Third Thirsty Impact Thursday

Oct172019
When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Where: 
Qualcomm
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, US
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Accelerating Impact: The Intersection of Philanthropy, Venture Capital and Technology

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:00-7:00PM
Qualcomm, Inc
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121, US

 

Guest Speaker:
Thomas Kluz

Thomas Kluz

Thomas is the head of health care investing at Qualcomm Ventures where he focuses on digital health care companies. Thomas is also a General Partner at dRx Capital, which is a joint venture investment company launched by Novartis and Qualcomm with a capital commitment up to $100M. As part of these roles, Thomas strives to catalyze the success of digital medicine products, services and business models by investing in high-growth, technology companies. 

Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, Thomas was an investment professional at Providence Ventures, the venture capital arm at one of the nation’s leading healthcare delivery networks, Providence St. Joseph Health. Prior to Providence Ventures, Thomas was part of the strategic finance / strategic investing team at Cambia Health Solutions, the private equity sponsor for Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, a nationally recognized health insurer committed to transforming healthcare. As part of his role at Cambia, Thomas had an observer seat on the Fund Management Team (FMT), the formal governing body established by the company to approve all VC, PE and M&A deals. Thomas was also a direct investment professional at Adams Street Partners where he supported the partnership on venture capital and growth equity opportunities.

Thomas holds his Master of Science in Medical Informatics and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University where he is a published author in the Journal of Surgical Oncology

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