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HealthTech Conference 2014

HealthTech Capital is a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new "HealthTech" start ups at the intersection of healthcare with the computer and mobility worlds. HealthTech Capital is creating a new ecosystem with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and other industry players.

HealthTech Capital has built an ecosystem of Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Industry Members, Payers and Providers Members. Each brings important perspectives that add value to early stage companies - both during the investment process and help mentor growing companies.
HTC members are industry leaders with domain expertise in healthcare, information technology, finance, and consumer products. The HTC Membership is comprised of successful entrepreneurs, executives, medical doctors, and venture capitalists. Although based in Silicon Valley, HealthTech Capital has members nationwide.

HealthTech Capital Team and Conference Organizers

Anne DeGheest

Founder, Managing Director HealthTech Capital

Anne has 25 years investing and mentoring experience with MedStars, and has been a pioneer entrepreneur and investor in the emerging HealthTech sector. Companies in which Anne has been involved have been market changers and have grown to $6 billion market cap. She has startup operating experience as CEO and VP as well as public and private board positions. Anne earned a Master in Business Engineering, Brussels and an MBA, Harvard.

Don Ross

Founder, Managing Director HealthTech Capital

Don was an early pioneer in bringing together technology and health. He has been an active Angel investor for more than a decade and serves on the boards of private companies and Sand Hill Angels. His investments include companies in mobile, tech, eHealth, diagnostics, and medical devices. A long-time entrepreneur, Don draws upon his operating experience to mentor new startup companies. He cofounded, built, and sold a life sciences publishing company and is co-author of two college-level nutrition textbooks. Don earned a BA, Architecture with honors, UC Berkeley.

Last news and past HealthTech Conference events

A One Day Event Bringing Together Providers, Payers, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

The conference focused on opportunities to build new HealthTech companies that can:

  • Improve productivity for existing providers, and/or
  • Optimize healthcare delivery in the digital age

This one-day conference featured the most innovative ideas from HealthTech entrepreneurs, VCs, providers and key industry players. We investigated ecosystem pain-points, provider needs, methods to empower patients and caregivers, and the impact of government reforms. A deep dive into the quickly changing healthcare landscape identified new healthcare strategies and emerging HealthTech businesses.

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The Healthtech Conference uniquely brings together healthcare systems, payors, suppliers, entrepreneurs, and investors in practical engagement and conversation to advance innovation and technology for the betterment of humanity.

Amir Dan Rubin President and CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics
The HealthTech conference brought front voices from the major constituents in health industry Payors and Providers, which differs from often technology-dominated type of discussions. Although changes are truly on the way, digital health entrepreneurs must heed these opinions and proceed with perseverance.
Jack J. Young Qualcomm Life Fund
This was the best conference I attended all year. The lineup of speakers was impressive, the topics timely and interesting, and the demos thoughtfully laid out and informative!" Also, "This is the best aggregation of healthcare innovation I have seen. The combination of industry, inventors, and investors sparked great discussions and valuable networking opportunities.
Ken Yale DDS, JD ActiveHealth Management
At a time when there is so much going on in healthcare, it is so important that early stage companies choose their events wisely. For CareInSync, the HealthTech Conference has been a perfect opportunity to meet not only potential customers but also potential investors - a perfect confluence of the very elements that every healthcare entrepreneur needs.
Siva Subramanian COO and Founder of CareInSync
Outstanding perspective on how to prepare for the massive shift occurring in healthcare
Darrell Atkin Director of Marketing Skylight Healthcare Systems, Inc
There are so many positive things to say about: the energy in the room, the knowledgeable and experienced panel presentations, the healthy and delicious lunch, not to mention the view-to-the-future of the innovators represented in the demo hall. I achieved my objectives of learning more about the medical device sector status, got acquainted with some new start-ups and made new friends.
Eben Kermit
Kudos to HealthTech Capital for their leadership! The HTC 2013 plays a vital role in cultivating not only new "HealthTech" start ups, but also in creating a new 'health tech ecosystem' with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and other strategic industry players.
Laurie Jean Manning
The combination of accomplished panelists and moderators who understand the complexity of today's healthcare information technology made this one of the most interesting conferences I have attended. As an entrepreneur I came away with many practical insights, important contacts, and moral support for the really hard problems we are trying to solve in healthcare.
Patricia Meisner CEO and Co-founder ActualMeds Corp
I have a young start up and Health Care Tech 2013 was a great opportunity to network and hear about the latest developments in the industry. I am planning to attend again next year.
Marguerite Manteau-Rao
Health Tech Conference 2013 hit all the best of healthcare issues and where we stand today! The level of panel speakers and questions from the moderators and organizers, Anne De Gheest and Don Ross were of the highest level and thought provoking. I will be going to the Health Tech Conference 2014!
Meredith L. Warshaw, PhD
The must "attend" conference of the Year is Health Tech conference hosted by Anne Degheest. Hands down! Informative, fun, intense, innovative & sometime unpredictable!
Glenn HiblerCEO, Medical Home Exchange
An outstanding Conference to learn about the Health Industry, especially for anyone interested in investing in Health Care related startups. DeGheest and Ross organize and run a Great Conference for anyone interested in the Health and Medical services industries.
Richard F. Otte
Nowhere else could I get such a satisfying, enjoyable one-day crash course into the headline issues facing the largest healthcare systems and some of the grassroots innovation sprouting up for their benefit. An excellent venue for thoughtful panel discussion and deeper hallway dialog."
D Matthew LandryCTO, Biomatters
This conference was the pros of healthcare getting together to figure out exciting new opportunities, without the hype, without the hubris of big VC--just how to find the right opportunities and make them successful. It added just the right amount of networking and top customers (providers, payors, and docs) in the group to get a leg up on starting any business in the space."
Robert MolinariCEO, Retrotope


