Kaiser Permanente’s venture capital fund supports partnerships with 17+ innovative companies being utilized by KP – IT, medical devices, and healthcare services. In fulfilling KP’s mission to provide our members with the best care possible, we seek to partner with innovative companies who help to make this possible. While executing and scaling those partnerships have quickly become a core competency, it can be a challenging landscape. We’ve observed themes from our KP Ventures vantage point working between KP and “start-ups.” The goal is to help advance KP’s efforts as it relates to successfully accessing innovation.
Shruti Kothari, Kaiser Permanente Ventures’ Director of Strategic Engagement, will be joined in conversation by Megan Zweig, Director of Research at Rock Health, to discuss an overview of the work KP Ventures is doing around strategic engagement – how KP Ventures is advancing innovation that can benefit members and operations, to solve challenges and meet core business needs. The strategic engagement program encompasses:
- Driving greater awareness, collaboration, and mutually beneficial relationships between KP Ventures portfolio companies and relevant Kaiser Permanente stakeholders.
- Bringing the Kaiser Permanente perspective to entrepreneurs, helping them build products that meet real needs.
- Understanding significant needs/trends that are evolving each year for Kaiser Permanente, and alignment with KP Ventures investment themes