About: Sander is a General Partner at Lifeforce Capital. Previously, Sander served as Vice President, Business Development for Pager, a venture-backed digital health company focused on improving patient access to the right care. Sander helped to evolve Pager’s business and business model to a national enterprise-facing company selling to leading payers and health systems while overseeing sales, account management, strategic partnerships, and corporate development. Before Pager, Sander was a founder of Northwell Ventures, the corporate ventures arm for New York State’s largest health system, and a leader at Cleveland Clinic Ventures focused on financing both outside companies and spin-outs based on Cleveland Clinic technology. He began his career in healthcare private equity after graduating from Dartmouth with a BA in Molecular Biology.
Smarts: BA in Molecular Biology from Dartmouth
Background: I got salmonella in 2012. It almost killed me, and I haven’t been quite the same since. I’ve tried dozens of solutions as a patient in the intervening years, and as a healthcare investor have been following innovation in GI care management. Vivante was the “Aha!” moment for me as both a patient and investor.