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Hilary Gosher, managing director at the private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners, is well traveled. She went to a university in South Africa, worked in London for a time and then received her MBA from INSEAD, a prestigious business school in France. After business school, she moved across the Atlantic.
“I wanted to come to the U.S. after business school because I wanted to be part of the single largest economy and just learn a little bit about how business works,” Gosher said. She came to New York in 2000 to work for Insight Partners, where she has spent the last two-plus decades collaborating with more than 200 software companies.
“Life is a confluence of hard work and being in the right place at the right time,” said Gosher, whose portfolio includes New York-based mental health startup, Alma and the San Francisco-based analytics company Clarify Health, along with a few non-healthcare firms.
Digital Health Business & Technology spoke to Gosher about the controversial mental health startup space, what she wants to hear from entrepreneurs in a pitch meeting and the New York City digital health investment scene. The interview is edited for length and clarity.