Surviving the Wild West of data

We heard a few great minds weigh in on the unresolved issues and lofty promises of big data recently. Wired put out not one, but two posts on the lack of clear ethical guidelines for using digital data for research. (On that note, Facebook just apologized for their emotion study.) Patient privacy champion David Vivero said using health data “requires a thoughtful approach”—but don’t “let that get in the way of getting [meaningful] information in front of consumers," echoing Donna Cryer who urged not letting "perfect be the enemy of good enough."



Company Amt Investors Source
Nima $9.6M Foundry Group, Upfront Ventures, SoftTech VC, SK Ventures, Lemnos Labs, Mitch Kapor, Matt Rogers TechCrunch
SpringBuk $3.8M Lewis & Clark Ventures Xconomy
Healthify $2.5M Primary Venture Partners, Milestone Venture Partners, Acumen, Kapor Capital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas FinSMEs

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