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Health Tech Innovation

Over the past 30 years, health tech has profoundly changed how we deliver healthcare and how patients experience it. Inova founded IPHA to help software and device innovators apply their expertise to continue pushing the industry forward. IPHA is uniquely positioned to help entrepreneurs because we offer more than just funding. We also provide access to Inova resources, help validate new products with a first customer, and bring in clinical and healthcare process experts to accelerate innovation and commercialization.

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IPHA is not a one-size-fits-all accelerator rolling out dozens of undifferentiated startups. We provide funding to a select group of startups, access to Inova resources and customized support from successful entrepreneurs that can help you avoid common pitfalls and get to growth faster. We can help you validate your product with a first customer and hit the milestones to go from pre-seed to seed to A round financing. Successful outcomes for founders is a key objective behind what we do.

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IPHA sponsors fellows that are at the top of their professional speciality and connects them with health tech entrepreneurs working in a related field. This offers the fellows an opportunity to expand their impact in healthcare and brings relevant expertise to entrepreneurs that can be applied to improve their product. A select number of fellows are chosen each year to work directly with IPHA portfolio companies.

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Healthcare is consuming more of U.S. GDP each year and health tech is routinely one of the best sectors for returns on invested capital. The challenge for many angels and other early stage investors is that health tech success is determined by more variables than other segments. IPHA is an ideal investment partner because the team has deep experience in both the healthcare industry and building startups, and has the resources of Inova behind it. That means IPHA brings a first customer to our portfolio companies, helps validate the solution and immediately increases the value of the companies we invest in. This combination is designed to provide superior health tech returns with lower risk.

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IPHA is active in the Inova and Mid-Atlantic healthcare communities. Our goals are about impact. We are working every day to help entrepreneurs deliver innovations that improve healthcare, save lives and money. More cost effective care delivery helps everyone and personalized healthcare touches patients and families directly. Our efforts are also helping expand a robust health tech ecosystem in the Mid-Atlantic that can bring even more innovation to our region.

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