Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

From Boardroom to Benchtop: Paul LaViolette Joins SVLS

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

Paul LaViolette spent more than a decade at Boston Scientific where, among other things, he helped build the company into a cardiovascular powerhouse. LaViolette announced his retirement from BSC last year and after considering a number of opportunities, decided to join Boston-based SVLS as a venture partner. LaViolette enters venture investing at a challenging time, during which the industry will face what he calls "a Darwinian process with more operational pressure" at start-ups and a likely weeding out of many companies. In this interview, LaViolette describes how the venture world of 2008 feels a lot like Boston Scientific in 1993 -- a world of small, driven companies with huge operational challenges and huge opportunities.

You may also be interested in...



Medical Device Investing: Financing in an Economic Crisis

At FDC-Windhover's October IN3 East conference, we asked a distinguished panel of experienced venture capitalists to share their insights on the downturn in medtech venture investing. We invited our panelists to weigh in on the role of the current crisis in the second and third quarter slowdown in device investing and what it would mean going forward for a sector that had been so frothy just a short time earlier.

EWG Study Suggests More Than One In 10 Talc-Based Cosmetics Contain Asbestos

The Environmental Working Group and Scientific Analytical Institute say inadequate testing of talc-containing personal-care products is to blame for findings of asbestos in cosmetics, including three of 21 powder-based cosmetics SAI analyzed at EWG’s request. They continue to push for updated testing standards that include electron microscopy as a core component.

Atlas Biomed Unlocking Japan’s OTC Market With Direct-To-Consumer DNA And Microbiome Tests

Can Atlas Biomed unlock Japan's self-care market with its direct-to-consumer DNA and microbiome tests? HBW Insight catches up with the company's co-founder and CEO to discuss this and also how Atlas has been driving its European expansion plans despite coronavirus. 

Topics

Related Companies

Related Deals

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

LL1121650

Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel