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Capital for Early Stage Innovation

Anne DeGheest, Managing Partner, MedStars Venture Partners
Thomas McKinley, West Coast Representative, Cardinal Partners
Guido Neels, Managing Director, Palo Alto, Essex Woodlands
Bryan Roberts, Partner, Venrock
Beth Seidenberg, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Stefanos Zenios, Charles A. Holloway Professor, and Director, Stanford GSB's Program in Healthcare Innovation
Published: June 13, 2011
Topics: Healthcare

Early-stage startups in the healthcare sector face many challenges, especially in the area of fundraising. Investors play an important role in supporting and advising entrepreneurs as they seek funds. Panelists from various investment firms discuss challenges posed to entrepreneurs by the regulatory environment, reimbursement, and healthcare reform; investment criteria they use to evaluate opportunities; and advice they have for Stanford students considering careers in healthcare.