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Dr. William Paiva

Managing Partner

OLSF Ventures

Dr. William Paiva is the Managing Partner of OLSF Ventures, an early-stage health care fund, operational in the State of Oklahoma for 21 years.  Many of Oklahoma’s most successful health care companies trace their roots back to OLSF Ventures. Prior to OLSF, he was a partner with Sevin Rosen Funds, a fund with over $2 billion under management. Over his career, Dr. Paiva’s portfolio companies have raised over $400 million in venture capital funding, closed over $2 billion in corporate co-development funding, and realized exits over $1.5 billion. In parallel and over the last six years, Dr. Paiva stood up Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Systems Innovation. The Center is focused on transforming rural and Native America health through the implementation of innovative care delivery and IT solutions.  Since inception, the Center has grown to 24 employees and is the US’s largest center focused in rural and Native American health. Dr. Paiva previously served as Senior Vice President at PreferUS Health Care, Shanghai, China, that is deploying spine, orthopedic, and cardiac centers throughout China.  He also served as a management consultant at Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath.  Dr. Paiva was an investment banking associate at JP Morgan in New York, providing strategic and investment banking advisory services to Fortune 100 healthcare companies. Dr. Paiva holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Oklahoma; an MBA from Dartmouth College's Amos Tuck School of Business; and completed an international finance program at the London School of Business.