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Up and Running with Dr. Rosina Samadani, President & CEO, Oculogica

Dr. Rosina Samadani has 24 years of experience with medical device companies, including 7 years with McKinsey & Company as a leader in their healthcare practice. Oculogica is her 4th startup. She has raised $11M+ from accredited investors, angel groups and venture capital, conducted multiple FDA interactions for disruptive, breakthrough diagnostics via the de novo and 510(k) […]

NEA Joins Medical Alley for Another Ask Me Anything Event on Startups and Investing

Medical Alley is known for being a source of innovation in healthcare thanks to a thriving culture of startups. No company has been more influential in helping to build this culture and reputation than the global venture capital firm NEA. The Medical Alley Association was honored to welcome Emily Zhen, a Healthcare Investor from NEA […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for December 21, 2020

Abbott’s $25 Rapid Virus Test Cleared for At-Home Use Allina Program Allows Those Battling COVID-19 to Heal at Home Small Minnesota Businesses Take on a Vital and Sometimes Unnoticed Role Against COVID-19 Medical-Data Company Flywheel Nearing Goal of $15M Series B Ōmcare Raises $2.5M for Commercialization Ernst & Young Launches Twin Cities Minority-Business Support Program […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for December 14, 2020

Plymouth Firm Assists Vaccine Shipping with Deep-Frozen Packaging Inspire Medical Systems Included in Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 First Nation Group offers NightWare™, A Digital Therapeutic Platform Delivered through the Apple Watch® to Interrupt PTSD-Related Nightmares, to Government Customers Abilitech Rolls Out its First Commercial Product, Will Raise $20M Bone Foam Inc. Helps ICU Workers […]

In The Know: Healthcare News for November 9, 2020

Allina Health Runs Only Clinical Trial Site in MN for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine Study Bloomington med-tech firm raises $70 million for back pain therapy Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for the Ranger™ Drug-Coated Balloon CVRx secures reimbursement win from CMS Starkey and OrCam Partner to Provide Groundbreaking Assistive Technology to Hearing and Visually Impaired […]

For the Record with Joe Kaiser, Director, Mercato Partners

Joe Kaiser is a Director at Mercato Partners, leading the firm’s investment efforts in the Midwest as well as its Performance Team.  Joe represents Mercato Partners on the boards of Ephesoft, Kalderos, Steelhouse, Summersalt and Venafi. Joe previously participated on the boards of Central Logic and Cradlepoint until the acquisition of each company. Prior to […]

Medical Alley Q3 Investment and Ecosystem Report

Medical Alley is the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Companies that succeed here change the face of healthcare as we know it, building great businesses and powering Minnesota’s economy along the way. This ecosystem is more than just a cradle for early-stage companies or the sole domain of established market-leaders, it is a […]

The Future of Healthcare Looks Bright at MedCity INVEST Digital Health 2019

“You hear people say ‘here’s the problem with healthcare…’ there’s no one problem. No one in this room would say we have a great healthcare system here in the US, because we don’t.” With that powerful statement, Allina Health | Aetna CEO Tom Lindquist ensured that the first session after lunch at MedCity INVEST Digital […]

Up & Running with Brian Brockway, President and CEO of VivaQuant

Brian Brockway is the founder of Data Sciences Intl. (DSI), the leading provider of wireless implantable sensors and systems for preclinical testing of new drugs and biomedical research. He bootstrapped DSI with SBIR grants into a highly profitable business with over $40 million in revenue where he developed domestic and international direct sales and distribution […]

Minnesota #1 State for Venture Capital Market Share Growth

Minnesota jumped 13 spots to the 15th best market for venture capital in the United States in 2017 according to a report from Chartio. This happened while states like Colorado, Tennessee, Texas, and Illinois lost market share. California retains the top spot, though its lead is slipping as investors tap into booming startup hubs around […]

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