Natasha Azar
April 30, 2021

Webinar: Friends & Family Funding for University Startups

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Natasha Azar
March 24, 2021

Webinar: Startup Licensing 101 – License Process & Pre-Agreements

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Natasha Azar
December 3, 2020

TTO Strategic Communication Tactics with VCs

As a VC firm partnered with over 100 universities, we get the question from Tech Transfer Offices (TTOs) all the time — how can we best communicate with VCs? While investors have directed more attention to universities for deal flow in recent years (see bar graph below), most VCs don’t have a singular focus on […]

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Natasha Azar
September 2, 2020

Webinar: How OUP Works With Academic Partners

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Natasha Azar
June 22, 2020

Webinar: 2020 Midyear Startup Financing Trends

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Natasha Azar
October 29, 2019

Beware of employee equity, the credit cards of the venture community

By Dror Futter Partner Rimon Law Natasha Azar Senior Manager of University Relations Osage University Partners When hiring venture executives and employees in the early stages of a university start-up, the buzz centers around equity. For successful ventures, these equity rights, often issued when the equity is worth pennies a share, hold the potential of […]

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Natasha Azar
July 3, 2018

2018 VC & University Startup Financing Trends

We’re almost halfway through 2018, which means we at Osage University Partners (OUP) again hosted our annual financing trends webinar (last year’s recap). For the 2018 version, our investment team analyzed not only general VC investment trends, but also trends specific to our partner university network of 5,000+ startups. I should mention this blog post only pulls […]

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Natasha Azar
January 8, 2018

Healthcare IT Startups: How to Assess a Maturing Market

The provision of quality cost effective healthcare is one of the most significant challenges facing the U.S. today. Healthcare now accounts for more than one-sixth of the U.S. gross domestic product. According to a report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. healthcare spending reached $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person, and hospital […]

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Natasha Azar
August 16, 2017

What’s the Pulse on 2017 Midyear VC Investment?

Every few weeks, Osage University Partners hosts a webinar that dives into a specific technology sector with the intention of helping the technology commercialization professionals at our partner institutions better understand current market behaviors. We realize, however, that financing trends can dramatically shift in only one quarter. We’re past the midyear mark in 2017 and […]

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Natasha Azar
June 5, 2017

Phishing for Answers: A Chat on Cybersecurity Startups

Cyber threats and attacks have arrived in full force. They threaten not only individuals, but corporations and nation states. Within corporations, the types of cyber threats and the various methods of protection have exploded. Universities are rising to the challenge, as the level of research around security detection, prevention, and encryption has significantly increased.   […]

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