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Global Corporate Venturing honors Echo’s Kurt Sheline and Omair Ahmed
Global Corporate Venturing this week honored two members of the Echo Health Ventures Strategic Investment team: Echo Partner Kurt Sheline and Echo Principal Omair Ahmed.
Echo’s Maura Little appointed to Washington cancer endowment board
We are happy to announce that Maura Little, Managing Principal at Echo Health Advisors, has been appointed by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to the board of directors of the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund.
Portland Business Journal highlights how Echo serves its health plan members
The Portland Business Journal wrote this week about Echo Health Ventures’ unique investment model and how Echo builds and grows its portfolio companies and drives innovative health care solutions for its four member health plans.
Echo board member Mike Koppel honored as a Director of the Year
Mike Koppel, who’s served on the Echo Health Ventures board of directors since 2016, was named as a Director of the Year by the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Echo Health Ventures announces new team members and promotions
Echo Health Ventures today announces six new team members and two promotions as we continue our mission of systemic health care transformation through hands-on, purpose-driven strategic venture capital and growth equity investing.
Echo’s Dusty Lieb: Health care investing can improve lives with innovation
Echo’s Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner Dusty Lieb was named earlier this year by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2022.
Echo’s Rob Coppedge named to GCV Powerlist for third straight year
For the third consecutive year, Global Corporate Venturing named CEO Rob Coppedge to its 2022 Powerlist, representing the top 1% of corporate venture capital leaders from around the world.
Echo Health Ventures expands innovative investment model to Nashville
Echo Health Ventures announced today that it is establishing a local presence in Tennessee led by Echo Health Advisors Principal Hayley Hovious, who joined the company in March following seven years as president of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Echo’s Dusty Lieb named Top 25 Emerging Leader by Modern Healthcare
Congratulations to Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner Dusty Lieb for being named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Emerging Leaders for 2022.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee joins Echo Innovation Alliance
Echo Health Ventures and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) announced that BCBST has joined the Echo Innovation Alliance.
Echo’s Jessica Zeaske Featured on Startup Health’s Podcast
Echo’s Jessica Zeaske was featured in Startup Health’s fireside chat to talk about health care innovation and public health.
Echo’s Anahita Nakhjiri Recognized by the 2021 She Powers Health Rising Star Award
Anahita Nakhjiri, an investment associate at Echo Health Ventures, has been recognized with the 2021 She Powers Health Rising Star Award by Teladoc Health.
Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Three New Team Members
The Echo Health Advisors team manages strategic engagement between Echo Health Ventures, its portfolio companies, and members of the Echo Innovation Alliance. Read about three new members of the team.
Echo Health Ventures’ Rob Coppedge Recognized by Global Corporate Venturing’s Powerlist 2021
Rob Coppedge, CEO of Echo Health Ventures, has been recognized by Global Corporate Venturing’s Powerlist 100 for the second year in a row.
Echo Health Ventures featured in Global Corporate Venturing’s Q1 2021 Health Care Report
The pandemic’s lasting impact on our health care system has yet to be fully realized. A new health care report released by Global Corporate Venturing, in partnership with Echo Health Ventures, discusses some of the known shifts, how corporate investing is changing and new efforts to form a global corporate venturing capital (CVC) health care…
Echo Health Ventures Recognized by Global Corporate Venturing Awards
Congratulations to Echo Health Ventures’ Dusty Lieb and Kurt Sheline! For the second year in a row, both were recognized by Global Corporate Venturing for their excellence and leadership in strategic investing—Dusty as an Emerging leader and Kurt as a top 10 Rising Star. Check out the video below to learn how each got their…
Echo Health Ventures Introduces New Innovation Alliance Bringing Together Three National Health Care Leaders to Collectively Invest in Transforming Health Care
Echo Health Ventures announced the formation of the Echo Innovation Alliance, a powerful strategic investing engine that extends Echo’s proven investment model.
WATCH: Rob Coppedge on the Promise of Free-Flowing Health Data & Rural Care Delivery at the GeekWire Summit
At GeekWire’s annual Summit, health care experts explored wrinkles within health care delivery and data management with some of the brightest minds driving the health care sector.
Powerlist 2020 Q&A: Rob Coppedge Recognized by Global Corporate Venturing
Global Corporate Venturing announced Echo CEO Rob Coppedge has been recognized as part of the Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 2020, a compilation of leaders shaping the future of the industry.
Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Dr. Tunde Sotunde to Board of Directors
Echo Health Ventures welcomes Tunde Sotunde MD, MBA, FAAP to its board of directors. Dr. Sotunde currently serves as President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC).
Get to Know Dusty Lieb, One of GCV’s 2020 Emerging Leaders
Echo Health Ventures Partner Dusty Lieb has been recognized as Global Corporate Venturing’s Emerging Leaders as part of their 2020 awards.
Get to Know Kurt Sheline, One of GCV’s 2020 Rising Stars
Echo Health Ventures Principal Kurt Sheline has been recognized as Global Corporate Venturing’s Rising Stars as part of their 2020 awards.
Echo Health Ventures’ “Banner Year” featured in Portland Business Journal
Echo strategic investment partner, Dusty Lieb, recently spoke with Portland Business Journal about the firm’s landmark year and successes.
