Venture Finance SIG: Healthcare Information Technology



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Venture Finance SIG

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    Presentation Overview

    New Venture Opportunities in Healthcare Information Technology

    Healthcare costs are soaring, the Baby Boomers are getting gray and increasing their use of healthcare services and the supply of healthcare professionals is not keeping up with the number of users seeking their services. Dire? Heck no - sounds like some great venture opportunities for software entrepreneurs!! Come listen to those that are in the know (VCs, leading hospital experts and HCIT entrepreneurs) in healthcare talk about the future of software entrepreneuring in Healthcare, what is hot, what are the issues of tomorrow and how are the new companies in these fields being funded, by who and on what terms.



    Michael Kaplan, Partner, Three Arch Partners

    Before joining Three Arch Partners Mike was a senior executive at Blue Shield of California, a $4.5 billion health plan. He served Blue Shield as Vice President Business Transformation, Vice President Corporate Development & Strategic Planning, and Regional Chief Executive for Northern California. Prior to his work with Blue Shield, Mike was a healthcare consultant at APM Incorporated (now CSC Healthcare). He began his career in investment banking with Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated.

    Mike holds a BS in Business Administration from Washington University where he graduated with high honors. He earned his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.


    Helen M. Wilmot, Vice President, Clinic Operations, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

    Ms. Wilmot brings a depth of experience in health care from service delivery to consulting to start-up ventures. Helen is currently leading the initiative for Stanford University Medical Center to build-out 350,000 sq ft of new outpatient capacity to be located in Redwood City. This is the first venture of its kind for Stanford University Medical Center and will include ambulatory surgery, the latest in advanced imaging capabilities, and a fully supported sports medicine center. She is also responsible for the operations of the ambulatory care services on the main campus.

    Prior to Stanford Ms. Wilmot started a successful venture backed software company that automated the service contract between hospitals and health plans and optimized revenue cycle management. Helen was a Senior Vice President at Kaiser Permanente running three local hospitals and later conducting a $300M turnaround for Kaiser California. Ms. Wilmot was also a partner at APM, Inc, a health care strategic management consulting firm.

    Ms. Wilmot holds an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA and a BS in Nursing from San Jose State University.


    Chris Stenzel, Kaiser Permanente National Venture Development

    Chris Stenzel is the Senior Vice President of Kaiser Permanente's venture capital and corporate development group, and has been responsible for the Kaiser Permanente corporate venturing program since 1997. He sits on the Board of Directors of four of Kaiser Permanente's portfolio companies and observes on four others. Prior to his current position, he was the Director of Business Development for Kaiser's Northern California region. Prior to that, he was the manager of the clinical information systems group supporting the Region's $4.5B health care delivery system. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Chris was a Senior Manager in Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture) Strategic Services Practice and an Associate in their Systems Integration Practice. Chris developed and led consulting engagements in the U.S. and internationally, primarily with clients in the financial services industry. He was part of the initial group of five people who created and grew Accenture's Western US. Strategy practice.

    Chris has a bachelor's degree in Economics from UCLA and an MBA in Finance with distinction from the University of San Francisco.


    Pete Park, Founder and CEO of Aimset Corporation

    Pete Park is the founder and CEO of Aimset Corporation, an operations solutions company focused on the Healthcare sector, including doctor practice business development and financial management. Mr. Park worked at several international technology companies (both Fortune 500 and start-ups) in the US and in Europe for the past 13 years. He founded E-industrials in 1999, a B2B marketplace focused on the industrial sector. In addition, Mr. Park worked at NASA on the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) System. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advertising from San Jose State University and a Master's in Business Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California.


    Jeff is co-founder and SVP Sales & Marketing at Epocrates

    Jeff is co-founder and SVP Sales & Marketing at Epocrates, the leading mobile network for clinicians. Jeff led the early development of Epocrates, raising over $40 million in venture capital and developing the company's core strategy and products. Today, Epocrates is used by more than 1 in 4 US physicians and counts all of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies as clients.

    Prior to co-founding Epocrates, Jeff's worked at Goldman Sachs in their healthcare group and at healthcare consultancy ZS Associates as an engagement manager. Jeff graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Economics and earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.



    Tom Cervantez, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Golden Gate Angels

    Tom Cervantez is a an angel investor, founder of the Golden Gate Angels and Corporate Partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in San Francisco. Tom has over 13 years experience as a corporate lawyer working in the securities and finance field, with a focus on helping emerging growth companies, venture funds, and software and hardware computer companies navigate issues concerning securities, capital structure planning, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, venture financing and licensing transactions. Tom has also participated at an operating level at several companies, including a venture fund, boutique investment bank and an ISP. Tom is also an active angel investor in the computer, communications and networking sectors. Tom holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University, a JD from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School.


    Event Logistics


    DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP.

    2000 University Ave.

    (Note: These are the large buildings in University Circle on the corner of University Avenue and Woodland.) East Palo Alto, CA 94303

    Tel: 650.833.2000


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

    7:00p.m.-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion and Pitch Session (starts promptly at 7:00pm)


    $20 SDForum members

    $30 Non-SDForum members

    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
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