Anita Watkins

Director, Strategic Innovation at Rex Health Ventures LLC

Anita Watkins

Anita Watkins

Director, Strategic Innovation at Rex Health Ventures LLC

Biography

Anita joined Rex Health Ventures in 2012 as the Director of Strategic Innovation. She works with companies to evaluate fit and with portfolio companies to deliver on strategic investment by leveraging expertise within UNC REX Healthcare and across UNC Health Care. Anita is also actively engaged in the community serving on a number of boards including the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Innovate Raleigh, the NCSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences and as Chair of NC ASSIST, an NSF funded engineering research center focused on developing disruptive healthcare wearables. She is a member of the RTP-W network and the NCSU Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Selection Committee. Prior to joining Rex, she served as the Vice President for Government Relations for the University of North Carolina’s 17-campus university system. She holds a Juris Doctor and Master degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Spanish from North Carolina State University.

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Director at The 41st Parameter, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Sarvint Technologies, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Medical Mutual Insurance Co. of North Carolina

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Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Advisor at Rex Health Ventures LLC

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Advisor at Rex Health Ventures LLC

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Chief Operating Officer at Rex Hospital, Inc.

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Founder at Contego Medical LLC

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Director-Operations at Rex Health Ventures LLC

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Orlando Health, Inc.

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Director, Strategic Innovation at Rex Health Ventures LLC
Education
Master's Degree Community & Regional Planning
Class of 2000

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina is a coeducational public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. North Carolina has been consistently ranked among the highest ranked universities in the United States and is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools that provide an Ivy League experience for a public schooling price. After being chartered in 1789, the university first began enrolling students in 1795, which allows it to be one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.

Career History
Director, Strategic Innovation
Current

Rex Health Ventures (RHV) supports the discovery and development of new treatments, tools, products and services that foster innovation and positively impact the provision of healthcare. The seek to help companies and entrepreneurs bring their products and services into the healthcare market. The firm makes seed and early-stage investments. RHV will consider pre-revenue opportunities, but they generally prefer companies that have at least developed a prototype or beta product. The firm is particularly interested in investments in the following sectors: healthcare information technology, healthcare services, medical devices and BioPharma technologies. Initial investments range from $250,000 to $500,000 and total per company investments range from $500,000 to $2 million. RHV targets investments where there is a realistic possibility of exit within 5 to 7 years.

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