I’m Jean-Luc Neptune (my friends call me “JL”) and I’m a physician, entrepreneur, and investor based in New York City. I started this blog to allow me to catalog health industry developments I’m seeing in my day-to-day work.


What I Do Now

I’m currently working on my new startup, Athletik Sports Medicine.  We operate premium-branded sports medicine clinics offering avid athletes the highest quality care and best customer service experience powered by modern digital health technologies.  We provide patients access to beautifully designed clinics offering convenient hours and a broad range of innovative technologies to speed recovery, improve performance, and prevent further injuries.  We also use technology to deliver great service by digitizing all aspects of the patient’s journey including appointment booking, billing and payment management, and care plan coordination. If you’re interested in an appointment please give us a call at 212-213-0007.


What I Did Before

Prior to working on Athletik Health I was the Executive Director at Blueprint Health, where I headed up the Accelerator Program.   Blueprint Health helps health care entrepreneurs launch and grow sustainable businesses.  Blueprint provides hands-on support and curated introductions to customers, investors, and the largest health care mentor network in the world.  Named one of the top 10 most innovative companies in health care, Blueprint has launched over 77 companies with an aggregate value of approximately $500mm.

Prior to Blueprint Health I was Senior Vice President at Health 2.0. In my role I was General Manager for the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge, an innovation competition program that has awarded more than $6mm to hundreds of early stage digital health startups.  In my role I was responsible for building Health 2.0’s Innovation Community, a network of developers, designers, researchers, entrepreneurs and other individuals interested in driving innovation in the health industry.

Prior to Health 2.0 I was co-founder of ExpertConsensus, a specialized health advisory firm offering patients second opinions from medical experts as well as other personalized health services.  Before co-founding ExpertConsensus I was co-founder of Healogica Inc. a technology company based in New York that connected patients and clinical trial opportunities through a web-enabled clinical trials matching platform (Healogica’s technology assets were acquired by the Michael J. Fox Foundation). Before founding Healogica I was at Gerson Lehrman Group, the pioneer in the expert network space, where I managed GLG’s global network of over 250,000 members.

I’m a licensed physician in the state of New York, passed my boards in Internal Medicine, and I have an MBA from Wharton (where I was co-organizer of the 7th Annual New Ventures In Health Care Conference, now known as the Wharton Health Care Business Conference).  Finally, I’m an angel investor in a number of web-based ventures and I’ve consulted for the New York Academy of Sciences.

If you’re working at a company that’s trying to improve the health system or if you’re founding your own  company to change the health industry I want to talk to you. Please feel free to contact me at jeanlucneptune[at]gmail[dot]com – I promise I’ll write you back.


Did You Know?

  • That while a student at Wharton I worked on a year-long consulting project for a little company out of Boston called AthenaHealth and got to know co-founders Todd Park and Jonathan Bush before they were famous?
  • That as part of an entrepreneurship class in b-school I co-authored the original business plan for what would become Infiniti Medical, a leader in the veterinary medical device space now run by my former classmate Jared Finegold?
  • That I unbelievably passed up not one, but two opportunities to be an early stage employee at NYC-based success story ZocDoc (last public valuation = $700mm, $1.6 billion,) $1.8 billion?
  • That fan-favorite song “Slow Hands” by indie rock band Silkworm (founded by my freshman roommate at Columbia, Andy Cohen) is requested by yelling out “Jean-Luc!“?
  • That I was voted best sense of humor by my fellow residency colleagues?