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Up & Running with Greg Sommer, from Silicon Valley to Medical Alley and the Future of Healthcare

Greg Sommer is a PhD-level engineer, entrepreneur, and executive in consumer healthcare and clinical diagnostics. In 2012, Dr. Sommer co-founded Sandstone Diagnostics, a Bay Area diagnostic and digital health company developing sophisticated connected wellness products that allow consumers to measure, monitor, and improve key health markers at home. Sandstone’s Trak® Male Fertility Testing System allows […]

MedTech Innovator Opens Applications for Global Showcase, Competition and Accelerator

2019 Showcase to Feature Industry’s 50 Best-in-Class Medical Technology Startups LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28, 2018 – MedTech Innovator, the premier nonprofit accelerator in the medical technology industry, today announced a call for startups and emerging growth companies to apply to its 2019 program, which will award up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes during its competition. The deadline […]

Medical Alley Midyear: Broken Records and Substantial Achievements

This is the best fundraising start Minnesota companies have experienced in the past eight years! For a more detailed look at first half investment, news and trends check out our full report. Use the Tableau below to further examine investment in Medical Alley.

Medical Alley: Hot Market for Health Technology Start-up Investments

While Minnesota’s Medical Alley has always been known for its collection of leading healthcare organizations (Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, UnitedHealth Group, St. Jude Medical, et al), you can add the start-up and digital health boom to the growing list of Medical Alley leadership positions. In 2016, start-up health technology companies accounted for a majority of the […]

Medical Alley Sets YTD Invesment Record of $225.8M After Q3 Raises of $117M

Medical Alley-based health technology companies in Minnesota raised a record $335.8M YTD after adding $117M in Q3. Since 2009, $2.6B has been raised in Medical Alley. Since 2013, Medical Alley companies have consecutively established new records for investment year-over-year, with an all-time high of $448M in 2015; up 77% from just a few years earlier.  2016 is trending to be another record-setting […]

Record $227M Raised in First Half of 2016

Digital Health explosion adds to Medical Alley’s historical strengths to secure record high $227M in investment capital. Minnesota’s Medical Alley continues to define the health technology market for investors. Investment in health technology in Minnesota is up 75% over the past 4 years, including a record level of $445M in 2015. 2016 is already demonstrating […]

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