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Our goals for the investor community are simple

Save You Time

We do a lot of the early work to make sure that the time you spend with us is valuable by exposing you to a number of opportunities in a short amount of time, without dealing with overwhelming solicitation by start-ups.

Bring You Pre-Screened Companies

Our subject matter experts and clinical advisors conduct thorough audits and we prep all the entrepreneurs to ensure that they are able to articulate their value proposition in a concise and direct manner.

Connect You With Other Investors

Opportunity to network with like-minded investors and advisors in a comfortable environment provides an opportunity to hear varied experts opinions on the start-ups adding to your due diligence process.

What you can expect before, during and after the meeting



Get access to the lineup of pre-screened startups presenting including sneak peaks delivered through Investor Briefs


Hear concise pitches (15 min pitch, 15 min Q&A) and network with other investors, advisors and experts


Receive additional information and connections to opportunities that interest you

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is HIP?

Health Innovation Pitch (HIP), is a one of its kind healthcare only based investment model that brings early stage institutional and non institutional investors (invite only) together to collaborate, co-evaluate and co-invest in curated opportunities.

As an investor, why should I participate?

HIP is a great opportunity to see pre-selected healthcare startups that go through an extensive collaborative diligence process matching your investment criteria while providing the opportunity to network with other investors and experts in the healthcare space.

Where do the meetings take place?

Our meetings occur only six times a year. They are simulcast on Zoom and the in person version of the meetings take place in Silicon Valley and selected host HIP investor cities.

Where do you source your companies to pitch?

With a rich history in the healthcare space, our network spans the globe. A large majority of our startup deal flow comes to us through the HIP investor network, accelerators, and professional associations.

What types of companies are allowed to pitch?

We are purely focused on the healthcare space. Our typical focus is digital health (consumer and provider/payer), healthcare IT, medical device, and life science. We will not look at drug discovery and large scale bioscience technology at this time.

How do you qualify companies?

Once the startup completes the application process, we initiate our due diligence process which entails:

a) A thorough analysis of product market fit
b) business model and revenue model review
c) buyer, end user, and clinical (as necessary) deep dive with subject matter and clinical experts with BAHA's Advisor Network
d) screening of investment interest level with our investor committee.
Based on the results of our due diligence we then extend an invitation for the startup to pitch at one of our upcoming events.
e) after performing real-time initial diligence at the meeting - we share the results with the startup and determine if we will continue the diligence process that includes a thorough financial review.

What stage of funding is this pitch meeting targeting?

The HIP meeting is targeted towards companies that are between Seed and Series A that have an MVP, and have some level of traction (i.e. revenue, defined business model).

What type of investors attend your pitch meeting?

The HIP investor network includes early-stage healthcare venture capital firms, physician investors, angel investors, strategics (health systems, payors) and high net worth individuals.

Can I interact with other investors prior and after the meeting?

Absolutely. We foster relationships and networking opportunities among our HIPsters (HIP investors) which is one of the primary goals of the pitch meeting. A private directory function inside the Investor Portal helps spur engagement as well.

Can I contact the companies directly?

We like to conduct the initial outreach with the companies when presenting your interest. Once that is initiated, investors are free to communicate with the companies while notifying us of their intentions.

Is my identity confidential? Are companies going to solicit me?

Our investors remain confidential and anonymous to the companies until the time of the meeting. We also do not allow companies to contact you before or after the meeting unless we receive your approval to do so.

What happens after the pitch meeting?

We ask our investors and advisors to provide real-time feedback on each of the companies presenting, regardless of their interest level in the company. We also share full investment decks, the Zoom recording, and as needed contact information of the presenting companies.

Can I provide feedback on the startups?

Absolutely. We highly encourage our investors and advisors to be active contributors on the collaborative diligence process that is the thesis of HIP.

Does HIP have an investor portal?

The HIP investor portal is only accessible by verified HIP investors and is the central hub to receive all pre, during and post meeting information; access to HIP portfolio companies and their data rooms; HIPsters directory to get contact information on all investors. All the diligence that is performed on any company is captured here in the form of recordings, documents and any diligence discussions.

Can I invite other healthcare investors to join HIP?

Absolutely. HIP has grown considerably through the introduction to investors by current HIPsters. We carefully vet each introduced investor to understand and verify that they appreciate the spirit and thesis of the HIP model and process.

Can I recommend startups to HIP?

Yes please! And we encourage it. A large majority of our deal flow comes to HIP through its investors bringing the opportunities to our table.