Healthtech investors on the ‘holy grail’ of remote care and a new way of thinking about health IT

GeekWire Summit panelists, clockwise from top left: Threshold co-founder Emily Melton; Canaan Partners general partner Nina Kjellson; and Biomatics Capital co-founder Julie Sunderland.

Investor interest in healthcare technology is on the rise amid a pandemic that has put a spotlight on telemedicine, patient monitoring, and more. Global VC funding to digital health companies reached a record $10.3 billion through the first nine months of this year, up 43% year-over-year, according to Mercom Capital Group.

At the GeekWire Summit on Tuesday, we brought together three investors who are spending time at the crossroads of technology and healthcare. Read on for takeaways from the conversation, which included Threshold co-founder Emily Melton, Biomatics Capital co-founder Julie Sunderland, and Canaan Partners general partner Nina Kjellson. Dr. Robert Overell, president of Foundation BioVenture, moderated the discussion.

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