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    The 10 Things NOT To Do When Pitching a Venture Capitalist

    There’s a lot in the press these days about the behavior of some venture capitalists toward women entrepreneurs. The industry – or at least parts of it – needs to change. That isn’t what this article is about. (It is, however, what this article is about.) This article is instead about what I’ve learned pitching venture capitalists for Ellevest. [...]
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    Rich doctors are beginning to offer their time —and money— to health-tech start-ups

    Investing in health start-ups is all the rage. Now, doctors are getting into the game. At least two groups, FundRx in New York and angelMD in Seattle, are connecting physicians with cash to spare with medical startups in need of funding. AngelMD's pitch to companies: Close a round with funding from "those who know healthcare the most." Do doctors [...]
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    Your Team Is Brainstorming All Wrong

    When your team is tasked with generating ideas to solve a problem, suggesting a brainstorming session is a natural reaction. But does that approach actually work? Although the term “brainstorming” is now used as a generic term for having groups develop ideas, it began as the name of a specific technique proposed by advertising executive Alex […] More

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    What AI Strategy Should Your Startup Adopt?

    The first 6-game match between Gary Kasparov and Deep Blue, played in 1996, ended in a 4–2 win for Kasparov. The world slept better after those games. But our joy at the superiority we still held over ‘the computer’ was short-lived because just over a year later, Deep Blue defeated Kasparov 3 1/2 — 2 1/2 games. […] More

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    You Don’t Need a CTO to Launch Your Startup

    Founders often ask us if they need a CTO in order to get funding for their startups. Investors tell them things like, “If you can’t attract a CTO, then you must not have a compelling company.” Sometimes they’ll say, “I only invest in companies that have strong tech leadership.” Unfortunately, this conventional wisdom is misleading. […] More

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    New York’s Tech Success Isn’t Measured Just In IPOs

    Recently, VentureBeat published a report about “New York City’s overhyped startup scene,” an article that used Yext’s then-impending IPO to make a case that a lack of flashy IPOs and exits somehow indicated New York’s tech and startup environment has not thrived. That couldn’t be further from the truth. While New York may lack a […] More

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    The relevance of media-streaming startups

    With 86 million users across multiple countries and roughly $2.2 billion in generated revenue in Q3 2016, Netflix is the shining star of media-streaming startups. But it wasn’t always such a powerhouse. In the early days of Netflix, video rental companies like Blockbuster were the established opposition. Old media and distribution channels kept a watchful […] More

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    Thriving in the New Medical Economy

    If you read the news, talk to colleagues, or attend an industry conference, it might feel like there’s never been a more challenging time to build and lead a medical group. The healthcare landscape is full of uncertainty and changing faster than ever before. The market is quickly becoming more value-based and consumer-driven, and new […] More

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    Human-Centered Design For Health And Wellness: Interview With Amy Cueva

    “Collaboration is the new innovation. We’re seeing companies connect to serve the same patient better,” -Amy Cueva Amy Cueva is a smooth talker. But not at all in a negative sense. I interviewed Amy last week. She’s bold and confident, graceful and poised. And she knows a thing or two about healthcare, design, and running […] More