SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 4th annual HealthTech Conference once again gathered around 400 of the brightest minds in Healthcare and Technology this week at the two-day event in Santa Clara, CA. Hosted by Anne DeGheest and Carl Bouthillette of HealthTech Capital, the conference focused on how to build sustainable HealthTech businesses and how to move the needle in improving healthcare delivery by bringing together the best minds in the providers, payers, technologists, investors and entrepreneurs communities.
Live at the event, three start-up founder finalists, Limelight Health, FairCare, and Lark Technologies, presented their companies and received feedback from a distinguished panel of Venture Capitalists including: Jack Young of dRx Capital AG and Qualcomm Ventures, Casper de Clercq of Norwest Venture Partners, Renee Ryan of Johnson & Johnson Venture Investments and Tom Rodgers of McKesson Ventures.
Limelight Health wins the most promising HealthTech companies of 2015
“We are delighted to announce that Limelight Health won our prestigious ‘Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2015’. Jason T. Andrew, CEO of Limelight Health, made an impressive presentation to our venture judges on how his QuotePad™ platform is becoming the first real time, mobile quoting platform for insurance professionals,” said Anne DeGheest, #HTCONF Founder, HealthTech Capital, Managing Director.
The company’s first product, QuotePad, is the first mobile, cloud-based quoting platform that allows health insurance professionals to quote and compare health insurance and benefits information quickly and easily. The next release will be available on any desktop or mobile device. Running atop Limelight Health’s robust health insurance and benefits plan dataset, QuotePad streamlines the decision-making process by eliminating the need for spreadsheets, traditional underwriting, and time-consuming proposal generation, and instead creates a seamless end-to-end solution. Moreover, QuotePad’s proprietary technology can be private-labeled, helping brokers, sales executives, carriers, exchanges and PEO’s save money by reducing the need to develop their own solution.
“We’re thrilled to be accepting this award on behalf of all the great work we’ve been doing to help brokers, carriers and employers simplify the entire insurance process,” said Limelight Health Co-founder and CEO Jason T. Andrew. “We’re at an inflection point in employee benefits distribution, which requires innovative solutions to drive down costs and improve decision making, while ensuring everyone has access to the right care. Being named the recipient of HealthTech’s Most Promising Health Tech start-up of 2015, especially from a judging panel of such well respected venture capitalists who know the insurance space, really validates the need for the type of technology we’re bringing to market.”
The 4th annual HealthTech Conference
HealthTech Conference brings together the key healthcare stakeholders, entrepreneurs and investors to enable in-depth conversations on how emerging start-ups and established players can work together to drive new healthcare delivery and patient empowerment. Hosted by Anne DeGheest of HealthTech Capital, the conference focused on how to build sustainable HealthTech businesses and how to move the needle in improving healthcare delivery.
Key takeaways from this year’s conference include the significance of developing earlier scalable solutions as the payers and providers are consolidating into larger organizations. Another key point was the need for innovators to differentiate between filling the needs for consumers vs. patients: “Consumers make choices and are not defined by their disease. Patients receive care.”
A unique aspect of the exploding HealthTech sector is the increased collaboration between hospitals, established industry players and entrepreneurs to improve healthcare delivery models through technology innovation and partnerships. In line with this theme, HealthTech Conference hosted over 200 match making meetings between 46 exhibitors and 24 potential customers or business partners.
The Most Promising HealthTech Company of 2015
Applicant companies, ranging from prototype to early revenue, were carefully screened, to exhibit and enter the venture competition. After reviewing company materials and visiting the 46 companies in the Exhibitor Hall, the venture judges selected 3 finalists to present on stage. These finalists Limelight Health, FairCare and Lark Technologies presented their HealthTech solutions, followed by a Q&A with the judges including: Jack Young of dRx Capital AG and Qualcomm Ventures, Casper de Clercq of Norwest Venture Partners, Renee Ryan of Johnson & Johnson Venture Investments and Tom Rodgers of McKesson Ventures.
About HealthTech Capital
HealthTech Capital is a group of private investors dedicated to funding and mentoring new “HealthTech” start-ups at the intersection of healthcare with the computer and mobility worlds. HealthTech Capital has created a new ecosystem with leading edge clinical providers, venture firms and strategic industry players.
About Limelight Health
Limelight Health is on a quest to make health insurance simple. Leveraging years of insurance industry experience alongside innovative and mobile-first technology, Limelight Health provides a new platform and solution for health insurance agents and other health insurance professionals that connects and integrates data with other benefits technologies like payroll, CRM, benefits administration and compliance tools. This solution aids in the decision making process with advanced quoting and decision support tools while saving time and eliminating redundancies. For more information, visit https://limelighthealth.com.
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