Define Ventures Hosts Inaugural Founders Summit
At Define Ventures we are working to redefine partnership at the intersection of consumer, technology, and healthcare. Being a founder is hard. Built on the core belief that founders deserve more, we brought together an intimate group of founders & CEOs from the digital health industry to share lessons, combine superpowers, and connect.
In the first of its kind, this sector-specific event brought together digital health founders in the spirit of the Scandinavian value of hygge: the art of the cozy and intimate. Designed exclusively for founders, we connected over curated mountain activities such as horseback riding, trap shooting, fly fishing and locally-inspired whiskey and wine tasting.
Core to our values of redefining healthcare, our conversations were intimate and founder-led, cross-pollinated with insights from leaders in the high tech, consumer, fintech, and entertainment industries.
A few highlights of our time together:
Founders discussed lessons learned from digital health companies going public and discussion of the current markets. Peter van der Goes of Goldman Sachs gleaned insights from Rushika Fernandopulle (One Medical), Zane Burke (Quantum Health), and Vivek Garipalli (Clover)
Founders explored influences from other spaces with insights from Instagram’s Co-Head of Product and Define Ventures Advisor Ashley Yuki and former Blockchain.com and Skillshare leader, Folx Health CEO Liana Douillet Guzman
Grammy nominee and triple platinum musical artist Aloe Blacc performed an intimate acoustic set fireside that inspired and uplifted with messages of grit and resilience
Serial entrepreneur-turned-investor A.G. Breitenstein launched a call-to-action for us to combine our collective superpowers to redefine the future of the industry
In a time when the future of work is more dynamic than ever, former Maven & Zocdoc people leader and Define Ventures Head of People Karsten Vagner guided a founder-led discussion on the core cultural and people issues in building our companies to redefine leadership
It was a privilege to convene with others who understand the grit, resilience, art and science of building from the earliest of stages. We left rejuvenated and inspired and ready to build. We can’t wait to partner with you to redefine the future of healthcare.