On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we’ll be looking at why innovation and healthcare do indeed belong in the same sentence, which technology trends are driving innovation for the industry as a whole, and how startups in the healthcare space can (and should) position themselves for success when approaching venture capitalists for funding or partnerships.
We’re joined by Irem Mertol and Anahita Nakhjiri of McKesson Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture fund that helps innovators build and scale businesses that will lead to a stronger and more sustainable future for healthcare. Irem is a Director at McKesson Ventures, where she invests in early to growth-stage companies across health care technology and services. Anahita is a Strategy & Portfolio Development Associate who is focused on identifying and commercializing opportunities between McKesson Ventures portfolio companies and the larger McKesson ecosystem.
More about McKesson & McKesson Venture’s role in the healthcare industry:
Four main drivers of innovation in the healthcare industry:
What do startups need to know if they want to innovate in the healthcare space?
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