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Bessemer launches a seed fund for startups applying machine learning to health 20180601
Bessemer launches a seed fund for startups applying machine learning to health
Jonathan Shieber@jshieber / Jun 1, 2018
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Seeing a tremendous opportunity to leverage machine learning technologies in the healthcare industry, Bessemer Venture Partners is launching a $10 million early-stage seed program to back new startups.

Led by the firm’s celebrity healthcare investor, Steve Kraus (seriously: the guy has his own podcast), and its head of investments in Israel, Adam Fisher, the Deep Health Seed Program will place bets of anywhere between $100,000 and $2 million into early-stage companies using machine learning to solve problems in healthcare.
#hc  #vc  #fund  #startups  #ml  +Bessemer 
20 days ago by phil_hendrix
Scott Belsky - Adobe
Scott Belsky is an executive, entrepreneur, author, and investor (and all-around product obsessive). He currently serves as Adobe's Chief Product Officer and Executive Vice President, Creative Cloud. Scott's passion is to make the creative world more productive, connected, and adaptive to new technologies. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired Behance in 2012. Millions of people use Behance to display their portfolios, as well as track and find top talent across the creative industries. After Behance's acquisition, Scott helped reboot Adobe's mobile product strategy and led Behance until 2016, when he spent a few years as an investor and advisor to multiple businesses. Alongside his role at Adobe, Scott is a Venture Partner at Benchmark - a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, an early-stage investor, and is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Prefer, a referrals platform that empowers the careers of independent professionals (aka "Soloists").

Over the years, Scott has pursued other projects to help organize and empower the careers of creative people. These include 99U, Behance's think tank and annual conference devoted to execution in the creative world; and a popular line of organizational paper products that help organize creative people and teams.

Scott is also the author of the international bestselling book Making Ideas Happen (Portfolio Imprint, Penguin Books, April, 2010).

Scott is an advocate for technology and community initiatives that empower creative people and help businesses leverage the creative potential of their people. He is a frequent contributor on MSNBC and has worked with leading companies and organizations including Pentagram, Proctor & Gamble, Facebook, and the United States Government. In 2010, Scott was also included in Fast Company's list of "100 Most Creative People in Business."

Scott actively advises and invests in businesses that cross the intersection of technology and design, and help empower people, among other criteria. In addition to Scott's work with Benchmark, he is an early investor and advisor in Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope (now part of Twitter) as well as several others in the early stages. Scott serves on the Board of Cheddar, a next-generation live and on-demand video news network. He is also the technology and design advisor (and investor / early board member) for sweetgreen, a values-driven locally-sourced seasonal kitchen.

Prior to founding Behance, Scott helped grow the Pine Street Leadership Development Initiative at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Scott was especially focused on organizational improvement and strengthening relationships with clients. Scott serves on the Advisory Board of Cornell University's Entrepreneurship Program and is President of the Board of Trustees for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Scott and his family live in New York City and San Francisco.
#innovation  #startups  #productmanager  +Adobe  +Behance  #author  #tl 
25 days ago by phil_hendrix
Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook: Bill Aulet: 9781119365792: Amazon.com: Books
Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook 1st Edition
by Bill Aulet (Author)

The essential companion to the book that revolutionized entrepreneurship

Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook provides a practical manual for working the 24-step framework presented in Disciplined Entrepreneurship. Unlocking key lessons and breaking down the steps, this book helps you delve deeper into the framework to get your business up and running with a greater chance for success. You'll find the tools you need to sharpen your instinct, engage your creativity, work through hardship, and give the people what they want—even if they don't yet know that they want it. Real-world examples illustrate the framework in action, and case studies highlight critical points that can make or break you when your goal is on the line. Exercises and assessments help you nail down your strengths, while pointing out areas that could benefit from reinforcement—because when it comes to your business, "good enough" isn't good enough—better is always better.

Disciplined Entrepreneurship transformed the way that professionals think about starting a company, and this book helps you dig into the proven framework to make your business dreams a reality.

Delve deeper into the 24 steps to success
Innovate, persevere, and create the product people want
Internalize lessons learned from real-world entrepreneurs
Test your understanding with exercises and case studies
The book also includes new material on topics the author has found to be extremely useful in getting the most value out of the framework including Primary Market Research, Windows of Opportunity and Triggers. The book also introduces the Disciplined Entrepreneurship Canvas to track your progress on this journey.

