How can I create/join a healthcare VC firm?

Martino Chiaviello Marketer with a passion for digital healthcare and patient experience.

February 10th, 2020

I have been advising/mentoring digital health startups for a while. Helping them with overall brand strategy, go to market, and acquire funding. I want to take what I have been doing and move it down the funnel, helping to identify and fund these startups.


I need help in what to look for in a VC/financial cofounder/partner. What should be the requirements?


Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Natalya A Meyer Investment money saver. Business lawyer.

February 10th, 2020

I'd say: look for the qualities that compliment your skills that would help you to achieve the most productive result. I know it sounds vague, but you have to use a personalized approach and assess your skills since you know yourself better than any of us.

Dane Madsen Organizational and Operational Strategy Consultant

February 10th, 2020

You should start as an angel investor to build a track record. Assisting/mentoring is different than portfolio management. Without a track record you will have a difficult time raising LP capital.


If joining a firm is your other best choice, that is very straight forward; talk to all of them and see who has interest in you. Again, though, you should have a well documented track record to get a junior slot. "Advising/mentoring" is not the same as having a talent to spot opportunity and grow a company.