Flatiron Health, Fort Washington-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network team up on oncology data

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Flatiron Health, the New York City-based Cloud Oncology platform founded by Invite Media co-founders Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg, is teaming up with the Fort Washington-based National Comprehensive Cancer Network to create a cloud-based data repository of NCCN Member Institution data -- the NCCN Outcomes Database, the two organizations announced last week.

"Through this collaboration, electronic health record (EHR) data will be aggregated for cancer quality and outcomes assessment, as well as identification of key trends and patterns in the care of patients with cancer. Within this database, NCCN Member Institutions will have the opportunity to measure concordance to the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) and will be able to access OncoAnalytics, Flatiron Health's proprietary, cloud-based analytics tool," Flatiron and the NCCN said in a statement.

The resulting data will be available for member institution inquiries, as well as to external parties through a joint commercialization agreement between NCCN and Flatiron, according to the statement.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is a not-for-profit alliance of 25 of the world's leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education.

Flatiron Health, founded in 2012, has raised nearly $140 million in venture funding from firms including Laboratory Corporation of America, First Round Capital, and Google Ventures.

Turner and Weinberg founded web ad buying platform Invite Media, also backed by First Round Capital and launched in Philadelphia before moving to New York, and sold it to Google in 2010.

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PipelineDeals raises $1 million Series A; HQ now in Seattle, though development still in Wayne

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PipelineDeals, the SaaS CRM for small to medium sized business-to-business companies which I profiled a couple of years back, has raised its first outside funding, after nine years of bootstrapping. Its received a $1 million Series A from a group of Seattle-based angel investors.

Although it started in the Philadelphia area (Wayne), co-founder and CEO JP Werlin says it is now officially based in Seattle where its long had an office, according to the Seattle tech website GeekWire, although its development office remains in Wayne. PipelineDeals now has 25 employees, GeekWire says, and LinkedIn indicates that slightly less than half are in Wayne.

PipelineDeals team in Yellowstone at Summit 2014 / 
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Co-founder Nick Bertolino remains based in Wayne.

PipelineDeals made the 2014 Inc. 5000, as revenue reached $2.6 million in 2013, up from $989,000 in 2010. PipelineDeals offers a relatively low-priced ($24 per month per user), sales-focused CRM to serve a market it says Salesforce has largely abandoned. It says it has over 3000 customers.