Healthwell Acquisition Corp. I is a $250M special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) led by Alyssa Rapp. Our diverse, 23-person team of experienced healthcare and technology operators and investors is supported by our institutional partner, Peterson Partners.
We are seeking to partner with a high-growth business utilizing technology to advance healthcare, health and wellness outcomes. Beyond capital, Healthwell offers an expansive network, deep operational expertise, and decades of public market experience to enhance the growth potential and value of a partner company.
Our business partner will benefit from our team’s decades of experience as investors, operators and leaders in healthcare and beyond.
Our experience in tech-enabled healthcare, operational value creation, and the public markets is unrivaled
Our diverse, 23-person team boasts decades of healthcare and technology investing and operating experience. As investors, we have partnered with companies at all stages – from seed and venture to private equity and public – across the healthcare ecosystem. As operators, our experience spans roles at leading healthcare businesses including Aetna, 23andMe, DaVita, Availity, Henry Ford Health, and Zocdoc, as well as technology pioneers such as LinkedIn and Paypal. Collectively, we have guided and led dozens of companies with distinct tech-enabled business models across a multitude of healthcare subsectors and end markets.
Peterson Partners is a leading venture capital and private equity firm that was founded by Joel Peterson in 2003. The firm has partnered with over 200 businesses since inception, investing in the healthcare, technology, consumer, and business services sectors. Notable transactions include Eargo (NASDAQ:EAR), Avea Solutions, Allbirds, Bonobos, Vivint (NYSE:VVNT), Azul (NYSE:AZUL), and Collective Medical Technologies. The firm is based in Salt Lake City, UT and is represented on our team by Curtis Feeny (Healthwell Board Co-Chair) and Joel Peterson (Healthwell Advisor).
The Healthwell team offers unparalleled support to management teams, stemming from our decades in operating roles across all functions of a business. We have led areas such as business & financial operations, clinical excellence, technology strategy, marketing, healthcare regulatory & legal, and public investor relations, among others. Backed by the breadth and depth of our operating experience, we take a tailored approach to partnership and can provide targeted yet flexible support in pursuing value creation initiatives.
Our team has held operating or board roles at over 25 public companies, including healthcare businesses, prior SPACs, and Playboy Enterprises, where Healthwell Director Christie Hefner served as the longest-tenured female public company CEO. We have deep experience in supporting the transition to a public company, managing public market and investor dynamics, leading and driving growth at public businesses, and leveraging the benefits of public listing. Our team’s presence in the public markets over the last four decades has also shaped an unrivaled set of public investor relationships.
We will look to partner with a high-growth tech-enabled healthcare business that is well-positioned to leverage the public markets and expertise of the Healthwell team
Specifically, we will be looking for a company that:
In one of these flourishing tech-enabled healthcare sectors:
If it seems like SPACs are suddenly everywhere, that might be because they are — the first quarter of this year saw more SPAC issuances than there were in all of 2020.
But we believe that Healthwell is more than just another SPAC. We’ve assembled a team of executives, directors and advisors with unrivaled experience. Their decades as leaders, deal makers and value creators will help us navigate today’s complex operating environment.
We also believe that our passion for partnering with a talented management team — rolling up our sleeves and working side-by-side with them — will accelerate growth for our partners, our investors and ourselves.
We’re excited about the opportunities we see ahead of us. Let’s get to work.
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