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Technology

Six for Six: Scott Snyder, PhD.

For the first time in nearly two decades, Safeguard has a chief technology and innovation officer. Being able to seamlessly adapt to changing business climates is the crux of Safeguard’s operation. As evidenced by today’s press release, Dr. Scott Snyder is no stranger to the Greater Philadelphia region’s innovation ecosystem. So, let’s learn more about the owner of this newly envisioned…

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Healthcare

Powering a Transformation in Health Care

The Health Care Innovation Collaborative (“Collaborative”) is days away from closing its “Open Call” for applications for ideas that tackle problems associated with ‘chronic disease’. According to a press release that the CEO Council for Corporate Growth (“CEO Council”)—an initiative of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce—issued earlier today, the Collaborative has received 28 applications and has 107 additional applications in progress. Submissions will be accepted…

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Healthcare

Zipnosis: Empowering health systems to launch their own branded virtual care service lines

To kick-off the new year, we’re excited to announce a new partner company—Zipnosis. Safeguard led Zipnosis’ $17 million Series A financing with participation from Ascension Ventures, a subsidiary of Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit and Catholic health system; along with existing investors Fairview Health Services, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Arthur Ventures, Waterline Ventures and Omphalos Ventures. Proceeds will be used to expand Zipnosis’…

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Corporate

Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair

Safeguard Scientifics, along with Ascent Venture Partners, Edison Partners, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, Grotech Ventures and Osage Venture Partners are excited to host Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair next Friday, December 11th from 2PM – 4PM EST. The overall concept is relatively simple and analogous to an in-person event, except that you can chat one-on-one directly with top investors / capital providers from the comfort of your…

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Safeguard Scientifics joins ic@3401 as its first Sustaining Member

A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin…

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