Pamela York

Venture Acceleration Fellow at MATTER

Pamela York is a serial entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and business executive, with extensive success from launch to exit in healthcare and technology companies. She is a co-founder and managing partner of Capita3, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on healthcare innovations.

Previously Pam was a co-founder of two VC-backed startups each with exits, and an inventor on a dozen patents commercialized in three technology platforms. Pam then shifted her focus from entrepreneur to investor and has helped build innovation pipelines and drive capital formation across the U.S. As part of this transition, she managed a large life science intellectual property portfolio and led or invested in 100 deals with 15 exits to date, including 4 IPOs. She’s also helped launch several venture funds and is a mentor for Revolution Ventures and an advisor to Medical Alley. Pam was named mentor of the year for UnitedHealthcare Techstars and serves on numerous boards.

Additionally, Pam has 20 years of experience in transformational leadership development and she’s featured on TED Talks and the Audible Motivated to Lead channel for her novel startup CEO accelerator work. She’s been adjunct faculty teaching the NSF I-CorpsTM lean startup programs to faculty and graduate students and taught lean startup principles to Saudi Arabian women leaders. She has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois and completed a private equity financing program at Wharton.


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