25 Feb 22:00

Venture Capital Panel: Investment and Latest Innovations in Health Tech

About this Event
This is an online event. Participation is 100% online.


Participants can be located anywhere in the world!


This FREE event is sponsored by Polsinelli and will be moderated by Jason Gordon, a Polsinelli venture capital attorney.


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(Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right before the start of the event.)




A distinguished panel of investors will discuss investment in health tech startups and the latest innovations in health tech -- and what to expect throughout 2020 and beyond. The current global health crisis and how innovations in health tech may offer solutions will be front and center.


(This is not a pitch event, so no startups will be pitching to the panel.)


Please come with your questions and comments.


About the Panelists:


(More panelists TBA.)



Gary Goldman, MD, Managing Director, Global Health Impact Fund

Gary Goldman is the founder and managing director of the Global Health Impact Fund and Network. With over 30 years of Clinical and Administrative healthcare experience and 20 years as a serial entrepreneur, Gary has been a founder for two healthcare technology start-ups, a physician informatics lead overseeing the roll out of the EHR Epic across Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health system in Northern California with 24 hospitals providing service to 100 Northern California cities, and has traveled across the country as a healthcare technology consultant for multiple academic and Private HCO’s. During that time Gary maintained his clinical practice in Anesthesiology with a sub specialty focus in obstetric anesthesiology. He is a founding member of the East Bay Anesthesia Medical Group and founded, scaled and held the position of medical director for its high risk Obstetric Anesthesia division, for over 20 years, caring for up to 8000 patients per year.Gary holds a BS from Stony Brook University, a DDS from New York University, and an MD from Drexel University Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine internship, an Anesthesiology residency and Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Neurosurgical Anesthesia Fellowship at SUNY Downstate


Mary Grove, Managing Partner, Bread and Butter Ventures

Mary Grove is Managing Partner of Bread and Butter Ventures. She brings nearly two decades of leadership experience in technology, early stage investing, and startup ecosystem growth. She began her career working on the Google IPO, and went on to lead new business development partnerships, negotiating early stage product and technology deals worldwide. Mary then served as the founding director of Google for Startups, leading the company’s global efforts to support entrepreneurs in over 100 countries.

After her 15 year career at Google, Mary worked as an investment partner at Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund where she led dozens of investments in a range of sectors including healthcare, enterprise software, and fintech. She also built the fund’s portfolio support platform and built a network of over 150 mentors and partners to guide startup growth.

She is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Silicon North Stars, a nonprofit that she and her husband Steve founded in 2013 to help young Minnesotans from underserved communities pursue careers in tech. Mary serves on the boards of Vital Voices, the Minneapolis Foundation, and the Techstars Foundation. She earned her BA and MA from Stanford University.



Ephraim Lindenbaum, Managing Director, Advance Ventures

Ephraim Lindenbaum is a founder and Managing Director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture investment fund investing in early-stage start-ups. Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures invests in: Sustainability (Sectors: AgTech, CannaTech, FoodTech) Communications (Sectors: IoT, Mobility & Security) and Information Technology (Sectors: DigitalHealth, FinTech).Mr. Lindenbaum currently serves as a board member, observer or board advisor to Acerro, Alpha Foods, Front Range Biosciences, MycoTechnology, PathogenDx and Willow Industries. His prior exits with Advance Ventures include: Agnitia Networks (LeadingEdge), Bright Light Systems (Phoenix Lighting) , Corvigo (NASDAQ: TMWD), eSports (Ositech), iLoopMobile (LSE: IMO), Inertia Beverage Group (now WineDirect), Kite.io (Quixey) LandSonar (Triangle) MerchEngines (NASDAQ: DLX) Ooba Beverages (HealthyBrands), Parago (NASDAQ: HAWK) Smaato (Spearhead) and SnapMD, (Kinderhook).

Prior to co-founding Advance Ventures, Mr. Lindenbaum was the co-founder of interactive media pioneer Broadcast Production Group and served as CEO until its acquisition in 1999 by Parago (acquired by NASDAQ: HAWK), a leading global financial engagement management company. He is a lecturer at Stanford Business School, Santa Clara University, San Jose State University and has been featured in Forbes, Inc Magazine, VentureBeat, Wired, CNN FutureWatch and Silicon Valley Business Journal.



About the Moderator:


Jason Putnam Gordon, Principal, Polsinelli


Jason Putnam Gordon is a results-oriented corporate attorney practicing in the Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies group in Polsinelli's San Francisco office. He has a passion for working with experienced entrepreneurs and executives to make their vision a reality.


Jason regularly represents companies throughout their life cycle in matters related to venture capital financing, strategic corporate relationships, corporate formation, complex mergers and acquisitions, sales, and divestitures. Jason regularly works in wide array of verticals including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, software, hardware, life sciences, the internet of things and agricultural technology. His clients are based locally, elsewhere in the U.S., and internationally.


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