500 Startups is a Silicon Valley based VC fund/accelerator program known for helping tech startups make big exits. There was 3D Printing startup, Makerbot, which was acquired by Stratasys for US $403M. Then Wildfire, which was bought by Google for $350M, the $200M acquisition of Viki by Rakuten, and 160 other exits of varying size and scale.
Their current portfolio boasts more than 1,200 companies including big names like TalkDesk, Visual.ly, Canva, GrabTaxi. So, what are they doing in healthcare?
I caught up with Marvin Liao, a Partner at 500, during the ICEE Health Festival in Bucharest, Romania this summer to find out.
Listen in on our chat to find out if Marvin thinks digital therapeutics, mental health apps, and biotech have room to grow — and if Apple, Google, and Amazon really have the power to change the future of the health industry as we know it. Where in the world is he looking for the ‘next big thing’ to invest in? Find out what he says about the US and European markets and why he’s got his eye on Japan.