Despierta is both a venture fund and studio.

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Despierta looking for people from all backgrounds to cofound and build new transformative health startups or to join as a founding team member at one of our early-stage companies.

When you co-found a company with despierta you are immediately surrounded by an experienced team. You have co-founders who have started companies collectively valued over $1B+ companies, functional teams of experts across healthcare, regulatory, design, engineering, financing, human capital, and IT.

Share your story with us.


Join Our Studio

Thank you for your interest in Despierta.
We are excited to learn about you, your story, and your company.

Despierta is both a venture fund and studio.

Build With us Invest

As Founders we understand that time is your most valuable asset.

We make decisions in days, not months. To do so, we ask that you fill out this form so our team can learn about your company and begin the process.

We believe talent comes from everywhere. We pride ourselves on boldly backing entrepreneurs where others think twice.

We invest across value-based care, science-backed consumer, and health tech services driving the future of health.

We generally do not invest in biotech, hardware only, or capital-intensive businesses.


Investment Form

Thank you for your interest in Despierta.
We are excited to learn about you, your story, and your company.

Frequently Asked Questions

No. We review and accept applicants as individuals(with or without a startup ideas).
We see working together as a two-way street and this is reflected in our process when we cofound a business with you. You will first meet our leadership and advisors. Subsequently, we will have a virtual or in-person working session together in Miami.
Yes, all co-founders at Despierta get a competitive salary, equity, and benefits package.

Investment Process



Once you have submitted the form, please allow us up to 14 days to get you our thoughts. We look for a world-class management team with at least one full-time founder, a disruptive solution to an unmet market need, and an ability for us to provide more value than a check. We do not invest in projects (plays, music, etc.) or provide small business loans. We have preference for Delaware corporations.



Our diligence process consists of speaking with your current and potential customers, along with members of current and past teams. When relevant, we introduce you to our customer network. We get direct feedback and you will widen your customer network.



Post-diligence, we make a quick yes or no (which may also mean ‘not now’) decision. We value both your time and ours.



Once in our portfolio you will have access to our unique network of customers, clinical luminaries, and influencers. If we are not a fit for each other, we still help you where we can with introductions, feedback, and strategy.

What founders say

Khalil Ramadi

“Chris has a unique ability to translate science to business. Due to his strong scientific background, he can create the link that is often missing between academia and industry. His capacity to take a concept or idea and figure out the first steps needed to demonstrate viability is unmatched.”

Jacob Luria

Christian and his team have been a strong partner in both our capital market engagement and go to market strategies – the strong network has made our work with Christian very rewarding and efficient across the board.

Alex Revelos

“Chris and his team are fantastic investors and advisors to have in your corner. They go out of their way to help you eliminate barriers and jumpstart your business. More importantly, they have the entrepreneurial battle scars to help you accelerate.”

Ethan Davidoff

New to healthcare I needed someone who knows the industry and could be in my corner. Christian was one of the first investors to see the change Atlas could make in the industry and most importantly in people’s lives. Super easy to work with an incredible rolodex, Christian is the value-add investor you want to partner with.

Zen Chu

“Few people have Chris’s unique ability to transform seemingly complex issues and problems into continued progress and his thought partnership is extremely valuable for early-stage health companies. Chris understands how to help founders think through what moves the needle in 0 to 1 entrepreneurship.”

Abner Mason

"Every early-stage investment dollar is not equal. Founders must find investors who are true partners, including being there in tough times, which will happen. Christian is a real value-add, from intros, to potential customers, and help solving complex problems. Christian is the kind of investor you want."