StartUp Health (Health Transformer 2017)
StartUp Health is organizing and investing in a global army of entrepreneurs committed to solving the world’s biggest health challenges. Since 2011, they have built a growing portfolio of over 325 innovative health companies across 26 countries and six continents. These Health Transformers have collectively raised more than $1.7 billion, and more than 40% of the seed stage companies have successfully raised Series A or later rounds.
StartUp Health has a unique model for investing designed to support entrepreneurs at any stage of growth, from a fast-scaling company that is raising a Series A to two doctorpreneurs who are just getting started or undergoing tech transfer. The StartUp Health platform leverages three integrated growth engines (community, capital and amplification) to increase the probability of success.
AngelMD (Syndicate 2018)
Founded in 2013, AngelMD is building the world's largest network of medical startups and physician angels. The community also includes expert physicians, scientists, and other industry insiders who help source, evaluate, and advise healthcare startups in the network. AngelMD combines community engagement, physician insight, and machine learning to highlight promising investment opportunities for its investor members and customer connections for its companies.
While any startup can apply for a listing, the syndicate designation is reserved for companies that have been vetted by AngelMD’s systematic and proprietary evaluation process. The process includes physicians and other experts whose expertise maps directly to the clinical application of the startup. Startups selected for syndication demonstrate strong potential and score in the highest percentile of companies in their area of focus. AngelMD's syndicate leadership team works directly with the startup to promote them within the larger AngelMD community.
NASA (Adopt-a-City Cohort 2016)
Adopt-a-City is a competitive technical assistance program that pairs NASA Glenn subject matter experts with small to mid-size manufacturers to help solve challenges with a new or existing product. NASA Glenn provides pro bono assistance to each company, the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County offer low interest loans to companies needing financial assistance, while the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) serves as the project coordinator. Since 2012, the Adopt-a-City program has helped dozens of companies in Northeast Ohio with challenges ranging from flaws in production to product optimization. The joint project grew out of the Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.