👋 Introducing Virtue: The Earliest Stage Health VC
Exclusively partnering with pre-seed & seed health founders
Virtue is a new venture firm backing radical founders at the earliest stage determined to transform our broken healthcare system. To receive any future newsletter in your inbox, please subscribe here:
Virtue 101 — Investment Framework:
Stage: Pre-seed & Seed ( 0→1 / Pre-PMF)
Expected Portfolio Size: ~20-25
Avg Check Size: $250K - $1.5M
Speed: >90% of investment decisions made in less than 7-10 days
Signal: We are typically 1st to commit
Geo: US predominantly, globally opportunistic
Contact: Sean Doolan, Founder & Managing Partner
Tl;dr — We partner very early and only invest in long-term relationships. No pitch or conversation is too early for us -- contact at email@example.com.
Our Guiding Principles:
A perfect storm of inflections is creating a golden era of health innovation.
Seed funding gap + knowledge asymmetry = robust partner opportunities.
Expanding the health remit materially increases our investment aperture.
Lateral founders are critical to leading health innovation & transformation.
VC market bifurcation means vertical-focused specialization will soon dominate early stage.
Conviction-driven investors have durable, long-term competitive advantages.
Retain maniacal focus on generating significant demand for our brand of capital.
Our core belief is that within the coming decade our health will be an asset not a liability.
To early stage health founders — over the years we have developed specific health startup build playbooks, product roadmaps, and scaling strategies to dovetail with our industry relationships in order to accelerate commercial opportunities, distribution partnerships, support strategic hiring, and advising efforts at the earliest days of your startup lifecycle. Once we have built a strong company foundation we mobilize our later stage VC relationships as future capital partners to ensure continued scale and success. With our incentives fully aligned, we are only successful as long as you are.
Ask: If you are a health founder raising pre-seed / seed capital then let’s talk! Or, if you know of incredibly talented ‘earliest stage’ health founders then please share with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much more to come!
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