February 2016 HealthVenture Corporation was incorporated in New Haven.
Established in 2016, HealthVenture is a global foundry innovation center of excellence and an investment fund that supports and scales an elite cohort of early and seed-stage digital healthcare entrepreneurs whose goal is to transform digital health. We know that end to end support for academic medical entrepreneurs accelerates the creation of impactful digital solutions. Our competitive niche is solving the first scalability challenge which increases the success of the entrepreneurs and the investment. Technology has the power to impact and penetrate markets that are typically underserved by advancements in medicine and allied health opportunities. We focus on but are not limited to technologies in the areas of behavioral health, wearables, big data and artificial intelligence, patient engagement and core technology such as EMR and blockchain. By leveraging our team's depth of knowledge and strategic partnerships with top institutions and experts around the world, we are uniquely positioned to identify, support and launch innovative digital health solutions on a global scale from ideation to product launch. HealthVenture offers four premier services: HealthVenture Labs, HealthVenture Capital, HealthVenture Advisory and the Tulasi Foundation.
HealthVenture Labs is an intensive 120-day incubator program working with startups to develop, build, and launch a minimally viable product to beta-customers. HealthVenture Capital is a venture fund investing in disruptive technologies and solutions with a mission to improve healthcare on a global scale. HealthVenture Advisory works with mid to large healthcare firms seeking to enhance and create innovative environments. The Tulasi Foundation funds and supports underrepresented populations of women and girls, as entrepreneurs, to innovate in their local healthcare markets. Health Venture’s team brings 50 plus years of innovation, execution, healthcare consulting, finance, law, business development and technology experience.
HealthVenture envisions a future where our portfolio companies transform the way patients, providers and payers interact and meaningfully affect the healthcare industry at large.
HealthVenture was mutually contrived by Sri Muthu and Donna Lecky. As fellow classmates at the Yale School of Management, MBA Class of 2016,the two agreed that New Haven, and all of its residing universities, would benefit from a central, health-tech focused community. HealthVenture aims to dissolve boundaries, and open doors for deserving innovators who are citizens and university students seeking to pursue their digital healthcare innovation dream, in a co-creation space and a cohort of resources.
We aim to equip the start-up founders in a technical, business and financially supportive way. This is reflective of our HealthVenture approach which results in self-sustaining entrepreneurs.
We work to benefit the innovators that would otherwise have to abandon their dreams of improving the healthcare space with their product. We continuously strive to refine our services and remain dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build, develop, and launch their health products.
‘HealthVenture is driven by the concept of a world where new ideas are pursued and cultivated rather than set aside because of a lack of resources.’
Summer 2016 HealthVenture’s first incubator program with 4 start-ups Portfolio
August 2016 HealthVenture first pitch competition featuring 9 teams, held at Yale University School of Management Challenge Health | Pitch Competition August 2016
February 2017 Winter Digital Health Pitch Competition featuring 10 teams, held at Yale University School of Management Challenge Health | Pitch Competition February 2017
July 2017 Hosted the first Y-Start Bootcamp program with 3 start-ups Y-Start Bootcamp July 2017
November 2017 First international pitch competition, featuring 10 teams held in Yale Beijing Center, Beijing, China China Healthcare Goes Digital November 2017
January 2018 Hosted Charting the Course: The Future of Digital Health Soft launch. Charting the Course: The Future of Digital Health January 2018
June 2018 Opened offices in New Haven, CT. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | The HUB June 2018
July 2018 Hosted annual Y-Start Bootcamp program with 6 start-ups Y-Start Bootcamp July 2018
Meet the great team executing our mission and vision.
Cofounder | Managing Director of HVC
Cofounder | Managing Director of HVL
Xiaowei (Daniel) Feng
Venture Associate | MAM | MBA
Venture Associate | EIR | MBA
Venture Associate | MBA
Program Manager | MPH
Class of 2018
Summer AssociateAmherst College | 2019
Summer AssociateWashington University in St. Louis | 2022
Summer AssociateUniversity of California, Berkeley | 2018
Summer AssociateNortheastern University | 2022
Summer AssociatePlainsboro High School North | 2019
Summer AssociateUniversity of Illinois - Chicago | 2019
Summer AssociateYale University | MBA 2019