Welcome to the SINC Opportunity Fund

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Investing in fast-growing, early-stage companies seeking to advance the fields of endoscopic, laparoscopic and general surgery, with additional investments in other surgical and non-healthcare companies for diversification.

Currently fundraising, don’t miss out.

Invest with fellow SAGES members.

Click here to create an investor portal account and access Fund materials

Fund Benefits

Support innovation to enhance patient care.
Access venture capital as an investment class.
Low commitment requirements as compared to traditional funds.
Enhance diversification.

Recent Investments

CME Activities for SAGES Members/Investors

Does an investment in the SINC Fund impact conflict of interest declarations? Are physician investors expected to report investments in individual companies invested in by the SINC Fund?

We’ve confirmed with SAGES leadership that an investment in the SINC Fund does not affect conflict of interest and does not need to be declared.

How It Works



Register for an investor account here. 



Review the fund subscription documents. 



Complete the accredited investor questionnaire and sign the subscription documents.



Make your capital contribution to the fund.



Monitor your investment and access additional available investment opportunities—in your investor portal.


Book a call with our team to learn more or ask questions before investing!

Meet the Fund Team

Scott Friedman

Fund Manager

Andrea Vossler

Fund Manager

Chris Schuler

Venture Lead

Eliza Shea, J.D.

Venture Partner, General Counsel

Lisa Friedman

Venture Partner, Strategic Initiatives

Amanda Clark

Marketing Lead

Kate Huber

Venture Partners, Tech Lead

Steven Schwaitzberg, MD, FACS

Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo; Clinical Advisor

Christopher Schlachta, MD
Aurora Pryor, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS
Barry Salky, MD
Carla Pugh, MD
Shea Gregg, MD
Mark Talamini, MD
Paresh Shah, MD
Scott Davis, MD
Thach Pham, MD
Adrian Park, MD
Andrew Gumbs, MD


The information contained herein is provided for informational and discussion purposes only and is not intended to be a recommendation for any investment or other advice of any kind and shall not constitute or imply any offer to purchase, sell or hold any security or to enter into or engage in any type of transaction. Any such offers will only be made pursuant to formal offering materials containing full details regarding risks, conflicts of interest, minimum investment, fees, and expenses of the fund. Information on this page is qualified in its entirety by the fund’s private placement memorandum, subscription agreement and limited liability agreement, which should be reviewed carefully prior to making an investment decision. Please see these documents for full details regarding risks, conflicts of interest, minimum investment, fees and expenses.