Accelerated Innovation in Digital Healthcare.

Nex Cubed’s Digital Health Accelerator is a customized, semi-remote, four-month startup accelerator focused on pairing technically, clinically, and operationally talented founders with Healthcare subject matter experts that work with teams on a daily basis, preparing the startups for investment and enterprise readiness.

Digital Healthcare

Healthcare is in a crisis globally.

It costs too much, is often unavailable to those who need it most, is not personalized for even those who can afford it, uses legacy software systems or paper, pencils and fax machines, creates walls between patients and their care teams, is driving physicians to burn out in their peak years . . . should we go on?

However, we stand at a moment of monumental change. For the first time since the advent of the vaccine or clean water, we have the opportunity to develop healthcare solutions leveraging software and data that can improve outcomes and lower costs.

Digital healthcare has the potential to and is transforming how, where, and to whom healthcare is provided, the quality of that care, bending the cost curve and putting patients and their care teams at the center of healthcare.

Nex Cubed Selects Seven Companies for Fall 2019 Digital Health Accelerator Program


Program Overview

The Nex Cubed Digital Health Accelerator drives commercial adoption of transformative healthcare solutions and prepares founding teams for their next round of institutional financing.

Our Digital Health Accelerator is not for everyone. We are not a one size fits all boot camp startup factory. We do not offer fancy-sounding startup classes led by folks that you never see before or after the class. We do not put you in a room full investors and let you sink or swim on your own. We do not force founders to leave their family and homes for four months and pay double rent in expensive cities.


The Nex Cubed Digital Health Accelerator program is semi-remote program based in San Diego, CA. We are in San Diego because it is at the epicenter of healthcare innovation (and because it is always 72 degrees). Because our program is semi-remote you do not have to move to San Diego to be a part of the program. You can fly in for our kick-off, mid-term meeting, and Showcase events in San Diego or you have the opportunity to work out of our oceanfront offices in La Jolla for the duration of the program, it is up to you. In addition, teams have the opportunity to utilize our office in the heart of San Francisco or New York.


Applications for Spring 2020 Cohort Open: 10/07/2019
Applications for Spring 2020 Cohort Close: 1/19/2020 @ 11:59PM PST
Program Length: 16 Weeks
Start of Program: Spring 2020


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$29M+ raised by Nex Cubed Digital Health Portfolio Companies to date

What you get

$40k in cash including:

16-week, semi-remote program in San Diego

Dedicated Subject Matter Expert Advisor

Mentorship from world-leading healthcare minds

Access to Nex Cubed Healthcare Investor Advisory Board

Startup Showcase – opportunity to pitch to digital health investors, healthcare leaders, and the press

Office space in San Diego, San Francisco, or New York

Over $1 million worth of service provider perks and discounts

Lifetime support and access to the Nex Cubed ecosystem

Nex Cubed Digital Health Fall 2019 Cohort

Nex Cubed Digital Health Alumni

Nex Cubed Digital Health Program Partners

Accelerated Innovation in Digital Healthcare and Healthcare Tech

Key Focus Areas


• Big Data

• Analytics



• Computer Vision

• Blockchain

• IoT

Solving for:

The “3 P’s:

• Patient

• Providers

• Payors


• Business and Administrative Enterprise Software

• Electronic Health Records and Clinical Workflow

• Cybersecurity

• Clinical Decision Support

• Connected Med Devices

• Digital Rx

• Pre-Clinical Research

• Clinical Trials

• Real World Evidence

• Population Health

• Supply Chain Management

• Remote Patient Monitoring

• Care Management

• Virtual Biomarkers

Digital Health Leadership

Daniel Haders II, Ph.D.
Managing Director of Healthcare Technology at Nex Cubed, San Diego

Dwight French
Former Chief Growth Officer at Health Access Solutions, Chief Growth Officer at BD360 LLC, Sacramento

Nick Phillips
Program Manager at Nex Cubed, San Diego


Our advisors are at the core of everything that we do.

At Nex Cubed Digital Healthcare we know what it takes to build real healthcare businesses, sell into strategics, navigate regulatory hurdles and raise financing because our team has built real healthcare businesses, sold into strategics, navigated regulatory hurdles and raised institutional financing.

We have curated a distinguished advisory team that is embedded with the accelerator companies to work with founders on a daily basis. The team includes change agents who have served at healthcare organizations like the Food and Drug Administration, Stanford Health, Harvard’s Partners HealthCare System, Bayer, Peace Health, Panasonic, 3M Health Systems, HMS, Vivimed, SHL Group, Pfizer, NuVasive, and Wright Medical. In addition, the team provides Nex Cubed Healthcare with a significant geographic footprint from coast to coast and beyond.

If a more sophisticated team of healthcare advisors exists at another accelerator, we haven’t seen it.

