Prior to HealthX, Kristi was the 2nd full-time hire at Define Ventures, an early-stage VC fund with $800M AUM focused on investing in early-stage digital health companies that are redefining healthcare. She partnered closely with Define entrepreneurs to position them for growth & scale.
Before Define, Kristi was at VC-backed generative AI company Orbita. She joined at the seed stage working across product, marketing, and sales. She came to Orbita from her role as Head of Emerging Technology at Cedars-Sinai where she launched the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator Powered by Techstars and partnered with early-stage healthcare startups through Cedars' corporate venture fund.
Kristi holds a BA in political science and global security from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, and an MPH from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.