Posts Tagged: startup

Chrysalis Ventures Partner Wright Steenrod Speaks With Insider Louisville About iSqFt Acquisition

The article below was originally published here. San Francisco company acquires Chrysalis Ventures portfolio operation iSqFt, which digitized construction bidding by Terry Boyd – Insider Louisville       10/9/14 Louisville-based Chrysalis Ventures has a history of funding and nurturing early stage software-as-a-service companies, or SaaS, on the way to big exits. In 2014, companies that build sophisticated…
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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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CEO: TiVo’s $135M buy of Durham’s Digitalsmiths is paying off

CEO: TiVo’s $135M buy of Durham’s Digitalsmiths is paying off By Lauren K. Ohnesorge                  Aug 27, 2014, 12:48pm EDT Digitalsmiths is driving revenue growth for TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO), the Silicon Valley media services firm that acquired the Durham company earlier this year for $135 million. And it could get more of an international push from…
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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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Executive Predictions

Last year we asked a few people in our network to anticipate, with absolutely nothing on the line, what 2013 would bring. There is always, of course, something on the line–we dug up some of their responses in order to evaluate their performance with the benefit of hindsight. We have also roped a few more…
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Higher Education: Growing in cost and options

Recently, MSNBC analyzed the U.S. education industry in their reporting.  They took a look at the higher education sector and reported the following statistics: U.S. higher education ranks 12th out of 37 countries for graduation; 18.4 million students are enrolled in U.S. undergraduate programs; 21.5 million students are enrolled in U.S. post-secondary programs; Approximately 59%…
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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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Consumer Health Investment Strong in August

The August numbers are in and StartupHealth has recorded an increase in investment in consumer health companies for the month.   The monthly report shows 50 U.S.-based health tech startups raised $242 million in August, which marks just about a 1.5% increase over the same period last year when investors closed 40 deals worth $246.4 million….
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