Digitalis Ventures invests in solutions to complex problems in human and animal health. We partner with entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors across all stages of company development. Our firm comprises technical professionals with deep industry experience and networks in diverse areas related to human and animal health. Through domain expertise and a dedication to the entrepreneurial process, we are deeply committed to helping our portfolio companies scale their impact on the world.
Reporting to the Animal Health Partners, the Research Analyst will play a foundational role in building Digitalis’ knowledge creation and management capability for animal health related software, companion animal diagnostics, and broader innovation related to the veterinary ecosystem. This role is an opportunity for an exceptional researcher with hands-on experience as a veterinarian to work alongside our investment team to build an industry-leading research function that will inform investment decisions and strategy, advise existing portfolio companies on route-to-market and commercialization strategies, and originate and develop new theses to help shape the future of animal health innovation.
Collect, collate, and contextualize the data required to identify and support the most promising teams, businesses, and technologies in the animal health sector
Develop and support near and long-term investment thesis development for select opportunity areas of interest
Become an expert in novel and emerging animal health business models, the evolving regulatory landscape such as VCPR, and technology areas of interest
Identify and interview industry subject matter experts, key opinion leaders, physicians, and management from early-stage companies – and use this external network to diligence new opportunities and support portfolio companies
Stay current on key trends in animal health technology and represent Digitalis at industry conferences
Complete detailed quantitative assessments, including market sizing, and building and analyzing financial models
Complete detailed qualitative assessments, including customer discovery interviews, market mapping, and industry analysis
Digitalis Ventures backs founders solving critical problems in human and animal health. To advance its mission of creating a healthier world through the life sciences and technology, Digitalis Ventures has built a multidisciplinary team of investors, combined with an expansive, long-term network of entrepreneurs, academic institutions, and co-investors. With over $800 million under management, the firm creates and invests in early-stage companies across the healthcare ecosystem with the goal of supporting them through multiple rounds of financing. Digitalis is based in New York City, with investors in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Gainesville, and Zurich.
Representative investments from our Animal Health portfolio include Petmedix, a leading novel antibody-based therapeutics platform; Scratchpay, which is building software to support smart and simple payment for veterinary care; and Native Pet, a functional nutrition company starting with the cleanest supplements for your dog.