Seven takeaways from NewsCastic’s $350,000 funding
by Dan Mayfield via Albuquerque Business First
News and entertainment site NewsCastic has been making social media waves with “listicles” — stories such as “10 things you see at every Isotopes game” or “7 things you can do in Albuquerque Old Town for free.”
They’re clickable, fun and easy-reading posts that are shared, and shared and shared across Facebook and Twitter — so far 3.5 million times.
The company has something else to share now: NewsCastic has garnered $350,000 in series A funding from two investors, its first major funding outside of friends and family, the founders said Tuesday.
The news site, which is now in six cities, will use the new capital to expand to more cities, hire more writers and expand its platform to allow for more submissions and content.
Children’s Hospital CMIO turns entrepreneur to more rapidly detect patient data breaches
by Stephanie Baum via Medcity News
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is working with DreamIt Ventures through its Open Canvas@CHOP program to identify enterprise software applications and commercially viable companies. It recently selected two companies from the pediatric hospital that will go through the one-year program, including Haystack and 3D Pediatrics. The security analytics company was co-founded by CHOP Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Bimal Desai to more rapidly identify patient data breaches.
In response to emailed questions, he talked about the technology behind Haystack and what spurred him to start the company with co-founder Adrian Talapan.