Healthcare Angels

Healthcare Angels

About Us

This network of advisors and investors was founded by Mary Jo Potter, a highly qualified leader who has been on a number of health system boards, including CHW/Dignity™, Christus™, and CHI™. Mary Jo was also on the Board of Ocular Sciences when it sold to Cooper and currently serves on the UC School of Public Health policy board. In addition, Mary Jo is joined by advisors and investors, many of whom who have been founders themselves, and raised funding to scale to their own organizations. All have significant healthcare experience and content expertise in IT, clinical redesign, medical products, and data analytics in the acute and post acute settings.

We have invested in a number of healthcare start-ups as a long term investor. These include:

Our network has worked with the leading innovative organizations in the industry, Including Kaiser, Partners, Trinity Health, and Sutter, as well as some of the leading payers and physician groups. Many of these are likely to be strategic investors for the entrepreneurial ventures, facilitating the testing of concepts and real world applications in optimum settings.

Mary Jo Potter

Offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto

Mary Jo Potter has been an active entrepreneur and investor for 30 years. Having sold a business to McGraw Hill, she became active in angel investing in Chicago, and upon moving to the Bay Area, she joined Keiretsu Forum, where she has been a member for 18 years. She has invested in a variety of entities but is now focused on the healthcare sector. Mary Jo is now Managing Partner of Healthcare Angels, a GP in Keiretsu Capital, an LP in Purple Arch Ventures (Northwestern University’s venture fund), and a member of HealthTech Capital.

Mary Jo has held executive positions with BDC Advisors, Highperlink, Sibson, Omega, and Oxicon. Her clients have included Kaiser, Partners, Trinity Health, WEBMD, Sutter, and Genentech. She has held or is currently on many boards, including CHW/Dignity, CHI, Christus, UC School of Public Health, Hope Unlimited in Brazil, GTU, Hanna Center, Compli, Les Concierges, Jean Paul in France, the National Association of Corporate Directors (Northern California), Ocular Sciences, and the International Women’s Forum.

She has a bachelor’s from Siena Heights University where she also sat on the Board, a Master’s from Northwestern University where she is currently on the School of Education and Social Policy Board, and has done an Executive program at Stanford in India. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, the International Women’s Forum, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In her ‘spare” time, Mary Jo enjoys tennis, cooking, travelling wherever airplanes fly, and working with disadvantaged young people.


Thank you for your interest. For more information or to speak to one of our partners, please fill out the form or call (415) 722-3740. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Office Locations

71 Stevenson Street #400
San Francisco, CA 94105

Office Locations

228 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

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