For our first podcast of 2020, we talk to the Venture Valkyrie herself, Lisa Suennen. Lisa is a woman with many side-hustles - with her main gig at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where she runs a venture fund, she also manages to squeeze in time to write her thought-provoking Venture Valkyrie blog, record her Tech Tonics podcast (which, we admit, is the inspiration behind our own podcast series …) and teach at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.
We learn about Lisa’s unconventional foray into healthcare and venture capitalism, via journalism and political science. We also get Lisa’s take on the recent wave of digital health IPOs, why healthcare investments are difficult and what women need to do to shine in the industry. If that’s not interesting enough, we also find out that Lisa’s dad invented the first real-time ultrasound!
Podcast #8: Lisa Suennen
Lisa Suennen | Leader of Manatt Phelps & Phillips’ Digital and Technology Practice and Leader of the Manatt Venture Fund
With more than 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, board member and strategic advisor, Lisa Suennen has focused broadly on new technologies and how they are transforming businesses.
Lisa Suennen is currently the leader of Manatt Digital and Technology and the firm’s venture capital and emerging companies practice and serves on several private company Boards. She also chairs the Advisory Board of the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health - and the Board of HealthXL! In addition to being on the faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Lisa is co-founder of CSweetener, a platform that connects women leaders in health with mentors.