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One of the questions I get asked the most is some version of "what do you think of crowdfunding?" I usually answer with some noncommittal answer about how it is going to be important, but no really knows how it will impact the trajectory and success of startup companies. After all, the notion of banding together through social media to fund the development of a prototype, documentary film or art project has been going on for many years now.
Crowdfunding is a hot topic in the entrepreneurship space these days. Many startups are asking about it, and are trying to decide if seeking funding from the crowd is the right for their company. Sensing this demand, we hosted a three hour event on the subject a few days ago which you can view here and here.
With only three quarters completed, 2013 has already been a record year for venture funding in digital health, according to San Francisco-based health IT incubator Rock Health, which has been tracking deals in the space since 2011.
Life science startups are finding partners lately in organizations that fight specific diseases. Read more about how these groups can help with financing and managing clinical trials.
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.
New healthcare business plans can go wrong if the life science company founders don't discuss how they'll split up proceeds and shares of the company. Read what the Kauffman Foundation and other leaders suggest for life science entrepreneurs.
Sharing information with investors is important at all stages of a company's growth. Read more about what investors want to hear.
Life sciences startups seeking federal funding can benefit from these quick tips. Read more for ideas on where to look and how to go about it.
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