Safeguard Insights

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

October 12, 2012

Anatomy of a Deal: Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

This morning, I presented at the 2012 Annual RBC Biotech Conference, which focused on the “Biotech Success Stories of the [Philadelphia] Region”. I was asked…

Posted by James A. Datin

September 18, 2012

The Question Every Healthcare IT Startup Must Answer

When I started in the healthcare field more than 25 years ago, the only thing that a healthcare IT startup needed was a good idea — a new technology, maybe,…

Posted by Gary J. Kurtzman, MD

April 20, 2012

Week in Review: Healthcare Mobile Apps Catch VCs’ Attention

The convergence of technology and healthcare attracted significant new attention last year, according to research from Dow Jones VentureSource. In 2011, VCs poured $439 million…

Posted by John E. Shave III

December 19, 2011

VIDEO: Building Value and Well-timed Exits. A Look Back at Recent Successes

The past 12 months have exciting at Safeguard Scientifics. In December of 2010, partner companies Clarient and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals were both acquired by giants in…

Posted by Peter J. Boni

December 2, 2011

Week in Review: Why Startups Falter, Safeguard’s Strong Track Record, and Swap.com Defines an Industry

Contrary to popular belief, a startup’s success does not solely hinge on the idea, but the leadership and talent that drive the company forward. For…

Posted by John E. Shave III

June 22, 2011

McKesson to Acquire Portico Systems for $90M – Represents Safeguard’s Fourth Exit Transaction in Six Months

Today, we announced that partner company Portico Systems, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by McKesson. This transaction represents Safeguard Scientifics’ fourth…

Posted by John E. Shave III

May 20, 2011

Week in Review: Exit Transactions, IPOs and Facebook Integration

In case you missed it, it’s been a big week for Safeguard Scientifics. Earlier this week, we announced that one of our life science partner…

Posted by John E. Shave III

May 5, 2011

Safeguard Scientifics Honored with Investment Deal of the Year at PACT Enterprise Awards

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT) 18th Annual Enterprise Awards. For nearly 60 years,…

Posted by Peter J. Boni

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