WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19, 2024 – Is your “cutting edge” entrepreneurial idea sharp enough? A new book written by a neurosurgeon turned venture capitalist offers guidance from someone who has been there and done that.is published by the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL).
“This book stands out in its unique blend of science, venture capital, and the art of predicting future trends in the field of deep tech. It leverages my experiences as a neurosurgeon-turned-venture capitalist and offers practical, pragmatic guidance,” said author Luis Pareras, MD, PhD, founder and managing partner at Invivo Ventures.
Pareras specializes in venture capital investment in life sciences and healthcare, directing investment strategies and transaction processes. As an investor, he has served on the boards of many successful companies that have developed new therapies and advanced healthcare.
Divided into four sections — Knowledge, Mindset, Choosing the Future, and Epilogue — this book offers practical insights and a tried-and-tested framework for making informed decisions and investments, giving the reader a sense of empowerment and self-confidence. Chapters provide a range of advice:
How Much is an Idea Worth?
25 Pearls of Management Wisdom
You’ll Need a Different Type of Board of Directors
Sourcing Deal Flow
Use the Right Pitch Structure
Pre-money Valuation and Equity Story
On Negotiation Skills
Fast Forward Thinking offers a unique blend of science, venture capital, and the art of predicting future trends, making it a must-read for anyone interested in healthcare science-driven ventures.
“Physician leaders succeed not only at the forefront of healthcare but in an entrepreneurial drive,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS (C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon), president and CEO of AAPL. “Our industry, and society in general, is better for those intrepid physicians who have literally invented better means of delivering healthcare.”
About the American Association for Physician Leadership The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) is focused on the personal transformation of all physicians, and through them the organizations they serve. With the goal of improving patient outcomes, workforce wellness, and a refinement of all healthcare delivery, AAPL has remained the only association solely focused on providing professional development, leadership education, and management training exclusively for physicians. Since its founding in 1975, AAPL has educated 250,000+ physicians across 40 countries—including CEOs, chief medical officers, and physicians at all levels of healthcare.