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Breaking Health, Episode #158


From working nights in the Prudential mailroom during college to securing leadership roles at big names like IBM Watson Health, Allscripts, and Pfizer, Steve Tolle, now general partner at HLM Venture Partners, has seen it all. With a multi-faceted skill set and a wealth of knowledge in technology and healthcare, he eventually transitioned from an operator to an investor at one of the nation’s oldest and most established healthcare venture capital firms. Given his background, it is no surprise that Tolle knows a thing or two about the growing needs of the healthcare industry and how to spot a winning investment.

In this episode, Tolle speaks with Breaking Health host Steve Krupa about HLM’s focus on behavioral health, member engagement, access to care, value-based care enablement, and tech-enabled services. He also talks about the six-point test every company must pass before he considers investing and what each founder should know to win over investors in under five minutes.