Contributed: Blank check-up uncovers a digital well being SPAC assault

by akoloy

The 2020s are on track to change into the last decade of the particular objective acquisition corporations (SPACs), also called “blank check” or “shell” corporations. SPACs are set to outpace IPOs as soon as once more in 2021, after a report 12 months that noticed SPACs mature from a as soon as obscure technique of going public to a rabid, flavor-of-the-month frenzy amidst each institutional and retail traders.

The 12 months of COVID-19 noticed 227 SPACs high conventional IPOs for the primary time in historical past, elevating $76 billion, in comparison with 67 billion raised from conventional IPOs. The first two months of 2021 have thus far generated 144 SPACs, elevating $44 billion. Digital Health has definitely ridden the latest SPAC wave, with but just a few extra splashes but to come back. 

As of the writing of this text, there are over 400 SPACs at varied ranges of improvement chasing the blessing of 500-plus unicorns (non-public, principally enterprise capital-funded corporations price over $1 billion).

The following is a choose checklist of clean verify corporations which have both merged with or are planning to merge with a digital well being darling. Note that since a SPAC has two years to search out an acquisition goal, most of the earlier SPACs had been listed way back to 2019. The typical course of after a list is for the SPAC’s administration workforce to announce a possible acquisition goal.

Usually, the announcement have to be unanimously authorised by each administration groups and boards of the SPAC, and the non-public goal firm. The stockholders of the SPAC should then vote on the acquisition, which is often unanimous. The remaining step includes the shut of the mixture and completion of the merger, leading to a ticker change and symbolizing the beginning of the as soon as non-public firm formally turning into public.

(Editor’s notice: Of the businesses listed beneath, Razouki mentioned he’s an angel investor in Cera Care, and is lengthy BFLY, HIMS, VGAC, SBG, HEC, HAAC, MTAC and CPUH.U by investing in a mix of shares, warrants and models.)


Longview Acquisition Corp. (LGVW)

Date of itemizing: 7/17/2020

Merged with: Butterfly Network Inc.

Date merger introduced: 11/20/2020

Date merger authorised: 2/12/2021

Date merger accomplished: 2/16/2021 with LGVW ticker becoming BFLY

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): 67.7%

Longview began as an affiliate of main healthcare funding agency Glenview Capital Management, which owned, together with its associates, 7.6% of the mixed SPACs excellent shares. Longview is chaired by Glenview CEO, Larry Robbins. Leading institutional traders together with Eldridge, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Glenview, Ridgeback, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, UPMC Enterprises and Wellington Management had anchored a $175 million non-public funding in public equities (PIPE) at $10 per share, which is the same old flooring worth of a SPAC.

Butterfly Network is a medtech firm that manufactures the Butterfly iQ, an ultrasound transducer that may carry out “whole-body imaging” with a single handheld probe, utilizing semiconductor know-how. Connected to a cell phone or pill, it’s powered by Butterfly’s proprietary Ultrasound-on-Chip know-how and harnesses the benefits of synthetic intelligence (AI) to ship superior imaging that goals to enhance affected person outcomes and decrease the price of care.

All of current Butterfly Network’s current traders, together with Baillie Gifford, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Fosun Industrial Co., Limited, transformed their fairness into shares of the mixed firm.

Oaktree Acquisition Corp. (OAC)

Merged with: Hims & Hers

Date of itemizing: 9/13/2019

Date merger introduced: 10/1/2020

Date merger authorised: 1/19/2021

Date merger accomplished: 1/21/2021 with OAC ticker becoming HIMS

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): 50.2%

OAC is the primary SPAC launched by Oaktree Capital Management, a worldwide funding supervisor specializing in different investments, with ~$150 billion in belongings underneath administration. Oaktree Capital launched its second SPAC, Oaktree Acquisition II (OACB) in September of 2020, elevating $225 million within the course of.

Originally centered on males’s well being, Hims & Hers prefers to now label itself as a telehealth firm modernizing the supply and accessibility of digital, consumer-focused healthcare companies. The transaction will allow additional funding in progress and new product classes that may speed up Hims & Hers’ plan to change into the digital entrance door to the healthcare system

The mixed firm is to have an implied preliminary enterprise worth of roughly $1.6 billion, with the corporate anticipated to have an estimated $330 million in money after closing. Top-tier traders, together with Franklin Templeton and shoppers of Oaktree, anchored a $75 million PIPE, once more at a $10 flooring worth.

