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  • Healthtech funding in Europe grew from $8B in 2016 to $37B in 2020. Much of the historical growth is attributed to… https://t.co/wseYJMOK6U 3 days ago
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June 11, 2020

Black Lives Matter

Racial Equality & Human Rights

Scott Lenet
May 25, 2020

Healthcare Pandemic Roundup

Curated healthcare news for early September 2020

Deborah Zajac
April 22, 2020

Facing the Dust Storm

Options for startups to manage through economic crisis

Jack Taylor
April 14, 2020

How To Manage Innovation During A Recession

Defend your existing responsibilities, then prepare to go on offense to acquire new assets

Scott Lenet
April 5, 2020

Five Case Studies For Commercial Transactions Between Startups & Corporations

In a recession, corporations can be even more valuable to startups

Scott Lenet
March 1, 2020

Dashboards for Dummies

A Step-By-Step Guide To Help Make Board Meetings More Effective For Venture-Backed Companies

Scott Lenet
February 18, 2020

Why Corporations Are Turning to Venture Capital to Drive Innovation

Corporate Venture Capital is growing rapidly.

David Horowitz
February 12, 2020

How To Organize Corporations To Be More Innovative

An interview with Geoffrey Moore, the “Zone to Win” & “Crossing the Chasm” author

Scott Lenet
February 9, 2020

Why Geography Matters in Venture Capital

Four considerations for local versus global investing: 1) sector, 2) stage, 3) monitoring & managing, and 4) community relations

Dean Drizin, MD, MBA
January 20, 2020

Why We Crowdsource Our Company Values

How Touchdown’s founding team decided to consult the entire firm on our core values

Scott Lenet

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