Starting a company is a serious undertaking, with plenty of risk and sacrifice to go around—so why not minimize the risk and make the outcome worth the sacrifice? Author Bill Aulet's 24-step framework is proven to build a successful business; the key is in how well you implement it. Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook helps you master the skills, tools, and mindset you need to get on your path to success.
#startups  #innovation  #process  #tools  +BillAulet  #MIT  >order 
27 days ago by phil_hendrix
DEToolbox (@DEToolbox) | Twitter
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@DEToolbox
The Disciplined #Entrepreneurship Toolbox is a 24-step framework and process for #startups created at @MIT.

Cambridge, MA
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#innovation  #startups  #tools  #templates  #exercises  +BillAulet  #MIT 
27 days ago by phil_hendrix
Healthcare Prognosis 2018 Venrock
2018 HEALTHCARE PROGNOSIS
Last year we all sought to adjust to a new normal as the Trump Administration settled in, with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in its crosshairs. But as our smart and sophisticated 2017 survey respondents predicted, the ACA lives on. For this year's Healthcare Prognosis, we revisited some topics, like drug pricing and startup health, and added some new questions related to current issues and trends. Once again, we relied on the opinions of a few hundred of the smartest people we know across healthcare.

Our key findings are presented below.
#hc  #industry  #startups  #outlook  #stats  #research  #VC  +Venrock 
5 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Corporate Venturing Achieving Profitable Growth Through Startups IESE 201701
Corporate Venturing: Achieving Profitable Growth Through Startups

This report is the first to be published by mVenturesBcn, a program of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, together with IESE Business School. Its aim is to provide a handbook on corporate venturing that can be useful for the entrepreneurial community globally. We provide a framework for understanding the problems and challenges of established companies in achieving profitable growth and how they could become more innovative by using the wide set of tools that corporate venturing offers. A list of examples from selected sectors is included later.
Bibliographic citation: Prats, Mª Julia; Amigó, Pau; Ametller, Xavier; Batlle, Adrià, "Corporate Venturing: Achieving Profitable Growth Through Startups", mVenturesBcn, 01/2017
#corporateventuring  #startups  +IESE 
6 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Corporate Venturing A David-and-Goliath Collaboration IESE 201805
Corporate Venturing: A David-and-Goliath Collaboration 
Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier



Corporate venture capital, scouting missions, hackathons, excubators, venture clients, corporate incubators and accelerators... These are just some of the models for collaboration between large companies and startups. The practice -- known as corporate venturing -- has been adopted by firms such as Siemens, GE, IBM, Xerox, Merck and Lucent.

There has been significant growth in the use of these types of mechanisms. In 2010, very few of the 210 largest companies by market capitalization worldwide used incubators and accelerators -- compared to almost half of them just five years later.

So where should businesses start? How can they select the most suitable mechanism for collaboration? What sort of budget, time scale and objectives should they work with?

The report, titled Open Innovation: Building, Scaling and Consolidating Your Firm's Corporate Venturing Unit, based on interviews with the innovation directors of 44 large firms that already had a corporate venturing unit in place, addresses these sorts of questions.

The report is the work of professor Mª Julia Prats and Josemaria Siota from IESE's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, together with Tommaso Canonici and Xavier Contijoch from the consultancy firm Opinno.
#corporateventuring  #innovation  #enterprise  #startups  +IESE 
6 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
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#enterprises  #startups  #corporateventuring  #innovation  >rt 
6 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Here's How Large Firms Can Innovate By Collaborating With Startups IESE 20180510
Here's How Large Firms Can Innovate By Collaborating With Startups

Corporate venturing, the term used for when established firms collaborate with startups (whether through corporate venture capital, scouting missions, hackathons or excubators, to name just some examples) is not a new practice. Large companies such as Intel, Siemens, Xerox, GE, IBM, Lucent and Merck have employed them for years.

However, due to the explosion of technology in the past two decades, there has been a spike in firms starting and expanding their corporate venturing units to keep pace with the evolution of technology and its ubiquitous adoption across industries. Between 2010 and 2016 in fact, the use of corporate incubators and corporate accelerators among the 30 world largest companies in the world rose from just 2% to 44%.

So how should large firms best approach corporate venturing? Based on interviews conducted with chief innovation officers (and related roles) at 44 large firms for a new study, below we identify the challenges, opportunities and best practices for how large corporations can innovate by collaborating with startups.
#innovation  #enterprise  #startups  #collaboration  #coinnovation 
6 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Q1 2018 Healthcare IT / Digital Health Funding and M&A Executive Summary Mercom 201804
Q1 2018 Healthcare IT / Digital Health Funding and M&A Executive Summary
Click here to download the Q1 2018 Healthcare IT Funding and M&A Executive Summary.
#healthcare  #startups  #VC  #funding  #trends  +Mercom 
6 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
As digital health companies proliferate, it's getting tougher to spot the strongest businesses 20180502
As digital health companies proliferate, it’s getting tougher to spot the strongest businesses
By LISA SUENNEN

Caveat Emptor, Caveat Venditor. That is my official blog post foreshadowing.