As with Butterfly, current institutional backers of Hims & Hers, together with Founders Fund, Forerunner Ventures, IVP, Redpoint Ventures, Thrive Capital, McKesson Ventures and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, rolled 100% of their fairness into the SPAC.

Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III (IPOC)

Date of itemizing: 6/12/2020

Merged with: Clover Health Investments, Corp.

Date merger introduced: 10/6/2020

Date merger authorised: 1/6/2021

Date merger accomplished: 1/8/2021 with IPOC ticker becoming CLOV

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): -17.1%

IPOC is one among a number of SPACs launched by Silicon Valley scion and erstwhile enfant horrible Chamath Palihapitiya. The transaction valued Clover at an enterprise worth of $3.7 billion and offered as much as $1.2 billion in money proceeds, together with a completely dedicated PIPE of $400 million and as much as $828 million of money held within the belief account of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III. The PIPE was led by a $100 million funding from Palihapitiya and $50 million from Hedosophia, in addition to commitments from Fidelity Management & Research Company and funds affiliated with Jennison, Senator Investment Group LP, Casdin Capital and Perceptive Advisors.

Clover is a next-generation Medicare Advantage insurance coverage firm providing best-in-class plans that mix vast entry to healthcare and wealthy supplemental advantages with low out-of-pocket bills. A singular mannequin in medical health insurance, Clover companions with major care physicians utilizing its software program platform, the Clover Assistant, to ship data-driven, customized insights on the level of care.

Earlier this month, Clover Health revealed that it obtained a letter from the SEC following the publication of an article by renowned short seller Hindenburg Research. Allegations included claims that Clover Health had not correctly disclosed that its enterprise mannequin and its software program providing, Clover Assistant, had been underneath energetic investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ remains to be presently investigating not less than 12 points starting from kickbacks to advertising and marketing practices, to undisclosed third-party offers. CLOV inventory is down ~47% because the publication of the report, leading to a market cap of round $1.19 billion.

Merger introduced

Virgin Group Acquisition Corp (VGAC)

Date of itemizing: 11/20/2020

Merging with: 23andMe

Date merger introduced: 2/4/2021

Expected date merger accomplished: Q2, 2021

Suggested new ticker: “ME”

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): 9.2%

Virgin Group Acquisition Corp (VGAC) is the primary SPAC backed by evergreen entrepreneur Sir Richard’s Branson’s eponymous Virgin Group. No stranger to SPACs, Branson’s house startup Virgin Galactic merged with Palihapitiya’s first SPAC again within the early days of April of 2020, considerably sparking the present skyrocketing SPAC-mania.

23andMe is a number one shopper genetics and analysis firm that provides a personalised health-and-wellness expertise that has constructed a genetic database to unlock insights resulting in the fast discovery of promising new targets for drug improvement. The transaction will present the capital to fund extra funding in key progress initiatives throughout 23andMe’s shopper well being and therapeutics companies.

The transaction will worth the excellent shares of capital inventory of 23andMe at an mixture enterprise worth of roughly $3.5 billion. It is necessary to notice that the announcement was made a mere two months after 23andMe disclosed closing an $80 million enterprise financing spherical led by Sequoia Capital and NewView Capital.

Both 23andMe CEO and cofounder Anne Wojcicki and Virgin Group’s Branson are every investing $25 million right into a $250 million PIPE, and are joined by main institutional traders, together with Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Altimeter Capital, Casdin Capital and Foresite Capital. The professional forma money stability of the mixed firm will exceed $900 million at closing and the present shareholders of 23andMe will personal 81% of the mixed firm.

Sandbridge Acquisition Corp (SBG)

Date of Listing: 11/5/2020

Merging with: Owlet Baby Care

Date merger introduced: 2/16/2021

Expected date merger accomplished: Q2, 2021

Suggested new ticker: “OWLT”

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): -1.1%

Launched in 2012 by a dedicated workforce of oldsters, Owlet has constructed a related and accessible nursery ecosystem that brings know-how and important knowledge to trendy parenting. Owlet’s flagship product, the Owlet Smart Sock child monitor, makes use of proprietary and progressive pulse-oximetry know-how to trace a child’s real-time coronary heart price, oxygen ranges and sleep patterns to offer mother and father with invaluable peace of thoughts.

