Baby food isn’t as simple as mashed bananas. advertisement advertisement That’s what private equity firm director Angela Sutherland discovered while pregnant with her first child in 2013. When she wasn’t working 10-hour days, she was researching what a baby should consume during the first 1,000 days. Proper nutrition at the start of a child’s life, she had read, is fundamental to health and development. Sutherland recalls how the baby nutrition category seemed, to her, inefficient and overwhelming. If she tried to learn everything about baby nutrition to feed her child, where would she find the time for all that peeling, cutting, steaming, and puréeing? Her options were either spending hours each week in the kitchen or grabbing a jar off the supermarket shelf that, as she describes, “was sometimes older than my baby.” Or, in some cases, loaded with sugar, additives, and preservatives. Roughly 90% of … [Read more...] about Can Pricey Baby-Food Delivery Startups Crawl Their Way To Mainstream Success?
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It was a cry for help that inspired entrepreneur Eric Coly to launch his startup. The former investment banker was approached by a close friend who confided to him that she needed counseling, but she couldn’t find a therapist. Or more specifically, she couldn’t find an African-American therapist. She wanted someone who could understand her experience as a woman of color. advertisement advertisement Coly, a Senegal native diagnosed with depression, understood her frustration too well. He had also experienced the gap between the counseling needs of minorities and the availability of the services. It’s a common issue: Of the 100,000 therapists in the U.S, 86% are white, 5% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 4% African American. Meanwhile, the American landscape looks far more diverse: The population is 62% white and 38% racial/ethnic minority, with the latter expected to grow to the majority by 2050. “Take aside the stigmatization and the lack of access … [Read more...] about This app matches marginalized communities to therapists who share their background
US President Donald Trump on Saturday hand-picked Scott Gottlieb to lead US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) – the regulatory agency that approves every food and drug products marketed in America.The appointment is still to be confirmed by the US Senate.Gottlieb, 44, served in several senior positions at the US FDA during the George W Bush administration. He was trained as a physician and is known as a conservative health policy expert with deep ties to the pharmaceutical industry.Gottlieb is also a partner at New Enterprise Associates, a large US-based venture capital firm. The firm’s investments include life-sciences companies. In addition to his service on several pharmaceutical companies’ boards, Gottlieb is a consultant for London-based pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.Close Gottlieb's proposed appointment as US FDA commissioner assumes significance given the Trump’s promise of reducing regulation at US FDA as one of his key priorities to make … [Read more...] about Why Scott Gottlieb, the new US FDA chief, could be good news for Indian drug makers