We are excited to announce that Adam Dakin has joined the firm as Managing Director of Health. In this role, Adam will have direct responsibility for overseeing the hands-on de-risking and acceleration of cutting edge digital health and medical device companies from around the world.
“I’m thrilled that Adam has joined the Dreamit team” said Steve Barsh, Dreamit’s Chief Innovation Officer. “Adam’s deep and strong experience is exactly what early stage health companies need to help accelerate them to success.”
Prior to joining Dreamit, Adam has held various senior management roles in sales, marketing, product development, clinical affairs, operations, and general management. His career has focused exclusively on building early stage venture-backed health tech companies. He has co-founded five health technology companies which have raised over $60M in early stage capital. He is also the co-founder of the PLEXUS Innovation Hub, a Philadelphia-based co-working space focused on early stage health technology companies.
Most recently, Adam served as CEO of PhotoSonix Medical, a company he co-founded that is developing a consumer device for acne. Previously, he served as the CEO of Bioconnect Systems and X-SITE Medical (acquired by Maquet Getinge Group).
Adam serves on the boards of PhotoSonix Medical and ActiveProtective Corp. He is the co-chair of the PACT medical technology advisory board and serves as a Mentor to the Penn Center for Innovation. Adam was awarded the PACT MedTech Leadership Award in 2014. He is a named inventor on seven U.S. patents.
Adam holds a BSE from the Wharton School and an MBA from UCLA.
About Dreamit Health
Dreamit Health is an accelerator designed to help startups scale their businesses with enterprise customers in the healthcare space. The program is 14 weeks of in-person and virtual growth-focused programming, education, coaching, and fundraising. Dreamit sets itself apart from other healthcare accelerators with its extensive customer network of hospital systems, insurers, and pharma companies. Startups in the program work directly with executives in these large firms to implement pilots, develop partnerships, and gain customers.