How serial medtech entrepreneur, Duke Rohlen, sold FoxHollow Technologies and CV Ingenuity for a combined total of over $1 billion

Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a special new feature at MassDevice, which will appear regularly. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Partnership Lead at Touch Surgery. We hope you enjoy them! Jack Dorsey received quite a bit of attention when he was recently announced as CEO of Twitter.  Why?  Because that made him CEO of 2 of the most rapidly-growing tech. companies in Silicon Valley at the same time – Twitter and Square. Well, medtech’s version of Jack Dorsey might just be Duke Rohlen.  Duke led FoxHollow Technologies through an IPO and then later solid it to ev3 for close to $800M.  He also founded CV Ingenuity and sold it to Covidien for approximately $300M.  Now, similar to Jack Dorsey, Duke is leading 2 early-stage companies at the same time – Spirox and Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics. In this interview with Duke, here are some of the topics and questions we cover: Why the CV Ingenuity team pursued a US-only strategy. Why CV Ingenuity managed their clinical trials internally vs. an outside CRO. Duke’s previous relationships with the leadership at ev3 (now Medtronic) and why they were critical to closing the CV Ingenuity deal with Covidien. How Duke secured a unique $300M collaboration with Merck while serving as President of Fox Hollow Technologies. The major lessons Duke has learned raising money for 4 different medical device companies. The following conversation is based on...
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