Corporate VC Merck Global Health Innovation Fund names new MD

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Corporate venture capital investor Merck Global Health Innovation Fund (Merck GHI) has named Joel Krikston as a managing director.

Krikston will focus on digital healthcare innovations related to pharmaceutical company Merck & Co’s business areas.

Krikston previously at fellow corporate VC at Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation.

Merck GHI has $500m under management and provides growth capital to emerging healthcare technology companies worldwide while aiming to leverage the R&D-based, resources of its parent.

Since late 2010, Merck GHI has made over 20 investments in digital health companies.

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