This is a personal post, so I am grateful for your time in reading this. We are living in tumultuous times. They call for courage, which also means to admit vulnerability. I share the fear in everyone’s heart that is
The biggest decision a young scientist must make at the start of their career is which path to take: academia, the public sector, or the private sector. In most of the world, academia and government comprise the largest employers. The
An excellent new book was just released yesterday. It is called Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture capital and how to get it.” The author is Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz — now called a16z — a top
Estimated total financings for digital health companies in the first quarter of 2019 have just been published. Startup Health, an online networking community for digital health, attempts to track this space globally. Its estimate was US$ 2.9 billion worldwide. Rock
On July 2012, Ocean Nutrition Canada, a producer of omega-3 oils from fish, was acquired by DSM N.V. for $540 million. This is an epic case study. This deal milestone is a buoy in a channel that connects the old
There is a big difference between startup incubators and startup accelerators. Both are important in any innovation hub, as are angel investors, and early stage venture capitalists. The differences are often not well-understood, and they are worth pointing out here.
The previous post listed agricultural and plant sciences as a field with the potential to make revolutionary advances with big economic impact. Here is a technology from the University of Saskatchewan as an example. It serves as a good case