who have registered for 2013 HealthTech Conference

Alta Devices
Aphelion Capital
Avik Ventures
California Healthcare Foundation
Cambia Health Solutions
Cardinal Partners
Cathaya Capital
Claremont Creek Ventures
Comcast Ventures
Correlation Ventures
GE Healthymagination Fund
GE Ventures
Health Evolution Partners
HealthTech Capital
Hearst Health Venture Fund

HLM Venture Partners
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Lemhi Ventures
Life Science Angels
Merck global Health Innovations
Morgenthaler Ventures
New Enterprise Associates
Norwest Venture Partners
Psilos Group
Qualcomm Life Fund
Sierra Angels
Split Rock Partners
Tech Coast Angels
West Health

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Panels and panelist on HTC 2012


What are the Unmet Needs of the Providers?

Throughout the continuum of care, how can we improve workflow productivity tools to manage more patients with fewer resources?


  • Amir Dan, President & CEO, Stanford Hospital & Clinics
  • Tomi Ryba, President & CEO, El Camino Hospital
  • Mark R. Laret, CEO, UCSF Medical Center
  • Rich Roth, VP Strategic Innovation, Dignity Health


Engagement and Enabling technologies disrupting healthcare delivery

Mobile technologies, social media, and cloud computing have remade our everyday world. What are the impacts in healthcare and opportunities for new HealthTech businesses?


  • Jack J. Young, Managing Director, Qualcomm Life Fund
  • Aimee Jungman, Board Member, PokitDok
  • Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD(hc), Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF and University of Arizona
  • Kyra Bobinet, Head, Senior Care Solutions, Aetna


How to Build a HealthTech Business

Lessons learned from successful HealthTech companies. What works?


  • Brian Ascher, Lead Director, Vocera Communications
  • Ashley Dombowski, PhD, CBO, 23andMe
  • Alan Portela, CEO, Airstrip Technologies


What are Investors/Acquirers looking for?

How do you cross the Funding Gap? What captures the interest of Investors/Acquirers? What are the trends in the funding landscape for HealthTech companies? This session also will include two minute presentations by Top 3 Companies from lunchtime Demos, investor feedback, and selection of Most Promising 2012 HealthTech Company


  • Stephen Bloch, MD, General Partner, Canaan Partners
  • Thomas McKinley, General Partner, Cardinal Partners
  • Tom Rodgers, Cambia Direct Health Solutions
  • Victor Kats, Investment Director, Ascension Health Ventures


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