Velis to educate attendees on “7 ways to kill a MedTech Company”

Chris Velis, Chairman & CEO of MedCap Advisors, LLC in Cambridge, MA is speaking at the 2013 MPO Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 5.  Velis, a keynote speaker, will discuss roadblocks and opportunities along the avenues to innovation in the medical technology market.

Velis’ presentation, “7 Ways to Kill a MedTech Company,” addresses factors that influence success or failure in the medical device industry.  Some of these include the current state of venture capital markets, FDA processes, and medical device growth outside of the U.S.

“The MPO Summit gives me the chance to speak directly with the people most closely connected to these issues,” said Mr. Velis.  “This audience knows this is a challenging time, and I look forward to discussing avenues to success in a format that will give them real, actionable direction.”

Calling on his 20 years of experience, Velis will explore the challenges that leaders in the industry face as a whole and solutions they can put into play.  He will provide examples from one of the industry’s “greatest disasters” and educate the audience on how a wrong decision can cost millions of dollars.  

Chris Velis’ presentation begins at 9:15am.  For more information please visit:

About Chris Velis

Mr. Velis has spent more than 20 years as an investment banker, consultant, and venture investors in medical technology. With such deep roots in the global med tech industry, Mr. Velis provides clients with a unique level of access to strategic buyers and capital sources, shepherding deals to successful conclusions. Having represented more than 150 medical device mergers and venture investments, he has brokered a wide array of transactions including licensing agreements, joint venture partnerships and mergers and acquisitions, and exit strategies.

Prior to founding MedCap Advisors, Mr. Velis was a partner, board member and managing director in charge of investment banking at Healthpoint Capital. He was previously head of medical technology investment banking at Brown Brothers Harriman, a partner at Mirus Capital advisor and began his career in corporate finance at Merrill Lynch.

About MedCap Advisors, LLC

MedCap Advisors, LLC provides sophisticated strategic business and M&A consulting services exclusively to the medical technology and healthcare sectors.  With more than 20 years of expertise in emerging medical devices, biotechnologies, and biologics, the firm's advisers are authorities in the full spectrum of strategic, scientific, and financial strategies that drive the medical marketplace.  For more information, please visit