Posted on October 31, 2019 by staff

AXA-backed accelerator hires Israeli Health Ministry Exec


Insurtech accelerator studio Kamet Ventures has appointed Ravit Warsha Dor, the former head of Innovation for National Digital Health at the Israeli Ministry of Health, as partner in its healthcare team.

The hire is part of the AXA-backed firm’s drive to create and build disruptive HealthTech start-ups for global markets.

With over two decades of experience across the technology, business and health space, Warsha Dor has spent the past three years advising the Israeli government on how best to integrate digital health solutions into healthcare organisations.

She has been helping start-ups to work with Israeli healthcare institutions as part of the government’s multi-million dollar programme to improve the level of care and service provision by exploiting new technologies and digital systems.

She began her career in an elite unit of the Israeli army before starting her tech career as a hands-on coder and R&D manager.

She later switched to a business role and gained entrepreneurial experience in a variety of companies and positions including her own start-up.

She has since worked in the digital health space from its inception in the UK and Israel, and was one of the first organisers of mHealth Israel, the largest non-profit digital community in Israel.

The firm said she will work its digital healthcare teams in London, Paris and Tel Aviv to bring to life exciting new startups which have the potential to transform healthcare provision in selected markets.

One of Kamet Ventures earliest successes is French startup Padoa, which three years later is a leading occupational health company in its home country.

Other successes include Qare, telemedicine provider in France and Ibex Medical Analytics, a Tel Aviv-based company which applies Artificial Intelligence to cancer diagnostics.

Michael Niddam, executive partner at Kamet Ventures, said: “We believe in backing entrepreneurs and building pioneering companies that have the power to transform and reshape the health and insurance industries as we know them today.

“Ravit’s extensive experience across the digital health space will be an invaluable resource to our team and we are thrilled she will be joining us to lead our efforts in healthcare innovation.”

Warsha Dor added: “I am excited to join Kamet Ventures and work on finding innovative solutions to the most challenging issues in healthcare today including mental health, digital pathology, and ageing. This is an exciting time to be in digital health as governments and insurers are waking up to the opportunities that digital technology offers.

“Kamet’s platform and investment model is one of a kind and I’m looking forward to exploiting its unique framework for technological innovation, its strong team and strategic funding to bring advanced digital health solutions to market.”