Our Team

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.

Anne DeGheest

Anne DeGheest

Anne DeGheest pioneered the HealthTech or Digital Health space as a healthcare executive, an entrepreneur, angel investor, corporate advisor and mentor capitalist. She is the founder of HealthTech Capital and MedStars. She organizes and moderates the HealthTech Conference on how to successfully build innovative HealthTech businesses and change healthcare delivery.

Since she founded MedStars in 1986, she has been a corporate development advisor to large healthcare companies and a mentor capitalist specializing in investing and mentoring early stage companies in healthcare. Her life science portfolio companies have generated over $6 billion exits. She provided angel capital, hands-on operating expertise and/or business strategy in the founding of major venture-backed companies like Pyxis (CareFusion), Aspect Medical (acquired by Covidien), VISX (acquired by AMO), Thermage (merged into Solta Medical), VISICU(acquired by Philips), Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI). She also helped grow new entrepreneurial division of large corporations like Johnson & Johnson, Baxter, Medtronic and McKesson. She was also part of the founding executive team of Nellcor (a division of Covidien), MedPool and OmniCell (Nasdaq: OMCL). She was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Canaan Partners and IVP.

Anne founded in 2010 HealthTech Capital, a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new "HealthTech" startups to decrease healthcare cost and empower patients. HealthTech capital is an ecosystem of angels, venture capitalists, providers, payors and healthcare industry key players with the three sets of expertise needed to succeed in this new HealthTech space: healthcare, technology and user engagement.

She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest-lecturer on entrepreneurship and angel investing at Stanford Business School, Dartmouth Tuck and Singularity University.

MBA from Harvard and a Master in Business Engineering from University of Brussels.


Anne DeGheest speaker

  • FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    AGC Partners 13th Annual west Coast InfoSec and tech Conference, San Francisco
    Panelist on "IOT for Connected Care panel" with panelists from Sentrian, Bernoulli Health, GreatCall and Kaiser Permanente Ventures
  • FEBRUARY 28 AND MARCH 1, 2017
    Young StartUp
    Computer History Museum at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA
    Judge of Life Sciences/Healthcare Tracks
    Moderator VC Panel:  The Future of HIT: Where Investors Are Putting Their Money with panelists from Hearst ventures, GE ventures, Nexus ventures, Three leaf ventures and Maven Ventures
    save $150 off the current fee with discount code: " DEGHEEST_VIP"
  • MARCH 20-21, 2017
    22nd Annual Medical Technologies: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange

    Lowes Coronado, San Diego, CA
    Panelist on "Investment Strategies for the Innovation Frontier" with panelists from Johnson& Johnson Innovation and QUALCOMM ventures
  • MARCH 29, 2017
    8th annual Bay Area Biomedical device conference at San Jose State University

    Student Union Ballroom at San Jose State University.
    Key Note: "Connected Health: Hype vs. Reality in Transforming healthcare delivery"
  • APRIL 10, 2017
    Stanford Business school
    Panelist featuring investors in the life sciences as well as entrepreneurs
  • APRIL 27-28, 2017
    Angel Capital Association 2017 Summit

    San Francisco Marriot Marquis
    Panelist on "Silicon Valley to Medical Alley: Industry Trends in Healthcare and Beyond"
    ACA members receive a 25% discount, Use discount code MNMCA
  • JUNE19-22, 2017 BIO 2017
    San Diego Convention center
    Panelist on "Alternative Venture Approaches to Life Science Portfolios"

2016 speaker list

  • JANUARY 12, 2016
    Redefining Early Stage Investment Conference (RESI) in San Francisco
    Panelist on "Healthcare IT" panel with panelists from Merck Global health, QUALCOMM Life, Asset management and IBM Watson
  • FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    Stanford University
    Invited speaker for class: "Angel Investing for the Serious Investor"
  • FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    ABL - Silicon Valley Round Table
    El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA
    Speaker: "HealthTech Industry Status"
  • MARCH 1-3, 2016
    HIMSS in Las Vegas
  • MARCH 10, 2016
    Harvard Business School Judge at "HBSANC 2016 New Venture Competition"
    Palo Alto, CA
  • MARCH 16, 2016
    Plug and Play Judge at Health Selection Day
    Sunnyvale, CA
  • APRIL 4, 2016
    Judge at Genentech "The Quest Innovation Awards"
    Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA
  • APRIL 26, 2016
    AARP Annual 2016 Health Innovation @50 live pitch
    Plug and Play, Sunnyvale, CA
  • MAY 17-18, 2016
    Key note on "Wearable and Connected Health"
    Shenzhen, China
  • JUNE 2016
    National Cancer Institute
    Reviewer and judge for "Devices/Imaging/e-Health"
  • JUNE 21-22, 2016
    California Israel Chamber Of Commerce (CICC)
    Judge and panelist with panelists from Oracle, Johnson&Johnson Innovation, Life Science angels and Fogarty Institute
  • JUNE 14, 2016
    Moore Foundation
    Judge and reviewer for "Moore Inventor Fellows" selection
  • AUGUST 8, 2016
    Fog conference
    Panelist and speaker on "Future of healthcare"
    Plug and Play, Sunnyvale, CA
  • NOVEMBER 2, 2016
    Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellow
    Panelist on "The "Importance of Invention" with panelists from Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford University and Harvard University
    San jose Tech Museum, San Jose, CA
  • NOVEMBER 29, 2016
    Stanford Business School
    Invited speaker on HealthTech Investment opportunities and Challenges
  • DECEMBER 14, 2016
    Plug and play
    Judge on "Health & Wellness EXPO" 
    Sunnyvale, CA

Do you charge companies to present?Absolutely not! HTC does not charge application or presentation fees. Because HealthTech Capital provides significant added value to companies, such as leading a term sheet, strategic advice, industry connections, mentoring, board members and board observers, common stock options are expected in exchange for these services.


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