I was invited to participate in an excellent panel titled “Alternative Sources of Funding for Healthcare Innovation” at Social Media Week in NYC. Recipients and donors of alternative (and non-dilutive) sources of capital talked about how to raise money outside of the traditional venture capital and angel channels.

There was a lot of interest in challenges as a funding mechanism and I got to learn more about funding opportunities from the federal government and large foundations. The panel was followed by a highly productive matchmaking session that connected established stakeholders, like payors and pharmas, to start-up and other innovative companies.

Kudos to Charles Huang on organizing an outstanding event!