Tag Archive: Lisa Suennen

  1. cropped-onwood2
    by Angie Chang

    Investor Comedy Relief: the Missed Investment Opportunity

    Best market sizing analysis on earth, via Ali G, for the ice cream glove market analysis.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    Have you seen Shark Tank? Seriously, who comes up with this stuff? Someone should do a study matching the city of origin of some of the crazier ideas with the number of meth lab arrests in that same locale. I have to believe there is a relationship here; correlation or causality? Who knows?

    The fact is, however, that some ideas that sound bat-$%#@ crazy turn out to be good. $4 coffee? What? Are you nuts? Who is going to pay $4 for coffee that you can pay $1 for or make at home, for God’s sake? Hello Starbucks.

  2. Speak_up_by_motherwarxx
    by Angie Chang

    Where Are the Women in Venture Capital That Blog?

    As gatekeepers of venture capital, where are the women in venture capital who blog?

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Thought leadership in technology, entrepreneurship and business is established by blogging and tweeting. Unfortunately, the blog rolls of venture capitalists are filled with mostly, well, men ranging from the partners at Andreesseen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and the pundits at TechCrunch… but where are the women?

  3. 1296946662-cats_n_dogs
    by Angie Chang

    Digital Health: The Cat’s Meow

    Shippo is a system comprised of a smartphone-based app plus body-worn sensors plus, shall we say, a health appliance; together the system reads brain waves and heart beats and then uniquely applies those inputs to improve one’s ability to communicate emotions and intentions. Oh, I forgot to mention, the health appliance is a tail. Yes, you heard me, a tail.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    While I fully acknowledge that there are some great technologies and great apps and even great business cases for the use of digital health products, a large number of the digital health ideas currently being touted as the cure for what ails our healthcare system are far from the cat’s meow (foreshadowing alert).

  4. business-plan-in-trash
    by Angie Chang

    "I’m On A Boat!" – The Rising Fleet Of Startup Incubators

    What’s next after a boat? With a goat? On a plane? On a train? In a tree? Seems like a lot of incubators if you ask me.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    I was hanging out with Tom Rodgers of Cambia Health the other day and we were discussing the seemingly unrelenting trend of the formation of new technology incubators and accelerators, designed to help catapult the weird and wonderful ideas of entrepreneurs into actionable companies.

  5. 3834368700-3
    by Angie Chang

    Rock Health Kicks Off "XX In Health" Week

    The “XX in Health Initiative” aims to change the ratio among women leading healthcare.

    By Dana Rosenberg (Director of Business Development, Rock Health)

    We hear startling statistics on the number of women in leadership positions all too often…

    Women represent 19% of law firm partners.
    Women hold 17% of the seats in congress.
    Women comprise 11% of the investor community.

    …and in the healthcare industry, the story doesn’t get any better. While women make up 73% of medical and health services managers, only 4% of healthcare CEOs are women. In 2012, 3 female CEOs managed to raise $2M or more, as compared with 73 of their male counterparts.

  6. doctor-dan-and-mom
    by Angie Chang

    Your CEO May Be A Man, But Your Healthcare Customer Is A Woman

    Women have the kind of customer loyalty that transmits real value in healthcare.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    I recently saw a statistic from my friends at Rock Health that said that women comprise only 4% of healthcare industry CEOs. For those of you who are slow at math, this means that 96% of the people running pharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare IT, healthcare service, provider system, health insurance and all of the other healthcare enterprises out there are men.

    Despite 51% of the American population being female, this has been a persistent fact since anyone bothered checking. In fact, I bet the number of women CEOs in healthcare has

  7. 600
    by Angie Chang

    Does This Augmented Reality Make Me Look Fat?

