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Bill Taranto on Merck’s Global Health Innovation (GHI) Fund and Using Multiple Assets with Groundbreaking Technology to Solve Major Digital Health Problems

June 21, 2022


When Bill Taranto pitched the Global Health Innovation (GHI) Fund, he envisioned an independent venture that mimicked a private firm but maintained the backing and power of a big health company. The Fund's partnership with Merck allows them to make groundbreaking investments in the digital health space. Following what is often known as "ecosystem investing," the GHI Fund matches two or more companies, each solving a portion of a healthcare problem, to solve the issue effectively and thoroughly. In addition, GHI maintains a strong focus on the future of healthcare, including patient identification and aggregation as well as data security, integration, analytics, and informatics. Boasting a success rate of over 95%, Bill talks about GHI's mission to scale companies using an integrated approach, data science, and revolutionary technology.


Bill Taranto

President and Founding Partner

GHI Fund

Bill Taranto is President of the GHI Fund and founding partner since its inception in 2010. Bill has more than 30 years of healthcare experience including over 20 years of healthcare investing. In addition to his experience in venture investing, Bill has more than a decade of management operations experience. Today, Bill is the Chairman of the Merck Innovative Ventures Board, a group that manages the identification and funding of portfolio businesses. He is also Chairman of the GHI Fund LLC Management Board. Prior to joining Merck, Bill spent eighteen years at Johnson & Johnson in various venture capital, marketing, sales, and business development roles. Before J&J, Bill spent eight years in investment banking. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.

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