Future Health Ventures is a unique investment fund; bringing together investors who have:
- a strong background, interest and expertise in health;
- a track record in creating technology driven businesses with a focus on execution; and
- deep links to investment and venture community in Australia.
This gives Future Health Ventures the ability to assist startups not only in growing with capital; but to navigate the complex Australian healthcare industry; to successfully deal with the challenges of a rapidly growing business and to negotiate a profitable investment outcome.
Our team includes:
Dr. Marcus Tan
A medical graduate from the University of Western Australia in 1997, with a Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Marcus has previously served as a Medical Director for Australia's leading and largest skin cancer clinic groups.
As a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holding an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Marcus currently leads the Future Health team bringing commercial and domain expertise in healthcare.
Marcus has worked as a management consultant with Equis Consulting Group, a boutique management consultancy he co-founded in 2007 that creates ethical and quality business solutions to health care industry challenges. His key areas of commercial expertise and interest include strategic planning and management, marketing and business development, facilitation and training, corporate advisory and governance, capital raising, and angel investing.
He is currently the Chairman of the Perth Primary Care Network (PPCN), one of the leading Divisions of General Practice in Australia (and future Medicare Local) , and is the Finance Director for the West Australian General Practice Network (WAGPN), the state peak body for WA Divisions of General Practice.
Marcus has a wide network of contacts within the Australian health and business community and has experience with large and small private, public, government, and not-for-profit sectors. He is also a strong believer in giving back and is a co-founder and director of Meridian Global Foundation, a professional philanthropic group and charitable trust.
Adam is an experienced internet investor with a passion for helping early stage companies successfully operationalise their businesses. He's been in the internet business since 1998, creating high traffic businesses with real income flows.
With a double degree in law and accounting, Adam is involved in all aspects of early stage businesses, with a particular focus on technical operations, contract negotiation and management.
Adam has previously been an investor and COO at CalorieKing Wellness Solutions, a global leader in nutrition management software and solutions and was a telecommunication consultant at Accenture, the global management consulting firm.
Nathan joins Future Health Ventures on the investment committee with more than 20 years’ experience in software, electronics and medical technology.
Having founded Commtech Wireless in 1992, Nathan grew this business into a successful multinational company with ofﬁces in Perth, Sydney, Jacksonville, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Vejle and London. In 2008 Nathan negotiated the trade sale of Commtech Wireless to Amcom Software and continued as General Manager for eighteen months post acquisition.
Nathan’s success is sustained by his management capacity to drive top line performance through revenue growth, increasing market share, expanding into new markets and introducing new products and services. He has been the recipient of several business awards including the Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year (Technology, Communications, E-commerce & Life Sciences).
A double-major Bachelor of Computer Science graduate from the University of Western Australia, Darius Wey is a well-regarded designer and developer whose primary focuses include computational and programming principles, systems, software engineering, graphic and Web design, and mobile computing.
Darius worked as a Software Engineer at IBM, focusing on the development of Tivoli systems and service management solutions, before venturing into the world of technology start-ups by founding Codesparq, a business specializing in the design and development of Web and mobile applications. His technical expertise in this area, coupled with a medical background spanning over three years, also sees him drive and manage the design and development of many of Future Health's innovative solutions as the company's Chief Technology Officer.
When not programming, Darius serves as the Designer & Developer and is a prolific writer for Thoughts Media Inc., a global network of online communities focused on smartphones, laptops, consoles, and digital media, as well as a wide variety of other technologies. Over the years, he has served as the News Editor at Thoughts Media Inc., a member of the Board of Experts panel at Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine, and an executive in the Perth Mobility User Group. He has delivered many presentations and contributed countless technical articles to Microsoft, multiple user groups, and both online and printed magazines. His passion for and thorough knowledge of mobile computing as well as his desire and willingness to give back to the community has seen him recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP).
Dr. Mike Cadogan
A graduate of the University of Edinburgh and Oxford, Mike is a senior emergency physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia and resuscitation doctor for the Western Force rugby team.
Recognising the need for enhanced medical information distribution in Australia both at a structural and an educational level, he created an interactive intranet learning platform in 2006 to facilitate e-learning using high quality multimedia content. Mike also founded the development of HealthEngine, Australia's most comprehensive search engine to find doctors.
Mike is a prolific writer and editor of Life In the Fast Lane amongst his many blogs and medical texts. He patrols the information superhighway and maintains the highest standard of content quality and integrity across the Future Health family of websites. Widely regarded as the number one medical blogger in Australia and an expert in medical applications of social media, Mike is a sought after speaker and consultant to corporate clients and educational and research institutions both in Australia and internationally.
As a young internet entrepreneur, Jinnan has accumulated a wealth of experience beyond his years. He is a self-taught developer who studied design and advertising before being lured into the business of the web. At the age of 19, he co-founded Buzka, a Silicon Valley award winning technology start-up and BRW Top 100 Australian Web App which shares its secret sauce with Future Health.
Jinnan is passionate about innovations that empower individuals and communities to achieve a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts.
Heidi has over 15 years experience in health and publishing industries, working internationally in England and Australia. She develops and shows how to implement digital strategies, and her experience through working with organizations such as Elsevier and CSIRO Publishing has given her a strong insight into the challenges facing companies needing to develop an online presence.
Heidi helps run the digital strategy for HealthEngine as well as BodyInMind.com.au, a clinical research site. She presents regularly on social media marketing and strategy for corporate clients and comments through her strategy blog.