Kathryne Cooper shares her experience and insights in funding Black healthcare founders as a Partner at Jumpstart Nova.

Kathryne has a history of operationalizing change and making astute early stage investments in the healthcare arena. Kathryne is also the founder of HealthTech DEI, which focuses on delivering more inclusive investment strategies and solutions that optimize financial performance and capitalize on the wealth in diversity. In addition, Kathryne is Investment Advisor at The West Coast Consortium for Technology & Innovation in Pediatrics (CTIP) where she previously managed their $6.6M seed fund that invested in 150+ medical technology companies as Co-Director. Kathryne is on the boards of a wide range of organizations investing in local communities, women in STEM, and healthtech.

Highlights include:

  • 6:24 – Medical accelerators
  • 9:43 – Statistics on diversity (and lack thereof) in venture capital investments
  • 15:39 – Securing limited partners for a VC fund
  • 18:28 – Accelerators vs. VC
  • 21:49 – Non-linear career paths

Leading with Health Podcast

Leading with Health is hosted by Jennifer Michelle. Jennifer has a Master’s in Public Health and Epidemiology and is a former EMT. Jennifer is President of Michelle Marketing Strategies, which specializes in healthcare marketing. On Leading with Health, she interviews women healthcare leaders about their vision for the future of healthcare.