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Anne DeGheest

Healthcare Executive, HealthTech Specialist & Angel Investor; Founder of HealthTech Capital and MedStars

Healthcare Executive, HealthTech Specialist & Angel Investor; Founder of HealthTech Capital and MedStars

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Anne DeGheest Biography

Anne DeGheest pioneered the HealthTech or Digital Health space as a healthcare executive, entrepreneur, angel investor, corporate advisor, and mentor capitalist. She is the founder of HealthTech Capital and MedStars. She organizes and moderates the HealthTech Conference on how to successfully build innovative HealthTech businesses and change healthcare delivery.

Since she founded MedStars in 1986, DeGheest has been a corporate development advisor to large healthcare companies and a mentor capitalist specializing in investing and mentoring early-stage companies in healthcare. Her life science portfolio companies have generated over $27 billion in market capitalization, including 8 IPOs. She provided angel capital, hands-on operating expertise, and business strategy in the founding of major venture-backed companies like Pyxis (CareFusion), Aspect Medical (acquired by Covidien), VISX (acquired by AMO), Thermage (merged into Solta Medical), VISICU (acquired by Phillips), Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI). She also helped grow new entrepreneurial divisions of large corporations like ASP/Johnson & Johnson, Baxter, Medtronic, and McKesson. She was part of the founding executive team of Nellcor (a division of Covidien), MedPool, and OmniCell (Nasdaq: OMCL), and an Entrepreneur-In-Residence with Canaan Partners and IVP.

DeGheest founded HealthTech Capital in 2010, a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new "HealthTech" startups to decrease healthcare cost and empower patients. HealthTech capital is an ecosystem of angels, venture capitalists, providers, payors, and healthcare industry key players with the three sets of expertise needed to succeed in this new HealthTech space: healthcare, technology, and user engagement.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences and a guest-lecturer at Stanford Business School, DeGheest has an MBA from Harvard and a Master in Business Engineering from University of Brussels. She is also a recognized artist.

Anne DeGheest Speaking Topics

  • Who owns the voice of the customers in your organization?

    Customers do not buy technology; they buy a solution to an acute pain point. This session dives into how entrepreneurs and corporate leaders can keep their organization innovative while focusing on the voice of the customers.

  • Women Leadership: Creating your Own Path!

    Anne DeGheest shares her inspirational wisdom from her journey as a contrarian from Belgium to becoming a successful entrepreneur, investor and thought leader in Silicon Valley.

  • Business Architect: Creating, Defending and Securing Market Leadership

    Traditional Silicon Valley healthcare entrepreneurs developed new technologies for existing and proven markets. To create new large market categories, require different market creation skills by leveraging off the shelves technologies with unique new business models. Anne DeGheest explains how to uncover unrecognized needs, create market urgency to scale up and build defensible business models.

  • Angel Investing: Not for the Faint of Heart!

    Luck in finding the right start ups is not enough! Successful angel investors are mentor capitalists that coach entrepreneurs with everything from recruiting talents to raising their seed and venture money. These mentor capitalists often spell the difference between success and failure. What they do • and how • may surprise you!

  • HealthTech Consumer Revolution: Not just wearables!

    Hardware will become commoditized. The true value proposition is shifting towards smart information based business models and technology enabled services. What will be the key to long term success?

  • How is HealthTech changing US healthcare delivery?

    From the perspective of a leading investor, technologist, entrepreneur and innovator this presentation examines rapidly emerging, game changing technology and restructuring industry forces that are changing the face of healthcare.

    Anne DeGheest offers a fast-paced look at the restructuring of the US healthcare systems and how it is impacting providers, payers, employers and the consumers. New technologies and business models are transforming healthcare and have the potential to enable clinicians, empower patients, and deliver better care and outcomes at lower cost.

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Anne DeGheest is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Who owns the voice of the customers in your organization?, Women Leadership: Creating your Own Path!, Business Architect: Creating, Defending and Securing Market Leadership, Angel Investing: Not for the Faint of Heart!, HealthTech Consumer Revolution: Not just wearables! and How is HealthTech changing US healthcare delivery?. The estimated speaking fee range to book Anne DeGheest for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Anne DeGheest generally travels from Silicon Valley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Jeffrey Bauer, Marty Makary, M.D., Glen Tullman, Dr. Joel Selanikio and David Agus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anne DeGheest for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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