Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET

Crisis Investing: Assessing COVID-19’s Impact

Crisis Investing: Assessing COVID-19’s Impact

After a record-breaking year for health investments in 2019, all signs pointed up for 2020…then came COVID-19. The current situation is not pretty—ghastly high unemployment rates, a tumultuous economy and piggy banks all over drying up. But are there silver linings and lessons to be gleaned from this grim situation? These leading investors are looking past the negatives and offering sound advice to startups and fellow investors in navigating these new waters. There are ample success stories to be shared and game-changing health innovations brewing right now. If anything, this pandemic has re-oriented our focus towards solutions that truly make an impact, inspired more creativity and joined our health community together in new ways.


  • How VCs and other investment entities have been impacted by the pandemic
  • Advice for portfolio companies, smaller startups and those seeking to raise right now
  • How this pandemic has fundamentally changed the health investment landscape
  • Examples of companies who have successfully pivoted their business models during this time


Peter MiccaNational Health Tech Leader, DELOITTE


Nina KjellsonGeneral Partner, Canaan

Nancy BrownGeneral Partner, Oak HC/FT

Steve KrausPartner, Bessemer Venture Partners

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