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Is IoT the Next App Store?

This post originally appeared on CIOReview.com, January 11th, 2017. It is hard to think about the current wave of digital innovation and empowered end-users without thinking about apps. Despite the app store concept in its current form really taking root in 2008 with the launch of Apple’s App Store for iOS, we have been app crazy as a society, with…

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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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Data Democratization Bridges Chasm in Healthcare Ecosystem

Healthcare represents a broader, deeper content set than any other domain by orders of magnitude. Healthcare costs represent 17.6 percent of GDP, which translates to approximately $3 trillion, and is projected to go up to 20 percent by 2020. According to a recent report ranking select access to healthcare metrics among developed nations, the U.S. is underperforming with 2.4 physicians…

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Plugging the Holes in Healthcare Data Security

Today, it’s rare to go a week without reading a story in the news about hackers finding and/or exploiting security vulnerabilities in a healthcare setting. Usually it involves the theft of patient data records for use in identity theft, where there is clear financial motivation. But it is becoming more common for medical devices themselves to be hacked, either as…

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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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