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Recommendations for Healthcare Seed Stage VC Funds?

We're currently raising a late Seed round of investment. We offer therapeutic virtual reality content to hospitals and surgery center patients, and have partnerships with leading Top 20 hospitals. I wanted to see if anyone had any personal experience or relationships with venture capital funds who invest in seed stage healthcare companies? We've found many tech-focused funds don't fully understand healthcare, and many healthcare funds are more device, biotech or IT focused...so we're looking for funds that have the right mix.

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Roger Rappoport
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Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) has a new fund that may be what you are looking for. Its a small fund (about $250MM), that is primarily looking for early stage health-tech opportunities. You can take a look at the fireside we recently did with Scott Kupor, the COO and Managing Partner of a16z, where we briefly touched on the new fund and its focus.

Sounds as though you have something very interesting, and hope that this lead helps and that you are able to finish out your round quickly! Here is the link https://livestream.com/pemo/scottkupor

Thomas J. Kaled
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Thomas J. Kaled Advisor
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Josh,

This is a very reliable list and in addition I would include Kohlberg.

https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/healthcare-venture-capital-top-mosaic/
Jonathan Greene
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Jonathan Greene Entrepreneur
Business development executive, technology entrepreneur, start-up advisor
I would suggest Ascension, Northwell, and Providence Ventures as two healthcare specific VC's that are funded by health systems.
Steve Weiss
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Steve Weiss Entrepreneur
Co-Founder and Advisor at LaunchCommand
Although my experience is a bit dated ( over 10+ years ago ) a local, very large, well funded VC firm invested heavily into two of my healthcare company's. Seed and later stage Series. I'm located in Silicon Valley, however the VC firm has offices in many major cities. The VC firm is--New Enterprise Associates ( often better known as NEA ). Data on the firm should be easy to obtain. If you run into problems, let me know. Steve Weiss
Bill Dedrick
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Bill Dedrick Advisor
Sales Growth Consultant | CRO | SVP Sales | Advisor
Another one I did not see on a list above is Flare Capitalhttp://flarecapital.com. I have not worked with the firm but Bill Geary was on the board of a company where I was the sales executive and I would give him top ratings.
Martin Omansky
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I would talk to Matrix Partners or Launchpad in Boston. They are VC's that understand IT and health care. Sent from my iPhone
Thomas Borzilleri
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Thomas Borzilleri Entrepreneur
InteliScript, LLC Director-Member / Healthcare Technology Inventor
We have been facing the same issue on our end. The majority of firms are looking for post and not pre-revenue deals as well as minimum investments of $5MM or more. Our technology is fully baked and developed (with a major contract in-hand worth over $30MM of annual revenue). We are only 90 days from revenue/positive cash flow and have the capability of organically funding growth post-revenue but the firms we have talked to still will not seriously look at us or essentially say that once we are cash flowing, they will consider funding the deal. It seems as though the definition of seed capital has shifted or changed from what it was known to mean a few years ago.
Martin Omansky
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Martin Omansky Entrepreneur
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