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Madrona Venture Labs spin-out aims to ease the pain of insurance claims

Madrona Venture Labs spin-out aims to ease the pain of insurance claims

Founders of Outgoing AI. Clockwise from top left: Stead Burwell, Jonathan Wiggs, Kshitij Moghe and Justin Ith. (Outgoing AI photos) Outbound AI has a prescription for one of the medical system’s biggest headaches: interacting with insurance companies and other payers to process claims. The Seattle startup emerged on Tuesday with a software product, PayerVA Console, …

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The case for the outperformance of US venture capital

The case for the outperformance of US venture capital

John Zic is a partner and founding member of the EQUIAM team. He spends most of his time struggling with fragmented and imperfect private market data in a never-ending effort to derive market-beating investment signals. Shachi Shah is Director of Business Operations at EQUIAM. She is passionate about leading the design, implementation and oversight of …

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If history repeats itself, the glory days of early-stage venture capital are coming

If history repeats itself, the glory days of early-stage venture capital are coming

By Marc Schröder Many of the world’s leading VCs earned their reputations (and returns) by investing during the 2008 crisis. Startup valuations were lower, providing VCs with excellent investment conditions, and amid a macroeconomic crisis, the founders envisioned and built a whole new future. This included ride sharing (Uber, Lyft), messaging that eventually improved over …

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