• ReedSmith LLP (map)
  • 101 Second Street, Suite 1800
  • San Francisco
  • USA



Bringing Nordic and Silicon Valley Digital Health Innovation together for an evening of dynamic exchange and learning. Come hear about the journey and work of our distinguished panel of local digital health innovators and venture capitalists and then watch as they provide dynamic feedback to our newer digital health companies visiting from the Nordics!  





Matthew Holt @boltyboy (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-holt/0/2/6b5) - Co-Chairman of Health 2.0.

I am the founder of The Health Care Blog and, with Indu Subaiya, I run Health 2.0, which has the leading conferences showcasing innovative technologies in health care, along with challenges, code-a-thons, education, expos and market intelligence. In over 20 years in health care and health care IT as a generalist forecaster and strategist. I've worked for renowned forecasting and polling organizations, conducted several ground breaking in-depth studies about many aspects of health care, and delivered several keynote addresses. I'm also on the Board of YTH.

About Health 2.0 http://www.health2con.com/

Health 2.0 is the premier global digital health and technology conference. Health 2.0 runs events across the world, challenges, codeathons and offers a series of market intelligence services, but still has the flagship conference every Fall in San Francisco. (http://www.health2con.com/events/conferences/health-2-0-fall-2015/)




Angela Walker @SkinTechMD (https://www.linkedin.com/pub/angela-walker/b/86b/877) - Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente

I am a SF-local Dermatology clinician who is an avid advocate for health tech integration. I am a proponent of telehealth technologies, and serve in a national leadership role to increase their (safe) use. I enjoy advising innovative startups about physician workflows to maximize adoption of excellent products.  





Jens Francis @jensfrancis (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jensfrancis) - Founder, angelMD

Throughout my past 20 years in Silicon Valley, I’ve been a member of, or advisor to, over a dozen startup technology, cleantech and health tech companies.  Having received degrees in mathematics and computer science and doing graduate research in expert systems and robotics, I moved from Alaska to Silicon Valley where I am very involved with The Fisher Center for Management and Technology at the University of California Berkeley.

About angelMD https://www.angelmd.co/

The largest early-stage life sciences funding marketplace. To date we have over 500 early-stage life sciences companies on the marketplace, out of nearly 1000 that have applied for membership. angelMD heavily emphasizes the involvement of physician and life sciences executives in these companies which include medical device, biopharma & therapeutics and digital health.






Daniel Burnett

Founder and CEO, Theranova, LLC


Dr. Burnett has a long history of biomedical device design and testing. During his undergraduate career at the University of Pennsylvania, he focused on bioengineering and spent a year at the Food and Drug Administration both testing devices and writing congressional reports on the current state-of-the-art devices. He then went on to Duke University where he completed his MD and his MBA. A licensed physician in the state of California, he finished his one-year internship at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida then joined Medventure Associates, a medical device focused venture firm. After working for two years as a venture capitalist, he resigned as partner and committed himself to his medical device incubator, TheraNova,and its subsidiaries. Since 2006, Dr. Burnett has raised, or helped raise, over $175MM for the 9 venture-backed TheraNova spinouts – BAROnova, Novashunt, Velomedix, EMKinetics, Channel Medsystems, Consano Medical, Potrero Medical, Centese and Respirix. He is an inventor on over 25 issued patents and over 200 patents pending.  He recently joined University of California San Francisco as an entrepreneur in residence with QB3 and as adjunct faculty in the Bioengineering Department.

About Theranova, LLC (www.theranova.com)

Theranova is an incubator that is focused on life science innovations that improve outcomes, reduce cost and increase access to care.  Since 2006 Theranova has spun out 9 venture-backed companies which have collectively raised over $175MM.




Lasse Leppäkorpi (https://fi.linkedin.com/in/lasseleppakorpi ) - Co-founder and CEO, Beddit

I am creating and implementing strategy for Beddit (Finland & San Francisco Bay Area) for international growth. Track record includes building world class team and network, organizing financing, launching novel health tech products to global markets as well as managing B2B and B2C sales.

I also have solid experience in science and I am very much involved in R&D as well as IPR around biomedical engineering including sensors, electronics, signal analysis, clinical studies, scientific publications and patents. Specialized in ballistocardiography (BCG), a method for analyzing cardiovascular system based on measuring micro-movements of a person.

About Beddit http://www.beddit.com/

Beddit provides you an analysis of your sleep and gives tips on how to improve. Beddit tracks sleep, heart rate, snoring and movements and gives you a sleep analysis and personalized coaching tips every morning. Beddit syncs automatically to selected iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth and frees you from wearable sensors that disturb your sleep.




This event will be moderated by Ran Ma @RanimalMa (https://dk.linkedin.com/in/ranma2013), Founder and CEO of Siren Care(www.siren.care), a smart textile digital health startup that is developing a temperature sensing sock to prevent diabetic foot ulcers. Ran is a biomedical engineer with a passion for preventing disease by designing products to empower people to make informed decisions about their health



1.       Noona Healthcare (http://www.noonahealthcare.com/)

2.       Kirontech (http://www.kirontech.com/)

3.       Lakka Technologies

4.       Sensotrend (http://www.sensotrend.com/)

5.       LS CancerDiag

6.       Digital Identity Solutions Europe (DISE)  

7.       Combinostics (http://www.combinostics.com/)