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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The promise of personalized cancer treatment

The Wall Street Journal has recently devoted some coverage to dramatic advances in the field of personalized oncology, in which genomic responses to therapies are leading to breakthroughs in cancer treatment.  One of our Florida-based portfolio companies, MolecularMD, provides highly validated, standardized pharmacogenomic tests that support regulatory approval and clinical adoption of such targeted cancer treatments. MolecularMD is a vital part of the growing prominence and promise of the biotech industry in Florida, … Continue reading

Top 10 Legal Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

A few weeks ago we shared this abbreviated version of the “10 Rules of Entrepreneurship” presented at a conference in Austin by a founder of LinkedIn. We’ve come across a parallel list at Working Knowledge (from Harvard Business School):  “Top Ten Legal Mistakes Made by Entrepreneurs.”  We’ll excerpt it as we did with 10 Rules… while also encouraging you to read the entire piece.  Here are a money graf and … Continue reading

Southeastern cities dominate Forbes Top 10 list

Our region took 9 out of the 10 top spots in Forbes’ list of The Next Big Boom Towns in the U.S.  The rankings were done in conjunction with Mark Schill at the Praxis Strategy Group, and are based on job growth, attractive lifestyle, ease of starting a business, and a broad range of demographic factors. We do love Phoenix, but these are several of the cities we and our … Continue reading

Mid-year twitter digest

Enjoy this potpourri of our twitter activity from the first half of 2011, in case you missed any of them: Book review of “Great Again”: Cut corporate taxes, reduce regulatory burdens, rev up the patent office. Viewpoints: What would it take to make Austin ‘the next Silicon Valley’? RIP Ray Townsend, the Thomas Edison of meat and member of inaugural HOF class w/Jimmy Dean and Frank Purdue. Have D.C.’s ‘Best … Continue reading

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