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With Rich Simoni (Asset Mgmt Ventures), Gabriel Alvarado (Comet Labs), Ephraim Lindenbaum (Advance Ventures), Arman Pahlavan (Emerging Companies & Private Equity Group @ Perkins Coie).
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 06:00 PM   $15
Perkins Coie, 3150 Porter Drive

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"Health technology is defined by the World Health Organization ( as the "application of organized knowledge & skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures & systems developed to solve a health problem & improve quality of lives."This includes the pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures & organizational systems used in health care."--Wikipedia
A distinguished panel will discuss the latest developments in health tech & funding for health tech startups.Please come with questions & comments.If you are a health tech startup & would like space on a demo table for the networking portion of the event, please send an email message this in the subject header:Th 2/21 Health Tech Startup Demo Table

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A
8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking

About the Panelists:
(More panelists TBA.)

Rich Simoni is a partner at Asset Management Ventures, which he joined s in 2002. He combines a deep technical background with extensive operational business experience. Over the past 20 years Rich has been involved with numerous start-up companies, in both management & consulting roles. He was a co-founder of Talkway Communications, a provider of Internet video services such as video email to major providers including AT&T & British Telecom.
Rich has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Two of his academic publications were chosen for inclusion in the 25-year retrospective of the International Symposium on Computer Architecture, the premier conference in the computer architecture field.

Gabriel Alvarado is an investor at Comet Labs, where he focuses on early stage industrial AI/ML startups. Gabe is excited about opportunities to leverage AI within healthcare to improve pharmaceuticals, diagnostics & patient care. Prior to Comet Labs, Gabe was an investor at Creandum, a failed startup founder, & consultant in the biotech & pharma industry at IMS Health. Gabe graduated from Stanford University as a student athlete with a degree in Economics & Management Science & Engineering.

Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder & managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley based venture investment fund & venture accelerator that invests in seed & early stage startups. Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures has consistently achieved meaningful exits with its portfolio companies across its core market sectors.
About the Moderator:

Arman Pahlavan is a corporate attorney & partner at the Perkins Coie's Emerging Companies & Private Equity groups in Palo Alto. He advises venture capital & private equity funds & their portfolio companies across their legal needs. He counsels them on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, intellectual property transactions & fund formation matters. Arman has extensive experience advising clients with emphasis on cross border transactions for corporate clients & in his investment company practice. His knowledge runs across industry lines including operating in the software information technologies, life sciences & energy.
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