The Owlet Smart Sock integrates seamlessly with Owlet’s digital camera product, the Owlet Cam, thus enabling mother and father to see and listen to their infants by way of Owlet’s natively developed smartphone app.

The reverse merger with SBC values Owlet on a pre-transaction foundation of $1 billion in fairness worth, and values the post-transaction mixed firm at an enterprise worth of roughly $1.074 billion. The SPAC is anticipated to ship as much as $325 million of money to the mixed firm, after the cost of estimated transaction bills, by way of the contribution of as much as $230 million of money held in Sandbridge’s belief account and a $130 million concurrent PIPE of frequent inventory.

PIPE members embrace main institutional traders, resembling funds managed by Fidelity Management & Research, Janus Henderson Investors, Neuberger Berman Funds, OrbiMed, non-public funds affiliated with PIMCO and Wasatch Global Investors.

As a part of the transaction, Owlet’s present administration and current fairness holders, together with Eclipse Ventures and Trilogy Equity Partners, intend to roll practically 100% of their fairness into the mixed firm.

Hudson Executive Capital LP (HEC)

Date of Listing: 7/31/2020

Merging with: Talkspace

Date merger introduced: 1/13/2021

Expected date merger accomplished: Q1/Q2 2021

Suggested new ticker: “TALK”

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): 1.3%

Hudson Executive Investment Corp. is a SPAC led by Doug Braunstein and Doug Bergeron of Hudson Executive Capital, which has an excellent observe report in healthcare and know-how as each an investor and a strategic accomplice to public corporations.

Talkspace targets an enormous unmet want in behavioral well being, enhancing entry and outcomes whereas decreasing prices by way of a telemedicine platform centered on psychological well being companies. The transaction and partnership with Hudson Executive Investment Corp. is anticipated to assist Talkspace develop its person base, add partnerships, and increase internationally.

The pro-forma enterprise worth of the transaction is roughly $1.4 billion, together with a 300 million absolutely dedicated PIPE anchored by main traders, together with the Federated Hermes Kaufmann Funds, Jennison Associates, Woodline Partners and famend healthcare options investor Deerfield.

Still looking

Health Assurance Acquisition Company (HAAC)

Date of Listing: 11/13/2020

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): 10.2%

Founded by a trio of enterprise capitalists from General Catalyst, Hemant Taneja, Evan Sotiriou, and Quentin Clark, HAAC goals to accomplice with main healthcare companies in leveraging know-how to create consumer-centric, data-driven, cloud-based options that may each bend the price of care and enhance wellness.

The purpose is to help the goal firm’s efforts to change into an iconic class winner that accelerates the digital transformation of current healthcare into a brand new system of well being assurance.

HAACU is supported by an unbiased board of administrators that embrace digital well being demigod Glenn Tullman, who was the previous CEO of Livongo and Allscripts, in addition to with Dr. Stephen Klasko, Dr. Jennifer Schneider and Anita V. Pramoda

MedTech Acquisition Corporation (MTAC)

Date of Listing: 12/18/2020

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): -0.3%

MTAC was shaped for the aim of effecting a merger, capital inventory alternate, asset acquisition, inventory buy, reorganization or related enterprise mixture with an organization primarily working within the medical know-how sector within the U.S.

The firm is led by Medtech maverick and Chairman Karim Karti, who’s the present COO of iRhythm Technologies and the previous president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Imaging Business. MTAC’s day-to-day administration is led by CEO Christopher Dewey, CFO David Matlin, and Chief Administrative Officer Robert Weiss. In addition to Karti, Dewey and Matlin, the corporate’s board of administrators consists of Maurice Ferré, Martin Roche and Ivan Delevic, with Michael Stansky as a particular advisor.

Compute Health Acquisition Corp (CPUH.UN)

Date of Listing: 2/5/2021

Performance of SPAC (as of March 3, 2021): 3.9%

Compute Health Acquisition Corp. is a recently-formed SPAC that raised simply over $862 million, making it the richest SPAC thus far on our checklist earlier than deducting. The models started buying and selling on the New York Stock Exchange underneath the ticker image CPUH.U on February 5, 2021. For some time, it was briefly identified by the ticker CAHC.

