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Which areas will rule the future of healthcare innovation?
Pogorelc Deanna
5/24/2012
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A healthcare VC predicts that more DNA sequencing and the shift from patients to healthcare consumers, among other things, will rule the future of healthcare innovation.

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Medtech VC makes case against late-stage deals
Parmar Arundhati
5/30/2012
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Late-stage deals don't have much value for one outspoken venture capitalist. Read more about the reasons for his claim.

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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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Healthcare crowdfunding site coming soon
Stephanie Baum
6/12/2012
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A crowdfunding website for healthcare innovators will launch soon, providing startups an alternate funding source. Read more about this resource for healthcare startups.

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Digital health companies getting larger investment deals this year
Seper Chris
6/26/2012
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Investments in digital health are on the rise this year, both in terms of the amount of dollars invested and the number of companies getting investment deals. Read more about this trend.

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Angel investors filling startup capital void
Emerson Dan
7/18/2012
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Angel investors and angel networks are becoming a growing source of early-stage investments for startups. Read about why angel investors are outpacing venture capitalists in early-stage investing.

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Another healthcare investing portal opens as crowdfunding continues to increase
6/19/2013
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Acquisition: Mission Failed or Dream Salvaged?
Amanda Schnieders
7/11/2013
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"If you truly believe in the potential of your company to change the world for the better, there’s no excuse for settling for an acquisition."

I was reading through this month's Inc. magazine earlier when this quote caught my eye. My first thought was to challenge the notion. There are specific occasions when an acquisition is exactly what a company needs to move forward or to move on. This is just how things work, but the bold words sparked my interest enough to turn the page. I flipped to Issie Lapowsky’s feature with Vimeo founder Jake Lodwick. Lodwick was fired a year and a half after selling Connected Ventures, the parent company of Vimeo and College Humor, to InterActive Corp, an Internet company that owns the likes of match.com, Urbanspoon, and dictionary.com. After the acquisition, he felt stripped of his creativity. Where innovation once dwelled, process was introduced. Lodwick was fired a week and a half before he planned to quit. This experience backs his words of advice to entrepreneurs who think an acquisition means nothing will change within the mission of an organization. Lodwick bitterly states that "in fact the mission was lost, and everything will change."

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'Dream Big America' Increases Startup Exposure
Nate Olson
7/17/2013
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Last week we launched a brand new program for startup companies who had previously presented at 1 Million Cups, the Kauffman Foundation's weekly educational program that features two local startups presenting to the community over coffee. This new effort, launched with the folks at Dream Big America, will continue to put a spotlight on startup companies from throughout the country.

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Three things startups should avoid when talking to investors
7/22/2013
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