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Angel investors are wealthy individuals who make early-stage investments in and provide advice to startups. In a slump following the recession, angel investment rebounded in 2011 with angels investing $22 billion in entrepreneurs.
Looking for early-stage financing for your life science or digital health startup? Crowdfunding, in which individuals and teams can raise money over the Internet from dozens or thousands of sources in small amounts, has become a popular financing tool.
David Ewing Duncan, director of the Center for Life Science Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, published an "old-fashioned call to arms and action plan for a new age of health care." The Personalized Health Manifesto was developed with the participation of about three dozen life science leaders in science, medicine, business, and more.
Traditional banks often don't know what to do with a business with no revenue and no developed product or service. But since bank financing is important for startups, it's a good idea to find a bank that understands startups' assets and the ebb and flow of startup sales and revenue cycles.
Because significant funding is needed to develop new, innovative life science and digital health products and tools, fewer ideas are making the leap from research institutions to product development teams. This clash between the short-term, earnings-driven needs of the medical marketplace and the risky, lengthy, and capital-intensive process of bringing medical ideas to fruition is a major challenge facing modern medicine.
HealthLoop lets doctors send patients automated follow-up emails with questions ranging from the general to the specific. In an interview, the company's founder shared tips for aspiring "doctorpreneurs."
If you're just starting out, it's important to connect with "super networkers" in your field who can help you make more contacts, said Chandra Duggirala, founder and CEO of Novobionics.
How a software company for science researchers learned about business model validation by studying OpenTable's model.
A technology entrepreneur and health researcher, Ian Eslick considered how to tap unusual revenue sources to build and sustain projects that would have value in the healthcare system. He came up with a solution in Vital Reactor, which keeps track of profit shares for people who contributed to a startup.
As the economy improves following the recession, entrepreneurs are surprisingly facing less competition from new startups. That's because the overall business creation rate declines with the unemployment rate, according to new research from the Kauffman Foundation.
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