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2023 Speakers

Parth Desai

Principal, Healthcare Venture Capital

Flare Capital Partners

Parth is an investor with 12 years of experience in healthcare policy, operating, innovation and investing / company building. He serves on 6 company boards, in addition to serving as a member of the Advisory Board at Boston University School of Public Health. At Flare Capital he is a lead/co-lead investor and Board Member at SmarterDx, Board Observer at Positive Development, Board Observer at BeMe Health and Board Observer at Flare Scholar Ventures investments Beaming Health, Birch AI and Poppins Health. Parth also supports or has co-led Flare Capital’s investments into Aetion, HealthVerity and Suki AI. He previously supported Bright Health (IPO) and Healthreveal (acquired by Accolade). Prior to joining Flare Capital, Parth was an investor at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Ventures, where he focused on applications of artificial intelligence to healthcare operations, leading investments into Saykara (acquired by Nuance), Syllable AI and Workfusion. In addition to venture investing, he also worked with the hospital’s executive leadership team to commercialize internal innovation and structure strategic partnerships to enhance the hospital’s patient and clinician care experience. Prior to joining NYP Ventures, Parth was a health care strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting, responsible for developing corporate growth strategies, advising M&A transactions and supporting operational transformations for leading providers, payers and technology companies. Parth began his career as health policy analyst for the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he primarily worked with the Patrick administration to manage reform of the pharmaceutical compounding industry, authoring legislation signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick and used by the FDA to model national regulations. Parth earned his B.S. in Biology from Boston College, MPH in Health Policy and Management from Boston University School of Public Health and Masters in Medicine

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Transforming Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 5:35:00 PM UTC


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