San Francisco-based Jon Baer is the Managing Partner at Threshold Ventures and will be visiting Melbourne as the final guest presenter for the 2017 Export Ready for North America Program.
Jon will discuss the changing landscape for U.S. venture capital Investments in healthcare. Be prepared to be surprised and come with your questions!
Historically the venture capital industry in the USA provided significant capital to emerging companies in the healthcare area. The amount of money going into this segment has changed as has the type of projects getting funding, particularly as a result of the uncertainty brought on by changing politics.
Jon will discuss which areas are still getting investment dollars and which areas of healthcare are finding it more challenging to raise capital. He will also consider the impact of the changing investment landscape on seed and early stage investment, acquisitions and corporate venture investment.
Date: Tuesday 14th November 2017
Time: Registration from 3:45pm for 4:00pm – 5:15pm session, followed by a networking
Where: PWC – 2 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Do not book tickets here if your organisation has registered for the Export Ready for North America Program as attendance at this event is included as part of the Program.
BioMelbourne Network Members: $65
Non Members: $130
(Price includes GST)
Bookings are open to BioMelbourne Network Members only until 8am Monday 30th October when they will open for all organisations (unless sold out prior).
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About Jon Baer, Managing Partner, Threshold Ventures
Jon is a senior executive who brings a unique perspective to the world of startups. He has been both a venture capitalist as well as the founder and CEO of two venture backed companies, eBoomerang, an enterprise software company which was sold in 2006 and Artificial Muscle, Inc., a spinout from Stanford Research Institute (SRI). As a principal and founder of Threshold Ventures, Jon works with companies around the world, serving as an advisor/mentor, working on specific projects and when appropriate, taking on interim operating roles. He has worked with a wide range of software, telephony, hardware and services businesses. Earlier in his career Jon was a General Partner at Oscco Ventures, a Sand Hill Road early-stage venture capital firm which was one of the pioneering firms in Silicon Valley. He has invested in a range of companies including Landec, Peerless Systems, and Coinstar.
Jon started his career at Exxon Enterprises where he was responsible for creating and managing new businesses for the corporation. He has also worked at Gartner Group and Prudential Securities, where he managed a portion of a $240 million fund. He has a BA in Biology and a BS in Engineering Science from Tufts University and as an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Jon has been an active angel investor and was on the Executive Council of Software Development Forum, where he is a frequent panelist and mentor to startup companies.