In a novel construction in comparison with the SPACs we have now thus far coated, every unit of CPUH.U consists of 1 share of Class A typical inventory and one-quarter of 1 redeemable warrant. Think of warrants merely as long-term choices to purchase extra inventory.

Each entire warrant could also be exercised for one share of Class A typical inventory at a worth of $11.50 per share following the later of 30 days after the completion of the corporate’s preliminary enterprise mixture and 12 months from the closing of the corporate’s IPO. Once the securities comprising the models start separate buying and selling, the shares of Class A typical inventory and warrants are anticipated to be listed on the NYSE underneath the symbols CPUH and CPUH WS, respectively.

Like different clean verify corporations coated, CPUH is shaped for the aim of effecting a merger, capital inventory alternate, asset acquisition, inventory buy, reorganization or related enterprise mixture with a number of healthcare companies which are already leveraging, or have the potential to leverage, computational energy, with an emphasis on corporations within the medical gadget house, together with imaging and robotics, and firms working within the digital care house, together with telehealth, care supply and next-generation payor and supplier fashions.

The firm’s administration workforce is led by the previous Medtronic chairman and CEO, and present Intel chairman, Omar Ishrak, Jean Nehmé and Joshua Fink.

In mid-February, it was disclosed that the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the $400 billion sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, had bought a 8.7% stake in CPUH.U, whereas Medtronic PLC, a medical gadget large with a present market worth of about $155 billion, had expressed curiosity in buying 1.5 million shares of CPUH within the providing, in keeping with prospectus.

Just Filed

Blueprint Health Merger

Date Filed: 2/26/2021

Blueprint Health Merger is a latest clean verify firm that joined the SPAC race in February. Formed by Blueprint Health, which has not chosen a logo but, Blueprint Health Merger shall be focusing on digital healthcare companies and plans to boost as much as $200 million within the public providing.

The firm is Providence, R.I.-based and led by CEO and director Dr. Rajiv Kumar, the previous president and chief medical officer of Virgin Pulse, who was additionally the cofounder and former CEO of ShapeUp, and chairman Richard Harrington, the previous CEO of the Thomson Reuters Corporation.

A Brown University and Brown Medical School Alumnus, Kumar can be the cofounder of Brown Angel Group, a worldwide community of 700-plus angel traders who leverage capital, connections and group to help early stage startups based by Brown University alumni.

Their investments so far have been in wide-ranging industries, together with laptop imaginative and prescient, robotics, shopper packaged items, well being and wellness, digital well being and expertise recruitment. Brown Angel Group portfolio corporations embrace RootAI, KineticEye, Jiant Kombucha, Pangea, CandooTech, Minded, Premama and Siren Snacks.

Revolution Healthcare Acquisition

Date Filed: 3/1/2021

Revolution Healthcare Acquisition is the most recent a clean verify firm to affix the digital well being SPAC race on Monday, March 1. It is shaped by each General Catalyst (who’re nonetheless actively trying to find a goal for his or her HAAC SPAC) and ARCH Venture Partners.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm plans to boost $500 million by providing 50 million SAIL (Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing) securities at $10. Similar to CPUH, every SAIL safety consists of 1 share of frequent inventory and one-fifth of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50.

At the proposed deal dimension, Revolution Healthcare Acquisition would command a market worth of $525 million, making it the second-largest well being SPAC after CPUH. The sponsors promote is simply 5% as a result of SAIL assemble, which makes use of a performance-based incentive construction to create alignment.

The firm is led by CEO Jay Markowitz, who’s a senior accomplice at ARCH Venture Partners, and chairman Jeff Leiden, the manager chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals. The firm plans to focus on companies on the intersection of healthcare, life sciences and know-how, and plans to checklist on the Nasdaq underneath the image REVHU.

Potential digital well being unicorns in SPAC crosshairs:

Babylon Health

Babylon Health is a London-based well being service supplier that gives distant consultations with docs and healthcare professionals by way of textual content and video messaging by way of its cellular utility. It is based by the previous cofounder and CEO of Circle Health UK, Dr. Ali Parsa.

