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Join the most active seed-stage healthcare fund

We're investing in companies that are making something better in healthcare

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Our Portfolio

We are 58 companies strong & growing each year by 15-20.

Who We Are Looking For

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We are interested in Healthcare IT, Consumer Health Products/Services, Tech-Enabled Services, and Diagnostic Devices.  We do not fund Biotech, Pharma, or Life Sciences.

We work best with strong product-focused teams, who are driven to solve healthcare with goals of making a difference AND making a big pile of cash along the way.

If your company is partially funded, running its first pilot program, been through an accelerator or has its first MVP in the market, let’s talk. If you’re not only looking for money, but looking for the right money, then we’re happy you are here.

We are not an accelerator. So, if you're a first time entrepreneur trying to “figure it out” and looking to get a crash course on start-ups, we're probably not the right fit.

We’re looking for smart partners and we hope you are too.

Our Terms

We offer a SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) note of $150,000 at 7.5% equity for a $2M valuation, in exchange for a one time $50k membership fee.

We make investments year-round

Round I- Ended March 30
The first round of applications run January through end of March. Offers are extended end of April. These companies have the exclusive access to our summer key events: On-Boarding, First Look, and JSF Summit at Health:Further Festival. 

Round II- Open until October 19, 2018
The second round of applications run beginning of May through end of September. Offers are extended end of October. Round II applicants will also have access to highly curated networking opportunities, close mentorship, and VIP introductions provided through our network. 


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Your ecosystem is as - perhaps more - valuable to us than your investment in us. We’re getting massive benefit from the intros you have made for us so far!

— Andrew Steele, CEO of BeckonCall

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The resources and team at JSF go above and beyond what I expected. They are fantastic to work with and have supported our growth as a company.

— Amy Roberts, CEO of HealthyBytes

 

The JSF Difference

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Jumpstart provides extensive support through our network that is built to take your start-up from underdog to lead contender. We connect you to key infrastructure you need including sales, talent, operations and follow-on capital introductions. This allows you to grow quickly in exchange for a one time $50K membership fee.

The Health:Further Festival is the annual gathering of people who believe that we can make healthcare better, together.  Providers, payers, practitioners, investors, employers, entrepreneurs and movers and shakers from all corners of the evolving healthcare industry congregate for two days in arguably the center of it all: Nashville, Tennessee. Our portfolio have a front row seat to conference, access to the pitch compeption, entrepreneur alley, and VIP meetings with the conference’s headliners and core decision makers.

We aren’t going to lie to you. Raising follow-on capital can be a grueling process. But it’s easier when you’ve got someone in your corner…. and that is why we built our Growth Fund, Jumpstart Capital, to provide an unfair advantage. Currently, 5 out of 7 of the JSC portfolio companies were first in the Jumpstart Foundry seed fund.

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We have established connections with a wide variety of venture capital firms to be able to provide you with the best suggestions for follow-on capital. We can connect you and guide you through your next rounds.

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If we know one thing about entrepreneurs, it’s that they’re time-starved and usually don’t have a ton of money to burn. If we know two things about entrepreneurs, it’s that you can’t do everything on your own. Through our Starting Blocks program, we’ve pre-negotiated pricing with best-in-class vendors, from web developers to accounting to marketing, so you can get your business off to a running start.

Photos of our portfolio companies at Health:Further 2018. The entrepreneurs have the ability to demo, network, showcase at Entrepreneur Alley, participate in the pitch competition, meet with investors, and attend the Jumpstart Summit. The connections they make and leads they build are often the greatest takeaway.

How It Works

JSF has established close relationships with some of the largest hospitals, insurance companies, physicians and healthcare corporations around the country. Each year our industry partners trust Jumpstart to help them find great new start-ups to solve specific problems that they have identified in their business.  We search across the U.S. to find the best teams building incredible innovations that match these real-world challenges.  

Our fund invests in 15-20 high-quality, seed stage healthcare companies. We invest $150K in exchange for 7.5% equity. We then bring your solutions to the industry and help you land pilots and paying customers. This is how we deliver the Unfair Advantage to our portfolio each year.


Why It Works

There is power in numbers and not just the kind in your company’s bank account. Through years of trial and error, Jumpstart has developed a tried and true, scalable approach to adding massive value to the companies we choose to work with. First of all, money is simply not enough. Capital is just one piece of a much larger, more complex puzzle.

The founder’s time is the most critical resource in a startup. JSF brings its network of relationships to save you time, connect you with the right industry partners and multiply your efforts to drive success.  

We have proven results over multiple portfolios of start-ups.  That’s why we are the third most active fund working in the United States today. Do you have a great idea ready to scale?  Let the power of the JSF network give your innovation an unfair advantage. 


VALUATION vs EVALUATION?

At Jumpstart, we have standard terms. We value each partner company at $2M. While we understand you are building a unique, amazing and innovative company, we have standard terms for a very practical reason: to allow us to make 20+ investments at one time during the year. Given our standardization, we can vastly streamline the investment process.


Instead of spending time “arm-wrestling” over your VALUATION,  at Jumpstart Foundry we roll up our sleeves and pitch-in to help you build a viable product company in 12-18 months.  This puts us together to talk about your true EVALUATION eighteen months from now when you are cashflow positive and delivering your product in a repeatable, scalable manner. 


We are interested in predictable and successful outcomes.  We will build a plan to help your innovation reach market and financial success as fast as possible.  Then - if you want to raise millions, great!  We can help connect with the right firm. If your goal is to eventually sell for a meaningful but perhaps not Unicorn-esc pay day ($15-40M), then also great. We can help get you there too.