What does an ex-Facebook tycoon with a degree in electrical engineering know about fixing the U.S. healthcare system?
Well, Chamath Palihapitiya knows that healthcare is in need of some drastic reinvention, and that to some extent, this will involve training people... Read more »
San Francisco’s Rock Health startup accelerator unveiled its latest class of startups this week. It’s the fifth group admitted to the digital health program, which provides each of its companies with a $100,000 investment and four months of intensive entrepreneurship training,... Read more »
Attendance at the annual Wireless-Life Sciences Convergence Summit in San Diego has remained relatively steady in recent years (the first conference was held in 2006), but there has been a phase change in the industry over the past year. As with... Read more »
Just a little over a month to go before our fifth annual flagship conference, XSITE 2013 (Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, & Entrepreneurship) at Babson College. The date is June 19, the theme is “Boston’s Tech Revival,” and the agenda is... Read more »
One year after it was announced, the New York Digital Health Accelerator birthed its first clutch of startups on Wednesday at a demo day—including one acquisition deal in the mix.
Pared down from some 250 applicants from across the U.S.... Read more »
Amid the hectic pace of earnings releases, we saw a number of partnership agreements and other developments coming out of San Diego’s life sciences community. Here’s my wrap-up.
—Shares of San Diego-based Receptos (NASDAQ: RCPT), a biotech developing new treatments... Read more »
Capital Royalty, a private equity investment firm that specializes in investing in healthcare technologies, has closed an $805 million investment fund, the firm announced today. Capital Royalty is headquartered in Houston and has offices in Boulder, CO, and New York... Read more »
If you try to keep up with all the business-plan contests and student startup competitions in the Boston area, you will go mad.
I’m making the rounds this spring, but I won’t be able to write about everything I see (or... Read more »
I’ve been coming to Texas regularly for more than 20 years—first to meet my future in-laws, and ever since to visit a growing extended family network around the state. I didn’t envision opening a Texas business arm on that initial visit... Read more »
Finally, the economy seems to be heading in the right direction, but frustratingly slowly—and peril lurks around every sequester corner. Is that the new normal in this age of rising healthcare costs, venture capital belt-tightening, and a nearly broken Congressional system... Read more »