In addition to investing on behalf of traditional institutional investors, we work in a process-driven manner with a wonderful group of some of the country's largest and most influential strategic healthcare investors and a great mix of more than 50 current and former C-Suite executives and board members from across the healthcare ecosystem who are personally invested in our fund and success. Collectively, our investors represent organizations that provide health insurance to more than 140 million Americans, operate almost 300 hospitals, provide pharmacy and PBM services to more than 75% of all Americans, and sell software and services to every major health system in the United States. These organizations and individuals are market leaders and/or have helped create a number of the most important and innovative new market segments in healthcare software and services. We leverage these relationships to help our portfolio companies build and grow.
Our Principals have significant experience working with strategic investors, and these types of relationships have meaningfully contributed to practically every company and every investment with whom we have ever partnered. We interact with a broad group of their senior executives and emerging leaders to understand their strategy, priorities, and challenges as organizations and across functional areas. We track and monitor relevant themes and companies across the sector for them, and we help them identify the right innovative themes and companies to adopt — and at the right time. These types of deep, symbiotic partnerships have, in turn, been integral to our past successes. They inform some of the key themes in which we invest, refer us to investment opportunities, assist us with diligence, provide product development guidance to our portfolio companies, help us build teams for our portfolio companies, and drive revenue to our portfolio companies. Our relationships have meaningfully contributed to every company and every investment with whom we have ever partnered.
Best Practices for Internal Investment Programs
Over the course of our careers, our Principals have been fortunate to have invested on behalf of more than 40 strategic investors and to have built venture and innovation efforts from the inside on behalf of some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. In the process, we have learned a number of valuable lessons about how to make innovation work within large organizations and about the role strong external partnerships can play in successful innovation. We distilled some of these learnings into the link below: