On April 17 and 18, some of Yale’s most promising entrepreneurs gathered at Yale SOM’s Edward P. Evans Hall to pitch their ideas. At “Entrepreneurship Across Yale,” a series of competitions that awarded more than $60,000 in prizes, students from throughout the university tried to...
Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and an expert on China, has heard it all before. As soon as it looks like the Chinese economy is falling short of previous periods of remarkable growth, people start predicting its doom.
The key to being a good venture capitalist is to find a great company when it is little more than a great idea. Nancy Pfund ’82, founder and managing partner of DBL Investors, led her firm to key early investments in Tesla, Pandora, and Solar City. But for “double bottom line investors” such as DBL, finding a potential growth company isn’t enough to spur adding a company to their portfolio. For Pfund, a company’s mission is often as important as its business plan.
Healthcare in the United States costs more than any other industrialized nation, and often that extra cost is a result of medical innovations—new drugs and devices that extend or improve life but are very costly.