Pillar is an early-stage venture capital fund focused on machine intelligence. We're building the next generation of pillar companies in Boston. Jamie Goldstein, Founder & Managing Director, spent 18 years at North Bridge Venture Partners before launching the fund in May 2016. He is joined by Sarah Hodges, who co-founded Intelligent.ly, in managing the fund. For more information, visit www.pillar.vc or follow Pillar on Twitter or Medium

Today’s Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

There's a fundamental shift going on in health care as reimbursement is changing from volume to value. The second major trend that's making its way through the industry is personalization or precision medicine, with advances in science, increasingly digital-engagement technologies with patients, and other trends that allow us to personalize care in ways that it's never been done before. Deloitte Consulting, LLP understands the complexity of these challenges, and we work with life sciences clients to drive progress and bring discoveries to life. We engage the breadth and depth of consulting services, plus the product development maturity of ConvergeHEALTH for comprehensive, integrated solutions to challenges and opportunities of the evolving health care ecosystem.  Learn more at www.converge-health.com


Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With 220 attorneys in nine offices—Silicon Valley, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Ann Arbor, San Francisco, Singapore and Beijing, China—we represent more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries and at every stage of development. For more information, visit www.gunder.com.

For more than 30 years, SVB has helped innovators and their investors move bold ideas forward fast. Today, we provide a range of banking services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world, including Boston where technology and healthcare is thriving. For more information, visit https://www.svb.com/.