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February 16, 2018

I’m super excited about Roche acquiring Flatiron Health, the NYC-based oncology data company. Congratulations to Nat, Zach and their team.

For me, here are the good and bad coming out of this acquisition. 

Good

  • At $2.1billion, it is the largest exit for a VC-backed startup in NYC. It will be a great boost for the evolution and growth of the NYC startup e...

January 30, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase today announced a partnership to launch an independent healthcare company (“NewCo”) for the benefit of their U.S. employees. Amazon’s entry into healthcare was eagerly awaited because we are desperate for a radical transformation of our healthcare industry, and Amazon has a successful track record in leveragin...

December 5, 2016

In my earlier post, I briefly introduced the concept of The Missing Slide in an entrepreneur’s pitch for a new venture.

The notion of The Missing Slide comes from a simple fact:

All technology entrepreneurs are seeking to disrupt something. Many do not take into consideration the resulting human toll.

There is a human toll associated with every major technol...

October 27, 2016

Donald Trump’s rise to the Republican nomination for President is arguably one of the greatest unexpected outcomes in American politics.

As a technology entrepreneur, allow me to humbly provide a few comments on our industry’s role behind the ‘Trump phenomenon.’

Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, he has shed light on a key issue in our country. He has b...

December 15, 2015

Capitalism has served us enormously. It remains the predominant economic system in the world today. And despite the gloomy state of current global affairs, our society has made tremendous progress over the last century.

All the metrics used to measure human development, indicated by our health, economics and education, have globally shown improvement rangi...

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