Spring 2024 Health Policy and Management P8205 section 001

Venture Capital: Funding Innovation in H

Venture Capital: Funding

Call Number 17373
Day & Time
R 1:00pm-3:50pm
To be announced
Points 1.5
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Jonathan Gordon
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Venture capital has played a major role in shaping many of the innovations that form our modern society, ranging from the ideas that spawned the tech giants to life-saving medications. In recent years, there has also been an explosion of venture investment in new areas of healthcare – namely digital health and tech-enabled healthcare services.


This course aims to provide some insight into the world of venture capital through a healthcare lens. We will explore a range of topics, from fund formation, to identifying an investment target, to negotiating and closing an investment, to managing growth, to achieving an exit. One class will focus on what makes venture investment different in healthcare than in other industries. All along the way, we’ll look at some notable successes and failures to learn how venture capital can create enormous value, and where – and why – it has come up short.


The course will conclude with a VC pitch session to give students the experience of presenting their ideas to real venture investors. Students will work in groups to create and present their pitches and will learn what this experience is like for both entrepreneurs and investors. Afterwards, the investors will also discuss their experiences in the field and provide some insights to students from a career perspective.

Web Site Vergil
Department Health Policy & Management
Enrollment 30 students (40 max) as of 1:06PM Thursday, July 18, 2024
Subject Health Policy and Management
Number P8205
Section 001
Division School of Public Health
Section key 20241HPMN8205P001