Health VC


Healthcare is a journey for patients. Just helping them with one piece of it — it just doesn’t get the job done.
— Bryan Roberts

Bob Kocher & Bryan Roberts of Venrock talk about what kinds of investments they're most excited about NOW and we're hearing it again: platforms NOT point solutions. Listen in on a very detailed description of what makes a good platform: patient engagement, total care journey, multiple disease capability, fully integrated. Advice to startups with point solutions who need to pivot fast at 4 minute mark. Want to understand ROI in health care?  The truth: "No one in the healthcare system makes any real money."

Marvin Liao

Frankly speaking, the whole system is so broken and in need for innovation that every area is super interesting...every area is broken. Completely broken. And so from an investor perspective that’s a huge opportunity.

What’s the investment opportunity in digital health? Marvin Liao is partner at 500 Startups, a VC fund and accelerator program that has made more than 2000 investments in early stage tech startups over the past eight years. Healthcare technology being one of their areas of expertise, Marvin talks about whether or not he thinks digital therapeutics, mental health, and biotech have room to grow and if Apple, Google, and Amazon really have the power to change the future of health. Find out if he’s bullish on tech outside the US and why he’s got his eye on bleeding edge innovations coming out of Japan.