Basker Gummadi
Director Technology and Innovation at Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Jersey

John Norris, JD, MBA
Former Principal Deputy Commissioner (COO) at FDA, Boston

Ramin Rafiei, Ph.D.
Director of Digital Healthcare at SHL Group, Miami

Kash Kapadia, MBA
Former VP Digital Health at Stanford Healthcare, Founder & CEO at Anchor Health, Palo Alto

Brigitte Piniewski, MD
Former Chief Medical Officer at Peace Health Laboratories, Portland

Jerry Kolosky
Former Senior Healthcare Advisor for Strategy, Policy & Business Development at Panasonic, NYC

Julie Fishman, RPh, MPA
Co-Founder at Quality Specialty Pharmacy, Strategic Partnerships, Specialty Pharmacy & Hub Services at Medisafe, San Diego

Raghu Iyer, MBA
Former Global Chief Operating & Strategy Officer at Vivimed Labs, Former Practice Expert of Financial Services at McKinsey & Company, San Diego

Matt Gehring
Former Growth Advisor at hims, SVP of Growth at Rothy’s, San Francisco

Terry Rich
Former President & COO at Alphatec Spine, Former President of Upper Extremities at Wright Medical, San Diego

Ruben Flores-Saaib
Associate Director of Technology Licensing at USC, President at Hermes Life Sciences, San Diego

Cary Shames
Chief Medical Officer at Sharp Health Plan, President of, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine, San Diego

John Macaulay, MD
CMO at RenWA C8, Former Director of Solutions & Client Partner at Medecision, San Diego

Christina Dragonetti
Executive Vice President at HMS, Inc, NYC

Michael Belman, MD MPH
Former Medical Director of Executive ,Payment Innovation at Anthem, Los Angeles

Sai Shankar
Vice President, Global Digital Healthcare Systems, Orange County

Investor Advisory Board

How can you prepare to raise capital if you do not know the minds of professional investors?

Nex Cubed has also formed a Digital Health Investor Advisory Board. The board is comprised of tier 1 angel and institutional investors from organizations like Eniac Ventures, RockHealth, FundRx, Tech Coast Angels, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Wharton Angels, Activate Venture Partners, DigiTx, Emergent Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Sway Ventures, and Oak Investment Partners. These investors are programmatically involved in the accelerator curriculum where they actively mentor the companies as they prepare for their next round of fundraising.

With the advice and support from our Investor Advisory Board, you will be properly positioned to pitch the leading digital health angels and funds in the world.

Jeff Trost
Managing Partner at Laerdal Million Lives Fund, San Francisco

Sean Doolan
Partner at Global Founders Capital, NYC

David J. Kim, M.D.
Managing Director at DigiTx Partners, San Francisco

Angel Saad Gómez
Venture Partner at Oak Investment Partners, Palo Alto

Gyan Kapur
Managing Director at Bayes Ventures, NYC

Autri Chattopadhyay
Sr. Director of Investment at FundRx, San Diego

Amy C. Chang
Angel Investor, CEO of Delta Nutrassentials, San Diego

Ashok Kamal
Executive Director at Tech Coast Angels, San Diego

Dylan Weening
Senior Associate at Sway Ventures, San Diego

Ellen Chang
Director of Naval Portfolio at BMNT, Co-Founder & Board Member at LightSpeed Innovations (LSI), Chair of the SoCal Wharton Angel Network, San Diego

Tim Young
Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures, San Francisco

Karen Donovan
Angel Investor, Principal at Health Business Group, Boston

Smita Bagla
Angel Investor, Former President at TiE Socal, CEO at Aligned Strategies, Malibu

Alok Nandan
General Partner at Emergent Ventures, San Francisco

Prasad Sunkara
Chairman, Life Sciences Committee at Tech Coast Angels, San Diego

Anya Schiess
Co-Founder & General Partner at Healthy Ventures, San Francisco

Jay Kunin
Angel Investor, Member at Tech Coast Angels, San Diego

Ritika Mahajan
Principal at Radian Capital, NYC

David Song
Managing Director at Rockefeller Capital Management, NYC

Joey Kim
Principal at Romulus Capital, San Francisco

Zac Rowley
Angel Investor, Partner at ETS*Z, Sydney

Qidong Jia
Partner at CentreGold Capital, San Francisco

David Eigen
Managing Member at P5 Health Ventures, Westport

Dan Gebremedhin
Partner at Flare Capital Partners, Boston

Scott Kelly
Founder & CEO at Black Dog Venture Partners, Phoenix

Delilah Panio
Vice President, Capital Formation at TMX Group, Los Angeles

Wei Tao
Board DIrector at Life Science Angels, Investor, Advisor, San Francisco

Christopher Rowan
Member at Cove Fund II, Coronado / Managing Partner at Arscientia, San Diego

Brett Cook
Senior Associate at F-Prime Capital, Cambridge

Daniel van den Bergh
Principal at Kaiser Permanente Ventures, San Francisco

Liz Rockett
Director at Kaiser Permanente Ventures, San Francisco

Ted Tussing
Principal at Triventures USA, Menlo Park

Shane Kelly
Partnerships & Investments at CrowdSmart, Los Angeles

Ian Chiang
Principal at Flare Capital Partners, Boston

Andrew Elkind, CFA
Principal at Health2047, San Francisco

Debbie Lin
Executive Director at Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund | Digital Health, Cambridge

