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How Medtech Can Sustain its Momentum in 2021: Strategies for Successful Investment

February 22, 2021
How Medtech Can Sustain its Momentum in 2021: Strategies for Successful Investment


Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a successful year for medtech. The industry reaped the fruits of over a decade of concerted effort to reduce regulatory hurdles, work better with hospitals and diagnostic companies, and increase innovation. As part of the continued Medtech Talk Digital Discussion Series, host Geoff Pardo teams up with Justin Klein to co-moderate a panel interview with three medtech investment experts to recap 2020 and look to strategies for 2021: Scott Whitaker, President and CEO, AdvaMed; Mark Deem, Venture Partner, Lightstone Ventures; Managing Partner, The Foundry, LLC; and Rachel Jonas, Vice President and Investment Analyst, T. Rowe Price. The panel discusses challenges, watchouts, and opportunities for 2021; the continually evolving reimbursement landscape; the need to and how to encourage more early stage investing; public funding and whether the medtech IPO window will persist; where to invest next; and what new administration and policy issues to watch out for. Listen now to catch these valuable insights!


Justin Klein, MD, JD

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Vensana Capital

Justin Klein, MD, JD is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Vensana Capital. Justin was previously a partner and leader of the medical technology investing practice at NEA, one of the largest and most active venture capital firms in the world. Justin also worked at the Duke University Health System where his experience included roles in strategy, finance and operations as Duke built one of the nation’s first integrated healthcare delivery systems. Justin currently or previously served on the board of directors of Cartiva (acquired), ChromaCode, CV Ingenuity (acquired), Epix Therapeutics (acquired), FIRE1, GPB Scientific, Intact Vascular (acquired), Metavention, Personal Genome Diagnostics, PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals (IPO), Relievant Medsystems, Senseonics (IPO), Topera (acquired), Ulthera (acquired), Vertiflex (acquired), Vesper Medical, and VytronUS (acquired). Justin currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and that of AdvaMed Accel, where he is the Chair of its MedTech Investment Working Group. Justin graduated with an AB in Economics, a BS in Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, and a Minor in Chemistry from Duke University. He also concurrently earned his MD from the Duke University School of Medicine and his JD from Harvard Law School.

Meet Our Host, Geoff Pardo

Geoff has been in medtech for over two decades in both operational and investment roles. He is passionate about the industry potential and sharing stories from the front lines of innovation.