Announcing Echo Health Advisors and New Team Members
We know our success in these initiatives is driven by our team of experienced, dedicated health care professionals. We are excited to share several new additions to the Echo team.
Echo Health Ventures Speaks with Business Insider about Digital Health Investing
As one of the most active digital health VCs according to CB Insights, Echo Health Ventures’ Rob Coppedge was recently interviewed by Business Insider about investment trends.
Echo Health Ventures Featured in 2019 Midyear Report from Startup Health
After two quarters, health innovation funding is pacing to beat what was an exceptional 2018, according to a new 2019 midyear report from Startup Health. In the first half of 2019, $6.8B was invested in health care startups across the ecosystem. In this report, Echo Health Ventures is recognized as one of the seven most active…
Echo Health Ventures announces Jonathan R. Eide as Chief Operating Officer and Karim Botros as Managing Partner
DURHAM, N.C. – (July 16, 2019) – Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, welcomes Jonathan R. Eide as Chief Operating Officer and Karim Botros as Managing Partner. Both roles will strengthen EHV’s impact on scaling…
Echo Health Ventures Opens New Office in Boston
Echo Health Ventures (EHV) has expanded its nationwide presence with a new office space in Boston, adding to existing office locations in Durham, Portland and Seattle. The office is led by Jessica Zeaske, a new Partner at EHV. This expansion furthers our commitment to fostering industry relationships across the United States. With this new location, we…
Echo Health Ventures Included in New Corporate Venturing Guidebook
Sustainable impact in corporate venture capital (CVC) is difficult to execute well. Historically, following best practices from other venture capital models did not guarantee success. Corporate Venturing: A Survival Guide explores the nuances of what it takes to craft and scale meaningful CVC programs that have both longevity and real impact. Authors Heidi Mason, Elizabeth Arrington and…
Echo Health Ventures Expands Strategic Investment Team and Advisory Board
SEATTLE – (Jan 3, 2019) – Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, welcomes Jessica A. Zeaske as Partner and Dr. Richard Popiel to the advisory board. Jessica Zeaske joins EHV as Partner As Partner at EHV in…
Jonathan Rickert Joins Echo Health Ventures as Senior Advisor
SEATTLE (Sept. 27, 2018): Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration between Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, names Jonathan Rickert as Senior Advisor. Jonathan will work with EHV’s Market Development and Strategic Investing teams to accelerate the success of the parent companies’ strategies and…
New Health Evolution Report: Driving Value in Health Care Corporate Venture Capital
The digital health investment sector saw record-breaking performance in 2017, according to a new survey of the corporate health care investing landscape, including a 7 percent increase in deals, a 22 percent increase in average deal size, and a 32 percent increase in overall funding.* These findings and more are outlined in “Driving Value in…
Peter Grua Joins Echo Health Ventures Advisory Board
SEATTLE –(Sept. 17, 2018) – Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration between Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, welcomes Peter Grua to its advisory board. Peter joins existing advisors and former health plan leaders Nanette DeTurk, Kent Marquardt and Lew Trowbridge. “Peter has decades…
Connecting Entrepreneurs with Lunch & Learn Series
The Cambia Grove Lunch & Learn series, presented by Echo Heath Ventures, provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to network with a variety of subject matter experts. Each Lunch & Learn focuses on a different aspect of starting a successful health care business, from product development, to structuring term sheet conditions. This series is hosted in partnership…
Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Ray Cooper as Partner
SEATTLE – (June 22, 2018) – Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and health care information technology companies, is pleased to announce that Ray Cooper has joined the company as Partner. In this role, Ray will work closely with Blue Cross…
Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Nanette DeTurk and Kent Marquardt to the Company’s Advisory Board
SEATTLE — (October 24, 2017) – Echo Health Ventures (EHV), a strategic collaboration between Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to invest in innovative health care services and technology companies, today announced the additions of Nanette DeTurk and Kent Marquardt to its advisory board. “Nan and Kent bring a wealth of valuable expertise from their…
Digital Health Is Dead, Says This Health-Tech Investor
Let me be clear: I believe strongly in the need for substantive, consumer-centric transformation of the health care system and have been a long-term proponent of the power of entrepreneurs to catalyze and drive these difficult changes. Despite this, I truly struggled to prepare for a recent presentation on the future of venture capital investing…
Echo Health Ventures’ Rob Coppedge Shares What’s Next in Health Care Investment
This month Echo Health Ventures CEO Rob Coppedge presented to the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association about the latest happenings in the health care venture funding market, and what strategic investors can offer companies looking to make health care better for people. Rob shared his view on digital health (that it’s dead), on health care (it’s very…
Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Lew Trowbridge to the Company’s Advisory Board
SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – April 04, 2017) – Today Echo Health Ventures, a leading investor in innovative health care services and technology companies jointly owned by Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions, welcomes health care industry leader Lew Trowbridge to its Advisory Board. In this role, Trowbridge will work closely with the Echo Health Ventures team…
Echo Health Ventures Launches to Accelerate and Invest in Transforming Health Care
Mosaic and Cambia Join Forces to Create a New Model for Strategic Health Care Investment DURHAM, N.C. & PORTLAND, Ore. (November 15, 2016) – Mosaic Health Solutions and Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. today announced the creation of Echo Health Ventures, a new health care investment company focused on investing in great companies and transforming health…