Lucas Fernandez
Venture Associate at Simplexity, San Diego

Alex Moore
Partner at 8VC, San Francisco

Christopher Calvert
Angel Investor, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer at Prophetic Inc., La Jolla

Vignesh Ravikumar
Principal at Sierra Ventures, San Francisco

Jon Bassett
Managing Partner at NextGen Venture Partners, Austin

Iana Dimkova
Director, Healthcare Investing at GE Ventures, San Francisco

Eddie Rodriguez
Partner at Teal Ventures, San Diego

Maureen Klewicki
Senior Associate at Crosscut Ventures, Los Angeles

Jonathan Hua
Investor at Scrum Ventures, San Francisco

Omid Toloui
Vice President, Digital Health at CareMore Health, Los Angeles

Ashley Ng
Director at McKesson Ventures, San Francisco

Michael H. Yan
Investor at Scrum Ventures, San Francisco

Healthcare Mentors

At Nex Cubed we believe in helping you accelerate your business, not slowing you down with useless activities. That’s why we pre-match you with mentors based on reciprocal interest. No meaningless mentoring sessions. Our healthcare mentors are relevantly qualified, appropriately timed in the lifecycle, and socratic in their approach.

Shikha Sharma Ph.D.
Senior Licensing and Oppourtunity Development at UCSF Innovation Ventures, San Francisco

Marc Mangus
Former CTO of Health Access Solutions, San Francisco

Miriam Bloch, M.D.
Physician, Medical Director, San Diego

Hants Williams
Director of Clinical Operations & Informatics at VirtualHealth, Co-Founder at BioVirtua, NYC

Ray Mead
Regional Business Consultant / Trusted Advisor, TriNet, San Diego

Tim Mackey, MAS, PhD
Associate Professor at UCSD School of Medicine, Co-Founder S-3 Research, San Diego

Rochelle Pleskow
Director, eWellness Healthcare Corporation, San Francisco

Eisuke Tsuyuzaki
Managing Partner, Nikkei Ventures, Former CTO & VP of Business Development at Panosonic North America, San Francisco

Terry Quinn
Advisor at Existential Technologies / Vice President of Operations at Apothecarry Inc. / Executive Vice President of Operations at Hupnos, San Diego

Dean Sawyer
President and CEO at Palo Alto Health Sciences, Inc., Los Angeles

Helen Yu
VP of Product & Engineering at NolymitAI, San Francisco

Matthew Versaggi
Senior Director of AI & Machine Learning at Optum Technologies (SDS) / United Health Group, Minneapolis-St. Paul

Richie Mathews
Vice President, Partnerships, Corporate Development and Monetization at

Joni Hoadley
Former Principal Product Manager at Sonos, Santa Barbara

Julien Seret
VP Global Product at SoftBank Robotics, San Francisco

Fred Ginnebaugh
Executive Client Director at GE Healthcare, San Francisco

Ken Kaufman
Former VP – General Manager Population Health at Cerner Corperation, San Diego

Victor Pisacane
Principal Software Engineer at Capax Global, A Hitachi Group Company, Encinitas

Mark Clapper
Consultant Physician at Grand Rounds Inc., Orthopaedic Surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego

Erkan Hassan, Pharm. D., FCCM
Former Director of Clinical Affairs at Philips, Baltimore

Juliet Singh
CEO at Global Strategic Medical, Rancho Santa Fe

Josh Schmidt, MBA
CFO at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, San Diego

Allen McKay
Founder & Principal at salesUp, San Diego

Jason Scharf
Angel Investor / Associate Director, Commercial Strategic Planning at Illumina, San Diego

Fernanda Coelho
Former Chief Business Development Officer at Human Longevity, Inc., San Diego

Piyoosh Rai
Creator at The Algorithm, Denver

Alex Chang, MSc.RA, RAC
Former Sr. Manager, Regulatory Affairs at Allergan, San Jose

Henry Ines
Chief Operating Officer at GoChain, San Francisco

Jonathan Miller
General Partner at WFS Ventures, Cambridge

Alexander Rachmiel
Director, Strategy at McKesson, San Francisco

Rocky Vienna
Sr. Consultant at Crosslake Technologies, San Diego

Chris Piekarski
Former Senior Manager at Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto

Jack Florio
Partner at Deallus Consulting / Managing Director at Objective Capital Partners, San Diego

Bill Gleim
Chief Technology Officer at ConsenSys Health, San Diego

Avon Kendrick
Entrepreneur In Residence at University of California San Diego, San Diego

Marissa Ballesteros
Former Senior Director, Clinical Operations at Science 37, Los Angeles

Olga Serhiyevich
SVP Business Development at Citi Ventures, San Francisco

Josie (Markee) Kamrath
Client Development Executive at DLA Piper, San Diego

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