Janke Dittmer - Gilde Healthcare


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Janke Dittmer
General Partner Healthtech
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Janke Dittmer

General Partner - Healthtech

Janke Dittmer joined Gilde in 2011 as a Partner. He led Gilde’s investment in Definiens (acquired by AZ), Sapiens (acquired by Medtronic), Volta Medical, Big Health, FIRE1, Lumeon and Nyxoah (IPO on NASDAQ) and was involved in several other investments including Spire Health, Withings, NightBalance and Stat Dx. He currently represents Gilde on the board of Volta Medical, Big Health, FIRE1 and Lumeon. He served on the supervisory board of Definiens and Sapiens until trade sale and as Vice-chairman of Nyxoah until NASDAQ IPO.

Prior to joining, he was a Venture General Manager and Head of Business Development & Strategy within Philips’ Corporate Venturing unit in Healthcare. On top of shaping the strategy, he was responsible for selecting new investment opportunities. He also started and lead two ventures in the fields of cardiology and sepsis.

He served as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company advising leading High Tech companies on strategies for growth and strategic marketing.

Prior to this, he cofounded a Nanotech company in the Silicon Valley after serving as a Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge in the UK and was a Post-Doc in Nanotechnology at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a founder and former healthcare chairman of the International Venture Club, serves on the VC council of Invest Europe and has advised the European Commission on innovation policy.

He is a German citizen based in Gilde’s Utrecht office. At Gilde Healthcare he is focusing on Digital and Home Health, MedTech, Diagnostics and Lifescience Tools investments.

Henry Zubaida

Investment Manager Healthtech
Henry Zubaida joined Gilde Healthcare in 2018 and focuses on the Healthtech sector. He has been involved in several investments including Big Health, Withings and Volta Medical. He is a board observer at FIRE1, Withings...

Dirkjan Beugelsdijk

Dirkjan Beugelsdijk joined Gilde in 2011. Dirkjan is Chief Financial Officer and Risk Officer. Dirkjan manages the support office team and is responsible for the risk management, finance & control and reporting of all Gilde...

Rich Wilmot

Partner HealthTech
Rich Wilmot joined Gilde in 2023 as a Partner in the Boston office. Prior to joining, Rich was the Global Head of Ventures at Philips, where he was responsible for creating, launching and running the...