Healthcare IT SIG: Insights on Investing in Healthcare Technology



  • Learn deep insights into current healthcare technology investing from four of the valley’s highly regarded industry professionals.

    Current news on health technology investing

    Venture capital investors poured $633 million into medical software and information services in 2011, the highest level since 2001, when $759 million was raised. – InformationWeek, January 2012

    Venture dollars for biotechnology and medical devices plummeted from 2007 levels of $3.6 billion on 332 deals to $1.1 billion on only 89 such deals this year although on track to return to nearly pre-recession levels. – Kaiser Health News, November 2011

    Sanjay Shah, California HealthCare Foundation Program Officer, will provide an overview

    • CHCFs vision to make sustainable impact across California's healthcare system, defined by reducing costs or increasing access to care
    • What is meant by “program-related investments”
    • A brief case study on a recent investment in a current CHCF portfolio company
    • The role of the foundation and program-related investments in the investor ecosystem

    He is joined by Missy Krasner, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Abhas Gupta, MDMohr Davidow Ventures (MDV). Ms. Krasner will discuss some interesting segments in health IT for investing via Morgenthaler's investment thesis and share information about the Third Annual DC to VC: HIT Startup Showcase taking place at the Health 2.0 Fall Annual Conference in SF on Oct 10, 2012. Dr. Gupta will describe his work on MDV’s digital health investment strategy and with healthcare seed-accelerator Rock Health.

    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments

    7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Announcements and Introductions

    7:15 - 8:30 p.m. Presentation and Discussion

    8:30 - 8:45 p.m. Wrap-up / Networking