Supporting Innovation and Entrepreneurship for more than 60 years

Welcome to Safeguard Scientifics' Blog, where we share Perspective, Strategy and Insight.

Archive: Array

Q&A Series

Q&A: Gregg Bienstock, CEO, Lumesis – “Surround Yourself With Experts”

The municipal bond market is a thicket of data that can be outdated and doesn’t conform to a standard format, leaving investment firms to spend a disproportionate amount of time sifting through the information to guide their clients. Lumesis, and its DIVER solution, leapt into the arena to provide investors with a different approach to evaluating municipal bonds looking at…

Read more

Q&A Series

Q&A: David Langsam, CEO, AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions – “To Thine Own Self Be True”

The need to innovate and improve the healthcare system is greater than ever before, creating a number of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs in healthcare IT. AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions (“AdvantEdge”) is an emerging leader in medical billing services, practice management, and coding. A string of acquisitions over the past three years has strengthened AdvantEdge’s services as it continues to scale. Who better…

Read more

Q&A Series

Q&A: Steve McKay, CEO, DriveFactor – “The Key has been Flexibility”

After 11 years at Progressive Insurance, Steve McKay knew insurance inside and out, including many of the industry’s shortfalls. Steve realized that there were significant needs and opportunities in insurance and decided to become an entrepreneur. And so came about Crimson Informatics—recently rebranded as DriveFactor. The company aims to put personal data back in the hands of consumers and reduce…

Read more

Life Sciences

Q&A: Don Hardison, CEO, Good Start Genetics – “Don’t Take Anything for Granted”

Good Start Genetics is setting the pace for carrier screening. Based on proprietary gene-sequencing technology, Good Start Genetics’ pre-pregnancy test is more accurate and comprehensive, and is designed to replace other tests that only target a single genetic disorder and/or utilize a traditional genotyping approach. Thanks to Good Start Genetics, physicians will be able to help prospective parents make well-informed…

Read more

Partner Companies

Q&A: Ben Kartzman, CEO, Spongecell – "Entrepreneurs Need to Be Eternal Optimists"

Our Q&A series turns now to one of our newest partner companies, Spongecell, and its CEO and Co-founder Ben Kartzman. Spongecell is a digital advertising technology company that enhances standard banner ads with rich interactive features including video, social media, interactive maps, carousels, downloadable/SMS coupons, and more. Spongecell allows companies to collect data and analytics that provide a detailed portrait…

Read more