Safeguard Insights

May 1, 2017

Innovating in a Crowded Marketplace for Healthcare Delivery

Every patient desires high-quality care at a cost-efficient price.  Studies have shown that these two characteristics are not always in conflict, as less-expensive sites may…

Posted by Seth Zuckerman

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

March 7, 2017

Winning the Digital Disruption Game: Answering the ‘CAST’ing Call

This post originally appeared on CIOReview.com on March 6th, 2017.  By: Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research, Salesforce and Scott Snyder, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer,…

Posted by Scott Snyder, Ph.D

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

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

October 20, 2016

Data Democratization Bridges Chasm in Healthcare Ecosystem

Healthcare represents a broader, deeper content set than any other domain by orders of magnitude. Healthcare costs represent 17.6 percent of GDP, which translates to…

Posted by Gary J. Kurtzman, MD

October 10, 2016

The Climate is Ripe for FinTech

Recently, I had the opportunity to deliver remarks on the state of FinTech investing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education. The…

Posted by Tina Aufiero

January 4, 2016

Zipnosis: Empowering health systems to launch their own branded virtual care service lines

To kick-off the new year, we’re excited to announce a new partner company—Zipnosis. Safeguard led Zipnosis’ $17 million Series A financing with participation from Ascension Ventures, a subsidiary…

Posted by Al Wiegman

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

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