The digital health rocket seems to have gotten supercharged lately, at least when it comes to fundraising. Depending on who you ask, either $1.62 billion (Rock Health’s count) or $2.5 billion (Mercom) or $2.8 billion (Startup Health’s count) was plowed into digital health companies in just the first three months of 2018. By any measure Q1 2018 was the most significant quarter yet for digital health funding. This headline has been everywhere. Digital health: to infinity and beyond! But what is the significance of this? Should investors and customers of these companies be excited or worried? It’s a little hard to tell.

But if you dig a little deeper, there are some interesting things to notice.


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Another thing to notice: some deals are way more equal than others, to misquote a book almost everyone was forced to read in junior high.

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#healthcare  #digital  #startups  #VC  #funding  #trends 
6 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
The Innovation Paradox: Why Good Businesses Kill Breakthroughs and How They Can Change Tony Davila Marc Epstein 2014
The Innovation Paradox: Why Good Businesses Kill Breakthroughs and How They Can Change Hardcover – June 30, 2014
by Tony Davila (Author),‎ Marc Epstein (Author)

For more than twenty years, major innovations—the kind that transform industries and even societies—seem to have come almost exclusively from startups. Established companies still dominate most markets, but despite massive efforts and millions of dollars, they can’t seem to achieve the same kinds of foundational breakthroughs.

The problem, say Tony Davila and Marc Epstein, is that the very processes and structures responsible for established companies’ enduring success prevent them from developing breakthroughs. This is the innovation paradox.
#innovation  #breakthrough  #enterprise  #challenges  #startups  #advice  #strategy  #book  +TonyDavila  #tl  >own 
7 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Andrew Corbett (@ProfACorbett) | Twitter
Andrew Corbett
@ProfACorbett
Recently ranked as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researchers in the World. Professor at Babson College the world's #1 institution for entrepreneurship.

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Joined May 2013
#academic  +Babson  #startups  #TomDavenport  >follow 
8 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
AMA, Google Launch Health Care Interoperability & Innovation Challenge 20180409
AMA, Google Launch Health Care Interoperability & Innovation Challenge
For immediate release: Apr 9, 2018

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CHICAGO - The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the AMA Health Care Interoperability and Innovation Challenge sponsored by Google to inspire novel examples of mobile health technology—such as wearable devices and applications—that effectively monitor and share medical data between patients and physicians to improve the management of chronic diseases.

“The AMA is working to unleash a new era of patient care through its Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) by pioneering a common data model for organizing and sharing meaningful health data like patient goal, state and functioning, and assembling an unprecedented collaborative effort across health care and technology stakeholders” said AMA President David O. Barbe, M.D., M.H.A. “The Challenge we’re announcing today is an extension of the AMA’s work and will explore possible uses of mobile health technology to provide patients and physicians with a rich stream of medical data that is important for improving care and long-term wellness.”
#healthcare  #data  #interoperability  #startups  #research  +AMA  +Google 
8 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
The art of VC is knowing when to seem crazy Sarah Tavel 20170606
The art of VC is knowing when to seem crazy
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The longer I’m in venture capital, the more I’m convinced that the art of VC is about knowing when to seem crazy. I’d wager that the majority of multi-billion dollar companies started with an investment that looked crazy from the outside.

My former colleague Rob Stavis’s Series A investment in Skype was crazy. The Skype founders had also founded Kazaa, and couldn’t enter the US because they were afraid of being arrested. Invest in fugitives?! That’s what 137x in two years crazy looks like.

Common wisdom in 2006 was that my former partner David Sze’s Series B investment in Facebook was crazy. $500m valuation for a social network?! That will ruin the firm!-crazy. Of course, we all know how that turned out.

When Jeremy Levine and I invested in the Series A of Pinterest, the team was just five people. The search barely worked. It was going down all the time. $10m round?! I felt seriously crazy at the time. Crazy good. Crazy excited.
#vc  #investing  #startups  #valueproposition  #strategy  +SarahTavel  VC 
8 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Start with a cupcake Des Traynor
The quicker you can get feedback on what you’re thinking the better your idea will be. Usage is oxygen for ideas.
#startups  #valueproposition  #Intercom  #DesTraynor 
12 weeks ago by phil_hendrix
Ameet Patel | LinkedIn
Ameet Patel
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Advisor/CTO/Investor/Mentor 🙏🏼
Stealth Companies Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick
Greater New York City Area 500+ 500+ connections
#analytics  #ML  #DL  #startups  #advisor  #investor  #Determined.ai 
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