Techies want to Uber-ize healthcare. One VC fund says: ‘Not so fast.’

JS Hor Stk 2C PMSIt’s been a common complaint among healthcare providers: while digital health is finally coming of age, many of the young, tech-focused entrepreneurs don’t necessarily understand the unique needs of the healthcare industry.

That’s why one venture fund is hoping to take the new energy that’s coming into healthcare and channel it into solving actual business problems of some of the country’s largest healthcare companies.

Nashville-based Jumpstart Foundry—located in the heart of the country’s healthcare belt—has launched a new healthcare innovation fund that plans to make as many as 20 investments this year.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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