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The content and distribution of Azafran’s INSIGHTS newsletter is focused to our LP, incubator, research, investment and partner ecosystem. As we look to build a two-way dialogue benefitting our collective efforts, each month we highlight important news and our approach to the emerging intersection of deep technology, end to end solutions and platforms driven by voice, acoustics/sensory and imagery.

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Issue 18 - Special Series: Deep Tech + Imagery and the Future of Healthcare

  • The Impact of Deep Tech + Imagery on the Future of Healthcare

    The Impact of Deep Learning + Imagery on the Future of Healthcare Alongside the input modalities of voice, acoustics and sensory, imagery is already having a profound effect on healthcare and is poised to transform how service is imagined and delivered. As we turn the focus in our current INSIGHTS Special Series to the impacts of imagery in healthcare, we not only recognize profound opportunities from an investment perspective but also for the future of humanity.
  • tagSpace: Augmented Reality for the Masses, now Covid Ready

    tagSpace: Augmented Reality (AR) for the Masses Create, integrate and distribute AR experiences in minutes - no code required. We are excited to feature Azafran Fund I portfolio company, tagSpace, as part of our Imagery in Healthcare issue and will soon have CEO and Founder Paul Martin in the INSIGHTS booth for our next podcast.
  • Imagery + Deep Learning & Augmented AI Use Cases in Healthcare

    Imagery + Deep Learning & Augmented AI Use Cases in Healthcare Following are a selection of imagery use cases, from augmented AI to deep learning solutions that Azafran has discovered from our own research, attending events and partner/feeder funds that we have in our 38-city network: Azafran company under LOI that has developed Augmented AI solutions to make medical imaging less expensive and more reliable by allowing radiologists to spend their time on what matters most, providing insights on images with clinical significance.
  • Academic INSIGHTS: An overview of deep learning in medical imaging focusing on MRI

    Academic INSIGHTS: An overview of deep learning in medical imaging focusing on MRI Contributors: Alexander Selvikvåg Lundervold and Arvid Lundervold Abstract What has happened in machine learning lately, and what does it mean for the future of medical image analysis? Machine learning has witnessed a tremendous amount of attention over the last few years.
  • From the Road

    From the Road The Azafran team continues to be active in virtual conferences, pitch days and online events As we shift to attending and helping host virtual events, this dynamic continues to be a crucial element helping us to deliver on the Azafran investment thesis. Through this work, our team stays on top of the latest trends, companies and partner opportunities, especially away from the obvious venues in the world.

Issue 17 - Special Series: Voice + Acoustics Front and Center in Healthcare

  • Voice and Acoustics Now Front and Center on the Healthcare Mainstage

    Voice and Acoustics Now Front and Center on the Healthcare Mainstage The power of the human vocal instrument enters a new dimension as healthcare accelerates innovation to meet the incredible demands of the COVID-19 crisis As the universal user interface, voice and acoustics have been used to great effect for arguably hundreds of thousands of years, patiently waiting in the wings for their next evolution.
  • Business Finland: Rethinking Healthcare, Pushing Innovation

    Business Finland: Rethinking Healthcare, Pushing Innovation Accelerating healthcare innovation by promoting the latest technologies via a leading research & development infrastructure At a high level, Business Finland is the Finnish government organization for innovation funding and trade, travel and investment promotion. Business Finland’s 600 experts work in 40 offices globally, with 16 regional offices in Finland and is part of the Team Finland network.
  • Voice and Acoustic Use Cases in Healthcare

    Voice and Acoustic Use Cases in Healthcare Following are voice and acoustics/sensory use cases, some from companies that Azafran has discovered from events like the The Voice of Healthcare Summit, Azafran Research and other sources: Voice Azafran Watchlist Company that serves as a Voice Assistant for electronic medical records with a focus on eliminating the need for extra “hands” to enter or recall patient health data during exams.
  • Detection of COVID-19 Via Voice and Acoustic Biomarkers

    Detection of COVID-19 Via Voice and Acoustic Biomarkers A Framework for Biomarkers of COVID-19 Based on Coordination of Speech-Production Subsystems Following is an excerpt from a recently published paper in the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (May 2020). While a bit deeper into the technical aspects than we typically travel in INSIGHTS editions, the paper shows the leading edge of thinking around the power and full spectrum of the acoustic instrument that humans now have at our disposal.
  • From the Road

    From the Road The Azafran team continues to be active in virtual conferences, pitch days and online events As we shift to attending and helping host virtual events, this dynamic continues to be a crucial element helping us to deliver on the Azafran investment thesis. Through this work, our team stays on top of the latest trends, companies and partner opportunities, especially away from the obvious venues in the world.

Insights Podcast

Welcome to the Azafran INSIGHTS podcast, a regular journey into Azafran Capital Partners Investment thesis, exploring the intersection of voice, acoustics and imagery powered by machine learning and deep science technologies serving health, wellness and enterprise markets.

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  • Episode 3 - Collaboration, Security and Critical Infrastructure with ArmorText

    Host Matt Bauer hosts special guest Navroop Mitter, Co-founder and CEO of Azafran Portfolio One Company ArmorText, the fastest growing collaboration hub being used in critical infrastructure today - with over 60% of all US large public and private power companies using it to communicate and collaborate securely. Their discussion centers around the future of work in the age of Covid, how the future of work is changing and why ArmorText represents the future of secure work.

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  • Episode 2 - Yobe Helps Drive the Voice Revolution

    Host Matt Bauer leads an all-star cast including the co-founders of Azafran Portfolio One Company Yobe, CEO Ken Sutton, and Chief Scientist, Dr. Hamid Nawab, as well as Azafran General Partner Martin Fisher and Dave Rodger, an advisor to Yobe and long time senior product leader in tech. The discussion centers around INSIGHTS Issue Sixteen as well as a deep dive on how Yobe addresses the “Cocktail Party Problem” and is changing how we think of voice and acoustics while providing groundbreaking technology to help speed the revolution underway.

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  • Episode 1 - Talking Intelligent Sensing & TinyML with Thomas Doyle, CEO of Aspinity

    Host Matt Bauer goes close to the edge and talks sensing devices and TinyML with Thomas Doyle, CEO of Aspinity, an Azafran Fund I Portfolio company that is transforming the commercialization of intelligent sensing devices. The interview accompanies the feature on Aspinity in Azafran INSIGHTS Issue 15, Why the Future of Machine Learning is Tiny, and the Future of AI is Augmented.

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