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HEP Strategic Investing Summit: Executive Playbook

The last ten years have seen an explosion of health systems and health plan-based venture and innovation funds. The acceleration of digital adoption throughout COVID, the migration to new payment models, a rapidly consolidating competitive landscape, and the incursions of big tech and retail into healthcare have led many payers and providers to aggressively seek opportunities “outside the core” for growth. Ezra Mehlman, a healthcare growth equity investor and professor at Columbia Business School, will organize a discussion for hospital and health plan senior executives who are interested in standing up

Wednesday | November 16

10:30 AM12:30 PM PST

Partner Programs

Location:

The Disco Stage, Venetian Ballroom, Lvl 2

HEP Strategic Investing Summit: Executive Playbook

The last ten years have seen an explosion of health systems and health plan-based venture and innovation funds. The acceleration of digital adoption throughout COVID, the migration to new payment models, a rapidly consolidating competitive landscape, and the incursions of big tech and retail into healthcare have led many payers and providers to aggressively seek opportunities “outside the core” for growth.


Ezra Mehlman, a healthcare growth equity investor and professor at Columbia Business School, will organize a discussion for hospital and health plan senior executives who are interested in standing up and operating strategic venture funds.


In the course of the examination, we will:

- Evaluate the universe of options accessible to CEOs interested in launching such investment groups

- Draw upon the best practices and perspectives of systems who have operated strategic venture funds–as well as hone in on the myriad pitfalls to avoid in standing one up

- Conduct a deep dive of how strategic investing fits into the broader healthcare PE and VC landscape,

- Review approaches towards valuing early-stage healthcare companies, term sheet basics, investment process and due diligence management, and how to be a good strategic customer-investor partner to your portfolio companies

- Offer a set of reflections on the shifting capital markets in HCIT—and the implications for startups, and leaders of venture funds


The summit will feature a panel showcasing the perspectives of leading strategic VCs as well as venture-backed companies who have raised money from strategic funds.


Speakers:

  • Spence McClelland, Partner, Noro-Moseley Ventures
  • Leah Sparks, CEO, Wildflower Health
  • Jeff Stolte, Senior Partner, Providence Ventures
  • Jessica Zeaske, Partner, Echo Health Ventures




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