What is the mandate of the Health Tech Fund?
The Health Tech Fund provides seed-stage capital for startup projects with cutting–edge innovations that can lower healthcare costs in the United States.
Does the Health Tech Fund focus on specific segments within the healthcare sector?
The Health Tech Fund mainly targets projects that promote the transparency of healthcare costs to help consumers make more informed decisions when selecting local service providers; that remotely monitor patients to better manage chronic illness at home; and solutions that integrate information from point-of-care devices to better track the health of each patient.
How much does the Health Tech Fund invest in each startup company?
The Health Tech Fund tailors investments to the unique requirements and value propositions offered by each selected project. We look to develop long-term relationships with our entrepreneurs by defining the value we can add to a project not just though financial support, but also by providing mentoring opportunities to team members. In many instances, challenges that a startup faces may be overcome by informed advice rather than just financial support that dilutes the equity of existing stakeholders.
In how many companies will the Health Tech Fund invest?
In as many great projects as we see. We'll add more money to the fund when needed.
How may I submit a business plan for consideration by the Health Tech Fund?
Please submit preliminary information about your business here. We respond to most applications within two weeks.
May I submit more than one business plan?
No. We review one business plan from each project team.
Can you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to my submitting a business plan?
No. We cannot sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before our initial review of your business plan. When you have concerns about key pieces of intellectual property, please exclude these from your presentation and simply note these areas as trade secrets.
What if I'm turned down for funding?
We recognize it takes more than just money to grow a business, so even if we cannot invest funds in your business we may help in other ways. You could be referred to an associate within Paliwoda Ventures who can help you refine your business plan or assist you with moving your business through key operational milestones. We welcome entrepreneurs to re-submit if there are material changes to their business.
Does Paliwoda Ventures provide grants?
No. We require equity in a business in return for funds invested.
I'm an entrepreneur with more questions. With whom may I follow up?
You may contact us here. We will respond to you as soon as possible.
I am a member of the press. Whom should I contact for more information?
Please contact Nira Paliwoda.