Tag Archives: Katya Hancock

New VC Funds Put Women’s Health Moonshot Front and Center



In today’s venture capital world, the vast majority of decisions are made by male investors – by one recent estimate, 87% of partners at digital health venture funds are men. This imbalance has resulted in an overall lack of investment in women’s health innovations, and in female founders. That’s shifting thanks in part to investors like Maria Velissaris, our guest on this week’s episode. Maria was a successful entrepreneur and business development maven before she became a managing Partner at SteelSky Ventures. SteelSky is a VC firm with a laser focus on women’s health, and a desire to see women-run startups get the funding they deserve. Today’s conversation has been pulled from an expert office hour held by StartUp Health and attended by entrepreneurs from the StartUp Health portfolio. So in addition to Maria’s insights – on investment trends, how to pitch, and how COVID-19 has changed the game – you’ll get to hear real-life questions from founders who are working in the trenches. The session was moderated by Katya Hancock, StartUp Health’s Investor Network Director. Enjoy.

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health startuphealth.com
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots healthmoonshots.com

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#219: Fireside Chat with Dr. Marco Huesch, Managing Director and CMO, Ping An Voyager Fund



In this Fireside Chat, Dr. Marco Huesch, Managing Director and CMO, Ping An Voyager Fund chats with Katya Hancock, Investor Relations Director, StartUp Health on “China’s Health Innovation Leap & The Global Opportunity” at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco, California

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content. Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox.


#210: Fireside Chat with Giacomo Chiesi, Head of Global Corporate Development, Chiesi Group



Giacomo Chiesi, Head of Global Corporate Development, Chiesi Group
chats with Katya Hancock, Investor Relations Director, StartUp Health on “Transforming Health for The Next 100 Years” at the 2019 StartUp Health Festival in San Francisco, California

Entrepreneurs: How to get investment from StartUp Health https://www.startuphealth.com/
Investors: How to invest in StartUp Health Moonshots http://www.healthmoonshots.com

Want more content like this? You can subscribe to the podcast as well as other health innovation updates at startuphealth.com/content. Sign up for StartUp Health Insider™ to get funding insights, news, and special updates delivered to your inbox.


#181 Bruce Greenstein, Health And Human Services



At the 2018 StartUp Health Festival, Katya Hancock, Director of Strategic Partnerships, StartUp Health, moderates this Fireside Chat with Bruce Greenstein, CTO of Health and Human Services.
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#74: Building Billion Dollar Businesses – DLA, GE, Arsenal, Cambia & Caremerge



At the StartUp Health Festival, panelists Ruchita Sinha of GE Ventures, Casey Silver of Arsenal Venture Partners, Matt Karls of Cambia Health Solutions, and Asif Khan of Caremerge, join host Jay Sullivan of DLA Piper to discuss the capital raising process and the challenges and benefits of bringing in diverse investors to create a billion dollar business.

PANELISTS: Ruchita Sinha, GE Ventures, Casey Silver, Arsenal Venture Partners, Matt Karls, Cambia Health Solutions, Asif Khan, Caremerge
HOST: Jay Sullivan, DLA Piper
LOCATION: StartUp Health Festival, San Francisco, CA

IN THIS EPISODE:
Bringing Different Investors to the Same Table
Advice to the Entrepreneur: How to Differentiate Yourself From the Crowd
Balancing the Fundraising Cycle With Running the Business


#70: More Disruption Please – Jonathan Bush, athenahealth, + Stephanie Lee, BuzzFeed



Jonathan Bush, athenahealth, and Stephanie Lee of BuzzFeed sit down at the StartUp Health Festival to dig into such topics as how to tell when your startup needs to pivot or go public, the biggest changes Jonathan sees in the digital health industry, and athena’s More Disruption Please Innovation Challenge.
GUEST: Jonathan Bush, athenahealth
HOST: Stephanie Lee, BuzzFeed News
LOCATION: StartUp Health Festival, San Francisco, CA

IN THIS EPISODE:
Making the Move From Plan A to Plan B
Acquiring Products Instead of Building Them
More Disruption Please