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The following companies joined the AngelMD platform in March of 2019. Follow companies in the Innovation Categories of your choosing to stay up to date.
We’re always looking for ways to improve your AngelMD experience. Today we’re letting you know about some improvements that we’ve made to your Startup Dashboard.
It all starts with the design. We’ve given your Dashboard a makeover that focuses on making your life easier. You’ll now see a larger version of your logo on the left side of the page. If you want to edit your company information or your settings, you can do so by clicking on the three dots to the right of your logo. You can still access your settings from the top right, but we wanted to make it easier for you to keep your profile up to date.
The right side of your Dashboard now includes a snapshot of your visitors from week to week. Now you’re able to see the results of your work on AngelMD at a glance. Not getting the eyeballs that you want? Make sure you are posting status updates and sharing information through your profile.
Speaking of posting startup news, it’s now easier than ever. The new interface in the middle of your screen gives you quick access to share a message. If you make a mistake, don’t worry, this isn’t Twitter. You can easily edit a post by hovering over its top right corner and clicking the three dots to bring up the Edit or Delete options. Your new Activity Analytics will let you know, at a glance, who has been watching what you’re sharing.
If you’re curious about who will be seeing those updates, that’s now easier to track as well. You can now see all of your company’s connections across the AngelMD network. Investors, Advisors, and Followers are all available from the box on the right side of your Dashboard, with the option to quickly follow someone back if you so choose.
To finish out this round of updates, we’ve also given you a whole new set of controls for promoting and tracking your funding rounds. We know that raising money is time-consuming, so we wanted to make AngelMD the easiest way for you to meet your goals. You can add funding rounds, and then track them directly from the sidebar so you can the information you need when you need it.
We love getting your feedback, and we look forward to hearing what you think about these new Dashboard updates. Have something on your mind? Drop us an email and let us know.
Today AngelMD announced that it completed a syndicate investment comprised of its members into Noninvasix. This represents the second investment AngelMD has made into Noninvasix in the past year.
To reduce the incidence of neonatal mortality and morbidity, Noninvasix is developing a patient monitor to directly, accurately, and noninvasively measure brain oxygenation in preterm babies in the NICU. Early detection of inadequate brain oxygenation will allow neonatologists to intervene before cerebral function is permanently compromised.
Leading the AngelMD syndicate of investors was Jagjit Khairah, DO, FACOG, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kelsey Seybold Clinic who had this to say about Noninvasix: “The technological advances used with by Noninvasix to detect levels of oxygenation without needing a blood sample is remarkable. To have instant results using acoustic and laser sensor related probes will enable health care teams across many specialties of medicine to expedite critical care. Graham and his team have an amazing vision and are poised to help us change the way we address the needs of our patients on many fronts using this innovative technology.”
“Raising money through AngelMD is basically raising money from our future users. These are the people who understand best how Noninvasix’s technology can be a solution to some of their biggest issues.” said Graham Randall, CEO Noninvasix. “While we value all capital investment, having a group of engaged and supportive physicians backing us brings value well beyond the money.”
The following blog post was written by Dr. Robert Teague. Dr. Teague is an AngelMD Regional Medical Director in the Austin, Texas area. Make sure to follow Dr. Teague on AngelMD.
Physician investors have often found themselves struggling to navigate the byzantine and risky world of startup investing. AngelMD brings a new dimension in advancing medical and healthcare innovation with physician domain and financial leadership.
In the world of healthcare startups, complexity prevails, innovation flounders, and patients often lose. One of the main reasons for these issues is the difficulty of investing in new healthcare companies. Many Angel investors do not have the necessary understanding of regulatory pathways, time to market, and other factors that are specific to healthcare. Physicians have a built in capability of assessing these issues, but needed a systematic way to participate with reasonable risk mitigation.
The 2012 JOBS act changed the rules around investing, and the SEC’s 2015 adoption of equity crowdfunding opened the door to physicians who wanted to invest in the future of healthcare.
With these rules in place, AngelMD began executing a vision to accelerate funding of early stage companies and empowering the expertise of professionals to apply smart capital to the equation. AngelMD has developed a highly curated and specialized platform that leverages the wisdom of the crowd and it focuses exclusively on health technology, device and biopharma. The platform includes assessment tools that identify success factors for early stage health tech companies in order to reduce the risk of investing.
Leveraging their physician members across the country and across specialties, AngelMD has an unprecedented capability to enlist physicians in the technical assessment and support of early stage companies with important and novel technologies. Physician excitement and engagement in this activity is palpable. Physicians are back in the innovation loop and their voice is being heard! Physicians members of AngelMD are leading future technology introduction that will improve outcomes for patients everywhere.
Not only have physicians found an Angel, so have startups, other investors, and most of all, those whose health improves from these advancements.
Arthroscopy is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States (almost 5,000 per day), yet its underlying technology has not seen significant change since the first video arthroscope was introduced in the late 1970s. Indago is an Ohio-based company that is making surgery smarter by developing tools for a highly-efficient, tech-enabled surgical suite. The company’s first product, ArthroFree, is a generation-skipping endoscopic camera that eliminates the wires—and their associated risks and inefficiencies—holding back legacy systems.
Today, a group of AngelMD investors announces the completion of a syndicate funding round for Indago as part of the company’s $5.5 million Series A. The funds will be used to finalize development of ArthroFree, submit the device for FDA approval, staff up for market entry, and begin work on the next product in Indago’s portfolio.
“Working alongside AngelMD’s physician leaders to advocate for our vision of the operating room of the future has been remarkable,” said Indago co-founder and CEO Eugene Malinskiy. “We found both physician and non-physician champions at every event and webcast, and now we have a pool of likely first users, as well as knowledgeable resources for current and future products.”
ArthroFree eliminates expensive consumables, such as fiber optic cables, replacement light bulbs, and sterilization materials that are all required for the current systems. Furthermore, by removing the cables that tether all current arthroscopic cameras to the surgical tower, ArthroFree eliminates the associated trip and fall hazards, fire risks, and vectors for hospital-acquired infections.
“Indago is an innovative company which will revolutionize the world of arthroscopy in the operating room. This is a technological evolution that is long overdue,” said AngelMD Lead Investor Dr. Brian Parsley. “By untethering the arthroscopic hand piece from the light source and cable connections while maintaining high quality imagery and improving efficiency will be a game-changer in the industry. AngelMD gave me an opportunity to invest in this exciting new company and be a part of next wave of change in my operating area.”
Indago’s ArthroFree system has fewer components to set up versus the competition and is drop-in compatible with existing systems. This compatibility removes the need for new training, new workflows, or other disruptions to current processes.