Diōko Investment Team

The Diōko investment team has extensive entrepreneurial experience and is passionate about working with our portfolio companies to help them scale their business. 

Diōko is managed by FCA Venture Partners

Founded in 1996, FCA Venture Partners has a long history of investing in successful healthcare entrepreneurs. The firm is passionate about building sustainable businesses and providing strategic value to its portfolio companies.

FCA invests $3 - 6M in fast-growing, Series A stage healthcare companies making processes in the industry faster, better, and cheaper, while improving the quality of care and patient experience.

Working with the Diōko investment team and advisory board, FCA identifies potential investments and leads the diligence and structuring of every deal. FCA also serves as Diōko’s back office, providing administrative support services such as accounting, legal, reporting, and investor relations. 

FCA Venture Partners Team

Diōko Advisory Board

Diōko relies heavily on the advice and guidance of our Advisory Board, which is comprised of a mixture of serial entrepreneurs, healthcare executives, and doctors. We specifically engage them to review potential investments and assist portfolio companies with growth objectives.  

Diōko Industry Partners

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is a mixed-use center and hub for innovation in biomedical and material sciences and information technology. The Innovation Quarter, operated by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, is home to academic groups, private companies, and other organizations located on 200 acres, including 55 acres of green space, in downtown Winston-Salem. Its tenants include departments from Wake Forest School of Medicine, private businesses, and other organizations. Click here to read more about their vision. 

Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and 26,000 employees at more than 500 locations, including 15 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Novant Health serves more than 4 million patients annually. In 2014, Novant Health provided more than $639 million in community benefit, including charity care and services. The organization was formed on July 1, 1997 by the merger of Carolina Medicorp of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Presbyterian Health Services of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Inmar applies technology and data science to improve outcomes for consumers and those who serve them. As a trusted intermediary for over 35 years, Inmar has unmatched access to billions of consumer and business transactions in real time. Their analytics, platforms, and services drive engagement with shoppers and patients, and optimize results.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is an academic medical center located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is the largest employer in Forsyth County with more than 12,500 employees and a total of 173 buildings on 446 acres. The entity includes Wake Forest Baptist Health—its clinical enterprise, Wake Forest School of Medicine—its teaching and research arm, and Wake Forest Innovations—its operating division that drives innovation through partnerships, education, licensing, and start-ups.

The medical center is ranked for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report as among the nation’s best hospitals in seven areas: Cancer, Ear, Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology.