Health Stories: Hard-Won Lessons From The Healthcare Ecosystem with Liz Rockett, Jared Seehafer, and Ryan Panchadsaram


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Three exciting guests join Erik to reveal what having been in the healthcare ecosystem has taught them that the average tech investor doesn't know: - Liz Rockett (@liz_rockett), investor at Kaiser Permanente Ventures. - Ryan Panchadsaram (@rypan), investor at Kleiner Perkins and former US deputy CTO. - Jared Seehafer (@seehafer), co-founder of Enzyme and Village Network Leader Erik starts by asking each of them to describe their view on the healthcare industry from their unique individual backgrounds as an investor, a former White House staffer, and an entrepreneur. They play a game of overrated vs. underrated where they name a technology, sub-sector (or even a piece of legislation!) and discuss whether it's over- or underrated. The three guests explain why in healthcare "if you build it, they may not come" and why brilliant technology that solves a clinical problem may still fail. They talk about how healthcare is "multivariate complex interactions of people" and why upstarts need to keep in mind how their technology fits into a current workflow, whether it will be used, and who's going to reimburse for it. They also talk about their "requests for products" that they would like to see built in the space and why "the people who have done the best [in healthcare] have found a way to steep themselves in it before they build too much." They tell prospective founders that they need to build a team that has seen every side of the problem and come to the space with humility and an open, "beginner's mind." Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal. Venture Stories is brought to you by Village Global, is hosted by co-founder and partner, Erik Torenberg and is produced by Brett Bolkowy.

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