Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is an Accredited Investor?

The SEC defines an accredited investor as a person or entity that meets certain requirements under the federal securities laws for investment purposes. For example, a person is an accredited investor if he or she:

  • has a net worth (with spouse) that exceeds $1 million (excluding his or her principal residence) at the time of purchase of securities, OR
  • has individual income that exceeds $200,000 in each of the two most recent years, OR
  • has joint income with spouse that exceeds $300,000 in each of the two most recent years.

To determine whether you qualify as an accredited investor, consult your legal and tax advisors.

2. Do you charge companies to present?

Absolutely not! HTC does not charge application or presentation fees. Because HealthTech Capital provides significant value add 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 services, if requested by the entrepreneurs.

3. Do you work with other Angels Groups?

We are active angel investors and have strong relationships with other large angel groups, including Life Science Angels, Sand Hill Angels, Band of Angels, Tech Coast Angels, Keiretsu, and Golden Seeds. HealthTech Capital will write the term sheet and syndicate with their local and out-of-the-area investor networks.

4. Do you have strong relationships in the venture community?

We have developed deep relationships with life science and technology venture capital firms in Northern California and elsewhere in the United States. After we invested, our portfolio companies have raised over $600 million, mostly from leading venture capital firms.

5. What is the HealthTech Capital ecosystem?

HealthTech Capital has created a unique ecosystem along several dimensions. Along the spectrum of acute care to wellness, HTC looks for startups with business models for hospitals, payers,  patients, pharma and self-insured employers. Our ecosystem includes Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, Foundations, Strategic Industry Partners, Hospitals, Medical Doctors, Technology Companies, and Consumer Companies that come together to support emerging technologies in the HealthTech domain.