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Welcome to Wegovy: A Patient JourneyThis post delves into the evolving landscape of GLP-1 weight loss drugs, focusing on Wegovy. The blog features an interview with Ron Levin, who shares his personal weight management journey. It emphasizes the patient journey from self-diagnosis to the decision-making process of choosing a weight loss solution, highlighting the role of startups in addressing the needs of individuals struggling with weight management. The piece also explores the broader implications for startups in the health sector.
Women in AIThe underrepresentation of female leaders in the technology sector is glaringly evident in instances like The New York Times’ article titled “Who’s Who Behind the Dawn of the Modern Artificial Intelligence Movement,” where only male figures were acknowledged. This recent oversight underscores the pressing need to recognize and embrace diversity within the AI field. Beyond the imperative of equality, acknowledging and amplifying the contributions of women in AI is vital for attracting a diverse pool of talent and addressing the inherent risks of biases in AI systems.
Legal Apocalypse?‘Legal Apocalypse? An In-House Counsel’s Parses AI’ delves into the impact of generative AI on the legal profession. It assesses which legal practices and positions are more likely to face disruption and those relatively safe from AI influence. The blog navigates the spectrum of AI’s problem-solving capabilities, from well-defined to ill-defined problems, and scrutinizes the potential transformations in various legal domains — including litigation, document review, legal analysis, and transactional work. The article concludes with a perspective on how AI’s evolution might shape legal practices and the importance of integrating AI thoughtfully into the legal field.
Beyond the Baby ShowerThis post highlights a lesbian couple’s untraditional path to parenthood recounted by their close friend, Aoife Fortin, who shares her experience at the couple’s ‘Pick the Sperm’ party. Complemented by Brittney Wade’s insights into the booming sector of fertility tech startups, this piece provides a comprehensive view of the complexities involved in IVF, donor selection, and various facets of fertility treatments that millions face annually. It not only offers a glimpse into challenges and triumphs but also underscores the transformative role of innovative startups in shaping the future of fertility tech, striving to make the journey to parenthood more accessible and inclusive.
Why Venture Capital Makes Sense for RIAsIn the face of increasing competition, shifting investor preferences, and market volatility, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) are continually seeking innovative strategies to provide clients with a competitive edge. Incorporating venture capital (VC) investments represents a promising avenue for RIAs to transform client offerings and outcomes.
Tomorrow’s Disruptors“Tomorrow’s Disruptors: These Unknown Startups Could Reshape the World” focuses on early-stage venture startups poised to make a significant impact. Authored by Ron Levin and Jason Bird, it highlights double-bottom line investing, with opportunities for venture investors to potentially make both a social impact and a profit. Drawing from Alumni Ventures’ Seed Fund portfolio, the authors spotlight 10 startups addressing global challenges in sectors like healthcare, education, and technology. Innovative solutions range from AI-based mental health platforms to revolutionary wildfire suppression technologies to clean home electricity.
Beyond the Clinic WallsIn this blog, we delve into the transformative role of telehealth in the modern healthcare landscape. We trace telehealth’s evolution from early telecommunication through the COVID-19 pandemic to its current state, where it’s reshaping healthcare delivery through innovative technologies like AI, AR/VR, and IoMT. We highlight the benefits of telehealth, including improved accessibility, patient engagement, and cost-effective healthcare delivery, while acknowledging its limitations like diagnostic challenges and the digital divide. We conclude by exploring emerging trends, positioning telehealth as a significant venture with promising prospects for patients, providers, and investors.
From Cul-de-sac to ConstellationThe report highlights the critical role of U.S. strategic technologies in ensuring national security and prosperity. It focuses on three key areas: Homeland Security, Digital Strategy (AI & Cyber), and Space Innovation. It discusses trends and innovative companies in these sectors, showcasing how these technologies are vital to our future — especially now.
The Continuing Evolution of Sports MediaThis report explores the dynamic landscape of sports broadcasting, tracing its growth from linear TV’s dominance to the advent of streaming and personalized content delivery. The article delves into the rise of media rights value, new entrants in sports broadcasting, and the shift in consumer preferences while highlighting innovative venture-backed companies transforming the space. The piece underscores the importance of sports as a lucrative media asset and the opportunities for startups to innovate in this evolving space.
VC 101: The Compelling Case for VC in Your PortfolioLearn why venture capital can be a compelling addition to your portfolio. In this video, we discuss the rising demand for alternative investments, with a particular focus on the dynamic domain of VC. Our team explores the unique characteristics that differentiate VC from traditional asset classes, the long-term nature of the asset class, and its potential for generating exceptional returns and value creation.
Investing in Deep Tech: Opportunity in AI's BottlenecksAI ventures startups will have a dual job going forward: innovating/disrupting and compensating for problems that increase as the tech rolls out. That’s not uncommon with deep tech, which focuses on the hardest, most revolutionary technology. These are “big-swing” developments that can take lots of time and money to develop but pay off with major advances for society and handsome returns for venture investors. They are also typically areas where there’s no standing still.