Orange County (OC)

Healthcare CEO Peer Advisory Group

1st Wednesday of the month from | 8:45 am – Noon |


October 4, 2023

Discussion Topic:

From Angels and VCs to PE, What Do Healthcare Investors Want Now?

In the first half of 2023, healthcare IT companies raised $2.3 billion in venture capital. Not surprisingly, according to MedCIty News, generative AI products reaped the greatest share of the bounty – over 25%. But companies close behind in the race for funding were Remote Patient Monitoring and Care Coordination platforms for ambulatory care that generate actionable insights for improving patient outcomes.

Even for our Members who just use Health IT, it’s important to know which technologies provide great patient care – and a great ROI.

To add richness to our Group Discussion on what healthcare investors want now, we’ll look to hear from our Round Table Members who have either provided or raised expansion capital as Angels, VCs, PE partners, or in the public market. Our Featured Member Presenter, George Carpenter, has worked with all of the above in building his healthcare companies – and now, as President of CGI Biomed Investments, he’s an active Angel investor, as well as provider of ongoing consulting, board membership and an investment platform for med-tech initiatives for organizations that include Sanofi Aventis, Ambry Genetics, J&J, Elan Pharmaceuticals, and Tech Coast Angels. Even if you run a nonprofit or have all the money your organization needs, you’ll want to hear George’s story -as the marketplace, it is a-changin’.

George Carpenter is ABL’s only CEO Member to have won our ABBY Award twice. First, as the CEO of WorkWell Systems, in 2004, for their occupational health programs for the Fortune 500. And again, in 2016, for MYnd Analytics, a breakthrough, predictive biomarker platform for reducing trial and error prescribing of psychotropic drugs. As the Founder/CEO of multiple health IT and biomed startups, their aggregated exit value has been over $1 billion.

Orange County Healthcare CEO Group
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Meeting Dates

2023: JAN 4     FEB 1     MAR 1     APR 5     MAY 3     JUN 7     JUL 5     AUG 2     SEP 6     OCT 4
     NOV 1     Dec 6 – Combined Session for the Innovations In Healthcare Awards Event

This Table meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month.
Monthly meetings are held via Zoom with occasional Special In-Person Events.

Past Meetings Topics:

Using Co-branding to Leverage Your Brand

Lessons from Your Long And Winding Roads

AI Innovation in Healthcare

The Bold New World of Tele-everything!

Where There's an Ill, There's a Way - COVID-19-Inspired Entrepreneurism

Getting Ready to Go Back to Work

Best Practices for Leading Through Trauma …that becomes the New Normal

Upping Your Game as an Absentee Leader

Your COVID-19 experience to date: with employees, clinicians, patients, and yourself

Best Practices for Dealing with Payment Reform

Closing "the Sale" After the Contract's Signed

Insights from the JP Morgan Conference - and Your Top Business Goals for 2020

Lessons Learned in Product/Service Line Extension in Healthcare

How You've Achieved Your Company's Top Growth Initiatives

ABL Networking Brainstorming Opportunities