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Thomas M. Krummel, MD Joins Silicon Valley Innovations, Inc. Board of Directors

The company’s innovative drug delivery system is poised to disrupt nasal and feminine healthcare markets  SILICON VALLEY, Calif., March 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Valley Innovations (SVI) announced today that Thomas M. Krummel, MD, an internationally acclaimed surgeon, former Chair of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University, and med-tech innovator, has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Krummel recently received …

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Big VC Funds Are Underperforming Smaller Ones and Their Future Is Dim

The smaller venture capital funds outperform large ones that have the presumed advantages of scale, brand, and experience, a report shows.   Kevin Lalande, who founded two companies before attending business school, said he joined Austin Ventures in 2000 because it had a “better brand than any at the time” and was a great place …

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Research, sciences subdistrict envisioned near The Domain

Goal is for UT, others to develop new health sciences facilities focused on innovation A new city initiative aims to champion the development of research and science facilities in a rapidly changing portion of North Austin near The Domain. City Council has approved an amendment to the North Burnet/Gateway Regulating Plan to create a new …

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Santé Ventures Announces Promotions for Auriel August, MD and Michael Gutbrod, PhD

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Santé Ventures, (Santé), an early-stage healthcare and life sciences investment firm, has announced promotions for two members of the investment team. Auriel August, MD, has been promoted to Principal, and Michael Gutbrod, PhD to Senior Associate. Both joined the firm in 2021 and have made meaningful contributions in identifying and managing portfolio company …

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Can telehealth startups fill the gap in adolescent mental healthcare?

Telehealth startups—which have been struggling to get back on stable footing after coming down from a pandemic-fueled boom—are eyeing adolescent mental healthcare as a growing opportunity. After the surgeon general’s report on the loneliness epidemic in the US—which cited that one in three young people struggle with mental illness—some investors believe tech startups could serve an …

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With Wegovy and Ozempic’s success, can device makers keep up in the race to treat obesity?

The makers of minimally invasive surgical devices seemed poised to capture a wide swath of the obesity treatment market. Patients needed an option that lay between the two treatment extremes: cutting open the abdomen to perform permanent bariatric surgery, or changing your diet or exercise routine. Then, a new class of weight loss medications that …

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Pediatric Surgeon Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS, FAAP, Honored with Jacobson Innovation Award

American College of Surgeons award honors Dr. Krummel’s groundbreaking research in pediatric surgery and surgical technology CHICAGO: Thomas M. Krummel, MD, FACS, FAAP, a pediatric surgeon who pioneered life-saving advances in newborn life support and championed simulation and virtual reality in surgical education, is the recipient of this year’s American College of Surgeons (ACS) Jacobson …

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This venture capitalist sees plenty of promise in AI in healthcare. But challenges are ahead, too

“Garbage in, garbage out.” So goes the adage about computing that argues the results rendered by the “thinking” machines will be flawed if the information fed into the devices proves to be erroneous. However, generative AI—the idea that a computer can self-correct—challenges the cliché, Dennis L. McWilliams, a partner at Santé Ventures, told Fierce Healthcare. …

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Partner, Dennis McWilliams Fireside Chat: From Operator to Investor (and back); Perspectives From Wearing Both Hats | LSI USA ‘23 (Video)

This panel provides insightful perspectives and valuable lessons learned two professionals who have transitioned from positions in start-ups to the investment side, and vice versa. Speakers: Dennis McWilliams, Partner, Santé Josh DeFonzo, Co-Founder & CEO, Mendaera Henry Peck, VP, Strategy & Growth, LSI Watch the video at the LSI website here:

Santé Ventures and Fogarty Innovation: Kindred Spirits

Although in no real sense of the term an incubator itself, Austin-based VC firm Santé Ventures is, among investors, a natural partner for Fogarty Innovation, given Santé’s focus not just on early-stage investment but also on identifying opportunities at the idea stage. Santé Managing Director James Eadie, MD, describes FI as a “kindred spirit,” explaining, …

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VC firm using SXSW to highlight Austin’s health care bonafides

Investment firm Santé Ventures is making a mark at South by Southwest by executing its first official partnership with the festival. View full article » The Austin-based firm that’s raised around $1 billion since its founding focuses on early-stage health and biotechnology companies. It hosted three SXSW panels at the downtown hotel The Line Austin. …

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The 45 most important VCs in Texas, according to other VCs

They say everything’s bigger in Texas — right now, that also goes for venture capital. The Lone Star State has become a beacon for tech talent in recent years, with companies like Tesla, Oracle, Palantir, and SpaceX setting up shop in Austin, which became one of the top relocation hot spots for techies during the pandemic. …

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Texas A&M System To Launch More Startups, Issue More Patents

System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas A&M President M. Katherine Banks announced their decision to reorganize and consolidate five commercialization offices. A boom in startups is primed to begin in Aggieland. Leaders within The Texas A&M University System said this week that they expect a new approach to commercialization to lead to the creation of …

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Auriel August Recognized by Venture Capital Journal as a Rising Star

Auriel August (31) Senior Associate, Santé Ventures August joined Santé in Q4 2021 after completing her surgical residency at Stanford University, and she now leads the firm’s internal thematic research in heart failure interventions, cardiac monitoring and life science tools. The medical doctor also serves as a board observer for five of the Austin firm’s …

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5 ways biotech startups can mitigate risk to grow sustainably in the long run

Omar Khalil@okhalil / 10:30 AM EDT•October 28, 2022 Omar Khalil is a partner at Santé Ventures, where he focuses primarily on biotechnology and medical technology companies. The unprecedented explosion of investment in life sciences over the past decade has resulted in incredible new therapies for patients, strong financial returns for companies and an overall increase in translational research, …

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Opinion: Healthcare venture capital potentially peaked. Now what?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more than $40 billion has been invested into venture-backed healthcare companies. This 400% increase from pre-pandemic times has generated a “gold rush” into the sector, as investors, institutions and individuals have simultaneously understood the world-changing impact of healthcare and life science innovation on a deeply personal and systemic level. Recently, and …

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More early-stage startups are raising "supergiant" seed-funding rounds over $10 million than ever. Here's why.

Seed-funding rounds are usually around $1 million, but some startups are raising more than ever. Some startups are raising “supergiant” seed rounds, in which they raise at least $10 million. VCs say larger seed rounds can help startups extend their runway in tough market conditions. Some early-stage startups are starting to fetch eye-popping amounts of …

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18 book recommendations to round out your summer reading list from VCs at firms like Index Ventures and Initialized Capital

The end of summer is near, but there’s still time to add a few books to your nightstand or beach bag. We asked eight VCs to share the best books they’ve been reading this summer. From sci-fi series, to a book about the COVID-19 vaccine, to reads about CEOs and founders, they shared their top …

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