Principal Investor, Health-Tech Lead, OMERS Ventures
Christina Farr is a San Francisco-based health-tech investor with a background in journalism. She's a principal at OMERS Ventures based in the Bay Area. Previously, she was a writer and frequent on-air contributor for CNBC, Fast Company and Reuters News, among other publications. She was raised in London, UK, and received graduate degrees from University College London and Stanford University.Specialties: Behavioral health, telemedicine, electronic medical records, women's health.
Partner, 7wire Ventures
Alyssa Jaffee is a Partner at 7wireVentures where she focuses on investments in digital healthcare and technology-enabled services that empower consumers to be better stewards of their health in today’s changing healthcare ecosystem. Alyssa sits on the board of Ayogo Health and is a board observer with MedArrive, Brightline, Zerigo Health, NOCD, and Jasper Health.
Alyssa’s prior experience in venture capital includes her time as an investor at Pritzker Group Venture Capital where she led investments in Bright.md and Tovala as well as worked closely with Apervita, Mingle Health, and AiCure. Additionally, she worked at Hyde Park Angels (HPA), one of the Midwest’s largest angel organizations and Healthbox, an early-stage healthcare innovation firm, supporting their accelerator program called the Studio. Alyssa is also a Co-Founder of TransparentCareer, a 2016 NVC winning company focused on helping people make more data-driven career decisions.
Prior to business school, Alyssa worked as the Senior Director of Performance Technologies for the Advisory Board Company. There, Alyssa was charged with expanding new business through the sales of technology platforms. With an extensive travel regimen, Alyssa met with hundreds of hospital executive teams to understand their strategic needs and recommend various solutions. She has copious amounts of experience in launching new products and thinking about go-to-market strategies.
Alyssa holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.
Partner, Lux Capital
Deena Shakir is a Partner at Lux Capital, where she invests in transformative technologies improving lives and livelihoods. She is particularly interested in intersectional and underdog entrepreneurs building breakthrough companies to accelerate advances and equity in human and population health.
Since joining Lux in late 2019, Deena has led a number of investments across stages and sectors, including in women’s health (Maven Clinic, Alife, Adyn), digital health infrastructure (SteadyMD, H1), health equity (Waymark), and foodtech (Shiru), and fintech (Mos and Ramp).
Prior to joining Lux, Deena was a Partner at GV (formerly Google Ventures), previously led product partnerships at Google for early stage products in healthcare, AI/ML and search at Google, and directed social impact investments at Google.org.
Before tech and venture, Deena had diverse partnership-centric experiences as an aspiring anthropologist, journalist, diplomat, aid worker and technologist. She was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State under Secretary Clinton, where she helped launch President Obama’s first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2010. Her non-traditional path has cultivated Deena’s deep conviction in the potential of breakthrough ventures to positively transform the future and garnered her unparalleled network to help them achieve it.
A Forbes contributor, Deena is a frequent commentator and has been profiled in print and featured in broadcast in publications such as Fortune, Techcrunch, Marie Claire, Business Insider, Bloomberg, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. She was named a “top 30 under 40 in healthcare” by Business Insider, “top 9 women to watch in venture capital” by The Wall Street Journal, and “Top 50 in Digital Health” by Rock Health. She is a member of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, Kauffman Fellows, Aspen Finance Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the Council on Foreign Relations, and All Raise.
Deena self-funded her education through a variety of merit scholarships and side hustles, including co-founding her first company while still in college. She earned a joint BA in Social Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard (where she delivered the graduation address) and an MA from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. She is currently a Lecturer in Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Aike Ho is a Partner at ACME, where she focuses on healthcare, fintech, consumer, and web3 investments. Prior to ACME, Aike was at J.P. Morgan Chase, where she played various intra-preneurial roles across the bank. In 2014, she helped launch the Investment Bank’s 150-person cross-asset electronic trading desk, named Execution Services. At the Consumer Bank, she led the development and launch of Chase Pay to Chase’s 52+ million customers. Prior to her corporate detour, Aike was a serial entrepreneur and built companies.
Aike is a graduate of Yale University. Aike and her partner live in San Francisco.