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Talking Money with Canada’s Top Early Stage Investors in Digital Health

  • Join us for a morning with Amine Benmoussa from BDCRichard Osborn from RecapHealth Ventures, and Karamdeep Nijjar from iNovia Capital.

    You don’t want to miss an opportunity to hear from and network with some of the top health tech investors across Canada. The fireside chat will focus on their experience with healthcare business models and the challenges facing start-ups looking to begin fundraising.

    Capital is a key building block for any early stage innovative business. Among items to be discussed: What’s different about investing in digital health? How do you position your venture to attract VC funding? Are you ready for a VC partner? How do you value a health tech company? We have an amazing panel of Canadian VC’s joining us for this event, so you can come ask them any question you like.

    The panelist will be moderated by Nikolai Bratkovski, CEO of Opencare and Jonathan Graff, CEO of Enthrive.

    IF YOU ARE DEVELOPING DIGITAL HEALTH PRODUCTS AND WANT INSIGHTS INTO RAISING CAPITAL, WHILE YOU NETWORK WITH FELLOW HEALTH TECH ENTREPRENEURS, THEN THIS IS A CAN’T MISS EVENT!!

    Our last Health2.0 Toronto event sold out! Spots are limited. First come, first served.

    Agenda: 

    7:45am – Networking, Coffee & Refreshments
    8:15am – Fireside Chat
    9:15am – Q & A
    9:30am – Wrap up & Networking

    Meet Our Panelists:

    Amine Benmoussa, Associate Director Healthcare Fund at BDC 

    Amine joined BDC Venture Capital in 2011 and has over eight years of experience in banking and venture capital.

    Prior to joining the BDC Healthcare Fund team, Amine has held various roles in lending and investment at BMO Financial Group and was part of the New Economy investment team at the Solidarity Fund QFL, as a financial analyst-in-residence for the Life Sciences team and as a consultant for both the IT and Life Sciences investment teams.

    Amine is currently a board observer at Clementia Pharmaceuticals, Clearwater Clinical and Interface Biologics. He is also a selection committee member of the Philadelphia and Boston Canadian Technology Accelerators.

    Amine holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Concordia University and an MBA from HEC Montreal.

    Richard Osborn, Managing Partner at RecapHealth Ventures 

    Richard started the predecessor firm to RecapHealth Ventures in 2011 to make investments supporting the significant number of high potential innovations originating from existing health care organizations as well as from groups or entrepreneurs new to the system. While both groups were producing great technology or service offerings; commercialization experience, scaling resources and access to value added capital were often cited as significant barriers to success. Discussions with individuals across the sector lamented the relative lack of financial partners with health care sector focus, particularly from those with knowledge of the Canadian market.

    Previously Richard was a partner in an international mid market private equity firm, a co-founder and partner with a technology focused venture capital firm operating in Canada and Silicon Valley and an interim executive (President and COO) with two high growth companies in the health sector. These experiences in value creation across multiple jurisdictions influenced the RecapHealth cross border approach. Earlier in his career, Richard managed venture capital investments for two Business Development Bank of Canada funds and gained operating experience in a Canadian technology company which completed a public listing in 1999. Richard has led investments in more than 30 companies in his career with total dollars invested in excess of $500 Million in invested capital.

    Richard is a frequent speaker on finance and social impact and has been named one of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40. He is also a founder and past board member of one of Canada’s most innovative social impact funds, BC Social Venture Partners (www.bcsvp.com). Richard has business degrees from UBC and Queens University.

    Karamdeep Nijjar, Partner iNovia Capital

    Karamdeep Nijjar is a member of iNovia’s investment team with a focus on software, digital media and e-commerce. He works closely with both existing portfolio companies and potential future investees to evaluate and identify growth opportunities. Prior to iNovia, Karamdeep served as a subject matter expert at RBC on a variety of cross enterprise software architecture initiatives, concentrating on strategies to maximize flexibility and reuse.

    Karamdeep made the transition to venture capital after completing his MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Honours Computer Sciences – Bioinformatics from the University of Waterloo, and enjoyed project and engineering roles at Platform Solutions Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA and Fidelity Information Services in Toronto, Ont.