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Sander Duncan

Greater New York City Area

Sander is Vice President, Business Development and Strategy for Pager. He also advises early and growth stage healthcare companies and is an adviser at Blueprint Health, a New York-based healthcare IT accelerator and investment fund. Previously, Sander co-founded North Shore Ventures, the corporate venturing arm for New York's largest health system. He began his career as an investor with Cleveland Clinic's venture capital group after several years in healthcare private equity. He holds a degree in Molecular Biology from Dartmouth College

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Areas of Expertise

  • Navigating large healthcare organizations

    I have been on both sides of the table with healthcare start-ups. My primary role at NSLIJ and Cleveland Clinic was serving as the systems' front door for young enterprise-facing companies, helping them place the weight of the system behind them not on top of them. Now at Pager I'm the little guy, responsible for sourcing, structuring and closing partnerships with big healthcare incumbents.

    • Business
    • Business development
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
    • Physician Offices
    • Health Insurance
    • Insurance
    • Business development
    • Strategy
    • Operations
    • Business Modeling
  • Fund raising strategy

    I've been on both sides of the table here, first as an early-stage investor and most recently leading Pager's fund raising with the founding team. We've raised $25m to date, including a $10m seed round and $15m Series A. I can help with everything from telling your story to where investors will call BS on your financial projections. Also adept at balancing smoke and mirrors with objectivity ;)

    • Funding Sources
    • Venture capital
    • Angel investing
    • Raising capital from angel investors
    • fundraising
    • Early Stage Venture Capital
    • Venture Capital
    • Term Sheets
    • Revenue modeling
    • Storytelling
    • corporate VC

My Interests

Health Sectors
Medical Devices, Digital Health, Health IT, Healthcare Delivery, Payers


  • Manager, New Ventures

    North Shore-LIJ Health System | September 2013 - Current

    Monetizing the health system's non-clinical assets through NewCo spin-outs, strategic investments and partnerships with industry and healthcare industry peers.

  • Mentor

    Blueprint Health LLC | July 2012 - Current

    The Blueprint Health accelerator program is geared towards healthcare companies that want an intensive three-month program to help find customers and capital. Blueprint Health is a Charter Member of the Global Accelerator Network, which was started by TechStars. Selected companies range from two founders with an idea to businesses that have customers, investors and are generating significant revenue.