Consumer facing finalists Zest Health, Health Recovery Solution, Tiatros, Sense.ly, and the MediSafe Project each had 5 minutes to pitch their business plan followed by 5 minutes of Q&A from our panel of expert judges.
Three leading corporate venture investors discussed why and how they make their investment decisions.
PokitDok curated their session The New Rules for the Business of Health which explored a platform approach to real-time personalized consumer experiences, including e-commerce, telemedicine and patient engagement. Providence, the American Medical Association, MDLive and Cliniq.ly talked about how tapping into big data, claims eligibility, and e-commerce features via PokitDok API helped them innovate and save money.
A partnership between Health 2.0 & Moregenthaler Ventures, DC to VC is the culmination of a nationwide contest to find the best venture-backable startup ideas in health IT. Finalists presented their startup ideas on stage to a packed room of health IT professionals, government officials, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors in a format modeled after the TV show, The Voice.
M&A Capital Raising Panel, moderated by Andrew Colbert, provided an opportunity to hear best practices from industry experts and executives/founders that have successfully raised capital and/or sold healthcare companies. This panel explored topics such as: when to approach the market, how to think about valuation, which type of transaction makes sense, upfront preparation to increase success, choosing the right partner, deal structure do’s and don’ts, what to expect during due diligence and life after the transaction. Executives from both sides of the transaction shared critical takeaways for both emerging startups and later stage companies looking to maximize future growth and valuation opportunities.
Ziegler is one of the most active investment banking firms in the healthcare industry offering a broad range of strategic advisory, M&A and capital raising services to innovative and transformative companies. B.C. Ziegler and Company | Member FINRA and SIPC
Lisa Suennen, Founding & Managing Member of Psilos Group, presented Founder and CEO of Benefitter, Brian Poger. Benefitter is a comprehensive software company that advises employers on new health care options, communicates health care approaches to employees, and finally helps employees shop for the best plan.
Funding models for health IT are changing. Incentive systems in mainstream health care may be too—but perhaps not fast enough. Listen to what several veteran technology entrepreneurs and VCs say about what’s needed for new opportunities and hear feedback from a new breed of “investors” as well. Panelists include Don Casey (CEO, West Wireless Health Institute), Esther Dyson (Chairman, EDventure Holdings), Lisa Suennen (Managing Member, Psilos Group), Mitchell Kapor (Founder, Kapor Capital), and Bryan Roberts (Managing General Partner, Venrock Associate).
Come to Spring Fling: Matchpoint Boston (May 14-15) to learn about how incubators and investors are challenging traditional investment models in health IT.