Criteria for investment: Top digital health VCs tell all

On January 15th, Health 2.0 and the international digital health investment community have partnered to host Health 2.0 WinterTech: The New Consumer Health Landscape in San Francisco. As part of Health 2.0’s mission to foster and support innovation in the digital health space, we have created a platform for WinterTech attendees to gain access to the perspectives of over 16 venture capitals firms, digital health incubators, and international innovation centers. Explore what each investor group is looking for at WinterTech and apply to join the WinterTech Investor Breakfast – an exclusive morning meeting for startups and investors.

Qualcomm Ventures  – Founded in 2000 with a $500M fund commitment, Qualcomm Ventures became an early player in the wireless health space. Health 2.0 WinterTech welcomes, Jack Young, Senior Director of the Qualcomm Life Fund to continue accelerating wireless health services and technology integration. As part of the Qualcomm Life Fund, Jack is looking to meet and invest in wireless health startups that can help accelerate the 2net Platform and that have or can show potential for revenue generation.

Morgan Stanley– Morgan Stanley’s venture fund, established 19 years ago, has invested more than $1B in equity capital in over 150 companies in IT and health care industries. Ankur Luther, Executive Director, has over 9 years of focused experience supporting technology IPO, equity financing, and M&A.

Arsenal Venture Partners – Managing strategic funds with the Federal Government, Arsenal Ventures works with the U.S. government and U.S. government agencies to drive value for early and mid-stage IT and health care technology companies. John Trbovich, General Partner, is excited by the digital health space with specific interest in companies with $1-5M in revenue, or who are interested in working with the VA/TriCare or who are looking to find federal customers.

NEA Ventures – As one of the world’s largest and most active venture capital firms, NEA Ventures has developed deep domain expertise and insight into the health care and technology industries. A benefit of being a stage agnostic investor, Blake Wu, Associate, is interested in companies across all periods of growth, who play on transformation trends in health care – such as consumerization and utilization of big data.

Norwest Ventures – Unafraid to be the lead or sole investor, Norwest Ventures invests between $1M – $30M in companies in IT categories such as: cloud & IT infrastructure, SaaS & enterprise Software, health care, and internet & consumer. Casper de Clercq, Partner, brings his expertise working on investment in medical devices, speciality pharmaceuticals, health care services and health care IT to WinterTech.

Canvas Ventures – As a team, Canvas Ventures, a spin-out of Morgenthaler Ventures, has helped more than 35 startups to successful exits via M&A or IPO. Representing Canvas, Rebecca Lynn, General Partner, looks to continue leading investments in mobile technology, financial services, digital health, SaaS technologies, and consumer health.

GE Ventures – Rowan Chapman, Managing Director, attends WinterTech to explore how the venture fund’s $1B can continue supporting potential partnerships with entrepreneurs, startups, and larger companies based in digital health and technology.

Ziegler – In their core practice areas of health care services, information technology, hospitals, and senior living, Ziegler is one of the most active M&A firms. Andrew Colbert, Managing Director, joins WinterTech to explore founder owned health care technology and service companies focused on the continuum of care.

Leerink Partners  – Leerink Partners health care services team has significant M&A experience and has driven comprehensive advisory capabilities for biopharma, medical devices, diagnostics, and health care services companies. Leerink Partners is looking for the “up and comers” in digital health who have piloted their technology and can show validated results.

California HealthCare Foundation – With an endowment of $700M, the non-profit grantmaking philanthropy gives over $35M in grants each year to health care services and technology companies. Margaret Laws, Director of the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, looks to meet with companies that have tested and validated products or prototypes that are accessible to low income populations or public payors in California.

Providence Ventures – The $150M corporate venture fund with Providence health & services is looking to meet with seed to series B stage digital health IT startups in consumer health & wellness, online primary care, care coordination, chronic disease, improved clinician experience, and data analytics.

Rock Health – Rock Health’s fund provides Seed and Series A startups across the digital health sector with funding and full-service support. Join Malay Gandhi, Managing Director, at WinterTech to learn more about what Rock Health funds.

StartUp Health – Startup Health’s accelerator provides long-term coaching and programming for startups throughout their development. At Health 2.0 WinterTech, Unity Stoakes, Co-Founder, is looking to meet early stage digital health startups, with specific interest in companies that leverage mobile, sensors, genetics, data, and analytics.

Boehringer Ingelheim – Larry Brooks, Director of Health Innovation at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical company’s joins Health 2.0 WinterTech to find new partners that focus their solutions around medication adherence, point of case decision support tools, and health management (remote monitoring, patient engagement tools, behavior modification platforms.)

FutureLab (MetLife) – MetLife recently expanded into Singapore with the launch of their innovation center, FutureLab. They are looking to meet and partner with companies developing wearables, wellness platforms for the elderly, risk assessment tools, and products that target Asian consumers.

Venture Valkyrie – Lisa Suennen, Managing Director, shares her insight guiding VC digital health investment, and expertise providing advisory services to companies, and startups in the digital health field.

Did you see a description that sounds like what you do? Register for Health 2.0 WinterTech and apply to join us at the Investor Breakfast! Discounted tickets for startups are still available and we encourage you to apply here.

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