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Vishal Gulati

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I am  an investor and promoter of data driven healthcare in Europe with an active portfolio of about 20 companies. These 20 companies represent a wide range. From digital therapeutics (e.g. Closed Loop Medicine, Ieso Digitial Health, Clue) to machine learning and AI (Kheiron, AI VIVO, Turbine), omics (Zoe, Repositive, Evonetix). See portfolio page here.

I invest as an angel, a syndicate lead or from the funds where I have a strategic relationship (I am a venture partner at Draper Esprit, and an advisor to Oxford Sciences Innovation);  I serve on boards of private and publicly listed companies. I also advise organisations such as Innovate UK, the British Heart Foundation on emerging innovations in data driven health space.

This part of my investment career started around 2013 when I was trying to understand where the future of healthcare may lie and I decided to investigate the early signs of convergence of internet and smartphones with healthcare delivery. It very quickly went from being a fascination to an obsession and I founded Digitial Health Forum (DHF) in London which, for a period, became the place where misfits from many adjascent deciplines converged and imagined what a digital future of healthcare might look like. Most of the early participants are still important nodes in the healthtech ecosystem today and from whom I continue to learn and with whom I continue to invest and build businesses.

Prior to this, I was a VC at Atlas Venture (traditional biotech) and Radiant Capital (emerging markets), an advisor to the Wellcome Trust. My interest and experience in healthcare comes from having trained as a physician at centres including the Nuffield Department of Medicine (Oxford) and Department of Medicine (St Mary’s Hospital, London) as a Rhodes Scholar (1995 – ).

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