Don Ross

Life Science Angels

Managing Partner Digital Health

Sunnyvale, California

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Don is an active startup investor and his personal investments include digital health, social networks, diagnostics, medical devices, and software companies. When appropriate, he assembles investment syndicates among angel groups and with venture capital firms.

Don is Board Director and Managing Partner Digital Health at Life Sciences Angels. He also is member and co-founder HealthTech Capital, member and former board director Sand Hill Angels, and member Sierra Angels. Don serves on several company boards and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and startup investing.

Don has worked in healthcare for over 35 years. In digital health, Don pioneered software for psychological testing and anxiety interventions, health risk appraisal, health behavior change, and blood pressure monitoring. Don subsequently co-founded a healthcare publishing company, funded it internally, and managed it for 15 years until acquisition. Publications were sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies and focused on general health issues as well as specific topics, such as allergy and asthma, skin care, psychopharmacology, and kidney health.

Don is a published author, with articles, software, NIH-adopted literature, and two college-level nutrition textbooks (now in 6th editions). He is an honors graduate from UC Berkeley (architecture).

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