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Archive: David Luk

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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Technology

Blockchain: Turning experiments into mission-critical business applications

Over the past several months, we’ve been researching companies that are leveraging an emerging technology called blockchain, which is the ‘general ledger’ underlying the digital currency Bitcoin. The blockchain’s general ledger technology can enable institutions and individuals to record and transfer assets instantly without intermediaries— virtually eliminating fraud, and instantly verifying ownership of any asset at any moment in time.…

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Technology

CloudMine: Fueling the transformation of how people consume and interact with enterprise data

We are excited to welcome CloudMine to the Safeguard family. We believe that Brendan McCorkle, Marc Weil, Jay Hershman and the rest of the team have an opportunity to build the next big enterprise software company right here in Philadelphia. CloudMine has been able to build a market-leading, differentiated platform in a rapidly growing and competitive space due in large…

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