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

6 ways to incentivize your medtech team

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When working to build an entrepreneurial medtech venture, life can be an emotional and exciting rollercoaster. As an entrepreneur, one of your biggest jobs is to build a team that performs. How do you keep your team motivated? As I … Continue reading

How virtual can your medtech startup be?

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At least once a week I get drawn into a discussion about how virtual a medtech company can be – from its early stages right through to regulatory approval and even market launch. So, this post explores a few opportunities … Continue reading

The 2 most important things for medtech entrepreneurs

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Last week I participated in the EuroMedtech 2012 conference in Grenoble, France. My take aways from the meeting came down to two vital things that every medtech entrepreneur should carry at their core. The weather was beautiful and the location … Continue reading

When Neopolitan Beats Vanilla: What Specialist Medtech Investors can Learn from Generalists

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Many investors are specialists. Indeed, specialism in something is usually the way to excel at whatever is your choosing. But can it lead to challenges (e.g. tunnel vision), and is there a way to overcome the specialist’s curse? I’ve spent … Continue reading

Medtech Value Investor’s Magic Number

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When searching for investment opportunities, every investor looks for ways to trawl through the mass of possibilities and narrow down within an area of focus, enabling more detailed examination of individual stocks or situations. In my day job working with … Continue reading

Improving Investor Returns: 3 Benefits of Watchlists

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When investing your own cash, its important to find an edge that helps to improve returns and beat the market over time. Often times, investors look for specific insights, techniques and information (or even “tips”) that can give this edge. … Continue reading

9 Key Insights from an Angel Investor

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What do angel investors look for when considering investment opportunities? And what separates the success stories from the also-rans (or even crashes)? Recently I had the chance to discuss this with a successful angel investor and financier, Peter Mountford. Over … Continue reading

Lessons from Medtech?

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Investing in publicly listed life science companies versus early stage growth companies involves dealing with very different animals. But can we learn lessons from companies in the public markets? Perhaps, by considering factors that such investors deem important we can … Continue reading