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Archive: Partner Companies

Trends

Outside of the Valley, Alternative Markets Attract Investors

Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. venture capital activity is concentrated in the Bay Area, Boston metro, and New York City’s orbit.[1] For some entrepreneurs, this is seen as an obstacle. Groundbreaking ideas can be marginalized if they are not located in one of these “preferred” regions. But investors are beginning to take a harder look at alternative markets, those…

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Digital Media

Powering Retail Sales with Omnichannel Software

The National Retail Foundation estimates sales of more than $650 billion during November and December 2016 combined, with nearly $117 billion attributed to online sales.[1] The numbers may be staggering to consumers, but to retailers, these are just baseline measurements for what the future has in store. While online retail sales are increasing, it’s not quite at the rate of…

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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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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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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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