Funding Innovation in Healthcare

SHCI is producing a number of informative and thought-provoking interviews in our "Funding Innovation in Healthcare" Series, where Atul Kalanuria and Brian Kearns sit down with finance professionals, including venture capitalists, private equity partners and investment bankers, to discuss alternative pathways for funding innovative healthcare ideas. These discussions cover topics including everything from the idea stage to the funding process for startups through the partnership, licensing or sale of established innovative companies

In this episode we will be talking to Laurence Girard who is the founder of Fruit Street, which is a diabetes prevention and weight loss program that covers a variety of health and wellness topics including meal planning, tips for eating away from home and ways to increase daily physical activity. Mr. Girard will be discussing his experience of successfully acquiring capital to jump start his idea. He will be sharing what motivated him to embark on this remarkable journey, what worked and what did not for Fruit Street.

In the First Installment of our "Funding Innovation in Healthcare" Series, Atul Kalanuria and Brian Kearns sit down with Deepit Anand to discuss his Venture Capital approach to Healthcare Innovation via Sapphire Healthcare Ventures. This discussion covers topics including everything from the the idea stage to the funding process for startups.