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24 minutes | May 19, 2022
#17 - 2 Principles Of Growth Marketing
How do you market your business to promote growth in revenue? In this episode, Jeff Smith breaks down the two principles of growth marketing: Lifetime Value (LTV) and Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC). He shares concrete examples with easy formulas to help you digest the concepts better. Tune in to get business advice that could be key to taking your business to the next level in terms of revenue and growth!
18 minutes | May 4, 2022
#16 - The Physician Entrepreneur’s Journey: Identifying The Problem And Scaling Medtech Solutions
What makes the physician entrepreneur such a valuable person to be a founder is, by virtue of their education and training, and then helping patients, they have developed a prepared mind. They’ve seen patterns in patient problems and the delivery of care. Because of this experience, they are most equipped to identify the existing solutions where they work and where unmet needs remain. Today, host Jeff Smith focuses on how the physician entrepreneur can identify problems and develop therapeutic solutions to help their patients and improve healthcare.
38 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
#15 - Cleaning Up Joint Replacement w/ David Thompson (President & CEO of Osteal Therapeutics)
Osteal Therapeutics is a privately-held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing novel musculoskeletal therapeutics to treat orthopedic infections and their consequences.David Thompson has served at Osteal Therapeutics President and CEO since August 2020. He brings over 20 years of experience in medical technology, most recently acting as Interim CEO of Gravitas Medical where he was a member of the Board of Directors since July 2018. Previously, David was based in London as Global Vice President of Strategic Development for Smith & Nephew where he oversaw company-wide strategic planning, business development and business intelligence. Prior to Smith & Nephew David held senior commercial leadership roles at Barrx Medical (Covidien) and Kyphon (Medtronic). David received an MBA from the Haas School of Business atUC Berkeley and a BA in International Relations from UCLA.
53 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
#14 - Medtech IPOs w/ Matt Steere
Matt Steere Managing Director & Co-Head Healthcare Investment Banking, Medical Technologies & DiagnosticsMatt has extensive experience in public and private financings, buy-side and sell-side transactions and fairness opinions in the Healthcare sector. Before joining Canaccord in 2007, he worked in First Albany's Healthcare Investment Banking Group. Matt was instrumental in building their Healthcare franchise into one of the most active boutique investment banks focused on the Life Sciences sector and was head of their West Coast Investment Banking efforts. Before this, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Robertson Stephens, focusing on the Life Sciences practice and also worked at PaineWebber. Matt graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia and earned a BA from St. Lawrence University. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org+1 415 229 0640
30 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
#13 - Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference - Fireside chat between Michael Ragan & Jeff Smith
Michael Ragan is the Executive Director at Morgan Stanley. This episode was recorded live as part of Morgan Stanley's 19th Annual Global Healthcare Conference. Michael interviews Unmet Need's host, Jeff Smith, who is the Co-founder & CEO of Providence Medical Technology. Their discussion is centered around the unmet need Providence is addressing for high-risk cervical patients. Providence Medical TechnologyFUSE Study
39 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
#12 - Could Heal's house call app make office visits obsolete? w/ Nick Desai
Nick Desai is an accomplished and visionary entrepreneur who has started and led four venture funded start-ups over the last 18 years. Nick is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Heal, an on-demand doctor house call app available in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. For Nick, Heal is more than a company – it’s a mission to fix the broken $3 trillion healthcare system. Nick’s previous start-ups have been innovative leaders in technology-enabled fitness and weight loss, social media and mobile applications, and the web’s first self-updating address book. Nick earned his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UC Irvine, where he is in the Engineering Hall of Fame, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Nick is on the board of the UC Irvine Alumni Association and the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Heart Association.
