Varia was founded in 2019 by Scott Friedman and Andrea Vossler, experienced venture attorneys and investors, with a long history of working with physicians and other healthcare providers.
Scott and Andrea noticed a disturbing trend – while physicians are uniquely qualified to judge the potential of new medical technologies and can offer tremendous value to their development process, as individual investors, their voice and added value is often lost in the midst of industry and larger financial investors. And access to venture investing has historically been open to a select few.
In 2020, they began partnering with professional, membership-based organizations to provide a new member benefit – investing in innovations originating from their fields of expertise. This led to the establishment of a broader platform wherein all partners and investors have the opportunity to invest in deals originating from across Varia’s partnerships.
Ultimately, it’s Varia’s goal to provide a curated portfolio of peer-reviewed investment opportunities to its partners and investors.