Our Thoughts

These are our thoughts on our investments and our companies.

Echo NEVCA panel

Navigating Health Care Sales Cycles from Three Perspectives: VC, Health Plan, and Startup

Echo Health Ventures co-hosted a panel during New England Venture Capital Association’s (NEVCA) Health Week to discuss health care sales cycles.

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Jessica Zeaske

Health Care Data Discipline: Finding Opportunity in the Noise

For startups, there has never been more opportunity, nor has there been more high-stake complexity in navigating the next phase managing and sharing health care data.

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GCV Echo Awards

Echo Health Ventures Recognized by Global Corporate Venturing Awards

Congratulations to Echo Health Ventures’ Dusty Lieb and Kurt Sheline! For the second year in a row, both were recognized by Global Corporate Venturing for their excellence and leadership in strategic investing—Dusty as an Emerging leader and Kurt as a top 10 Rising Star. Check out the video below to learn how each got their…

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[VIDEO] Leaders from the Echo Innovation Alliance Share the Value of Strategic Partnerships

The Echo Innovation Alliance brings together forward-thinking health technology companies with innovative health care enterprises to scale solutions that can improve health care for more people.

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Echo investment 2020 reflection

Investment in 2020: What We Learned

Echo Health Ventures is focused on investing in companies that personalize health care, supporting individuals and families alike, and has completed significant work relating to these topics.

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Rob Coppedge and Maureen O'Connor

Health Evolution Summit 2019 Corporate Venture Group Report

Rob Coppedge, Echo Health Ventures CEO, and Maureen O’Connor, former president of Mosaic Health Ventures, recollect on the conversations that led to Echo’s creation in November 2016.

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Omair Ahmed Echo blog

Innovation and Opportunities for Investors to Address Social Drivers of Health

Omair Ahmed, a Strategic Investment Associate with Echo Health Ventures, shares thoughts on how investors can address inequities within health care.

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Lindsey Brown Echo Health Ventures

Yes, Femtech is Booming. But Disparity in Women’s Health Continues.

Echo Strategic Investment Senior Associate Lindsey Brown shares her insights on trends and challenges within women’s health.

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Wrestling match

Cage Matches, Cash, and COVID-19 Creating Critical Moment for Digital Health

Over the last decade, $45B has been invested across digital health, health care IT and tech-enabled services and the cage matches between these startups to show revenue and impact have only intensified.

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Echo Health Ventures and Upfront Healthcare Discuss Impacts of COVID-19 on Health Care Delivery

A recent episode of Cambia’s HealthChangers podcast features Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures and Ben Albert, CEO and co-founder of Echo portfolio company Upfront Healthcare, discussing the impact of COVID-19.

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Matt Parmett Echo Health Ventures

Telemedicine in the Age of COVID-19: Rapid Expansion of New Models and Functionality

The novel coronavirus has been a catalyst for change as health officials look to telehealth to absorb much of the nation’s non-emergent case volume during the pandemic. Historically, telehealth adoption has lagged expectations.

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Jessica Zeaske HLTH

COVID-19 Exposes Our Deepest Vulnerabilities – And That’s a Good Thing

As COVID-19 rips through communities, the pandemic has stress tested the world’s ability to adapt to an unsettling reality. While businesses work to recover a semblance of normalcy by shifting operations to the cloud and preserving routine, new technical and behavioral challenges reveal inadequacies throughout the healthcare industry. In the race to demonstrate stability and…

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Jessica Zeaske HLTH 2019

HLTH 2019 Highlights From a VC Perspective

Throughout HLTH 2019, Echo Health Ventures led conversations on how venture capital and startups are answering “how do we create the future of health care?”

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Cambia Stop the Stigma Event

Changing the Behavioral Health Landscape Through Awareness and Partnerships

One in five adults in the United States—over 47 million people—have a behavioral health condition. Echo Health Ventures believes there are many opportunities to improve how individuals can access and afford mental health services

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Echo Livongo Case Study

Building Partnership through Market Development: Livongo and Cambia Health Solutions Case Study

Read more about our market development model with a new case study featuring Livongo, an Echo Health Ventures portfolio company.

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Echo Health Ventures Marks Second Anniversary

In honor of Echo Health Ventures’ second anniversary, we’re reflecting on the progress of the past two years. Here’s what key stakeholders had to say: “The Echo model has begun to play out in the market very, very well. We’re discovering what works, not just with our parent companies, but nationally as others see the…

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Getting Past the Pilot: Tips for Entrepreneurs Partnering with Health Plans

Health systems and insurers are actively seeking out technologies and innovations that drive change in the healthcare system, many focusing on solutions that make healthcare a more seamless experience for people to access and navigate. Given that healthcare represents 17.8 percent of the U.S. economy, health plan investment in innovative startups that create efficiencies and…

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Four Healthcare Investment Trends to Watch in 2017

Every year at this time the market is buzzing with predictions of how health care innovation and venture investment will shape up in the new year. As we enter 2017, the market is substantially different than a year ago when unicorns were being anointed weekly and aspirational valuations defied gravity (and company performance). Pundits were…

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Sustaining Impact: A New Model for Digital Health Investment

Despite predictions that recent years’ upsurge of digital health investment would subside, the sector continues to grow steadily to the tune of $3.3B in venture funding as of the third quarter of this year. Digital health startups combining next-gen technologies like social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and sensors to improve patient care have disrupted the traditional U.S. health…

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For Us, Investing in Health Care Is Personal

No matter our roles in life, managing our health is a common experience: we all get sick, care for loved ones if they fall ill, and take charge of our own well-being. Health care is personal, and in some cases, pretty frustrating. Reports indicate that less than half of consumers are satisfied with their health…

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A New Model in Corporate Investing to Catalyze and Sustain Long-Term Health Care Innovation

Building new companies that leverage technological innovation to transform the health care system requires much more than ample capital. Echo Health Ventures was built upon the belief that corporate investors, working together, are best positioned to sustainably bring this multi-faceted value to the health care innovation economy for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Corporate investors…

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