Investment in the cannabis industry continues to flow. According to the Viridian Deal Tracker, during the first 19 weeks of 2019, approximately $5.65B in equity and debt capital was invested in both public and private cannabis companies, an increase of +87% over the $3.01B for the same period in 2018.
As a business advisor and technologist, I often think about the large array of opportunities for entrepreneurs as technology seems to be evolving faster and faster. Yet I still too often hear the question, “Can you give me a really sure-fire idea for starting my own business?” My standard answer is that ideas are a […]
My last blog post discussed part of our approach this year to investment in the bioscience and neuroscience aspects of health and happiness. To recognize how broad and extensible this focus is, we call it “Life Sciences.” Last week, I talked about our focus in neuro, bio, VR, and AI as each relates to helping […]
Our funds center around the emerging science of health and happiness. No areas of science are more central to that theme than bioscience and neuroscience. With the initiation of Joyance Partners, our fund focused on delightful moments, we have added deep domain expertise in these areas and evaluated literally thousands of brand new startups developing […]
There are two models for a healthy life: medicine and wellness. The medicine model is the most common model in our culture, in which the normal state of being is the ideal. The wellness model is quite different. Instead of being a tool, it is a way of life.
New York Venture Partners’ Managing Director Trace Cohen shares his predictions for tech for 2019 and takes a look at how his 2019 predictions fared.
How can healthcare providers deliver consistently high-quality care, everywhere? Lumeon is the London-based healthcare company responding directly to this question through its Care Pathway Management (CPM) platform. Designed to lower operational costs and engage patients, the CPM platform provides a 360 degree perspective of a patient’s care plan to optimize all the moving parts in […]
Ahead of DATAx New York’s AI & Big Data for Banking Summit, we speak to Poulomi Damany, vice-president of data product management at Credit Karma, about the how the personal finance company utilizes AI and analytics to enhance its customer service
After helplessly watching several members of her family being treated for rare health conditions, where there isn’t often a wide body of knowledge, Julie Walters came to the realization that there was a definite need for a database with both scholarly information and first-hand knowledge from people with rare diseases. Her experience drew her to launch Raremark. […]
Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery Market is expected to garner $20.5B by 2022. Medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical system are a technologically advanced surgical, rehabilitation, and assistive solutions used mainly during complicated surgical procedures, physical complications, and hospital automation. The medical robotics and computer-assisted surgery industry is majorly segmented into surgical, rehabilitation, non-invasive radiosurgery, […]