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Healthcare venture capital deals continue downward trend
Glenn Brandon
10/17/2011
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The number of healthcare venture deals is at its lowest level in at least five quarters, according to a new report. However, healthcare seed investment hit a record high in the same quarter.

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Five medical problems ripe for investment
Glenn Brandon
11/21/2011
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In the healthcare business landscape, there's plenty of healthcare investing happening. However, there are still medical problems that could benefit from more investment. Read more about them.

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Life sciences venture deals down in third quarter
Glenn Brandon
11/16/2011
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The number of life sciences venture deals was down in the third quarter and first-time funding was down as well. Read more about the reasons behind the numbers.

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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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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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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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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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