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4 things startups should judge VC firms on

Last month we looked at what turns investors off of biotech startups. But what about venture capital firms? When it comes to healthcare investing, what signs should alert startups, or for that matter the members of a VC firm, that the firm is stuck in a time warp?

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MedCityNews .com
on December 11, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Medical devices should focus on transparency, austerity and wellness

The CEO of a startup credited his company's success in raising money to two factors. Human data about the dissolving stent and a tight budget. Kamal Ramzipoor of Amaranth Medical said those two accomplishments helped his company raise $20 million in a series B round.

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MedCityNews .com
on November 11, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
3 strategies to stay away from for startups looking for investments

People who advise entrepreneurs over a decent chunk of time tend to have the kind of world-weary perspective you'd expect from someone who has seen so many startups succeed or fail. They know what can scupper investment opportunities and turn off potential investors.

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MedCityNews .com
on September 9, 2013
Category:  Creation 
Two feasible strategies for healthcare startups seeking funding

The money is still out there, but don't take it until you absolutely have to. That was the advice to healthcare startups from Fahd M.T. Riaz, a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. He talked about trends in funding for healthcare startups on a panel at CONVERGE with Kelly Campbell Slone of the National Venture Capital Association, Joe Hammer of GE Capital Healthcare Fianancial Services, Fadh Riaz, and Elliot Menschik of DreamIt Ventures. Sixty-five percent of his clients are emerging startups and the rest are big companies like J&J and Boston Scientific.

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MedCityNews .com
on August 14, 2013
Category:  Creation  Execution 
5 tips for a successful partnership in HIT

Growth through strategic collaborations has fueled the expansion of many a company involved in the health care space such as Intermountain Healthcare System and McKesson to add new technologies and markets relatively rapidly. The forms these partnerships take vary according to need and size. Although frequently between smaller and larger companies, it can also be a partnership of equals. It can be particularly useful for small; growing companies to validate their products and give them broader market exposure. On the other hand, if there's a fundamental difference in goals by the companies in the partnership or the customers isn't happy with the agreement in practice, it could all go pear shaped, especially for the smaller companies.

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MedCityNews .com
on July 10, 2013
Category:  Creation 
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