We sit down with Edward Kliphuis to discuss venture capital, digital health, and the European scene. He will be a panelist discussing Digital Therapeutics at the upcoming Barcelona Health Hub Summit on Oct 29, 2020
He will be participating in a panel discussion on ‘Digital Therapeutics – The new drugs?’ at The Barcelona Health Hub Summit. Digital therapeutics (DTx) – evidence-based therapeutic interventions driven by high-quality software programs to prevent, manage, or treat a medical disorder or disease. This has proven extremely useful during a pandemic and reinforces the value of DTx for healthcare systems. The panel will discuss where we are in terms of implementation of DTx and what a successful partnership looks like for a DTx company.
Edward joined Amadeus in 2020 focusing on European deeptech companies.
Edward was previously at M Ventures, the €400m AUM corporate VC-arm of Merck KGaA, where he was responsible for health-tech, frontier-tech, and sustainability investments. Edward led, among others, the investments in Akili Interactive Labs (the first-ever FDA-approved prescription video-game); Wiliot (battery-free Bluetooth tags with an infinite lifetime, enabling a true connected-everything), and Sonde Health (voice-analysis platform for health and wellness inferences for use on self-owned devices).
Prior to M Ventures, Edward was in the Life Sciences securities team at Kempen & Co, a pan-European merchant bank, covering listed small- and mid-cap Life Sciences equities. He started his career as an analyst within the biopharma investment team of M Ventures.
Edward holds an MSc in Biopharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, with a specialization in pharmacology.
#BHHSummit 2020 goes virtual and will be held on 29th October 2020 as a hybrid event. It will be a LIVE show from Barcelona Health Hub headquarters with direct online streaming.
It will include keynote presentations, panel discussions, startup showcases, an investor pitch competition, virtual booths, virtual business meetings, and networking to foster synergies and interactions between startups, corporations, health care professionals, and investors.