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Business March 16, 2020 Our team and why we’re the right people

  There are consultants out there paid to tell you that there’s a secret sauce when it comes to building your A-team. Only a few of them would be able to get beneath the surface and tell you what good looks like because there is really no right answer. We can however, give you a …

Technology March 13, 2020 Why do we need another diabetes app?

There are many apps out in the market that aim to help people living with diabetes. These days you can automatically log treatments from insulin pens and pumps, see continuous blood glucose levels and visualise trends, log food and track carb intake, predict future trends and treatments, export reports for healthcare professionals, and much more… …

Technology March 10, 2020 Disrupting Diabetes Tech

Disruptive innovation is a term coined in 1995 by Clayton M. Christiansen to describe the process by which small companies dislodge the giant corporations that lead their fields. By serving a new market or providing a cheaper alternative to an undervalued customer segment, disruptors seemingly come out of nowhere and dethrone an industry’s titans. These …

Inspiration Thoughts March 8, 2020 Why should women bother becoming investors?

July 2018 marks an important for my journey as a female investor.  It all started with the critically acclaimed book called Slay in your Lane also known as The Black Girl Bible. To be honest, I did struggle to relate to some of the concepts in the book not being Black British or growing up with …

Business Thoughts March 5, 2020 Why you should invest in a startup founded by women

Quin was founded by two women engineers. Cyndi Williams started her career as an engineer at Sun Microsystems and has 20+ years starting, growing, and leading global tech businesses. Isabella Degen is a robotics engineer specialising in machine learning and artificial intelligence, with 14 years of experience delivering complex enterprise engineering systems. That the company …

App Diabetes Management Product March 4, 2020 Why People need Quin

We are building an app for people with insulin-treated diabetes, and if you’re thinking “not another diabetes app” –  I get it. As a fellow T1D let me share my personal view on Quin then you can decide if it’s worth your time. I have been living with diabetes for over a decade and have …

Technology February 24, 2020 Health Apps are the next big thing

Healthcare is going through a technological revolution. Everything from managing prescriptions to detecting early-stage cancer is changing fast. Despite this innovation blitz, not enough companies are capitalising on the power of smartphone apps. New sensors, faster chips and excellent app design can unlock better healthcare – without building a new device or bringing someone into …

Business February 23, 2020 The resurrection of Leonard Thompson by way of insulin

And why insulin isn’t a magic wand that makes diabetes disappear. Imagine being a 14-year-old Canadian boy. Your name is Leonard Thompson. You’re unwell.  You received a diagnosis and you heard doctors discreetly tell your parents that the condition you’re living with affords you another year, maybe two. Your hungry teenage body has been put …

Business February 21, 2020 The big diabetes question my startup wants to eliminate

” Are you focused on type 1 or type 2? “ It’s a question I’m often asked in an investor conversation. It’s generally a proxy for: are you focusing on the big market, or the smaller one? But early on in our journey at Quin we decided not to constrain our thinking with types. Our starting …

Business February 13, 2020 What is equity crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is raising finance from a large number of people (aka the ‘crowd’) for a relatively small amount of money each. It is a way to finance companies, projects or ventures and uses online platforms to access thousands of potential funders. There are a few different crowdfunding models, including equity-based, reward-based, donation-based and lending-based.  With …