Hot Life Science Investor Mandate 1: Venture Philanthropy Fund Invests to Address Health-Wealth Gap

7 Jan

An investment fund offers business training programs for early stage ventures solving global challenges within several fields, including healthcare. The firm typically works with companies who have received less than $1 million in institutional funding and are looking to raise $500K or more in the next 12-18 months. In each program, 12innovative ventures are selected to participate, and among them, two will receive $50,000 investment each through a peer-selection process. The US-based programs are open to companies that are US-based, serving the US market, or with presence in the US.

Within healthcare, the firm is interested in entrepreneurs with solutions that will increase and/or improve access to both healthcare and treatment for low-wealth individuals. Examples may include healthcare IT solutions or innovative medtech and diagnostic tools. The program seeks companies that have developed some sort of traction, either revenue-based or meaningful customer feedback, user acquisition, successful pilots, or strategic partnerships.

The firm looks at experience, competency, and the overall dynamic of management teams. To participate in the business-training programs, the company must have at least one full time team member.

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