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

What’s your medtech go to market strategy?

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As a medtech entrepreneur, it’s often fun and tempting to focus on your neat technology, how many people you’ll help one day and the development process. But somewhere along the way, you have to figure out how you’re going to … Continue reading