Babylon Health might be an attention-grabbing goal, particularly for CPUH.UN, since each entities share vital investments from of Saudi Arabia’s PIF. The PIF led the latest $550 million round investment in Babylon throughout the summer time of 2019, which additionally included investments from German reinsurer Munich Re’s ERGO Fund and an undisclosed U.S. well being insurer, which a Sky News report recognized as Centene.

It is attention-grabbing to notice that each Alireza Zaimi, senior managing director on the PIF of Saudi Arabia, and Babylon CEO Parsa share related funding banking pedigrees at each Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.

The PIF isn’t any stranger to clean verify bestsellers, having not too long ago seen SPACtacular success with the completion of the long-rumored reverse merger of Lucid Motors with the undisputed king of SPACs, Michael Klein’s Churchill Capital Corp IV (CCIV).

The PIF earned over a 30X return on its $1 billion enterprise capital funding in Lucid Motors, made again in September 2018, plus a further $600 million by way of a $2.5 billion non-public funding in public fairness, or PIPE, the biggest of its type on report for a SPAC deal, leading to an ~62% supermajority possession of the high-flying EV producer.

Michael Klein of Churchill Capital has since gone one to launch three extra black verify corporations, bringing the king’s complete realm to seven SPACs.

However, a reverse merger of Babylon can be difficult, given each the monetary downfall of Circle Health in 2012 and up to date experiences pointing to a fancy company construction. There is a labyrinth of associated offshore corporations that finally result in Jersey-based Minotaur Babylon Holdings, which in flip is managed by ALP Partners, yet one more offshore firm most definitely owned by none aside from the Daedalian Parsa.

One of these entities, Babylon Partners, helped develop the NHS branded GP at Hand, a 24-hour basic practitioner video-consultation-service app, which recorded a lack of £95 million in 2019, up from £59 million.

The firm has reached complete liabilities of £261 million because it began in 2013. Another entity, Babylon Healthcare Services, truly runs GP at Hand, however is a part of the identical advanced company construction. It additionally misplaced £1.8 million for 2019.

Cera Care

Cera Care is a London-based technology-enabled home-care firm established to permit households to rearrange, schedule and handle house look after aged relations. It makes use of an on-demand digital platform to match folks in search of in-home help with skilled caregivers, thus permitting them to remain up to date on a affected person’s progress. It additionally makes use of AI to foretell potential well being deteriorations.

Cera Care was formally launched in early 2016 by Dr. Mahiben Maruthappu, and since then has developed a £100 million M&A pipeline, together with a strong diligence course of for choosing acquisitions of conventional house care service suppliers.

Cera Care introduced a chatbot, Martha, created in partnership with Bloomsbury AI, as a digital assistant in a position to assessment sufferers’ digital data and reply questions for each sufferers and caregivers, basing the solutions on knowledge factors gathered by care employees and digitized care data.

Cera Care later developed a patient-care dashboard to offer sufferers with on-demand entry to care, drugs, transportation, meals and docs’ companies by way of pill laptop. It additionally claims to have developed a platform that predicts affected person deteriorations by computing the chance of occasions resembling hospitalizations primarily based on caregiver enter.

CMR Surgical

CMR Surgical (previously generally known as Cambridge Medical Robotics) is a British medical know-how firm primarily based in Impington. It produces a robotic surgical procedure system known as Versius. It might be a match-made-in-heaven goal for medtech-focused SPAC MTAC. It was included in 2014, and in 2018 employed over 400 folks.

Founded in 2014, CMR Surgical raised $100 million in the summertime of 2018 in Europe’s largest ever deal for a medical units firm, together with investments by Cambridge Innovation Capital, the Zhejiang Silk Road FundEscala Capital InvestmentsLGT Group and Watrium. The present valuation is taken into account to be round $1 billion.

Biomimicking the human arm, the Versius offers surgeons the selection of optimized port placement alongside the dexterity and accuracy of small, fully-wristed devices. With 3DHD imaginative and prescient, easy-to undertake instrument management and a selection of ergonomic working positions, the open surgeon console has the potential to scale back stress and fatigue.

It permits for clear communication with the surgical workforce. By pondering laparoscopically and working robotically with Versius, CMR plans to assist each sufferers and surgeons profit from the worth of robotic minimal entry surgical procedure (MAS).

