We back incredible healthcare founders.

Decades of chronic underinvestment in great Black healthcare founders created an opportunity for a fund to focus on and invest in them, exclusively. That was only the beginning.

Our founders are creating transformative businesses across the entire healthcare landscape

We back brilliant execution, for the culture, and the country.

We are partnered with the leading individuals and organizations in US Healthcare.

Our partners set our fund apart not only from other funds that value diversity in innovation, but from every early stage healthcare venture fund in America. They are leaders in pharmaceuticals, payers, providers and health services in the United States, and they bring with them phenomenal platforms, insight and a willingness to partner with our portfolio.

Who We Are

Experienced Black healthcare venture investors.

Our partners have both been leaders in early-stage healthcare venture investing for the last 7+ years, and are now combining forces to launch a first of its kind, Black owned and led healthcare venture fund, on the Jumpstart Health Investors platform.


We are based in Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California.

What We Do

We connect healthcare industry leaders with incredible early-stage, innovative healthcare companies through strategic investment.

We invest in seed and series A healthcare companies building in tech-enabled services, biotech, diagnostic devices, health IT, digital health and consumer health & wellness. With the insight and support of the leaders of the healthcare industry, we catalyze the growth of our portfolio companies.

How We Partner

We are engaged investors.

We work directly with our founders not only on the advancement of their companies, but also on their development as leaders.

Meet Our Team

Marcus Whitney

Marcus Whitney

Founder, Managing Partner

Kathryne Cooper, MBA

Kathryne Cooper, MBA