Monthly Archives - April 2020

Anonymous Donor Gives Man Gift of Sight with Electronic Eyewear Device

When Mike McIntyre was just nine months old, doctors found a brain tumor on his optic nerve and pituitary gland which are the nerves that connect the eyes to the brain, according to WRAL. Because of the tumor, McIntyre never knew what it was like to have normal vision and learned to adapt to very limited eyesight. However, five years ago he heard about a wearable electronic device called eSight that offers a form of vision restoration without implants […]

Student Debt in the Time of Coronavirus

Thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, plan sponsors can assist their workers in paying down student loan debt, tax-free. While the newly established $5,250 employer contribution limit is significant, the reality is that the aid can only do so much to reduce the massive student loan debt load carried by the U.S. workforce…When advisers understand the mechanics surrounding loan debt, relaying such knowledge to their clients can end up relieving at least some of […]

Venture Monitor: Massachusetts Top Deals and Startup Exits of Q1

The first quarter of the new decade kicked off with a bang, even if it ended on a low note. As the effects of COVID-19 takes its toll on startup investing, Q1 2020 might very well be the first and the last normal quarter as the economy tries to get back on track…“Angel investors are going to see their overall net worth go down if the economy continues to slow down. So that’s an impact on their investment abilities. […]