Q1 2018: Investment Updates, Healthcare Market Review, Data Trends & More.

The past few months proved to be a successful and busy time for the folks here at Jumpstart Capital. We entered Q1 following a largely successful first close of the Growth Fund, with raises for Reemo Health, Sightbox, and Life Detection Technologies. As we approach our second close later this month, we expect to reach more than half of our fund's $30M goal committed. 

We wanted to take the time to share more about what the Jumpstart Capital team has been up to: In this newsletter, you'll find updates on our portfolio company investments, partnerships, and due diligence. You'll also find our review and analysis of the healthcare innovation landscape: from Fast Company's Report on Retail to PwC's Top Industry Issues of 2018, to Raymond Jame's 2018 Equity Market Outlook.



Interested in learning more about what we're up to at Jumpstart Capital? Get in touch.

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway & JP Morgan Chase Ignite Talks of Disruption

On Tuesday, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced that they would form an independent, non-profit healthcare company for their employees in the US. This announcement follows the major theme of Q4: corporate titans seeking to address the broken U.S. healthcare system, and improve the consumer experience. These trends prove consistent with Jumpstart Capital's investment thesis around the $4T U.S. Healthcare System.

Following Tuesday's announcement, the Tennessean ran an article in which both Vic Gatto & Dave Vreeland were quoted. The reporter linked to an article Dave published on Linkedin last April predicting Amazon's venture in to healthcare.

For further reading, check out the complete Tennessean article HERE.

You can find Dave's articles, "On the Precipice: Why the U.S. Healthcare Industry is Ripe for Disruption": Part  1Part 2Part 3