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Takeda Digital Ventures
Takeda Digital Ventures (TDV) is a corporate venture capital group investing in the most promising Virtual First Care (V1C) companies that are using digital to improve outcomes and experiences throughout the patient journey. We only invest in companies that take our patient first approach and mirror Takeda’s values.
We invest globally with a concentration in North America and Europe. Our interests vary from established companies to those that have a minimal, viable product—ideally with early commercial traction. We search for technologies that efficiently drive value-based outcomes for patients by providing a convenient, seamless and delightful experience. Our Venture Studio’s mission is to help create companies in various therapeutic areas that supply these same focused patient solutions utilizing digital capabilities.
Our experienced team has taken multiple companies from seed to successful exit. We have ample investment and operational expertise backed by a world-class network of operational partners, digital health care experts and clinical trial advisors to assist in building successful companies.
Bruce Meadows, MBA, Managing Partner
Laura Pasternak, Chief of Staff
Suzie Yoon, Investment Principal
Kenzie Mucci, Investment Associate
Ricardo dos Santos, Head of Venture Studio
Christina Weiss, Venture Studio Project Manager
Héctor Röthlisberger, Head Legal
Diane Kelley, Executive Coordinator
Gabriele Ricci, CDTO
Marcello Agosti, GBDO
Meredith Fisher, PhD
Donald Jones, Operating Partner
Pat Basu, MD, MBA
David Cook, MD, MHA, FAHA
As the digital health care investment arm of a global biopharmaceutical company, an investment from us is more than a funding round. Our partners gain exclusive access to the global expertise of Takeda and are invited to participate in our portfolio innovation events. Within Takeda, we act as guides to encourage closer relationships and efficient business development outreach. As experienced leaders in the virtual/digital health care space, we seek to add value to our portfolio companies by taking a hands-on approach. Our investment also includes our time - taking board seats where appropriate.
Amwell is a telehealth company that connects patients with doctors over secure video. Amwell sells a subscription platform service to health care providers to put their medical professionals online. Their proprietary software development kits, APIs, and system integrations enable clients to embed telehealth into existing workflows utilized by providers and patients.
aptihealth is a health care technology company delivering virtual care behavioral health services. aptihealth developed a technology platform that provides rapid access to a comprehensive behavioral health assessment followed by a virtual consult with a behavioral health specialist. The platform enables providers to connect and accelerate the speed of treatment for rising high acuity patients.
Aspen RxHealth has reimagined the patient-pharmacist relationship via a revolutionary first of its kind application that allows customized outreach and support of patients through an on-demand community of pharmacists. Exited in 2023.
Boulder Care is an app and telehealth program that provides long-term comprehensive care for people with substance abuse disorders. This telehealth program allows patients privacy and flexibility with scheduling. Patients receive medication-assisted treatment and care from a doctor, peer coach and care advocate.
Gaido Health developed an artificial intelligence remote patient monitoring platform that enables home based post-acute care of high risk and high-cost Oncology patients. The platform is device agnostic allowing patients to choose a device suitable to their needs and requirements. Gaido was sold to Biofourmis in 2020.
ISHI Health is a Virtual Heart Failure Care Program that partners alongside cardiologists. They facilitate collaborative, cost-effective,exceptional care by offering patients convenience and familiarity by retaining their primary clinical care team and assisting the care team in providing a drastically improved patient experience.
Maia Oncology is a virtual comprehensive oncology-primary care clinic for cancer patients and survivors. The startup aims to better coordinate care between oncology teams and primary care providers by treating patients with a virtual-first approach, leveraging telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies with a care team of specialty medicine doctors.
Oshi Health is a virtual-first gastrointestinal care clinic integrating evidence-based medical care and behavioral health support into a convenient, high-touch and data-driven care model. The Oshi platform provides full-stack health care services enabling a coordinated approach to managing complex GI conditions. It combines medical, dietary and behavioral care in a patient friendly app that requires minimal physical interventions to meet most patients’ needs.
Rheumission is a virtual-first integrative rheumatology and lifestyle medicine practice that provides people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and/or ankylosing spondylitis with fast access to personalized care. Our first-of-its kind, evidence-based program was developed by autoimmune patient-doctors. Our multi-disciplinary care team includes a triple board-certified rheumatologist, double board-certified lifestyle medicine doctor, autoimmune registered dietitian, autoimmune health coach, PhD psychologist/therapist, and care coordinator, plus an app to keep all your records and tracking in one place.
Tele911 is a health care technology company delivering virtual care tailored to the emergency medical services sector. Tele911 is a technology platform that allows for integrated clinical workflows to ensure efficient triage, treatment-in-place and delivery of patient care in the appropriate setting.