital industry change its pay model?
Glenn Brandon
6/5/2012
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Although the compensation structure for venture capital funds may not be ideal, it does not appear to be changing anytime soon. Read more about the pros and cons of the VC pay model.

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Sluggish FDA approval for innovative medical devices puts industry advancement at risk
Healing Innovation
7/6/2011
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The FDA has been sluggish in the approval of innovative medical devices. Read more on how delayed approval could endanger venture funding for medical device startups.

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Should surgeons profit from using medical devices they create?
Healing Innovation
10/27/2011
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Many would agree that surgeons are qualified to create innovative medical devices that may be superior to what is currently available. But the controversy arises when surgeons begin to profit by purchasing their own products for use in their patients.

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Lessons From Failure: Borrowing Tools From Your Neighbors
Diana Kander
8/12/2013
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Adam Berk had a vision of creating an online library where neighbors could borrow tools and electronics from one another. Why buy a fancy camera you only needed to use once for a big trip? Why invest the money in physical tools for a home remodeling project if you are never going to need them again? Adam and his best friend Dave spent 5 years creating this utopian community, neighborrow, powered by a new form of currency. Their business model was to eventually white label the product and sell it to large apartment buildings and others who wanted to facilitate a borrowing community. But they never achieved their vision. 

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