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Diligence Matters

SERVING THE LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNITY

Diligence Matters serves the life sciences community with due diligence services for decision support on technology investment and acquisition opportunities, cross-functional strategic consulting, as well as hands-on operating leadership where needed.

WITH EXPERTISE.

We bring broad medical and scientific knowledge across the health care landscape, from cell to bedside. Our analysis is highly evidence-based.

WITH EXPERIENCE.

We have over 25 years of strategy, innovation, operating and financing experience as well as board service from concept through commercialization.

WITH ENERGY.

We approach each project with a sense of urgency, are highly responsive and flexible as the needs of a project evolve.

WE ARE YOUR PARTNER.

For every project we undertake, we demonstrate a strong sense of personal commitment and accountability.  We are members of your team and share your unwavering focus on results and success.

Years of industry experience: 25
Issued US Patents: 70
Boards serving or served on: 5
Financing transactions: 7
Captial raised while CEO: $60m

EFFICIENT AND HIGHLY RESPONSIVE

TIME IS MONEY

Your time and money are both valuable.  We are committed to completing our work in the required time frame and within budget.

EVIDENCE-BASED

SHOW, DON'T TELL

Our recommendations are based on demonstrable evidence and direct experience.

Due Diligence. Strategy. Operations. Financing.

OUR SERVICES

From the science end of business to the business end of science.
From concept to commercialization.

Investment Due Diligence

Financing Strategy

Clinical and Regulatory Strategy

Reimbursement, Health Care Economics and Market Access

Intellectual Property Development and Portfolio Management

Medical and Scientific Subject Matter Expertise

Technology roadmap planning

Market Development and Care Pathway Planning

RECENT NEWS

November, 2018

Diligent. Passionate. Thorough.

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS PROJECT AREAS

Our growing portfolio ranges across diverse conditions in both therapeutics and diagnostics.

NUMBERS MATTER

Get it done no matter what.

 
HOURS IN THE DAY
 
DAYS IN THE WEEK
 
EXCUSES

Thorough | Efficient | Concise | Critical Thinking

Robert Kieval

An entrepreneurial and disciplined executive with over 15 years of CEO and C-level leadership experience in health care and a track record of success in innovating, financing and commercializing sophisticated medical technology. An adaptive leader and a quick learner who has delivered results in multiple settings. Deep relationships among the investment community, industry, the medical community and government stakeholders. Extensive public speaking and advocacy experience.

With over 25 years of leadership and operating experience, Rob has devoted his career to innovation in health care.  He first spent seven years at Medtronic in a corporate venture establishing new markets for sophisticated medical technology, ultimately serving as Medical Director of the Heart Failure Management Division that commercialized cardiac resynchronization therapies and implantable arrhythmia monitors.  At Medtronic, he also helped diligence technologies and companies for potential investment or acquisition.  Rob left Medtronic to join the entrepreneurial community.  Working with marquis venture capital firms, he was a co-founder in ProtoStar, an incubator with a mission to identify transformational opportunities in health care. CVRx was founded around a platform neuromodulation therapy he conceived.  Rob spun CVRx out of ProtoStar as its founding CEO and later served as Chief Development Officer, raising $60M in venture capital while CEO, being named an Innovator of the Year by Twin Cities Finance & Commerce and recognized as one of Minnesota’s Top Inventors by Twin Cities Business.

Throughout his career, Rob has been an advocate for the health care industry.  He served on the Board of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association for 10 years, has served on the Board of The Medical Alley Association of Minnesota for the past 7 years (including 2 years as Chairman) and has testified before Congress in support of the industry.

Rob’s other current Board roles include The Center for Large Landscape Conservation in Bozeman, MT, where he currently serves as Board President.  He served on the Board of CVRx from 2001-2016.

Rob has doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine and in Physiology, both from The University of Pennsylvania.  He is well-networked in the industry and its multitude of service providers, the medical community and the investment community.

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