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Innovating Healthcare: From Vision to Venture

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Company-building in any industry is tough, but the complexities of the healthcare system make success an even bigger challenge for start ups to succeed in the space. Not only are there traditional start up hardships (funding options, product/market fit, GTM), but also the fragmented, incentive-confused industry that is healthcare (FDA, hospitals/clinics/DTC, payors).

How can founders and early start ups take the learnings from earlier health care companies and other industries to create a compelling healthcare product in a traditionally difficult vertical to crack?

Join Moment Ventures and Aeris Communications for a night of food, networking, and thoughtful discussion on building a successful digital health company in 2023 and beyond!


6:30 - 7:10: Doors open, networking

7:10 - 7:20: Introduction; a few minutes about Aeris and Moment Ventures

7:20 - 8:00: Digital Health Panels with Q&A

8:00 - 9:00: Networking + Close



Clint Chao, Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Moment Ventures


Kit Sun, Co-Founder/CEO, TR Care

Dr. Kunj Patel, Co-Founder/CTO, Safebeat

Dr. Rachita Navara, Co-Founder/CEO, Safebeat

Will Newby, VP Product, Rune Labs

Dalton Signor, Co-Founder/CEO, Miist Therapeutics


Clint Chao: Clint co-founded Moment Ventures in 2015. He began his venture career as a co-founder of Formative Ventures, and was an early sales and marketing executive at C-Cube and SkyStream Networks. Clint is a proud husband and father. He is a die hard Cal sports fan (Go Bears!).

Kit Sun: Kit is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned business executive with over two decades of experience in software and technology and a decade-long expertise in healthcare. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of TRCare, a digital health startup delivering virtual therapy to patients with stroke and other neurological disorders. Previously, Sun co-founded NavisHealth, a company that offers hospitals advanced solutions for clinical business intelligence and patient engagement. Earlier in his career, Sun held multiple management positions at Autodesk where he led international business development, emerging product marketing and SaaS business operations.

Dr. Kunj Patel: Dr. Patel is a physical medicine and interventional pain physician from Harvard, Emory, Wash U, and NJIT with masters-level expertise in applied mathematics/numerical methods and translational research. He was a White House Presidential Leadership Scholar finalist and executive board member of multiple professional medical societies. Prior to SafeBeat Rx, he built a private practice clinic centered on a fully integrated remote monitoring platform he developed to facilitate care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Rachita Navara: Dr. Navara is a bioengineer and cardiologist specializing in heart rhythm disorders. She has been internationally recognized for her atrial fibrillation research, and she has led numerous award-winning medical innovation teams within academia (Stanford, UCSF, Wash U, MIT, Olin College of Engineering, UT Southwestern) and industry (Boston Scientific, Preserve, Harvard Brigham and Women’s Hospital). She is an appointed member of the National ACC Heart Rhythm Leadership Council and is HRS delegate to the AMA, directly shaping arrhythmia treatment guidelines.

Will Newby: Will started his journey as a software engineer and quickly found himself in the health care world. He co-founded RobinHealth, an on-demand prescription medication company, before heading to Roche to lead the work on their NAVIFY Platform. Most recently, he is the VP of Product at Rune Labs, which is building a software platform helps partners in med-tech and pharma to ingest, organize and analyze large amounts of brain input and output data, all on state-of-the-art secure cloud infrastructure, enabling clients to utilize data from new sensing and stim neuromodulation devices for therapy development and clinical and commercial closed-loop and adaptive therapy applications.

Dalton Signor: Dalton is the co-founder and CEO of Miist Therapeutics, where they've developed an advanced inhaler that uses embedded software to control and personalize the dose of medicine delivered to a patient. Miist is pairing this technology with a range of compounds to develop novel, highly effective inhaled therapies. During his time, Dalton has secured the backing of leading accelerators and VCs, including London based Entrepreneur First and Peter Thiel backed 1517 Fund.

About Aeris:

Founded in 1996, Aeris is a leading global IoT solutions provider with a proven history of helping companies unlock the value of IoT. For decades, we have powered critical projects for some of the most complex customers of IoT services. Aeris strives to fundamentally improve businesses by dramatically reducing costs, accelerating time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams.

About Moment:

Moment Ventures is an early stage VC firm based out of Palo Alto, CA. We invest in the Future of Work, where we seek entrepreneurs using technology to reimagine the operations of industries such as IT, logistics, food, construction, commerce, education, transportation and more.

Aeris Communications' and Moment Ventures' event is organized and operated solely by Aeris Communications and Moment Ventures (and not Yahoo Inc. nor any of its affiliates or brands, including TechCrunch)