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It’s been a confusing year with conflicting messages about masks usage, infections and deaths rates.

Will more people die this year than during previous years? Several media articles compare to 2019 or 2018 but is that enough? How much variation is ‘normal’? I attempted to estimate the real impact of Covid in France with a statistical analysis based on previous years.

  • As of Dec 10, 2020, the French government reported 56,648 deaths due to Covid — almost 10% of the annual average.
  • Is this number accurate? …


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You want to start a company, but you’re not sure what to do? Here are 20 lenses to generate ideas (thanks to B. for the great help with examples).

First Source: Yourself

This first group starts from your own skills, feelings or thoughts.

01/ MISSION
It’s the classic ‘find your passion’. Is there anything you need to see fixed in the world? Anger can be a good starting point to ensure motivation. A long-term mission can also be a useful compass, or deciding to go against a giant enemy. Here are some examples of the latter, born from frustration with the status quo:


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One of my favorite standup routines is Gary Gulman’s ‘State Abbreviations’, which lasts about 6 minutes. Here is what I found when doing a ‘quick’ analysis of its text.

Basic Set

I started with downloading the subtitles on YouTube and — after some minor editing — did a basic count:

  • 5,259 signs
  • 972 words
  • 326 unique words

Filtering

To analyze it further, I turned to Natural Language Processing, a domain mixing computing, statistics and linguistics.

I first needed to figure out which words were more ‘meaningful’. For that, it is common practice to filter out the most common words (e.g. you, when, at, any, before, …). …


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This is the 17th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms,

It is hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.


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This is the 16th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms,

It is hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.


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This is the 15th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms,

It is hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.


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This is the 14th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms and hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.


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This is the 13th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms and hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.


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This is the 12th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms and hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.


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This is the 11th episode of the podcast Deep Tech: From Lab to Market’ where Founders and Investors share how ‘deep tech’ innovation can go from lab to market. It is available on Apple Podcast and other platforms and hosted by Benjamin Joffe, Partner at SOSV, a global early stage fund focused on deep tech. SOSV runs multiple accelerator programs including HAX (intelligent hardware) and IndieBio (life sciences). To hear about new episodes, sign up to the newsletter or follow us on twitter at @LabToMarket.

About

Benjamin Joffe

Partner @ SOSV — $700m VC fund for Deep Tech (biology, robotics, etc.) | Digital Naturalist | Keynote Speaker | Angel Investor

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