The Mayo Clinic wants you to see the doctor less

May 24, 2018
CEO and president Dr. John Noseworthy says a lot of waste comes from not getting the answer right the first time.

Calling for a new way to fund startups

Dec 19, 2017
Chamath Palihapitiya believes venture capitalists need to play with their own money.
Chamath Palihapitiya speaks onstage at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 at The Manhattan Center on April 29, 2013 in New York City.
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Lord and Taylor HQ sale shows shifts in retail and work culture

Oct 24, 2017
The country’s oldest luxury retailer, Lord & Taylor, said today that it’s selling its iconic Manhattan headquarters for $850 million. After Christmas next year, the building will become the headquarters for WeWork, a 7-year-old office space company. WeWork is valued at $20 billion, making it the fourth most valuable private U.S. startup — behind Airbnb, […]

Looking for tech innovators in Mexico's Ciudad Juarez

Oct 20, 2017
One-third of Ciudad Juarez residents live in poverty. A city tech incubator is working to generate higher paid employment.
Santiago Martinez, (left) and Manuel Rangel, (right) show off the virtual reality equipment they're using to develop their start up: VR Tech  . 
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Your pension fund could be invested in tech

The money pool comes from universities, government entities and ultimately, you.
Universities investing in venture capital use endowments — that thing that funds scholarships. Above, a student walks near Royce Hall at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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Following the venture capital money trail

Sep 7, 2017
The investments VCs make impact industries beyond Silicon Valley.
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Startup companies are the economy’s big job generators, and they need more access to capital

Aug 8, 2017
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has a study out today highlighting problems startups have getting financing. And the reason this matters? The report says startups account for “nearly all net new job creation” in the U.S. economy. For these companies to continue growing, they need to be able to access financing — and some are […]

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In the economic circle of life, businesses are dying faster than ever

Jul 11, 2017
"A narrow swath of people, places and firms" account for a huge part of national growth, EIG co-founder says.

Will your city be the next tech hub?

Apr 18, 2017
Droves of places beyond New York, Boston and Silicon Valley want to become the next center of local and global innovation. Do they have the right ingredients?
An aerial view shows the Silicon Valley location of IBM in San Jose, California April 21, 2000.
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Goldman Sachs offers new online lending platform

Mar 20, 2017
The bank is making a risky bet on something far from its comfort zone.
Goldman Sachs' new lending platform, Marcus, makes small loans to regular people, not elite corporations and investors.
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