HealthVenture

On a mission to meaningfully impact healthcare by launching innovative digital solutions.

About

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.

Vision

HealthVenture envisions a future where our portfolio companies transform the way patients, providers and payers interact and meaningfully affect the healthcare industry at large.

Our Story

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.’

Firm History

February 2016 HealthVenture Corporation was incorporated in New Haven.

Summer 2016 HealthVenture’s first incubator program with 4 start-ups Portfolio

Our Team

Meet the great team executing our mission and vision.

Management

  • Donna Lecky

    Donna Lecky

    Cofounder | Managing Director of HVC

  • Sri Muthu

    Sri Muthu

    Cofounder | Managing Director of HVL

Operations

  • Xiaowei (Daniel) Feng

    Xiaowei (Daniel) Feng

    Venture Associate | MAM | MBA

  • Ankur Kapadia

    Ankur Kapadia

    Venture Associate | EIR | MBA

  • Winston Ling

    Winston Ling

    Venture Associate | MBA

  • Sharon Mwale

    Sharon Mwale

    Program Manager | MPH

Technology

  • Mohammed Foaud

    Mohammed Foaud

    Software Developer

Summer Associates

Class of 2018

  • Isabel Balcezak

    Isabel Balcezak

    Summer Associate

    Amherst College | 2019
  • Connor Douglas

    Connor Douglas

    Summer Associate

    Washington University in St. Louis | 2022
  • Joseph Jweinat

    Joseph Jweinat

    Summer Associate

    University of California, Berkeley | 2018
  • Katharine Jessen

    Katharine Jessen

    Summer Associate

    Northeastern University | 2022
  • Vinay Konda

    Vinay Konda

    Summer Associate

    Plainsboro High School North | 2019
  • Temitope Odedoyin

    Temitope Odedoyin

    Summer Associate

    University of Illinois - Chicago | 2019
  • Shailaja Paka

    Shailaja Paka

    Software Developer


  • Albert Yu

    Albert Yu

    Summer Associate

    Yale University | MBA 2019