About the Session
Shifting investment trends are directly impacting clinical innovation, healthcare startups and industry collaboration. Rapid advances in digital health are also changing the landscape with a record high of $4.1 billion invested in the field in 2014. This panel of leading venture capital investors will focus on the latest investment trends and promising areas of funding opportunities for clinical innovators.
This session will be moderated by Brian Gormley, Special Writer at Wall Street Journal. Brian Gormley is a reporter with WSJ.com, where he covers venture capital. He has a BA in political science and journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MS in journalism from Boston University.
10AM – 11AM
Shapiro Breakout Room
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Paulina Hill, PhD
Paulina Hill joined Polaris Partners in 2011 and focuses on investments in healthcare. Paulina serves on the boards of Arsenal Medical, Faraday Pharmaceuticals and KinDex Pharmaceuticals and is an observer on the boards of MicroCHIPS and 480 Biomedical. Paulina also works closely with Arsia Therapeutics, an early-stage Bob Langer-founded startup which she was actively involved in spinning out of MIT. Paulina completed her PhD in Molecular Medicine with a Tissue Engineering focus at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Jared Kesselheim, MD, MBA
Jared joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2008 to focus on healthcare and has been actively involved in investments in healthcare information technology, healthcare services, and diagnostics. Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Jared completed his residency in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Jared has also worked at McKinsey & Company and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.
Eddie Martucci, MPhil, PhD
Eddie Martucci, MPhil, PhD, is a Vice President at PureTech Health, and is part of the founding team of Akili Interactive Labs, Appeering, Vedanta Biosciences, and The Sync Project. He was previously a Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellow, a program sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation. Dr. Martucci completed his graduate work at Yale University in the Departments of Pharmacology and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry.
Mitchell Mom manages deal flow for Rock Health and connects digital health entrepreneurs and companies to Rock Health resources, including its expert network. Previously, he was a product manager at eHealth, where he helped redesign a health insurance marketplace. He matriculated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Architectural Design and is passionate about the intersection between products, design, and health.