The Periodic Table of Healthcare

Here’s a great InfoGraphic from CBInsights with the healthcare venture capital landscape marked out by type.  This is how to find the funding source for life science, healthcare and device startups. Read more

4th Annual Colorado Life Sciences Night

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Tuesday February 10th, RVC is hosting the 4th Annual Colorado Life Sciences Night at the Denver Metro SBDC building in partnership with the Colorado Bio-Sciences Association. Read more

CB Insights Venture Capital Report for 2014

Venture capital funding hit its highest annual mark since 2001 as venture investors participated in $47.3 billion across 3,617 deals. Even versus 2013, the past year was huge as venture capital skyrocketed 62% YoY due to multiple $500M+ mega-rounds while deal growth was more modest, climbing 8%. Of note, two quarters each – Q2’14 and Q4’14 – notched over $13B in funding. Read more

Join Colorado’s most active angel investors and digital health entrepreneurs at Colorado Capital Conference This Week!

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Digital Health Care is one of the most promising opportunities for investors at all levels from angels to venture capital, private equity and public markets.  It’s growing fast and represents opportunity created by disruption in the health care market.  The savings digital health companies can bring to health care are significant, and the opportunities reflect the new efficiencies. Read more

Due Diligence Beta Program Launched

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Rockies Venture Club recently launched a beta program for due diligence analytics, assembling a team of highly capable industry and academic individuals in order to streamline the time consuming process and assist angel investors with making the most informed decisions possible. This is an extremely exciting prospect because research shows that extensively researching a company at the onset of a deal pays off for angel investors. Read more

Transparent consumer markets have never existed in our current healthcare system.

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 Transparent consumer markets have never existed in our current healthcare system.  This means that consumers don’t have access to information that is needed for making informed decisions about healthcare options.  The result is that we randomly select care providers without any knowledge of the costs to the payers – thus increasing the costs for everyone.
Lack of transparency is about to go away and the implications for health care providers, payers and consumers will be huge.
Here is an article describing eight new startups that are working to increase transparency in health care.
If that is not enough for you, the Colorado Capital Conference (November 13, 2014 Denver, CO) will be addressing this issue.  Our keynote speaker, Tom Main (of Oliver Wyman) will address these issues and a panel of experts will dig deeper into the transparency issue to help investors make smart decisions about investing in early stage Digital Health companies in this area.  Visit for more information and registration.

What I learned at RVC LOHAS Natural Food and Beverage Conference

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LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) Food and Beverage is a unique market segment and it has its own set of rules and metrics.  I’ve been looking forward to RVC’s LOHAS Natural Food and Beverage Conference for over a year now because we’ve seen a number of natural food and beverage companies coming across our sights and it has been difficult to gauge whether they are a good opportunity or not. Read more

Make Internet Access Free of Taxes Permanently

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It goes without saying that the Internet plays a vital role in our lives. The Internet enables us to shop, watch the play from the playoffs that we missed and cat videos. It’s estimated that Americans spend 11 hours a day with electronic media like the radio, TV, the Internet and movies. Keeping the Internet affordable and accessible has been an important tenet of its growth and expansion.  While many people – especially Congress – have disagreed on the best ways to do that, Congress and presidents agreed for more than a decade that state taxation to access the Internet is a bad idea. Read more

Ten Reasons why your Venture Capital Pitch Didn’t Work

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Presenting a great Venture Capital pitch is critical to getting the follow-up appointment and beginning due diligence.  Most teams never make it past this critical step.  Why? Read more