Posts Tagged: venture capital

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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Health Care? There’s an App for That: David Jones Talks With BloombergTV

Yesterday, David Jones was on BloombergTV’s “In The Loop With Betty Liu” to discuss how VCs are investing in healthcare IT companies, related to the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act.  Click on the box below to view the segment.   David explains there’s tremendous opportunity investing in healthcare IT right now.  There…
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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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Does Location Matter to VC Investors?

In our Monday post, we highlighted data from a recently published Kauffman Foundation report, comparing and ranking metro locations based startup density.  The report takes a look at the years 1990 and 2010.  We compared venture capital investment for those two years to see if the cities with high startup density were also attracting venture…
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HealthIT: Progress Shown, Challenges Ahead

In collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and Mathematics Policy Research, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report analyzing health information technology in the United States. The report analyzed the following areas and we’ve detailed a few key points below: Progress on adoption of electronic health records In 2012, 40% of office-based…
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Healthcare IT Investing Still Hot In July

Each month, Startup Health Insights reports venture capital investment in health tech companies.   Forty-five U.S.-based health IT companies raised a total of nearly $214 million.  That’s about 90% more capital than startups in the field raised in July 2012.  Below are the results of their July 2013 report. Top healthIT industry sectors attracting capital in…
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The Learning Curve

If you’re a college student, there is a good chance you’re taking a certain percentage of your classes online, regardless of the school you’re attending.  In fact, the odds are that you’re going to take at least one online-only class before you graduate.  The facts below show the growth and future of online education.  Also,…
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Number Crunchers

Here at Chrysalis, we love us some data. Venture investing isn’t all about “trusting the gut” after reading through a business plan or listening to an elevator pitch, when deciding whether to partner with an entrepreneur. A considerable amount of time is spent by a venture capitalist in the due diligence process — crunching industry,…
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