January 24, 2014

Tomorrow’s Technology Innovation, Today’s Work at Safeguard

Revolutionary changes in industries like healthcare would never be possible without new information technologies, one of Safeguard’s sweet spots dating back to our early days when we were nurturing and developing companies like Novell, CompuCom, QVC, Cambridge Technology Partners and ICG.
Sweeping innovations such as big data, cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) are [...]

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January 17, 2014

Tomorrow’s Healthcare Innovation, Today’s Work at Safeguard

No industry is more ripe for change than healthcare in the America. Hindered by payer models that for too long rewarded procedures and prescriptions, healthcare is now transforming under new approaches that place patients at the center of the healthcare ecosystem and elevate quality and outcomes over quantity and volume.
This new focus represents a genuine [...]

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January 15, 2014

Serving the community—it’s in our DNA

It was a rainy, dreary day yesterday. But thanks to MANNA, many people with life-threatening illnesses didn’t need to venture into the damp cold to buy groceries. The non-profit organization cooks and delivers nutritious, medically appropriate meals to people with cancer, renal disease, HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions.
The Safeguard team got an up close [...]

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January 10, 2014

Tomorrow’s Innovation, Today’s Work at Safeguard

Smart money–capital that flows to the greatest and highest purpose–is always predicated on opportunities of the future, tomorrow’s trends that are difficult to decipher in today’s chaos.
Ever since our founding in 1953, Safeguard has had the uncanny ability to seek out opportunity–to find the next big ‘thing’ and then create value through a unique blend [...]

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January 8, 2014

A History Worth Celebrating

“Study the past if you would define the future.”
Those were the words of the wise Confucius. And those are the words that remain in my mind on the heels of Safeguard’s 60th Anniversary.
In 2013, we had an amazing opportunity to embrace Safeguard’s six decade long history, in its entirety. In so doing, the year became [...]

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January 7, 2014

Point-of-Care Testing gains ground with BD’s acquisition of Alverix

In 2007, Alverix set out to revolutionize point-of-care (POC) testing–medical tests conducted in the doctor’s office, at a patient’s bedside, in a clinic or even in a patient’s home. POC testing offers convenience and swift results. But to be effective, the tests must be absolutely accurate. Alverix’s products, which leverage optoelectronics, offer portability and affordability [...]

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January 6, 2014

Inspired by the past. Motivated for the future.

Over the past 60 years, Safeguard Scientifics has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to innovation, which has ultimately improved people’s quality of life, boosted the economy and provided companies a better way to do business. Those products and services have evolved over the years, from cable TV to home shopping, office products and data processing to [...]

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December 30, 2013

Internet of Things gets boost with PTC acquisition of ThingWorx

In February 2011—long before the term “Internet of Things” became a hot business buzzword—Safeguard Scientifics saw potential in ThingWorx, the first application platform that lets designers build and run Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications. Since 2011, Safeguard has deployed $10 million in ThingWorx, which was founded in 2009 and based in Exton, [...]

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November 20, 2013

PaaS vendor Apprenda gets boost with $16M Series C financing

For sixty years, Safeguard has been supporting entrepreneurs and funding innovations that have had a transformative impact on our lives. Today, we continued that tradition by announcing that we led a $16 million Series C financing round for Apprenda, the leading enterprise Platform as a Service (PaaS) powering the next generation of enterprise software development in [...]

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November 18, 2013

The Role of the Board in the IPO Process

Recently IPO or looking to go public in the next 12-18 months? Then you don’t want to miss the Pre- and Post-IPO Board Forum, hosted by NYSE Governance Services, Corporate Board Member, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the offices of PwC, 3 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA.
This Board Forum is targeting newly listed public companies, [...]

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November 13, 2013

30 percent of Safeguard’s Partner Companies Ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500

The numbers are in. And we’re excited to announce that six of Safeguard’s partner companies have been named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TMList for 2013.
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies—both public and private—in North America. Technology Fast [...]

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