Most Well-funded Healthtech Startups and Blue-chip VCs

Sponsored Story · March 9, 2017 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4910

Gather at Vator Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables 2017

WHAT: The Vator Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables 2017, the third annual conference dedicated to gathering leading thinkers, CEOs, media and VCs to take a deep dive into the business of health technology innovation and the opportunities and challenges. 

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT

WHERE: Fort Mason’s Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

SPEAKERS: The following are scheduled to speak at the event:

  • Mario Schlosser, Founder & CEO at Oscar Health
  • Owen Tripp, Co-Founder & CEO, Ground Rounds
  • Dr. Craig Venter, Co–Founder and Executive Chairman, Human Longevity, Inc.
  • Steve Jurvetson, Partner, DFJ
  • Ian Shakil, Founder & CEO at Augmedix
  • Michelle Snyder, CMO at Welltok
  • Sean Duffy, Founder & CEO at Omada Health
  • Arnaud Bernaert, Head of Global Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum
  • Brian Singerman, Partner at Founders Fund
  • Daniel Kraft, Faculty Chair for Medicine & Neuroscience at Singularity University; Founder & Chair at Exponential Medicine
  • Dave Schulte, Partner at McKesson Ventures
  • Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
  • Ezra Roizen, Founder at advsr
  • Jeffrey Brewer, Founder & CEO at Bigfoot Biomedical
  • Mark Goldstein, Managing Partner at Advisors.fund
  • Michael Dixon, Partner at Sequoia Capital
  • Patrick Chung, General Partner at Xfund
  • Peter Hames, Founder & CEO at Big Health
  • Rebecca Lynn, Partner at Canvas Venture Fund
  • Ron Gutman, Founder & CEO at HealthTap
  • Sami Inkinen, Founder & CEO at Virta Health
  • Sarah Buhr, Reporter at TechCrunch
  • Stephanie Lee, Senior Technology Reporter at BuzzFeed
  • Stephanie Tilenius, Founder & CEO at Vida Health
  • Bambi Francisco, Founder & CEO, Vator Inc

MORE: Vator Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables will host founders and CEOs of some of the most well-funded digital startups. The event will be succeeded by an afterparty hosted by Anthony Shell, Vice President at Avison Young. Come join us for drinks, snacks and networking.

Vator Splash has been behind some big names. In six years, it’s identified 208 startups, which have collectively gone on to raise more than $1B. In the healthtech space, Pokitdok won Vator Splash 2014. We’ll see another six startups on stage competing live for a chance at funding, sit-down meetings with VCs, including the Vator Investment Club, plus about $25k in in-kind prizes, including complimentary membership flight on Surf Air and $10k worth of engineering work.

Judges for the competition include:

  • David Wu, General Partner at Maveron
  • Emily Melton, Partner at DFJ Venture
  • Erin Flynn, Managing Director at Vator Investment Club
  • Julie Papanek, Healthcare Investor at Canaan Partners
  • Lynne Chou, Partner at Kleiner Perkins
  • Nico Arcino, Digital Health Strategies at Kaiser Permanente
  • Paul Willard, Partner at Subtraction Capital
  • Risa Stack, General Manager at GE Ventures
  • Ryan Howard, Angel Investor, and Founder at iBeat and Practice Fusion
  • Hubert Zajicek, CEO, Healthwildcatters
  • Lyon Wong, General Partner, Spectrum 28

     

ABOUT VATOR

Vator is an awesome network for entrepreneurs and investors, sitting at the intersection of media and finance. Vator consists of VatorX, a SaaS platform for organizations to find and filter startups; VatorNews, which provides original analysis, thought leadership and reporting on the business of innovation and startups; Vator Investment Club, an investment club made up of Vator accredited investors. Founded in 2007, Vator is led by Founder Bambi Francisco, an industry veteran and award winning journalist. For more information, visit www.vator.tv or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

John McCartney
Wise PR for Vator Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables
john@wisepublicrelations.com
415.480.4059


 

 

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