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Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit Announces Finalists for $10K Business Plan Competition and The Silicon Valley Innovation Competition 2019, Sponsored by AARP Innovation Labs

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Business Plan Competition and AARP Innovation Labs Pitch Competition. The business plan competition features companies pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges for feedback, funding, and a $10,000 prize. Judges for the business plan competition were...

McKesson Ventures Director Irem Mertol was recently featured in Startup Health magazine.

Investors to Watch: Irem Mertol

McKesson Ventures Director Irem Mertol was featured as an investor to watch in the latest issue of Startup Health magazine. Mertol, whose work focuses on early to growth-stage investments across healthcare technology and services, has been with McKesson Ventures since 2017. Her most recent investment was...

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GCV Powerlist 2018: Tom Rodgers

Tom Rodgers, senior vice president and managing director of McKesson Ventures, has been named to the Global Corporate Venturing 2018 Powerlist. Under Tom Rodgers’ leadership, McKesson Ventures (which launched in 2014) has made several investments, including a $1.2 billion series B round for GRAIL Inc. in...

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Venture Investors: Theranos’s Fall Underscores Need for Transparency

Medical startups need to communicate their progress well, or they set themselves up for failure. Theranos Inc. is the most recent example of how negligence can carry big consequences. Venture capitalists and entrepreneurs attribute the company’s downfall to a failure to be transparent in dealings...

It’s California’s second richest company, but you probably haven’t heard of it

What’s the second richest company in California? If you can’t answer that question, you aren’t the only one. The answer? McKesson Corporation. According to Fortune, McKesson is “a massive corporation hiding in plain sight.” A distributor of pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies, McKesson is often overlooked...

The Next Step in Fighting Cancer: A Digital Management Platform?

While many are focused on finding a cure for cancer, making treatments more accessible to patients, and early detection or prevention—all critical elements of the cancer paradigm—one aspect of the fight against cancer needs more attention. Coordinating care across patients, physicians, payers, and specialty pharma can...

Amazon Is Showing Interest In the Healthcare Industry

The possibility of Amazon’s expansion into healthcare has some industry insiders worried. “I get asked all the time what Amazon is doing,” said Tom Rodgers, managing director of McKesson Ventures. “Everyone in the supply chain is nervous. It’s a low-level paranoia that Amazon will drive down...