Prior to co-founding Initiate, Iana spent four years at GE Ventures, one of the most active, healthcare focused venture funds in the U.S. While at GE Ventures, she was responsible for executing investments in healthcare technology startups spanning predictive analytics (AI/ML), genomics, clinical trial & RWE, novel payment & insurance platforms, and new models of care.
Before joining GE Ventures, Iana was with ProCure Treatment Centers. At ProCure she helped develop and operate the most extensive network of radiation (proton) therapy centers in the United States. During her tenure there, the company raised more than $700M in capital and secured strategic investments from large healthcare systems and independent physician groups. After leaving ProCure, she joined Alvarez & Marsal’s Healthcare Group, where she focused on helping private equity firms evaluate potential investments and improve operations at their existing healthcare services and technology portfolio companies.
Iana has served on multiple private and not-for-profit boards. She is the recipient of a variety of awards and is a frequent speaker and panelist at leading industry events. She earned her MBA from Columbia University and received her bachelor’s degree, with honors, also from Columbia University.