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Tongue Tied: Speaking Candidly About Capital

Digital Health Seed Funding Initiative

A Partnership Ripe for the Region

Time Capsule: Celebrating 30 Years of TV Shopping

   
Trends

Tongue Tied: Speaking Candidly About Capital

I cringe when I read a headline that says a startup “pulled in”, “landed” or even “scooped ” new funding. Or better yet, when a venture capital firm is described as having “placed a bet”, “made a bet” or “cut a check” for a startup. These various accounts of winning money and placing bets are oftentimes used by reporters and news outlets to…

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Healthcare

A Partnership Ripe for the Region

By now, most people are aware of Safeguard’s rich history of fostering innovation and supporting entrepreneurs along their path to disruption. Our tried and true methodology has been built by funding technology-enabled businesses at the Series A or Series B stage, while baking-in value-added support through operational guidance and relevant expertise. Our sightline is fixed on several key verticals including healthcare,…

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Digital Media

Time Capsule: Celebrating 30 Years of TV Shopping

In the 1980s, before mobile commerce and e-commerce existed, the most innovative and convenient way to reach consumers was by leveraging the most important medium at that time—television. In addition to providing a convenient, educational and entertaining shopping mode for consumers, cable marketing provided a cost effective way for small and large suppliers to quickly gain visibility and market test…

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Digital Media

Powering Retail Sales with Omnichannel Software

The National Retail Foundation estimates sales of more than $650 billion during November and December 2016 combined, with nearly $117 billion attributed to online sales.[1] The numbers may be staggering to consumers, but to retailers, these are just baseline measurements for what the future has in store. While online retail sales are increasing, it’s not quite at the rate of…

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Healthcare

Data Democratization Bridges Chasm in Healthcare Ecosystem

Healthcare represents a broader, deeper content set than any other domain by orders of magnitude. Healthcare costs represent 17.6 percent of GDP, which translates to approximately $3 trillion, and is projected to go up to 20 percent by 2020. According to a recent report ranking select access to healthcare metrics among developed nations, the U.S. is underperforming with 2.4 physicians…

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