    The best application of this technology is that the researchers figured out how to add a peripheral device to the shades so that scents can combine with the optical illusion effects to fool the wearer into thinking that the broccoli they are eating is really a big juicy slice of coconut cream pie, or whatever food item floats their boat.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    Much has been made lately in the tech press about Google’s Project Glass, an effort underway at Google to develop and sell a pair of glasses equipped with an on-board cell phone, camera, display, and microphone. One of the latest entries in the “augmented reality” movement, the Google glasses are meant to allow you to far more effectively plow into street signs and parked cars by completely taking your eyes off the road when walking or driving.

    Now I think I understand why CMS has seen fit to issue a new series of ICD-10 codes to allow for accurate coding

  8. 120306041838-sxsw-story-top
    by Angie Chang

    Woodstock For Geeks: SXSW Interactive

    Opportunities for SXSW and HIMSS.

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    At HIMSS a few weeks ago, I was feeling semi-hip among the healthcare uber-nerd crowd that worries about how to make big hospital and healthcare enterprises function with big data.

    Fast forward two weeks and I found myself, too uncool for school and entirely overdressed, among the techno glitterati at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX. Not a suit to be found here at this gathering, which would blanche at the thought of being called a conference. SXSW is more of a happening. More than anything, sensory stimulation is the big difference between

  9. 4548288966_540b005636_z
    by Angie Chang

    Sleights Of Mind In Healthcare: Do You Believe In Magic?

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    As health and science have entered the popular discourse in a greater way these past several years, there has been an upsurge in scientific literature delivered in an accessible pop culture format-science for the Everyman, if you will.

    Especially popular among the books that have migrated from the lab to the NY Times Bestseller list have been those about the way humans think and why. Over the last few years I have noticed a myriad of what I will dub pop science books out there about the brain and cognition.

  10. lsuennen-309
    by Angie Chang

    Newsflash: Grass Is Green, Sky Is Blue, VCs Are White Men

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    On November 21, the National Venture Capital Association and Dow Jones VentureSource released the results of the 2011 Venture Census, which reported statistics about ethnicity, gender and other characteristics of the venture capital industry garnered from a poll that included 600 VC industry participants.

    Not surprisingly, the Census reaffirmed what most of us already knew: it’s good to be a white male. Of the total 600 respondents, 87% were Caucasian, 9% were Asian, 2% were African American or Latino, and 2% were of mixed race. This is pretty much exactly the same as when

  11. 415603218_640
    by Managing Editor

    Limited Not By Our Abilities, But By Vision (HIT)

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    “I hadn’t given any thought to the fact that it was theoretically a ‘women’s conference before I walked into the room. I’d just promised the organizer, a friend, that I would come,” said Vance Vanier, CEO of Navigenics.

    “But walking into the room full of women had quite an impact; I realized how much I stood out and it was worth noting. It made me realize what women experience when they go to events like this.”

    Vanier was commenting on his experience as a male

  12. male-vs-female-symbol-150x150
    by Angie Chang

    Man! I Feel Like a Woman! (Women Playing The Startup Game)

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    Back in July 2011, Vivek Wadhwa, a highly regarded entrepreneur, author and academic, wrote an article describing five myths about entrepreneurs. Among the five myths he sought to debunk was that women are less-suited than men to succeed in the technology and/or venture-backed economy.

    Among all the “myths” in Wadwha’s piece, this was one that set off a cacophony of response in peHUB, with some claiming that women are treated just as well as men and a few reaffirming how different women’s experiences can be.

  13. 3775721812_ec64821eb7_z
    by Angie Chang

    The Founding Dreams of Teens

    By Lisa Suennen (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Psilos Group)

    VentureBeat recently asked: “Do teens make good founders?”

    As the parent of a teenager, my immediate thought was, “Yeah, sure, right after they clean up their rooms and set the table, they can be totally awesome founders, as long as they can tear themselves away from the latest installment of the Twilight series.” What do I know? As it turns out, some kids actually do get off the couch and take action to be the next Steve Jobs.

    The VentureBeat post was about an entrepreneurial incubator put together by Teens in Tech, an 8-week summer