All blogs tagged Founders
Indigov: Communication Platform for Elected OfficialsWinning an election is a rewarding and exciting accomplishment. However, the work doesn’t end there for elected officials. They also have to maintain a positive and healthy relationship with their constituents. Additionally, individual voters communicate through digital channels more than ever before, resulting in a higher expectation of receiving fast and personal responses.
Synchron: Overcoming Neurological Disorders Through TechnologyFor those living with neurological disorders, routine tasks can often become insurmountable obstacles. Seemingly straightforward activities — such as checking email, texting a family member, or managing personal finances — become difficult endeavors. Some patients can ultimately regain their cognitive abilities through months and sometimes years of rehabilitation, but these treatments don’t always lead to recovery. While experimental implants exist, they are often prohibitively invasive, requiring major brain surgery to utilize.
MedCrypt: Bringing Cybersecurity to Medical DevicesHealthcare organizations have become frequent targets for hackers. However, unlike typical cybersecurity attacks that promote the theft of data or finances, the threat in healthcare is more dangerous as complications such as data encryption and ambulance diversions impact patient safety. In addition, hackers can target medical devices (such as pacemakers or surgical robots), causing them to malfunction and potentially endanger patients’ lives.
Alumni Ventures’ Impact on Our Seed-Stage Portfolio CompaniesAlumni Ventures serves as a value-add co-investor for all 1,000+ companies in our portfolio, whether they’re seeking their first checks or laying the groundwork for an IPO. Read about the impact we are having on our seed and pre-seed portfolio companies in their own words. In many cases, we’ve leveraged the expertise of Alumni Ventures’ ~50 investing professionals and our network of more than 600,000 community members to help them scale into promising, later-stage companies. We have since been invited by some of them to invest in additional financing rounds.
Genetesis: Improved Delivery of Cardiac DiagnosticsOver 8 million Americans go to the ER each year for chest pain, making it the second-largest cause of emergency visits. Though very few of these visits result in life-threatening situations, all patients must undergo lengthy observation and testing at a considerable expense to clinicians and hospitals. Beyond the waste of resources, testing low-risk patients can even lead to needless risks and unnecessary care costs with little value.
Finwave: Revolutionary 5G HardwareIf there’s one constant in the world of connected technology, it’s that change is inevitable. Hardware and software protocols are drafted and retired; manufacturers strive to keep pace with demand from retail consumers, corporations, and governments; and the envelope for speed and reliability is constantly pushed. Today’s leading-edge devices can become little more than a paperweight in five years’ time.