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May 23, 2017

Q&A: Joe Proto, CEO, Transactis – On Overcoming Early Adversity

While the consequential decisions leading up to the economic crisis of the late 2000s and early 2010s were made well before September 29, 2008, the…

Posted by Tina Aufiero

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

Cybersecurity Medical Devices January 26, 2017

Commentary: Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

Over the last 18 months, an alarming number of medical device companies’ challenges with data security have been exposed. In 2015, Hospira’s LifeCare PCA3 and…

Posted by Mike Kijewski

Internet of Things January 17, 2017

Is IoT the Next App Store?

This post originally appeared on CIOReview.com, January 11th, 2017. It is hard to think about the current wave of digital innovation and empowered end-users without…

Posted by Scott Snyder, Ph.D

tongue tied January 11, 2017

Tongue Tied: Speaking Candidly About Capital

I cringe when I read a headline that says a startup “pulled in”, “landed” or even “scooped ” new funding. Or better yet, when a…

Posted by David Luk

November 24, 2016

Time Capsule: Celebrating 30 Years of TV Shopping

In the 1980s, before mobile commerce and e-commerce existed, the most innovative and convenient way to reach consumers was by leveraging the most important medium…

Posted by Stephen T. Zarrilli

November 1, 2016

Powering Retail Sales with Omnichannel Software

The National Retail Foundation estimates sales of more than $650 billion during November and December 2016 combined, with nearly $117 billion attributed to online sales.[1]…

Posted by David Munczinski

December 4, 2015

Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair

Safeguard Scientifics, along with Ascent Venture Partners, Edison Partners, First Round Capital, Greycroft Partners, Grotech Ventures and Osage Venture Partners are excited to host Quick Pitch: An Online Venture Fair next Friday, December…

Posted by Philip D. Moyer

November 6, 2015

Cask: Accelerating the development and deployment of production Hadoop applications

Data volumes are multiplying at an astronomical rate, making Hadoop—the industry standard open source software framework for large-scale data applications—an exceptionally fast growing market. Cask…

Posted by Philip D. Moyer

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