OSF HealthCare's investment arm launches 2nd $75M fund

OSF Ventures, the corporate investment arm of Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare, launched a second venture capital fund on July 25.

The $75 million fund will boost the health system's strategy of supporting new technology, devices and services focused on providing improved and cost-effective care. OSF Ventures has invested in 15 companies in the past three-and-a-half years and is in the process of closing another. The fund's portfolio also includes investments in Ascension Ventures and LRV Health.

OSF Ventures only invests in technology that could improve outcomes or reduce costs within the health system and is looking for opportunities to collaborate with startups that have technology to deploy across OSF, a 13-hospital health system employing 700 physicians and 300 advanced care practitioners.

Stan Lynall is vice president of venture investments for OSF Ventures and he worked with a four-person team to launch the initial $75 million venture fund in 2016. Since then the group has vetted more than 700 medical startups at early and mid-stage development.

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