87 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
#11 The Art of Medtech Litigation (War) w/ David Shaw
The response from "Episode #10 Winning The Patent Wars w/ David Shaw" was incredible. It was clear from the messages we received the Unmet Need community has more questions about IP litigation. David was kind enough to deliver an encore and on Episode #11 shares his 4 key concepts for litigation strategy. David Shaw was Intuitive Surgical's Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Patent & Corporate Counsel (1999-2003) during the nascent stage of robotic surgery. His expertise in patent strategy, prosecution, and litigation helped Intuitive overcome early IP missteps to become the market leader with a present market capitalization of $80 billion. David played a similar role at Kyphon (2003-2007) as Vice President, Legal Affairs General Counsel & Secretary where he helped the company defend the balloon kyphoplasty market it created and ultimately be acquired by Medtronic for $4 billion.David received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and served two years as a Law Clerk to Federal Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III on the U.S. Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit. David currently consults with private medical device companies on patent strategy and helps entrepreneurs patent and defend the breakthrough innovations transforming the practice of medicine.David Shawdshaw@montereyadvisors.com408-390-8329
93 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
#10 - Winning The Patent Wars w/ David Shaw
David Shaw was Intuitive Surgical's Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Patent & Corporate Counsel (1999-2003) during the nascent stage of robotic surgery. His expertise in patent strategy, prosecution, and litigation helped Intuitive overcome early IP missteps to become the market leader with a present market capitalization of $80 billion. David played a similar role at Kyphon (2003-2007) as Vice President, Legal Affairs General Counsel & Secretary where he helped the company defend the balloon kyphoplasty market it created and ultimately be acquired by Medtronic for $4 billion.David received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, earned his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and served two years as a Law Clerk to Federal Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, III on the U.S. Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit. David currently consults with private medical device companies on patent strategy and helps entrepreneurs patent and defend the breakthrough innovations transforming the practice of medicine.David Shawdshaw@montereyadvisors.com408-390-8329
37 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
#9 - Scaling LIFTED Health & Wellness w/ Holly Rilinger
Motivational coach and wellness guru Holly Rilinger is known for inspiring others to dig deep to make positive lifestyle changes. Nike Master Trainer, Red Bull athlete, former professional basketball player, author, founding Flywheel Instructor, star of Bravo’s Workout New York and Creator of LIFTED. Holly’s Signature LIFTED Method combines the power of movement with the peace of meditation to create a complete wellness experience. Holly is a leader and innovator in the wellness industry with over 20 years of experience. Holly uses her life experiences both as an elite athlete and coach coupled with her degree to help motivated individuals find balance and success in their lives. Her programs start with the body and mind but have a way of shaping your entire life. Drop-in on a LIFTED class with Holly for 50% off using the Promo Code: "UNMETNEED" Redeem your class here: https://www.holly.life/virtual-studio-single-classesCheck out Holly's book, LIFTED on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lifted-Focus-Strengthen-Elevate-Spirit/dp/0738219940
39 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
#8 - Mergers & Acquisitions w/ Neil Oberoi
Neil Oberoi is a Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Securities. Guggenheim Securities is the investment banking and capital markets business of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm. Guggenheim Securities offers services that fall into four broad categories: Advisory, Financing, Sales and Trading, and Research. Guggenheim Securities is headquartered in New York, with additional offices in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Houston.
39 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
#7 - Solving FDA Regulatory Puzzles w/ Roxanne Dubois
Roxanne Dubois has represented medical device companies as the primary liaison with the FDA and Notified Bodies for over 25 years. Roxanne forms collaborative working relationships with representatives of regulatory agencies to obtain clearance/approval for 510(k)s, IDEs, PMAs, and Design Dossiers for new medical devices and device modifications. Roxanne has hands-on experience writing regulatory applications (including three Original PMAs), responding to Agency questions and meeting in-person and by teleconference with FDA representatives. Roxanne’s experience also includes initiation of Quality Systems for start-ups, approval of new manufacturing facilities and facilitating on-site inspections by Regulatory Agencies (QSR, BIMO, pre-PMA, new facility and inspections by Notified Bodies and a Competent Authority). While mostly focused on Regulatory and Quality, she also has experience with Clinical Affairs and combination products.Roxanne has served as the VP of Regulatory Affairs and Quality at SI-BONE, VP of Regulatory Affairs at Tenaxis Medical, VP Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Carbylan BioSurgery, Inc., VP Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research and QA at ReGen Biologics and also as the Director of Regulatory Affairs at several mid-sized companies including Kyphon, Collagen Corporation and Cohesion Technologies. She has also consulted for medical device companies in a variety of fields such as orthopedic, gastroenterology, women’s health, dental and cosmetic surgery. Roxanne has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.Roxanne's Contact information:m: 408-828-5019e: email@example.com
39 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
#6 - Building Healthcare's Connective Data Ecosystem w/ Ariel Katz
Ariel Katz is the Co-founder and CEO of H1 Insight, a network dedicated to connecting healthcare professionals and companies with the aims of being the "Linkedin for healthcare."Founded in 2017, H1 now has over 8 million HCP profiles in 16,000 institutions in 70-plus countries. Its clients, which encompass over 35 pharmaceutical companies, including seven of the top 10, use the platform to do things like find doctors to work on a clinical trial for a given biotech, find hospitals where they can do their clinical and find the thought leading healthcare professional to lead a CME session. H1 saw its revenue grew 350 percent year-to-year in 2019.The company, which graduated from Y Combinator, recently raised it first institutional funding round, a $12.9 million Series A led by Menlo Ventures, along with Novartis dRx, Y Combinator, Baron Davis Enterprises, ClearPoint Investment Partners, Jeff Hammerbacher, Liquid 2 Ventures, and Underscore VC.
