RESI September Panel Spotlight: Digital Health Investors

20 Aug

By Karen Deyo, Senior Investor Research Analyst, LSN

There has been a large paradigm shift in healthcare delivery this calendar year and adapting to this digital age will require adoption of new technologies, providing a great opportunity for up-and-coming digital health companies to showcase themselves. At our upcoming Digital RESI conference taking place September 14-16, the panelists will discuss how investing in digital health has changed, which technologies are gaining the most traction, and how to approach investors in the current industry landscape.

We are happy to introduce the speakers participating on the Digital Health Investors panel!

Moderator: Robert Garber, Partner at 7wire Ventures

For over 25 years, Robert Garber has worked with early-stage healthcare and technology companies, co-managing three venture funds with $200M+AUM and holding leadership positions with three high-growth companies. Robert is currently a Partner at 7wire Ventures, where he focuses on investments in digital healthcare and technology-enabled services that empower consumers to be better stewards of their health and healthcare expenditures. 7wireVentures is an early stage, healthcare venture firm that supports entrepreneurs who focus on empowering the Connected Informed Health Consumer to create great companies and change the status quo. 7wire believes that mobile, connected platforms, the cloud, and sophisticated insights will improve the efficiency of the healthcare system and improve outcomes for all.

Evan Cohen, Associate Principal, Strategic Investing at Healthbox

Evan is part of the investment team for the DaVita Venture Fund. Previously, he led M&A and strategic payer activities at Genoa Healthcare (OptumRx division), the country’s leading behavioral health pharmacy, telepsychiatry and medication management services company. Evan joined Genoa Healthcare through the acquisition of 1DocWay, where
he managed clinic-based telepsychiatry sales. He was formerly a healthcare investment banker at Piper Jaffray, where he advised biopharmaceutical, medical device, and healthcare services companies on capital raising and M&A transactions. Evan began his career at BlackRock, where he served as a fixed income product specialist managing institutional client business totaling nearly $100B AUM. Evan resides in New York City and received his BA in Economics from Northwestern University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Roy Wiesner, Managing Director at aMoon Fund

Roy Wiesner is a Managing Director at aMoon Fund, Israel’s largest life sciences and healthtech VC. He focuses on early-stage investments, primarily in digital health and medical devices. Prior to joining aMoon, he was the CEO of a Cleantech incubator and seed-stage fund owned by CK Hutchison (Fortune 500 company), where he was also involved in forming a number of ventures. Roy was previously a corporate lawyer, specializing in M&A, Private Equity and VC transactions, working for international law firm Weil Gotshal in New York and Hong Kong, and as a partner for a prominent law firm in Tel Aviv. He holds an LL.B from the Hebrew University and a dual MPA from the LSE and Columbia University.

Ben Evans, Investment Director at InHealth Ventures

Ben started his career as a doctor in the NHS before working in the UK and US across early stage medtech, management consultancy and hospital management. He has a particular interest in technologies that can improve the working lives of clinical and non-clinical healthcare staff.


Netalie Nadivi, Partner at TriVentures

Netalie has 20 years of professional experience in technology start-up and global corporate environments. Netalie’s interdisciplinary and holistic background, working with start-ups from different vantage points throughout her career, contributes greatly to the evaluation and identification of investment opportunities and portfolio management.

Netalie spent over a decade at Philips in various corporate capacities including Director of Business Development and M&A. She brings with her tremendous transaction and project management experience in investments, strategic partnerships, acquisitions and post-merger integration spanning across several industries including healthcare and consumer health and wellness.

Prior to her time at Philips, Netalie gained experience in a technology start-up and an accelerator that set up companies from stage zero. In both positions, Netalie held senior multidisciplinary CEO support roles where she was responsible for the companies’ business, legal and financial affairs.

Netalie holds a M.S. in Management from Boston University and a B.A. in Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.

This panel will be live-streamed on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT – Make sure to register for RESI to join this and other exciting panels!

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