OTV (previously referred to as Olive Tree Ventures), an Israeli enterprise capital agency that focuses on digital well being tech, introduced it has closed a brand new fund totaling $170 million. The agency additionally launched a brand new workplace in Shanghai, China to spearhead its development within the Asia Pacific area.
OTV at the moment has a complete of 11 corporations in its portfolio. This yr, it led rounds in telehealth platforms TytoCare and Lemonaid Well being, and its different investments embody genomic machine studying platform Emedgene; microscopy imaging startup Scopio; and at-home cardiac and pulmonary monitor Donisi Well being. OTV has begun investing in additional B and C rounds, with the objective of serving to corporations that have already got validated merchandise cope with laws and different points as they develop.
OTV focuses on digital well being merchandise which have the potential to work in several nations, make healthcare extra reasonably priced, and fill gaps in overwhelmed healthcare techniques.
Jose Antonio Urrutia Rivas will function OTV’s Head of Asia Pacific, managing its Shanghai workplace and serving to its portfolio corporations increase in China and different Asian nations. This brings OTV’s workplaces to a complete of 4, with different areas in New York, Tel Aviv and Montreal. Earlier than becoming a member of OTV, Rivas labored at monetary agency LarrainVial as its Asian market director.
OTV was based in 2015 by common companions Mayer Gniwisch, Amir Lahat and Alejandro Weinstein. OTV companion Manor Zemer, who has labored in Asian markets for over 15 years and spent the final 5 residing in Beijing, advised TechCrunch that the agency determined it was the fitting time to increase into Asia as a result of “digital well being is already extremely well-developed in lots of Asia-Pacific nations, the place digital well being merchandise complement in-person healthcare suppliers, making that area a pure match for a enterprise capital agency specializing within the discipline.”
He added that OTV “wished to capitalize on how the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the internationalized and interconnected nature of the world’s healthcare infrastructures into the limelight, regardless that digital well being was a development space lengthy earlier than the pandemic.”