Harry Fackelmayer
Harry is a member of the Europe Ventures team and focuses on healthcare. He joined Eight Roads from Summit Partners in San Francisco.

What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

One of the many advantages of being in this industry is that every deal presents a new learning opportunity. Expanding my focus to include Europe & Israel has introduced 29 unique markets. It is looking quite steep right now!

Which Europe or global tech trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?

Technology is slowly disrupting each point of the healthcare value chain. I find the digitalisation of a patients journey one of the most exciting opportunities. Traditional barriers to care are being eliminated, which is increasing the quality of care while reducing costs. With data, we can focus on prevention rather than treatment alone.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Work hard, be humble and surround yourself with good people.

What is the company you wish you’d backed and why?

Intuitive Surgical - the first major disruptor of traditional healthcare and a pioneer in robotic surgical systems.