David Calone

Healthy interest at Cap Alliance pitch event

By GREGORY ZELLER // Lightning-round business pitches before an audience of potential investors have become the norm. What impressed Dave Calone on Friday was who was listening. Calone, president and CEO of Setauket VC firm Jove Equity Partners, was the keynote speaker at the Long Island Capital Alliance’s Healthcare Capital Forum, a startup-meets-financier networker held at Melville’s RXR Corporate Center. As a cofounder of the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, Calone has long enjoyed a…


Calone to keynote health-focused Capital Forum

By GREGORY ZELLER // Industry leaders, inventive entrepreneurs and hungry investors will come together Jan. 22 for the Long Island Capital Alliance’s Healthcare Capital Forum. Featuring lightning-round business-plan presentations – just seven minutes each – from five upstart healthcare innovators across Long Island’s healthcare and investor markets, the forum is scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the RXR Center in Melville. David Calone, president and CEO of Setauket VC firm Jove…


The Debrief: Noel Goddard, doyenne of detection

No, she’s not related to rocketing pioneer Robert Goddard. Besides a surname, she has nothing in common with former OSI Pharmaceuticals CEO Colin Goddard (though she’s a fan). And her company is not the biz-tech support firm Goddard Labs of Oregon, another common mistake. But as chief executive of Calverton-based biotech enterprise Goddard Labs – where novel molecular diagnostics set the tone – Noel Goddard takes a scientific back seat to no one, and enjoys…


The Debrief: David Calone, Jove Equity Partners

Chief executive of Setauket investment firm Jove Equity Partners, founder of the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund, chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives … and that’s when he’s not running a Colorado-based healthcare company recently ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing firms. It’s fair to say David Calone has a full plate – but nurturing Long Island’s innovation economy remains a top priority. In his words: BUSY MUCH?…


Symbiotoc Health CEO Gerard Honig

Symbiotic Health gets $100K in funding

By GREGORY ZELLER // A spinoff of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has snagged a critical $100,000 stake from Accelerate Long Island and the Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund – good news for anyone suffering from the most prevalent hospital-based infection in the United States. Symbiotic Health, which does battle against the insidious Clostridium difficile infection, announced today that Accelerate Long Island has matched the $50,000 investment the LIETF fund made in June –…


state support for solar

Long Island looks into the eyes of the sun

By GREGORY ZELLER // New York State is lapping the nation in solar-power growth – but Long Island may be hitting its head on solar’s technological ceiling. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today that solar power usage in New York increased by more than 300 percent between 2011 and 2014 – twice the U.S. growth rate, according to a press release from the governor’s office. That makes the Empire State “a leader in clean-energy technology,” noted…


Calone files for run against Zeldin

David Calone, CEO of local venture capital firm Jove Equity Partners and head of the Suffolk County Planning Commission, has filed to run against 1st District Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin in next year’s congressional election. Calone made the filing to the Federal Election Commission last week. He also gave notice of the formation of Calone for Congress, listing Virginia Capon, president of the Three Village Democratic Club and a former Port Jefferson village board member,…