39 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
#5 - Product Design Solves Problems w/ Shig Tanaka
Shig Tanaka is the Vice President of Research & Development at Providence Medical Technology. He was the Co-founder of Prospect+Health and lead engineer of Kolum, Inc (acquired). Shig graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Product Design. His interests in mathematics, problem solving, and mechanical engineering were an ideal fit for the emerging field at a time when Computer Aided Design (CAD) was enabling rapid advancements in product development. Shig developed products for 15 years before leading Speck Design’s Medical Device practice. On this episode, Shig shares advice with aspiring entrepreneurs and product designers on how to advance from the idea stage to building physical prototype and ultimately commercializing healthcare innovations. As an added bonus, Shig explains how his “selfish” philosophy of working with people and selecting projects that make him happy provide the much needed motivation to overcome obstacles and persevere in the competitive healthcare field.
70 minutes | May 22, 2020
#4 - If Robotic Surgery Only Had A Brain w/ Kris Siemionow, MD, PhD
Dr. Kris Siemionow is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He completed orthopedic surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and spine surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Siemionow's PhD focused on the effects of inflammation on nerve cell function.Dr. Siemionow is the Co-founder & CEO of Holo Surgical, a company developing a proprietary neural network and algorithm to deliver the world's first-in-human digital surgery based on augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Holo Surgical's clinical tested ARAI surgical navigation system provides real-time patient specific 3D anatomical visualization for surgical planning, intraoperative guidance, and post surgical data analytics. Published clinical papers are available here
61 minutes | May 15, 2020
#3 - CV19 Recession? w/ Evan Ng, Partner at Dorsey
Evan Ng is Co-Chair of Dorsey’s life sciences and healthcare practice and leads the firm’s Corporate practice in Northern California. Evan has advised hundreds of healthcare startups and helps guide entrepreneurs through company formation, capital raises, M&A, and everything that happens along the way. On this episode, Evan shares his perspective on the impact COVID-19 could have on healthcare and explains why periods of great change present opportunities to build successful businesses.
28 minutes | May 7, 2020
#2 - Know Who You Are w/ David Cash from Medvest Capital
David Cash is the Founder and Managing Director of Medvest Capital. On this episode, Dave encourages entrepreneurs to have a clear mission & strategy to stay focused. Medvest’s product is growth capital but views VC as a service business and seeks to partner with Founders navigating the process of company building. Dave shares his early career experience as an entrepreneur and how it lead to medtech investing and eventually raising his first venture fund.
41 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
#1 - Start With Why w/ Neurosurgeon & Startup Founder, Bruce McCormack, M.D.
Dr. Bruce McCormack is a board certified neurosurgeon who lives and practices in San Francisco. He is also a prolific inventor and highly successful entrepreneur. On this episode, Bruce gives insights on his decision making throughout his career and the power of seeking opportunity in change. Jeff and Bruce discuss the importance of knowing Why people pursue specific goals, especially when tackling healthcare's biggest problems. Acknowledgements:1. Start with Why by Simon Sinek2. Gartner Hype Cycle3. Mike Maples, Jr.
1 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
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