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Angels, startups looking to blend health care, IT
by Anne DeGheest
06 April 2011


On March 18, 2011, Lisa Sibley wrote an article in Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:  Silicon Valley is at the forefront of an emerging industry that blends the health care sector with the computer and consumer electronic worlds. The goal is to improve the way personalized health care is delivered and lower the cost by tapping into information technologies.
Investors and companies in the space say the field is on the cusp of explosive growth as the health care field seeks ways to save time and money through innovation. They are focused on combining therapeutic efficacy (drugs/devices) and process efficiencies (delivery) in a market that totaled $2.5 trillion in revenue in 2009.



Focused on this space is a new Los Altos-based investor group, HealthTech Capital, and fresh offerings from Silicon Valleystartups such as Doximity Inc., Epocrates Inc., and Castlight Health Inc.
HealthTech Capital came out of stealth in Marchcommitted to funding and mentoring startups in the healthtech space. It hasattracted more than 40 members, from accredited angel investors and doctors to venture capitalists including Advanced Technology Ventures and Canaan Partners, the California HealthCare Foundation, and major corporations Adidas AG and Unilever Nigeria Plc.
HealthTech co-founder Anne DeGheest said she envisions HealthTech Capital being a catalyst to bring technologies like these to market.



Read the full article in Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal



tagsTopics: Angel funding, Entrepreneur, HealthTech Capital



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