The rise of the doctorpreneur and VC, MD

Clinical experience is invaluable to navigating the complex world of digital health. Traditionally, digital health startups have hired CMOs and other providers on staff, but now, more clinicians are putting their expertise on the cap table. On the venture side, 111° West Capital is led by physicians Michael Matly M.D. and Andrew A. Brooks M.D., who leverage their domain expertise to deploy capital into digital health businesses where their experiences add value—like their first investment as a co-lead investor in Arine’s $11M Series A. Additionally, physician entrepreneurs like Michelle Longmire—who’s at the helm of Medable’s $304M Series D—are applying their know-how to build companies and raise funds. And let’s not forget Truepill co-founder and CEO Umar Afridi, who garnered years of experience as a practicing pharmacist before launching his company, which raised a fresh $142M last week to earn unicorn status. We’re excited to see more clinicians applying their expertise to make healthcare massively better, on the frontlines and in boardrooms.

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