Los Angeles (LA)

Healthcare CEO Executives Group

3rd Friday of the month from | 9 am – Noon |


February 16, 2024

What Are Angels, VC’s, PE’s, and Strategics Investing in Now?

Throughout Tech Coast Angels‘ 27-year evolution from a collection of High Net Worth Individuals to becoming TCA Venture Group, Dave Berkus has always played an important role as Chairman, Chair Emeritus, Director of three of its ACE Funds, and as a major investor among the Angels who have funded over 544 companies with $280 million, encouraging “later stage investors” to add $2.2 billion to their financial pie. Additionally, in managing two Venture Funds, he’s worked with VCs, PEs, and Strategics – and advised nearly 200 of the founders he’s personally invested in.

Dave will kick off our Members Discussion with his observations of what his fellow investors, at all levels, are investing in now, and how they’re “husbanding their resources” in today’s “tighter times.” After the break he’ll segue into being our Featured Member as he introduces us to iMediSync – and the “unusual” opportunities it’s presenting.

Dave Berkus, as President of Berkus Technology Ventures, often steps into critical roles within companies in his portfolio. Currently he’s serving as the President of iMedisync North America, Inc. iMediSync is an AI-based digital mental health care platform company. Through the development of simple, high-quality EEG measurement technology for brain diseases and the integrated EEG/HRV automatic analysis biomarker, iMedisync provides a platform service of preventive monitoring and evidence-based mental healthcare, which can be completed in environments such as home, school, workplace, hospitals, telemedicine, and drug clinical trials. Through Dave’s several venture companies – Berkus Technology Ventures and Kodiak Ventures – and as Managing Director of three TCA Angel Capital Entrepreneurial Funds, Dave has made over 200 investments in technology businesses during the past 20 years, with over 30 positive liquidity events. He also currently serves on the boards of Transcepta, AuriQ Systems, and OEwaves, as well as numerous corporate advisory boards.
Dave’s career background includes being founding President of Computerized Lodging Systems (CLS), a worldwide provider of hotel software in 29 countries, twice an Inc. 500 growth company. After selling CLS, Dave became an active deal-maker and board member for numerous Southern California tech companies, including several ABL Members’ firms. He is also co-founder and past Chairman of GameSpy Industries, helping it grow its market capitalization from zero to $280 million in slightly over a year through strategic investments from major companies. Dave is past-Chairman of Tech Coast Angels, the nation’s largest angel investment network, a philanthropist, and has over 50,000 devoted readers of his 17 books and weekly “Insights from Berkonomics.”


Upcoming Session Dates

2024: JAN 19     FEB 16     MAR 15     APR 19     MAY 17     JUN 21     JUL 19     AUG 16     SEPT 20     OCT 18     NOV 15     Dec 4* – Combined Session for All Healthcare Round Tables

Our Los Angeles Healthcare Round Table typically meets on the third Friday of each month (*with some combined sessions on alternative dates).
Monthly meetings are held via Zoom with occasional In-Person events.

Past Meeting Information

  • Using Co-branding to Leverage Your Brand
  • Meet Angle Health: The Health Plan Startup for Startups
  • Gov. Newsom Expands Mental Health Parity
  • Predicting What's Next in The New Normal
  • Adopting the Mindset of an Innovator
  • Diagnostic Breakthroughs for the 21st Century
  • Implications of the Expanded World of Telehealth
  • Getting Back to a New Normal
  • Even During a Pandemic, the Business of Healthcare Must Go On
  • Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself AND Infection Control in the Age of COVID-19
  • Lessons Learned from Successful Transactions & Turnarounds
  • Lessons from Business Expansion & Integration (in an era of declining reimbursement)
  • How to Accelerate Bringing New Healthcare Product/Service Ideas to Market
  • Chapter 2 of the Retailization of Healthcare