It all started when…
Vic Gatto, an experienced venture capitalist, and Marcus Whitney, a serial entrepreneur, wanted to redefine healthcare investing. Together they wanted to create a fund that was driven more by facts and market-need than hunches and friendships.
They wanted to create a fund that was made for Founders, by Founders.
Jumpstart Foundry initially began as an accelerator which ran companies through a 3 month program and invested $15,000 at 6% equity. In 2015, JSF pivoted to a venture capital platform targeting healthcare companies who were looking to scale operations or finding their first pilot.
Over the course of 4 funds, an exit, the addition of Jumpstart Capital, our growth-fund, and many successes for our portfolio, we are approaching Fund V with a higher valuation and our program, “The Refinery.” The Refinery adds strategic value to our portfolio. We’re looking forward to what’s in store with 2019.