Skip to main content

Investing in Health Tech

Tuesday 21st June 2022 | Online

Future Forward Investing in Health Tech will dive deep into the Health Tech opportunity and explore what makes the sector such an exciting area for investors. With continual changes to lifestyles and approaches to maintaining health, along with unprecedented strains on our healthcare system and ongoing challenges to equal access to care, there is a constant need for innovation in an ecosystem demanding disruption. By harnessing technology and super charging things like AI and Machine Learning, Health Tech has the power to catapult us into the future and create sustainable change for patients and doctors alike.  


welcome: 10:00 – 10:05

Introduction to Investing in Health Tech

UKBAA’s Chair Jenny Tooth opened Future Forward by setting the scene for Investing in Health Tech and giving an overview of what to expect from the day’s events.

Jenny Tooth
Jenny Tooth OBE
Executive Chair
watch video
keynote: 10:05 – 10:15

Embracing Innovation in Healthcare

With the global health tech market expected to reach $660 billion by 2025 and with no signs of slowing Professor Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation – NHS England & NHS Improvement, explores why embracing technology and innovations in healthcare is so important.

Professor Tony Young
National Clinical Lead for Innovation
NHS England & NHS Improvement


watch video
keynote: 10:15 – 10:30

From Physician to Investor: Future Trends in Health Tech

Innovation is the lifeblood of the healthcare sector and investing in that innovation is vital to creating sustainable change. Shining a spotlight on the importance of backing technologies driving change is physician turned angel investor and VC, Dr Fiona Pathiraja. From trends in health tech to challenges ripe for innovation, Fiona shares why investing in healthtech entrepreneurs has the potential to reshape the healthcare landscape.

Dr Fiona Pathiraja
Founder & Managing Partner
Crista Galli Ventures


watch video
panel: 10:30 – 11:20

Reimagining Healthcare by Leveraging the Power of Technology and Innovation

Health Tech is a global powerhouse for investors and offers the opportunity to create long-term change to our healthcare system and the ways we engage with patient care from prevention through diagnoses and treatment. This panel will explore why investing in health tech is so vital and what makes the UK a hotbed for innovation and leading competitor on the global stage. Dialling in on the trends turning heads and opportunities emerging, our experts will pull back the curtain on why the digital health market is one of the most lucrative in the world.  

Dr John Lee Allan
Managing Partner
RYSE Asset Management
Barbara Domayne-Hayman
Francis Crick Institute
Dr Ben Evans
Managing Director
InHealth Ventures
Dr Iris Good
Imperial College
Enterprise Fund
Gillian Leng CBE
Healthcare advisor & former Chair
watch video
fireside chat: 11:25 – 11:45

Scaling a digital health business: perspectives from an investor and entrepreneur

Paul Tselentis, Co-Founder and CEO of 24Haymarket will sit down with celebrated entrepreneur Tom Whicher who is the Founder and CEO of DrDoctor, a 24Haymarket portfolio business. Paul and Tom will dive into the road to DrDoctor becoming the UK’s leader in the digitalisation of patient engagement, the impact and importance of angel investment, and more.

Paul Tselentis
Co-founder & CEO
Tom Whicher
Founder & CEO
watch video
pitch event: 11:45 – 12:15

Quick Fire Pitches From Health Tech Innovators

Hear quick fire pitches from 5 carefully selected businesses in the health tech space, hosted by Chris Hill, Investment Programme Co-ordinator at SetSquared.


watch video
closing remarks: 12:15 – 12:20

Closing remarks for UKBAA’s Executive Chair

Jenny Tooth OBE wraps up a day filled with brilliant insights and expertise from leading investors and industry experts.

Jenny Tooth
Jenny Tooth OBE
Executive Chair


watch video