In this episode, we speak with Garheng Kong, Managing Partner and Founder of HealthQuest Capital, a leading healthcare focused growth equity firm. HealthQuest invests in commercial stage innovations across the healthcare spectrum from medical devices and technologies to biopharma and diagnostics, and beyond.
Garheng founded HealthQuest in 2012. He is a physician, scientist, and engineer by training, and has over two decades of experience investing in innovative healthcare companies with a long list of successes including 28 IPO and M&A exits.
Garheng received undergraduate degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Biological Sciences from Stanford, while on an athletic scholarship. He then earned a MD, PhD and MBA from Duke University, graduating at the top of his class in each instance. His early career included stints at GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey and a medical device start-up, TherOx, before joining Intersouth Partners and then Sofinnova Investments.
Garheng was recognized by GrowthCap as a Top 25 Healthcare Investor of 2022.