Hippocrates Ventures is the world's first physician funded social impact venture capital fund focused on investing in digital therapeutics.
Social Impact Moonshot Thinking
Physician-Backed VC Fund
Hippocrates Ventures is the world's first social impact digital therapeutics fund backed by physician investors. Our fund aims to raise $10 million with 100 physicians investing $100K each. With the backing and guidance from physicians, we will have a tremendous positive impact on human health and society through the companies we invest in.
Laurence Girard - Managing Director
Our Digital Therapeutic Portfolio Companies Having a Social Impact in Healthcare
Meet the Hippocrates Management Team
Dr. Maulik Majmudar
A cardiologist and the Chief Medical Officer, Health & Wellness at Amazon. Prior to joining Amazon, he was Associate Director of the Healthcare Transformation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, where he was responsible for the identification, validation, and implementation of digital health solutions to improve care delivery as well as the patient and provider experience. While at MGH, he was awarded an education grant from the Aetna Foundation to launch a new Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation, aimed at fostering the next generation of clinician innovators. Dr. Majmudar is an active member of the healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship community, with a specific interest in technology-enabled healthcare innovation.
Dr. Majmudar was also a founding member and chief clinical officer of Quanttus, Inc. a venture-backed medical wearables startup that was developing a novel wrist-based device for continuous cuffless blood pressure monitoring.
Dr. Majmudar attended Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and then completed residency training in Internal Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a cardiovascular medicine fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also holds two patents and has had several publications in high-impact journals, such as Nature, Circulation, JAMA, and Journal of Healthcare Delivery and Implementation Science.
Laurence Girard is the CEO and founder of fruitstreet.com. Laurence was a pre-med student in the undergraduate degree program at the Harvard University Extension School for two years before he decided to pursue fruitstreet.com full time and move to San Francisco. In high school, Laurence played soccer for the New York Red Bulls academy as a goalkeeper which sparked his initial interest in health. He later decided to pursue a career focused on social impact and spent a year volunteering before college in the emergency room at Huntington Hospital in the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System. Laurence has also assisted with research at Boston Children’s Hospital, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, and has published and presented medical papers in peer review medical journals and conferences. His interest in technology developed during a five year period where he wrote content for large digital media companies such as Yahoo! and Demand Media. In addition, Laurence’s initial interest in video collaboration and telemedicine stems from his time volunteering for an education non-profit called Learn to Be which provides free online tutoring for K-12 students. Laurence aims to build a team of physicians and technologists to help people worldwide improve their lifestyle and prevent chronic disease.
Dr. Asif Ali
Asif Ali is a physician, educator, researcher, medical author. He is a clinical professor in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the Texas Medical Center in Houston and works in private practice as a partner in Houston Cardiology Consultants. His focus is on prevention of chronic medical conditions via medical businesses that aid patients in education, diagnostics, and therapeutics. He has served as Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Cardiology, and Chief of Education at area hospitals in Houston. He has co-authored an international medical book published by McGraw Hill and frequently is interviewed on local and national television.