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Small biotech companies may have the feeling that venture capital firms are avoiding small life sciences firms like the plague. But maybe not for long -- if Washington has anything to say about it.
It's more than possible these days to raise capital in small doses, but such funding techniques mean entrepreneurs must know what these investors want to see before they write a check. As Congress formalizes a sweeping crowd funding bill, it's time to get your ducks in a row.
A NASA-funded academic consortium is on the hunt for a few good bioscience ideas -- and it's now offering funding opportunities to healthcare startups that can provide them.
Local investing could be the answer to the problem of dealing with big banks and the way they do business. Read more about this funding alternative for startups.
Innovation is the new watchword in Washington -- so much so, that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants to hear directly from entrepreneurs on their innovations. But what’s in it for healthcare business owners?
Entrepreneurs could give their budding companies a powerful financial boost by using a source of funding usually considered off limits--the retirement kitty. The author, a certified financial planner, does, however, caution company builders to leave a portion of those funds intact, using more accessible sources first. Thereafter, he argues, tax-deferred assets in a 401(k), SEP, or IRA comprise a personal venture capital fund that can do as much for an individual's business as for his or her golden years.
In medical business news, a venture fund in Michigan has raised $15 million for investment in lifescience companies. SWMF LifeScience Venture Fund plans to raise $35 million more. Read more about this lifescience venture fund’s goals.
Wouldn’t every healthcare business entrepreneur like to have access to business experts and a connection to investors? These are two components of Minnesota Angel Network’s new program.
Medical device startups and other life science companies are receiving funding from the GE Healthymagination Fund. Read more about how the fund works.
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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