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Maybe the Elephants Really Can Dance!

by David A. Jones, Jr. Originally appeared in Healthcare Musings September 2012 - When the 900-page-plus Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in March 2010, my first reaction was simple relief that the exhausting, incoherent, multi-year political spectacle had finally ended.  My second was that implementation of this committee-bred camel, representing the largest health system overhaul since…
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Chrysalis Ventures Promotes Wright Steenrod to Partner

CONTACT: Laura Cruz Tenor Communications 917.406.7517 laura@tenorcom.com   Louisville, KY, September 20, 2012 – At today’s annual Limited Partners meeting, Chrysalis Ventures announced that Wright Steenrod, an eleven-year veteran with the firm, has been promoted to Partner. As Partner, Wright will continue to lead the firm’s technology practice and serve on its investment committee. “Having…
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Open Kernel Acquired by General Dynamics C4 Systems

by Wright Steenrod 9/11/12 Today General Dynamics C4 Systems announced it is acquiring our portfolio company Open Kernel Labs. This is a strong validation of the strength of OK-Labs’ technology and its value in military and defense communications. In addition, it demonstrates that high-growth, high technology companies are being founded in the Midwest, not just…
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HealthTeacher Creates ‘Awesome Upstander!’ – The First Anti-Bullying Mobile Game for Kids

New Mobile Game for Kids Aims to Create Bullying Upstanders Through Game Play Learning NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To proactively address the growing bullying epidemic in the U.S., HealthTeacher, the interactive leader in youth health, has created Awesome Upstander!, a fun mobile game that teaches kids how to stand up to bullies in a safe and positive…
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How to Hold Productive, Tolerable Meetings: 5 Tips (Alan Ying)

Once you have about 20 employees, meetings are a fact of start-up life. Here’s how to make them worth your time. Most entrepreneurs’ stories have a “refugee from Big Company” angle. As a venture capitalist, I often hear liberated entrepreneurs discuss their escapes from the treadmill of eye-rollingly lame meetings. In their start-ups, they marvel at…
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Connecture Raises $20M Recap Round

by Timothy Hay August 16, 2012 (c) 2012 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Connecture Inc ., a 13-year-old enterprise software company that has been operating for years with a complicated capital structure, has been recapitalized for the second time, shaking up the ownership stakes of the various investors backing the company. The recap takes place…
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Saylor Foundation’s Free Courses Offer Path to Credit (features StraighterLine)

The Saylor Foundation has nearly finished creating a full suite of free, online courses in a dozen popular undergraduate majors. And the foundation is now offering a path to college credit for its offerings by partnering with two nontraditional players in higher education – Excelsior College and StraighterLine. The project started three years ago, when…
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Exchanges can slow growth of health care costs

By: David Jones July 23, 2012 09:25 PM EDT http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/78854.html Texas Gov. Rick Perry has pledged he won’t create a state health insurance exchange or implement the optional Medicaid expansion — both components of the recently upheld Affordable Care Act. So far, only 16 states have begun creating insurance exchanges. Eighteen are considering it, four…
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