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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sleep Apnea: The New Cholesterol

The October issue of Start-Up magazine includes an article on growth opportunities in the 25-year old field of sleep medicine – an enormous group of serious and chronic diseases that remain largely undiagnosed. One of these diseases – sleep apnea – has strong links to cardiovascular conditions (atherosclerosis, myocardial infarcation, hypertension, stroke, and heart failure) and metabolic disorders (obesity and diabetes).  Sean Heyniger, CEO of Watermark Medical (a portfolio company … Continue reading

Bands of Angels

The October 2010 issue of Florida Trend includes an excellent feature on a critical piece of the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem: local groups of investors providing funding to emerging companies. These “Bands of Angels” all work with early stage companies, and therefore have a higher tolerance for risk, but tend to operate in slightly different ways.  Some meet regularly, some don’t; some pool their capital, some leave the investing decision to … Continue reading

Upcoming panel discussion on company valuations

Next Wednesday – October 13 – Matt Rice will represent the venture industry in a panel discussion on company valuations.  The panel, hosted by the Florida Venture Forum and the Gulf Coast Venture Forum, will be held from 5:30-8:30 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota.  Details can be found here. Other panelists include Rob Campbell, CEO of Voalte, Nelson Castellano, Attorney with Trenam Kemker, and Brian Zophin, CPA, Senior Manager with Cherry, … Continue reading

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