Anne DeGheest

Will economic recession impact digital health startups?
Written by Object not found // 03 October 2018 //

Economic recession forces startups to go back to Basics: is there a pain point that is large and important? Can they help fix it? How do they prove it works? Is somebody willing to pay for it? What validation data do you need to convince them? Is the cost of acquisition lower than the Long term customer value?

As an HealthTech pioneer and advisor for the last 30 years (before the digital health hype), economy cycles historically have slowed down the “easy funding money” and get the target customers to ask “show me the Money: value...and cost savings” with longer and more skeptical selling cycle.  Ironically my biggest Billion-dollar exits were from companies that were started and grew during economic downturns ... as they were laser focused on creating/proving value to potential buyers … while being forced to be lean and mean by more skeptical VC who had run to the hill (i.e. later stage funding).

So I welcome an economic downturn to fasten the triage of good value vs hyped companies. There are a lot of big problems to fix in healthcare... so opportunities to build big companies… but we need to go back to the Basics of business building, not fund raising!  

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CIMED Israeli Medtech and Healthtech
Written by Anne DeGheest // 05 June 2018 // Entrepreneur, Conferences

Anne DeGheest will be a judge at Cimed on June 19, 2018 in Menlo Park.. come join me to see exciting new medical devices and HealthTech companies coming from Israel. Use code Medstar40 for 40% discount

When: June 19, 2018
Where: SRI at 333 Ravenswood in Menlo Park
It's a great opportunity to listen and meet with the most innovative startups in the area of Genomics, Diagnostics, Healthcare for Elderly, Medical Devices, Precision Medicine, Telemedicine, and cyber security and to hear from inspirational speakers. Great fit for investors, providers, payors, IT companies, CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, corporate executives and startups.

Boomer summit June 20-21, 2018
Written by Anne DeGheest // 05 June 2018 // Entrepreneur, Conferences

Anne DeGheest will be on a panel at the Boomer summit in Berkeley on june 20 and 21, 2018.

@HealthTechCap is a proud sponsor of the Silicon Valley @SiliconBoomer Summit 6/20-21.

Use code sv18healthtech20 more at

Next Boomer Summit March 27-28, 2018
Written by Anne DeGheest // 17 March 2018 // Entrepreneur, Conferences

I’ll be one of the featured speakers at the What’s Next #Boomer Summit in San Francisco, CA. March 27-28 in San Francisco Use my 20% discount code: WH18FOM

Every dissonance of aging is a market opportunity. And the opportunity is GREAT – a trillion dollar market. This session will present the latest consumer and market trends related to health, wellness and telecare. Panelists will look at cardiac health, hearing, vision, bone density, sleep, weight management, pain management and loss of immunity. They will also explore the six growth areas that consumers are interested in when they consume media related to health. Physical wellness is often more important that financial health.

 Moderator: Anne DeGheest, Managing Director and Founder, HealthTech Capital


Adam Heller, Vice President, Ziegler

Jody Holtzman, Senior Managing Partner, Longevity Venture Advisors LLC

Mary Kay, co-founder, myhealthteams

HIMSS 2018 Venture Connect
Written by Anne DeGheest // 04 March 2018 // Entrepreneur, Conferences

Join me at HIMSS Venture Connect next week:

March 7, 2018: 9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.mL Lidio 3104 

Investor Perspective: The Healthcare Ecosystem

Moderator: Lisa Suennen, GE Ventures
• Lee Shapiro, 7Wire Ventures
• Sumit Kumar Nagpal, FHIMSS, Managing Director, HealthBox, Co - Founder, LumiraDx, Chairman and CEO - CareFully, Inc
• Brian Friedman - First Analysis
• Anne DeGheest, HealthTech Capital

HIMSS 2018
March 5-9, 2018
Ventian Palazzo, Las Vegas



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