- Healthcare Technology Strategy
- The Future of Digital Health
- Angel Investing Trends – Technology, Healthcare
- Healthcare Entrepreneurship
- Improving Healthcare Delivery
About Ann DeGheeste:
Anne DeGheeste 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. Anne has an MBA from Harvard and a Master in Business Engineering from University of Brussels.