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Jerry Harrison: From the Talking Heads to talking healthcare technology

How does one go from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the world of health tech startups?

In an interview on Modern Healthcare, Jerry Harrison, the former guitarist for the 1970s new wave band, the Talking Heads, describes how his early experiences in healthcare and crowdsourcing led him to his current position as the co-founder and senior advisor of RedCrow, an Alira Health company that runs crowdfunding campaigns for emerging health tech, medtech and biotech companies. He founded the company with Brian Smith, a former Morgan Stanley financial advisor.

Finding the right music producer to help a song get exposure is not unlike finding the right partners and outside talent to bring a health tech product to market, Harrison said. In both music and healthcare investing, he also said being unique is a big part of success.

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