Tag Archive: Psilos Group

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    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?

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    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).

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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