Safeguard Insights

March 29, 2017

When Is a Unicorn Really Worth $1 Billion?

In an era of ambitious startup valuations, it’s important to remember how difficult it is to grow and sustain a viable ‘unicorn’ – a company…

Posted by David Luk

November 20, 2013

PaaS vendor Apprenda gets boost with $16M Series C financing

For sixty years, Safeguard has been supporting entrepreneurs and funding innovations that have had a transformative impact on our lives. Today, we continued that tradition…

Posted by Philip D. Moyer

September 20, 2013

Forever Young: Safeguard celebrates its 60th birthday with an enduring spirit of entrepreneurship

In 1953, the average cost of a new home was $9,550. Gas was 20 cents a gallon, and the average annual wage was $4,000. The…

Posted by John E. Shave III

July 24, 2013

Why VC Interest in Biotechnology Companies Jumped in the Second Quarter of 2013

The second quarter 2013 NVCA numbers came in, and while capital deployments in medical device companies declined 1 percent in both dollars and deals from…

Posted by John E. Shave III

May 17, 2013

How Convertible Debt Deal Further Strengthened Safeguard’s Balance Sheet

Safeguard’s convertible debt deal last November reduced Safeguard’s debt to less than a third of its debt level in 2005 and cut interest rate expenses…

Posted by John E. Shave III

March 6, 2013

3 Ways Diagnostics Can Cut Healthcare Costs and Improve Patient Outcomes

According to the Institute of Medicine, $750 billion in healthcare spending was wasted in 2009. And while its rate of growth has slowed, healthcare spending…

Posted by Gary J. Kurtzman, MD

January 29, 2013

6 Trends That Will Shape Healthcare in 2013

With President Obama winning another four years in the oval office, the palpable uncertainty created by the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act…

Posted by James A. Datin

January 25, 2013

5 Opportunities in Enterprise Infrastructure for 2013

I’ve spoken with a number of CIOs recently, and they all recognize that almost all of their enterprise infrastructure must be reimagined. Technologies like mobile,…

Posted by Philip D. Moyer

July 13, 2012

Week in Review: M&A Trends and MedCity Converge Conference in Philadelphia

We’ve made it past the halfway mark of 2012, giving us a chance to look back and review how the year is shaping up so…

Posted by John E. Shave III

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