Entrepreneur war stories – medtech CEO panel

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At the recent EuroMedtech 2013 in Dusseldorf, I was invited to put together and moderate a panel of medtech CEOs. The panel title was “From the trenches: Entrepreneur war stories” and the focus was on what it takes to start … Continue reading

Key lessons for medtech exits?

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Last week I attended the MedTech Investing Europe conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. While at the meeting, I met with a number of entrepreneurs – some of them first timers, some serial entrepreneurs with successful exits already behind them. What were … Continue reading

Investor insights: using checklists to improve returns

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Last week one of the medtech CEOs I work with recommended a book: “The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande. I was intrigued by his 2 minute summary on a tube ride in London – depicting … Continue reading

The myth of the big score

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“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” Zen proverb The big score.¬† The end-goal that seemingly attracts so many individuals in the pursuit of what they do. Within medtech I come across stories of entrepreneurs … Continue reading

Going to bat for your friends

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It’s January 2013. I’m in San Francisco for the annual JPM Healthcare conference, just before starting a run of meetings over several days. I’m sitting in my hotel room by Fisherman’s Wharf and Hall & Oates are playing on the … Continue reading

Boards of directors: What do medtech entrepreneurs need to know?

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While working with emerging medtech companies, I usually report directly to the CEO (usually an entrepreneur) and in turn, the board of directors. This got me thinking: (i) What are the responsibilities and duties of board directors? and (ii) What … Continue reading