Angels Don’t Invest Late Stage

We occasionally hear individual investors suggest something like “I invest in later stage companies.” or something similar. Here is the problem with that statement or approach. Individual investors are not going to get access to quality late state deals except in rare circumstances. Here is why. When a startup is just getting under way, they… Continue reading Angels Don’t Invest Late Stage

Top Specialties in Private Practice Settings

Despite all of the momentum toward becoming employed physicians, the report noted below reminds us that private practice is still thriving in certain specialties.Becker’s ASC Review posted the following article with the breakdown. About 89 percent of practicing pediatricians work in private practice, according to the most recent data from career website Zippia. Ten physician… Continue reading Top Specialties in Private Practice Settings

Google Health Ramps

Want to know how Google is thinking about their role in healthcare? The following statement by their Chief Health Officer Karen DeSalvo, MD at their annual “The Check Up” event sums it up nicely: “The future of health is consumer driven. People will expect a mobile-first experience with more personalized insights, services and care. That… Continue reading Google Health Ramps

SVB – Venture Debt, The Economy etc.

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, and several others of slightly less familiarity, has the market in a panic. We heard from startups over the last few days that payroll would not be run this week because their accounts are frozen. We heard from startups in the middle of venture debt financing that is now… Continue reading SVB – Venture Debt, The Economy etc.

Lessons Learned – Medical Device

What Not To Do We can learn from our wins, but it’s often the things that went wrong that have the potential to teach us the most. Each year we see hundreds of startups pull the plug after trying to build the next winner. There are some patterns to the failures and we will share… Continue reading Lessons Learned – Medical Device

JP Morgan Week 2023

For most startups and investors in the healthcare industry, the week of JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference is a bit like the Super Bowl. Its expensive, its chaotic and its a right of passage. (note: offer to help at the bottom of this post) (We also want to point out that CES is also kicking off… Continue reading JP Morgan Week 2023

Raising Early Stage Capital

While we have covered aspects of this topic in almost 100 blog articles over the past few years, it bears repeating in the current form. Every single day we speak to an entrepreneur getting ready to raise a Seed or Series A round or trying to finish one off. There is no science to raising… Continue reading Raising Early Stage Capital

For Physicians

From the outset of AngelMD, the central theme was enabling physicians to leverage their influence in areas outside clinical practice. Most of that focus was in the area of new innovation and startups. Throughout the first phase of the company, in the process of identifying the “product-market” fit, it was clear we were tapping into… Continue reading For Physicians

Startups and Tax Optimization

Most startup investors aren’t aware of one of the biggest incentives for placing capital in qualified startups – the QSBS tax exclusion. This is a significant reason you should be looking at startup investment allocations over alternatives that have typically much steeper tax implications on any gains. According to BNY Mellon “Recognizing that small businesses… Continue reading Startups and Tax Optimization

Perception V Reality

Perception vs. Reality Have you been following the FTX collapse? Amazing story about the fall of a Bitcoin Billionaire with all of the incredulity and schadenfreude you’d expect. I won’t cover it here. Matt Levine at Bloomberg has been doing a far better job than I could. I’d like to talk about something “bigger”.… Continue reading Perception V Reality