Orel Swenson

Orel is an agile and confident business development leader known for leveraging medical expertise to bring scientific rigor to the due diligence process. He is an independent self-starter skilled at evaluating and communicating value of new opportunities to enable data-driven decision-making. He is also a savvy negotiator and strategic communicator with a broad network and record of effective cross-functional collaborations.

Relevant Experiences:

Board certified emergency medicine physician (no longer practicing)

Developed and patented a medical device; working towards commercialization.  

VC Experience: served as a venture advisor to Riverflow Growth Fund, Richmond VA

Startup experience:

Co-founder of Mercer ER, a freestanding ER in Victoria, Texas

Worked at Biofourmis to help define the business strategy that drove the company from Series C to a $330M Series D, growing from 100 to 600 employees in 18 months.  

Currently at a post-Seed stage medical software startup in a BD role, having recently completed an acquisition here as well.

Deep understanding of digital therapeutics, including the use of AI/ML and the associated regulatory environment around SaMD (Software-as-a-Medical Device), and international speaking experiences on this subject.

Experience developing deep relationships with pharmaceutical companies and healthcare systems leading to successful sales and revenue generation.  

Leadership Value Offerings:

Strengthen business objectives by translating and evaluating scientific information.

Drive change through executive influence and building strong cross-functional partnerships.  

Empower teams to deliver results by removing roadblocks and solving problems proactively.