Posts Tagged: innovation

David Jones Speaks With Health Plan Week

Health Insurers Track Startups for Ideas, Investment Amid Venture-Capital Boom By Patrick Connole, Managing Editor September 8, 2014Volume 24Issue 30 Venture capital is flowing into the digital health space at rates that by midyear 2014 had already eclipsed what was seen for all of last year, according to new industry data. That leaves health insurers to consider investments…
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David Jones Speaks With Health Plan Week: ‘Most Exciting Time’ Makes Plans Active Buyers of New Start-Ups

A combination of long-term trends, regulatory forces and technological wonders are all colliding to create the largest systemic change in health care since the implementation of Medicare 50 years ago, says David Jones, Jr., chairman of Louisville, Ky.-based venture capital firm Chrysalis Ventures and a current director and former chairman of Humana Inc.’s board. This…
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Between The Coasts: Low On Capital, Not On Innovation

Forbes Magazine recently gathered information showing under-venture capital funded states in the US.  We’ve written about how the midwest and southern parts of the U.S. underfunded here.  Based on Forbes’ research, states between the coasts are not the only ones underfunded.  Using data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Forbes put together…
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Pedal To The Metal: The State of the Innovation Ecosystem in Michigan

Recently, Chrysalis managing partner Koleman Karleski spoke with MIBiz.com, to discuss the state of the current innovation ecosystem in Michigan.  Chrysalis Ventures has been investing in Michigan-based companies for nearly two decades and, as Koleman articulates, continues to see strong companies being built and grown there. The news article can be found here.  Koleman emphasizes…
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Startups Innovating For Corporate Healthcare

Corporations are playing an increasingly important role in the innovation ecosystem — particularly in high-growth industries like healthcare and technology. Given the financing and exit momentum, CB Insights took a look at which large healthcare companies have been most active in acquiring and investing in emerging healthcare companies (biotech, pharma, medical device) as well as…
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Where’s The Job Growth In Tech?

As technology advances and continues to impact the way almost every industry does business, Network World analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine the top geographies for highest technology job growth.  Below is the ranking and a few thoughts as to why the top five geographies are experiencing tech job…
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If You Build It, Will They Come?

The discussion surrounding what it takes to create an innovation hub / field of dreams, where entrepreneurs will flock and startups will be created and grow, has been ongoing within the innovation ecosystem.  We’ve written about it here and here. The Kauffman Foundation recently published a paper comparing and ranking performance in U.S. metro locations,…
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