One of the largest Venture Capital investment trends today is in the health care sector. VCs are looking for promising areas and opportunities in health care and are directly shaping clinical innovation. Countless VCs are specifically interested in investing in products associated with areas ranging from immunology to reproductive health to the leading cause of death in the US. These investments are steadily rising due to an all time high of clinical innovation, healthcare startups, and industry collaborations. The landscape of digital health is also shifting, with a record high $1.4 billion invested in the field last year. On October 7, at Discover Brigham a panel of leading capital investors will discuss the newest investment trends and promising areas of funding opportunities for clinical innovators and visionaries alike.

Featured speakers will include Paulina Hill, PhD (Polaris Partners), Stephen Kraus, MBA (Bessemer Venture Partners), Eddie Martucci, PhD (PureTech Health), and Mitchell Mom (Rock Health), and the session will be moderated by the Wall Street Journal’s Brian Gormley.

Hill has been with Polaris for four years and focuses on investments in health care. She is a board member on the Capital Network, lead mentor for Canadian Entrepreneurs in New England and a coach at the MIT community catalyst Leadership Program.

Kraus of Bassemer Venture Partners has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the leading healthcare investors in the industry. He sits on numerous boards and is the chair of the New England Venture Capital Association and the Achievement Network.

Martucci is a Vice President of PureTech Health and part of the founding team of Akili interactive Labs, Appeering, Vedanta Biosciences and The Sync Project. He was previously a Kauffman Entrepreneur Fellow.

Mom of Rock Health manages deal flow and connects digital health entrepreneurs and companies to Rock Health and their resources. He is passionate about the intersection between products, design and health.

The moderator of the panel, Brian Gormley is a distinguished writer who covers life sciences for the Wall Street Journal. He has written many pieces about the intersection between VC and health care.


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