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Archive: Competitive Strategy

Corporate

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 of capital and management…

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Healthcare

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 yet they can also detect…

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A Look Ahead

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 automotive replacement parts, medical devices…

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Technology

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, Pa. Safeguard’s ability to spot…

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A Look Ahead

The State of Safeguard: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

During my nearly five years at Safeguard, I’ve worked closely with my predecessor, Peter Boni, and the current management team to define our strategy and develop plans to achieve our objective to build value for our shareholders. Over the past several months since the board asked me to become President and CEO, I have spent considerable time talking with the…

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