Advice from Entrepreneurs on How to Secure Your Digital Health Startup

Advice from Entrepreneurs on How to Secure Your Digital Health Startup

In the latest edition of the “Voices of KPCB” podcast series, KPCB partner Beth Seidenberg speaks to Jason Oberfest, Co-Founder and CEO at Mango Health, and Shanit Gupta, Senior Director of Security and Site Reliability at Practice Fusion, about digital health startups. They discuss privacy and data security, working with partners in the healthcare ecosystem, data-sharing, and other hot topics of interest to anyone looking to break into the space – or patients who would like to know how their digital health data is actually handled.

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The Reinvention of Entertainment in the Age of New Media

The Reinvention of Entertainment in the Age of New Media

In a panel discussion at a recent KPCB event in Los Angeles, Albert Cheng, EVP and CPO of Digital Media at Disney, Neil Young, CEO and Founder at N3TWORK, and Sam Rogoway, CEO and Founder at Victorious, talk about what’s in store for the entertainment industry in the future. Will second screens disrupt traditional viewing habits? Where will funding for new content come from in the age of new media? And what is the role of virtual reality? The panel is moderated by KPCB partner Mike Abbott and concludes with an impromptu poem written and performed by KPCB partner Bing Gordon.

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Storytelling in a Digital Age: A Conversation between Al Gore and Brian Grazer

Storytelling in a Digital Age: A Conversation between Al Gore and Brian Grazer

At a recent KPCB event in Los Angeles, former Vice President and KPCB partner Al Gore interviewed film and television producer Brian Grazer on what it’s like to be a storyteller in the digital age. How has YouTube changed talent scouting? How does entertainment content spread across platforms? Al and Brian tackle these and many more questions in a conversation bookended by impromptu poems written and performed by KPCB partner Bing Gordon.

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How Scared Should We Be of the Growing Cybersecurity Threat? A Conversation Between Security Experts

How Scared Should We Be of the Growing Cybersecurity Threat? A Conversation Between Security Experts

In the latest edition of the Voices of KPCB podcast series, KPCB partner Ted Schlein speaks to Adam Ghetti, founder, chairman, and CTO of Ionic Security, about the growing cybersecurity threat. How scared should we really be? Is the threat volume growing – or just the damage attacks can do? How serious was the recent JP Morgan breach? And which challenges lie ahead as we enter the era of the Internet of Things?

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Five Things to Know About Retention Hacking

Five Things to Know About Retention Hacking

In the consumer Internet business, we hear lots of talk about retention hacking – the tricks you can use to keep your customers around. But I’ve often wondered whether this type of artificial virality is the right goal for startups to pursue. It reminds me of the pick-up artist who flirts with as many potential partners as possible without ever making anyone stick around for too long.

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Venture Capitalist Ted Schlein on the Future of Cybersecurity

Venture Capitalist Ted Schlein on the Future of Cybersecurity

Highly publicized cyberattacks have put cybersecurity on C-suite and boardroom agendas, but this good news for entrepreneurs in the space also brings challenges. Ted Schlein, general partner at the venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a veteran cybersecurity investor and practitioner, discussed the new industry landscape with Risk & Compliance Journal.

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Communicating in a Crisis: The Three Things You Need to Know

Communicating in a Crisis: The Three Things You Need to Know

The time to prepare for your next corporate crisis is now. Amanda Duckworth, partner at the corporate communications firm Brunswick Group, emphasized that point at a session with KPCB portfolio company CEOs at KPCB’s recent 12-200 Workshop. “With a certain surefootedness, you can coordinate your actions to help, not hurt, the situation,” she said. “In other words, you really need some crisis IQ.”

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You Should Share Your Health Data: Its Value Outweighs the Privacy Risk

You Should Share Your Health Data: Its Value Outweighs the Privacy Risk

From genome-based therapeutics and diagnostics to pulse-monitoring smart watches, health data is transforming medicine. But it is also alarming patients, who—aware of the recent cyber-attacks against Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan that stole personal data from millions of people—are scared that their privacy will be invaded. Our health data is our most personal asset. Why, in the midst of all of this, should we continue to share it?

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Five Easy Steps to Secure Your Startup Right Now

Five Easy Steps to Secure Your Startup Right Now

Every startup today should be thinking about its approach to security. This is especially true for companies with access to sensitive information about individual consumers. Sumit Agarwal, Co-Founder and VP of Product at Shape Security, addressed this issue at a recent KPCB 12-200 CEO Workshop. “If you’re like most of the people I talk to, security is a little bit like getting in better shape,” he said. “You know what you need to do – but that’s not going to happen, not this year.”

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