What Happens When Health & Tech Meet Up?
For the first time in 50 years, the health care industry is facing a major disruption and is moving toward an at-risk/ACO model where opportunities are driven by transition. With the growing aging population and increase in chronic diseases in the U.S., health service providers are focusing on collaborated and coordinated care to create efficiencies, reduce readmissions, and ultimately, lower costs. Innovative medical technologies and big data will play a key role in the continuum of care, providing a real-time and holistic view of the patient’s health history to better inform decisions and help manage care. As health and technology continue to merge, investors have become more interested in funding digital health, giving startups a great opportunity for growth. In this panel session, some of the most prolific investors in digital health will discuss what excites them about the future of health care and why now is the time to reinvent the industry through innovation and collaboration
Dir of Qualcomm Life Fund
Qualcomm Life Fund
Jack heads up the $100M Qualcomm Life Fund (QLF) at Qualcomm Ventures, which was recently ranked as one of the most prolific venture investors in the digital health sector. His investment interests are focused in the areas of intersection of healthcare products and services and digital/wireless technologies including: consumer-driven wellness and fitness, chronic disease management, aging in place, transitional care, clinical trials and telehealth/telemedicine. Jack’s QLF digital health investments include: Airstrip, AliveCor, ClearCare, Fitbit, goBalto and Telcare. In addition, he also manages QCV’s mobile technology investments at Jana, Modern Video, Argyle Data (fka uCIRRUS), and Visage Mobile. Prior investments include: Validity (acquired by Synaptics). Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Jack was EVP and US Country Manager at ZTE who helped establish the company’s US market presence. He was a sales and marketing executive at Nokia following the acquisition of Amber Networks where he was founding AVP of marketing. Early in his career, he held marketing and business development positions at 3Com, GDC, and Nortel. Jack is a frequent speaker at digital health and venture investment conferences around the world. His hobbies include: tennis, skiing, and piano. Jack earned a MSEE from University of Calgary and a MBA from McGill University.
Jenna is a director at Healthbox, finding new ways to support health tech entrepreneurs through industry and best practice research. Before joining Healthbox, Jenna worked on healthcare research, operations and policy in several developing countries, including positions as Senior Research Associate at AID Village Clinics in rural Kenya and Special Coordinator to the Chief Medical Officer of Liberia. She has a Masters of Health Science in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Society with a concentration in International Relations from Cornell University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Malay works with Rock Health startups to design sustainable business models and leads all research efforts at Rock Health. He was previously with Deloitte Consulting, where he worked with leading payers and global pharma companies on growth issues.
General Partner & Exec Officer
The Social+Capital Partnership
Ted is a General Partner and Executive Officer at The Social+Capital Partnership.