We drive health innovation forward.

At Edward-Elmhurst Health, we are healthy driven. As the corporate venture arm of a health system dedicated to advancing the health of our communities, EEH VC is looking for the forward-thinkers, the innovators, the disciplined disrupters. We invest in and partner with entrepreneurs looking to transform the healthcare experience and support them with capital, strategic relationships, and a deep bench of healthcare experts. We’re looking for those that understand the challenges within healthcare today and are building the solutions of tomorrow.

We exist to advance care and improve lives by driving health innovation forward.

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Focus Areas
  • Digital Health / Healthcare IT (and tech-enabled services)
  • Healthcare Services
  • Companies with high growth potential, compelling unit economics and strong management teams.
Geographic Focus
  • Opportunistically across the U.S.
  • We do not currently invest in non-US based companies.
Investment Focus
  • Initial check size of $50-500k into Seed, Series A (and exceptional pre-seed) Rounds
  • Follow-on capital reserved for future rounds.
  • May consider larger amounts via parent company co-investment
Meet Our Director

Melissa (Mel) Cohen
Managing Director
Mel is the Managing Director of Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital. Prior, Mel was co-founder and CEO of a Chicago-based healthcare IT startup (strategically acquired), and an operator for multiple early-stage startups. Her sector expertise is in B2B-focused healthcare technology startups, regulated industries, and pre-commercial biotech/life-sciences.

Edward-Elmhurst Health VC

Naperville, IL | venture@eehealth.org