Neil Devani is a seasoned entrepreneur, investor, and legal expert with a diverse background in venture capital and healthcare. He obtained his JD in Law from Stanford University Law School, while also pursuing a medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine. Prior to that, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine at Penn State University.
Neil is currently the Founder and Managing Partner at Necessary Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage companies in the healthcare, biotech, and deep-tech fields. He has also served as an Advisor at Upsolve, a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator, and a Venture Partner at HOF Capital. Additionally, he has held several advisory and board positions in companies such as Maidbot and Vicarious Surgical Inc.
Neil's extensive experience in the venture capital industry makes him an expert in guiding startups through the fundraising process and scaling their businesses. He has a keen eye for identifying promising investment opportunities and helping them grow into successful companies. Neil's legal background and expertise in healthcare policy also enable him to provide valuable insights on regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and other legal matters.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Neil is also an active member of the StartingBloc community and has served as a Fellow, Mentor, and Ambassador. He has a strong interest in healthcare innovation and is passionate about using technology to improve patient outcomes and revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered.