Houston’s Decisio Healthcare, a health IT company that makes software to create a critical care dashboard for ER and ICU staff, is now FDA approved.
That distinction is notable, since seeking and obtaining regulatory approval is rare for medtech software... Read more »
Bitcoin took a potentially big step toward legitimacy in the U.S. today with the launch of the nation’s first licensed exchange for the virtual currency. Now, it’s up to San Francisco startup Coinbase to convince would-be traders that its platform is... Read more »
When Jacqueline Northcut began her 18-year career at a major accounting firm, at most three of the firm’s 80 partners were women, she says.
By the time Northcut herself made partner at the former Arthur Andersen, the numbers in the C-suite... Read more »
How many articles have been written about the innate business acumen of Steve Jobs, the brilliant coding abilities of Mark Zuckerberg, the extraordinary gifts of Yo Yo Ma?
And what if they were all wrong?
Geoff Colvin has combed through the... Read more »
Escalate Capital Partners, an Austin, TX-based mezzanine investor, has closed on a $235 million fund, the firm said in a written statement today. Aptly named Escalate Capital III, the fund is the firm’s third and its largest.
Escalate focuses on... Read more »
In late 2012, President Obama awarded Leroy “Lee” Hood the National Medal of Science for a lifetime of achievements, including the invention of machines that made the historic Human Genome Project possible.
So when Obama announced yesterday a “precision medicine initiative”—something... Read more »
Risk makes for great headlines. I’m guilty as charged. My first column for Xconomy questioned whether biotech venture capitalists were losing relevance, running away from risk in an inherently risky business.
Heading full steam into the new year, there will... Read more »
Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, is a deadly inherited disease. It affects about 1 of 10,000 babies, but it tends to be fatal—it’s the number one genetic cause of death for infants, and most of them die by age 3.
There... Read more »
The word “story” gets ill treatment at events like the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. It often means an elevator pitch from a harried CEO to a distracted investor, or a few observations a journalist strings together with a headline, or Twitter... Read more »