Driverless Cars, UW Spinouts, & CRISPR: This Week’s WI Watchlist
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benefits and risks of getting a mammogram. The company’s other modules are designed to help with decision-making around lung cancer screening, whether to begin treatment with a cholesterol-lowering statin, and caring for patients with an abnormal hearth rhythm known as atrial fibrillation. In July, HealthDecision founder Jon Keevil resigned from his job as a cardiologist at UW Hospital and Clinics to devote his full energies to the startup.
—Xconomy recently spoke with Rebecca Porter, chairwoman of the new VC fund Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures’s investment committee. Porter is also a vice president of corporate strategy at Northwestern Mutual, a Milwaukee-based life insurance and financial services firm. During our interview, she discussed why she feels there’s a connection between financial health and physical well-being, what types of startups and technologies the new fund is likely to invest in, and other topics.