Devoted Health

Devoted Health is a healthcare firm serving seniors within the U.S. and aiming to launch Medicare Advantage plans. The agency’s mission is to assist its silver tsunami customers navigate the healthcare system with private guides. It might be thought of a competitor to Clover Health.

Devoted Health’s present valuation is $4.99 billion, having raised $369 million from Andreessen Horowitz, F-Prime Capital, Oak HC/FT Partners and Premji Invest, amongst others.


HeartFlow is a digital well being firm aiming to rework how coronary heart illness is recognized and handled. HeartFlow supplies a brand new strategy to noninvasive prognosis of coronary artery illness (CAD), which is taken into account one of many main causes of loss of life within the U.S. Leveraging deep studying and skilled analysts, HeartFlow creates a personalised, digital 3D mannequin of sufferers’ coronary arteries primarily based on knowledge from CT scans.

HeartFlow’s present valuation is $1.77 billion, and it has raised from BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, US Venture Partners, Baillie Gifford & Co, Capricorn Investment Group, GE Ventures, HealthCor Management and Martis Capital, amongst others.

Hinge Health

Hinge Health developed a digital care program to handle power again and joint ache. The firm’s software program utility combines sensor-guided train remedy with well being teaching and schooling, and collects real-time perception into clinically legitimate outcomes resembling ache, stiffness and practical means.

Hinge Health’s present valuation is $1.77 billion, and it has raised $453.9 million from 11.2 Capital, Atomico, Bessemer Venture Partners, Coatue Management and Heuristic Capital Partners amongst others.

Lyra Health

Lyra Health supplies psychological well being advantages for workers and dependents. Lyra Health makes use of a proprietary matching know-how and digital platform to attach corporations and their workers – plus spouses and kids – to therapists, psychological well being coaches and customized remedy prescribing. Lyra might be thought of as a direct competitor to Talkspace.

Lyra Health’s present valuation is $2.3 billion, having raised $284.1 million from Adams Street Partners Addition Breyer Capital Castlight Health and Casdin Capital, amongst others, the latter of which is invested in each IPOC/CLOV and VGAC.

Modern Health

Modern Health is yet one more know-how play on psychological well being, however this time as a advantages platform for employers. The firm covers the total spectrum of psychological wellbeing wants by way of each evidence-based know-how {and professional} help from both a coach or therapist.

Modern Health’s present valuation is $1.17 billion, elevating $94.1 million from 01 Advisors, Afore Capital, Battery Ventures, Felicis Ventures, and Founders Fund amongst others, the latter of that are invested in HIMS.


Formerly generally known as Roman, Ro is a patient-driven telehealth firm that goals to place sufferers answerable for their well being. The firm builds know-how to make healthcare accessible, inexpensive and pleasurable. Ro powers three digital well being clinics – Roman for males’s well being (its authentic focus that was just like HIMS), Rory for girls’s well being and Zero for combating smoking cessation – and Ro Pharmacy, a easy and inexpensive on-line pharmacy the place each generic remedy is priced on the engaging price of $5 monthly.

Ro’s present valuation is $1.5 billion, and it has raised $476.5 million from 3L, Aaron Harris, FieldGroup, FirstMark Capital and Forbes Media, amongst others.


Although patient-booking pioneer ZocDoc not too long ago raised $150 million earlier this month in a spherical led by Francisco Partners, the New York-based agency has been rumored to be a robust goal of a number of technology-focused SPACs. Expanding past its core patient-booking service, ZocDoc added a vaccine-finder characteristic and a telehealth scheduler in 2020 as a response to the COVID19 pandemic.

In December of final 12 months, a lawsuit by former cofounder and CEO Cyrus Massoumi was dismissed by the New York State Supreme court docket, permitting present CEO and cofounder Dr. Oliver Kharraz to fully give attention to persevering with the corporate’s fast growth into telehealth.

ZocDoc’s present valuation is $1.77 billion, having raised a complete of $383 million from Atomico, Baillie Gifford & Co. Bezos Expeditions, DST Global, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, and Goldman Sachs, amongst others.

Dr. Mussaad M. Al-Razouki is the chief enterprise improvement officer of Kuwait Life Sciences Company (KLSC), a life sciences and healthcare funding firm. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon by coaching, Dr. Razouki obtained his MBA with a give attention to Healthcare Management and Finance from Columbia Business School.


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