Attracting and Living with VC Funding

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Geoff Pardo, Partner, Gilde Healthcare

Geoff Pardo joined Gilde Healthcare in 2011 as a Partner working out of the office in Boston/Cambridge, MA and is focusing on Gilde’s investments in North America. He led the investments in Inari Medical (NASDAQ: NARI), Axonics Modulation Technologies (NASDAQ: AXNX), CVRx (NASDAQ: CVRX), Eargo (NASDAQ: EAR), InovaLabs (acquired by ResMed), BionX (acquired by Ottobock), Vapotherm (NYSE: VAPO), and Vesper Medical (acquired by Royal Philips), serving on the board of each company. Most recently he has led investments in and serves on the board of Ablative Solutions (Chairman), Nalu Medical (Chairman), Spire Health, VS3, Shoulder Innovations, Mainstay Medical and GT MedTech.

Geoff also served as President & CEO of Facet Solutions, a spinal implant company focused on treating lumbar spinal stenosis until the company was sold to Globus Medical in 2011. He has also worked at Cardinal Partners as an Associate leading their investing activity in the medical device sector.

Geoff began his career in medical devices as a product manager with Synthes USA.
He has a B.A. with honors in History from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. He is a US citizen based in Gilde Healthcare’s Cambridge, MA office.

Geoff is also the host of the MedTech Talk podcast in which he interviews entrepreneurs and other MedTech investors.

Dimas Jimenez, CFO, Spire Health

Dimas Jimenez is CFO, Spire Health. He has 30 years of experience in finance, with 21 of those years in life science. Dimas has been successful on Wall Street, public companies, and start-ups. His sector experience includes drug, device, and lab equipment from concept to clinical trial, initial launch and exit.

Among his major accomplishments are managing three exits (2 M&A and 1 IPO), closing $650M in 12 rounds of financing, 6 product launches and 9 successful clinicals trials.

Dimas is a current board member of the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange and the Pacific Ridge School.


5:00pm – 6:00 pm Networking and light refreshments
6:00pm – 6:15 pm 30-second pitches and Introductions
6:15pm – 7:00 pm Panel Discussion and Q & A
7:00pm - 7:30 pm Continued networking


Free for SDEE Members, $50 Non-members

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June 20, 2024 at 5:00pm - 7:30pm


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