Tag: healthcare IT investment

Early Stage Telehealth Startup Tips & Considerations – Neda Amidi (Plug and Play Ventures)

Neda Amidi serves as a Partner and Global Head of Health at Plug and Play. She leads investments in digital health and biotech startup companies. She is responsible for global partnerships with corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Cleveland Clinic, Sanofi, Roche, and others. Prior to Plug and Play, Neda worked…

Trends & Opportunities for Health Tech in the Safety Net – Hong Truong (Health Care Foundation)

Hong Truong is a senior program investment officer for the CHCF Health Innovation Fund, which invests in technology and service companies with the potential to significantly lower the cost of care or improve access to care for low-income Californians.Prior to joining CHCF, Hong sourced, analyzed, and evaluated strategic investment opportunities…

How Investors, Entrepreneurs, & Buyers Should Be Thinking About the Telehealth Market – Kristi Ebong (Orbita)

Kristi Ebong recently joined Orbita as the Voice as a Service (VaaS) company’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and General Manager of Healthcare Providers. At Orbita, Ebong is responsible for the company’s overall strategy for the healthcare provider market. Ebong was the former head of emerging technology at Cedars-Sinai, where…

Why is Kaiser investing in Vidyo?

Vidyo, a fast growing video conference startup, recently raised another $15M – this time with $10M from healthcare investor Kaiser Permanente Ventures, according to MobiHealthNews. In the startup world, “unicorns” or high valuation startups tend to raise mega rounds as they approach IPO. Is Vidyo now a digital health unicorn?…

Government Incentives Push Healthcare IT Investment Funding Up 350% – the Gold Rush is On

According to Mercom Capital Group, the number of health IT-related venture capital funding deals from Q1 2012 to Q1 2013 is up 350%, from 30 health IT-related venture capital funding deals to 104 deals. In fact, most of that growth happened only this year with Q4 2012 reporting 51 health IT-related…

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