Consumer Health Innovation: The Next Wave Of Investment And Healthcare System Value?


Rising healthcare costs, ageing populations and an emerging global middle class is feeling people taking an increasingly active role in self-management of their health. Demand for digital consumer healthcare products is growing as fast as innovation and providing exciting investment opportunities in solutions that can improve outcomes and provide great value to over-stretched healthcare systems. Consumer health investors and key stakeholders debate:

  • As people’s attitudes to technology are changing, expedited further by events in 2020, how big is the opportunity for digital consumer health innovation?
  • In what ways do investment strategies differ to other health technology investments? What are the key success factors that defines the current leaders and future winners?
  • To what extent are life sciences investors and tech investors, as well as CVCs and strategics combining skillsets and building rounded syndicates?
  • How are consumer behaviours and priorities changing and in which specific segments are hot and emerging in consumer health?

David Mardle, Partner, Goodwin (moderator)
Galit Horovitz, Co-founder, WELLtech1
Vijay Barathan, Senior Principal, Optum Ventures
Janke Dittmer, General Partner, Gilde Healthcare
Miri Polachek, CEO, Joy Ventures
Amanda Gett Chaperot, Partner, Seventure

This session was delivered as part of the Investival Showcase 2020. Find out about the full event by downloading the brochure.