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Acquiring Pharma Venture Capital For Your Digital Health Concept 

A publication detailing how to access investment capital funding from major pharmaceutical corporate venture capital (CVC) firms to fund a proposed digital health concept. The publication provides information on why and how leading international drug making corporations are investing health technology startups and small emerging firms. It also profiles specific pharmaceutical CVC firms investing in digital health. The publication, more importantly, describes what health technology startups and small emerging companies must do to secure pharma CVC funding.

Publications

Eighteen Ventures produces free publications, i.e., Booklets, Information Briefs and Health Technology Development Briefs, designed to help health technology entrepreneurs learn about small business opportunities within the health technology development industry sector. The publications also provide information on how to secure new health technology development funding from Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, i.e., National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF),  Health System Venture Funds and Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital Funds and Pharmaceutical Venture Funds.  All publications, briefs and special documents can be ordered for free using the Publication Order Form below.

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PowerPoint Presentations

How To Fund Your New presentation: National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Funding

An informative presentation about the National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding program. More importantly, it provides information on get started in acquiring seed capital funding to develop a health technology solution or a medical device.

The presentation illustrates how a health IT startup won and used its funding to develop an innovative solution. In addition, the PowerPoint describes the includes:

- Types of Projects Funded

- Funded Health Technology Development Areas

- The Project Pitch & Phase I Proposal Process

- The Funding Process


Booklets


Private Sector Funding Options for Your New Health Technology Development Project©

·         What is the difference between Business Angels, Super Angels, and Angel Networks?

·         What is the difference between Venture Capital and a Micro-Venture Capital?

·         How do Health System Venture Funds differ from Venture Capital firms?

·         What are the five private sector investment options for small health technology firms?

·         Which investment options invest in health technologies, healthcare services and medical devices?

·         Why do Corporate Venture Capital Healthcare Funds invest in small health technology firms?


Eighteen Ventures' free updated publication, Private Sector Funding Options for Your New Health Technology Development Project©, has the answers to these questions.

This informative publication is designed to educate aspiring entrepreneurs, startups and emerging small firms about five private sector funding options, i.e., Business Angels, Venture Capital, Health System Venture Funds, Healthcare Corporate Venture Capital and Pharmaceutical Venture Funds, available to invest in their health technology or medical device projects.

If you are seeking seed, early stage or late stage private funding to develop a health technology, healthcare service or medical device, this publication will show you were to find it.  More importantly, it shows you how to prepare your company to gain private sector investment.


Health Technology Startup Business Model Development Guideā„¢

A brief, informative, and useful guide designed to help your startup or small emerging firm achieve three things: (1) build an effective business case for an innovative, marketable, problem-solving health technology solution, (2) establish a viable business and (3) acquire public and private growth capital.

By focusing on, defining and developing four essential components, i.e., buyer & users, satisfying needs, actions and financials, you can prepare an effective business model strategy that helps build the foundation and structure around a novel health technology concept. Without a sound foundation and solid structure supporting the concept, the startup will not take flight and grow.

The Guide presents a basic approach on how to use the four components and develop a sustainable business model for your health technology development startup. The publication, more importantly, fully describes and illustrates each component. Finally, a one page business model canvas is included, which demonstrates how the components fit together.

Finally, this publication was specifically designed for health technology entrepreneurs (Physicians and Nurses), startups and small emerging firms seeking information on how a prepare and implement a growth strategy for their nascent small firm.


Information Briefs


Health System Venture Funds

Increasingly, one funding source is becoming significant private capital investor to health technology startups and small emerging firms. The source, more importantly, is seeking and funding original health technology solutions that meet the demands of hospitals, health systems, care providers, and patients. Unlike traditional investors, such as venture capitalists and business angels, these investors offer a unique strategic relationship with startups and small emerging firms that goes beyond funding.

This free Information Brief is about raising seed and early stage capital from fifteen (15) active Health System Venture Funds. More importantly, it provides your company with an overview of Health System Venture Funds, their investment technology areas, and offers insights on positioning your small firm/startup to gain money from Health System Venture Funds.

This publication is specifically designed for health technology startups and small emerging firms who successfully demonstrated a proof-of-concept, i.e., feasibility, and/or built a technology prototype.  It offers startups and small emerging firms insights on positioning their companies to gain money from Health System Venture Funds. Finally, it also includes a list of fifteen (15) active Health System Venture Funds seeking new investment candidates.


Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Healthcare Funds

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Healthcare Funds are subsidiaries of large corporations, such as Boston Scientific and Novartis.  The Funds, i.e., Boston Scientific Ventures or Novartis Venture Funds, invest their parent corporations' money into small health technology firms that are developing innovative, disruptive technologies.  The Funds are an alternative funding source for small health technology firms.

The Funds invest in startups and small emerging firms producing health technologies, healthcare services and medical devices for the healthcare industry. They typically provide funding at the early stage level, $1M, but will provide later stage, $10M, money.  Through their parent corporations, the Funds provide significant assistance with product development, management advice and marketing to their successful investment candidates, i.e., startups and small emerging firms.

This publication presents an overview of and the role CVC Healthcare Funds play as a unique investment option for health technology startups and small emerging firms seeking money to produce and commercialize their novel health technologies, health services or medical devices.  It also contains a list of fifteen (15) active CVC Healthcare Funds seeking new investment candidates.


Pharmaceutical Venture Funds

The $900 billion-dollar pharmaceutical industry for many years has enjoyed unprecedented financial and growth success. This success is now being seriously challenged. For instances, the industry is facing a series of headwinds that include struggling to come up with innovative new products to replace aging blockbusters and having a hard time replacing aging blockbusters that are losing patent protection from generic competitors

To encounter market shifts, various companies within the industry are focusing on opportunities in digital health development.  Major companies, such as Novartis, Merck, and Johnson & Johnson, are actively investing in, partnering and developing digital health solutions. These companies, and others, recognize how digital health influences the industry from drug discovery to commercialization. More importantly, they are very aware of how digital health is changing the healthcare delivery process. 

This publication provides information on Big Pharma's move towards investing in digital health technologies.  And, it includes a list of the leading pharmaceutical venture capital funds actively seeking investment in health technology startups and small emerging firms producing digial health solutions.

Health Technology Development Briefs


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Healthcare Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Artificial Intelligence Health market sector.  It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel AI Healthcare solutions.

Behavioral Health (BH) Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Behavioral Health market sector. It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel Behavioral Health solutions.

Digital Health Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Digital Health market sector. It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel Digital Health solutions.

 
Telemedicine Application Development 

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Telemedicine market sector.  It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel Telemedicine solutions.

Digital Therapeutics Application Development

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Digital Therapeutics market sector. It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel Digital Therapeutics.

MedTech Development Opportunities

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Medical Device (MedTech) market sector. It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel Medical Devices..

Blockchain Healthcare Application Development (Forthcoming July 2020)

A publication providing basic information and statistics about small business development opportunities in the Blockchain Healthcare market sector. It also provides a selective list of private sector investor sources, such as Venture Capital Firms, Health System Venture Funds and Corporate Venture Capital funds seeking to invest in novel Blockchain Healthcare solutions.