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New angel investor group created, HealthTech Capital
by Anne DeGheest
17 May 2010

HealthTech CapitalI recently founded HealthTech Capital, a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new "HealthTech" start ups at the intersection of healthcare and the computer/consumer electronic world.

Our goal is to invest and mentor capital efficient companies that use new scalable business model to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery from the hospital to the home.

HealthTech Capital is a new private equity investment model that leverages professional investment management oversight with the collegiality and shared expertise found in organized Angel investor groups.


What is HealthTech?

HealthTech is a new emerging healthcare market that leverages information technologies to decrease healthcare cost. Historically, venture funding has focused on "Efficacy" (therapeutics drugs and medical devices) and paid little attention to improving "Efficiencies" of healthcare delivery. Today, new paradigm shifting companies like Google, Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco and others are turning their attention to HealthTech.
HealthTech supports patient-centric healthcare and is distinct from Healthcare IT, enterprise backbone legacy information systems that are well served by existing major players. Our goal is to invest in capital efficient companies that use new business models to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery. Our sweet spot has minimal or no government regulation oversight by the FDA and/or CMS.

New Investment Model - The Best of Both Worlds
HealthTech Capital combines the best features of Angel Groups and Venture Capital funds.
From the Angel model:
• Collegiality
• Intellectual stimulation and learning
• Direct participation in investment decisions
• Flexible involvement-from mentoring to check writing

From the Venture Capital model:
• Professional management and follow up
• Term sheet negotiation
• Board seat or observer rights
• Financial oversight and transparent processes

Geographic and Domain Diversity
HealthTech Capital members are industry leaders with domain expertise in healthcare, information technology, finance, and consumer products. Members include successful entrepreneurs, executives, medical doctors, and venture capitalists. Although based in Silicon Valley, HealthTech Capital has members nationwide. The membership is comprised of Investor Members, Venture Members, Sponsor Members, and Industry Members.

Entrepreneur Mentoring
In addition to seed and early stage funding, HealthTech Capital members and investment team are active mentors of the entrepreneurial team in exchange of common stock. We bring the financial and business expertise needed to get early stage healthcare companies off the ground. We work closely with the entrepreneurs to prove technical and market feasibility, develop sound business models, attract permanent senior management and bring in additional angel or venture capital financing.


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