Charles Warden, Managing Director for Versant Ventures, initiates this finance focused panel by detailing the funding gap that has been referred to often at the 5th Annual Ophthalmology Innovation Summit @ AAO. Gaining insights from Luke Duster of Capital Royalty, Gregory Shearer of Healthios Capital Markets, Brian Demmert of Armentum Partners and Buzz Benson of Sightline Partners, the audience takes home valuable approaches to overcoming the funding gap from these seasoned firms.
Charles Warden has been an active medical device venture investor since 1992. Charles works closely with entrepreneurial device companies from inception along the path to success.
Luke Düster is a Principal at Capital Royalty, a healthcare focused investment firm with more than $1 billion of assets under management.
Mr. Shearer is a Managing Director of Healthios Capital Markets, a boutique investment banking firm focused specifically on the healthcare industry.
Brian has over a decade of commercial lending experience, focused primarily in venture-backed life sciences, technology and health care services companies.
Buzz is a Founding Member of SightLine Partners and has been an active investor and advisor to medical technology companies for over 30 years.