Nurse Capital Closes Inaugural $1M Fund

Nurse Capital, a Chicago, IL-based venture capital firm that invests in nurse-led enterprises providing innovative solutions in healthcare, closed its inaugural $1M fund.

The Nurse Founders Fund will invest in Late Seed and Series A rounds of startups founded and led by Registered Nurses (RNs) who are launching innovative products and services that improve patient health and wellness, safety and treatment approaches.

The Nurse Founders Fund will make investments in startups that are producing:

  • promising new healthcare devices and equipment;
  • technology platforms that improve the management of patient treatment programs and protocols;
  • enterprise software solutions;
  • patient education; and
  • health and well-being products and services.

Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, and Beth A. Brooks, PhD, RN, co-founded Nurse Capital in 2022.

Weston and Brooks, both of whom hold doctorates in nursing science, have more than 50 years of combined experience in executive leadership roles in healthcare administration, academia, and business consulting and executive coaching. Most recently, Brooks spent nearly six years as President of Resurrection University, a health sciences and nursing university in Chicago before launching her own strategic business consultancy for health-tech startups. Weston served for nine years as Chief Executive Officer of the American Nurses Association and then opened her own consulting practice to serve as a strategic advisor to numerous healthcare startups, government agencies and non-profit associations.