In this series, Digital Health Business & Technology interviews a range of digital health investors, from those who work at venture capital firms and at health system and health insurance venture funds, to individual and angel investors. If you’re interested in participating, email us here.
Dr. Vineeta Agarwala has an in-depth understanding of the intersections between medicine and venture capital. She serves on the board of the National Venture Capital Association, is a member of the Committee to Visit the Harvard Medical School and School of Dental Medicine and teaches as a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also continues to see primary care patients at Stanford.
As a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, she has invested in care management platform company Memora Health, which recently nabbed $30 million from Andreessen and other funders. She also invests in digital health startups Pearl Health, Thyme Care and Waymark.
Agarwala spoke about why doctors get a bad rap when it comes to interest in digital health, her reasons for continuing to practice medicine and more. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.