Biomedical Informatics Entrepreneurs Salon: Scott Barclay, DCVC
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Partner, Data Collective (DCVC)
Scott Barclay is a Partner at DCVC, an early-stage deep tech, deep compute venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley and investing globally.
Scott invests in applied AI and leads the firm’s Computational Care practice, where DCVC invests in technical founders that push compute closer to the patient journey, use data to enable more informed decisions, and build companies that raise the bar of clinical evidence and impact the provision of care with empathy.
As examples, Scott has invested in or sits on the board of:
- Swift Medical: machine vision to treat wound care at the bedside
- Carbon Health: radically improving quality urgent care access
- Karius: hypothesis-free infectious disease testing
- MIC: deep compute in ICU
- Subtle Medical: deep learning applied to imaging efficiency
- Alpha Medical: a full-stack digital clinic for women’s health
- Enzyme: FDA submission and compliance as a service
- SafelyYou: machine vision to radically reduce falls in eldercare
Scott is also part of DCVC's Computational Bio practice (Freenome, Recursion, 3Scan, Cofactor) and invests in the tech stack and against global risk (Primer, ElementAI, Cape Analytics, BlueTalon).
By background, Scott has been a founder, a serial angel investor (naviHealth, Syapse, Carelinx, Lumiata, etc), and a large company executive. Scott helped create and scale the first massive digital health platform, Surescripts, and was once the youngest GM ever at CVS Health.
Earlier in his career Scott worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), started a capital markets desk in London for Banc of America Securities, and worked summers on a manufacturing floor. Scott received an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau France and was "militantly liberal arts" at the University of Virginia.