After watching and listening to Dr. Rahhal's many episodes hosting the OIS Retina Podcast we joined him in this week's installment. Firas was having so much fun talking ophthalmic innovation with his other guests we wanted to get in on the action.
Our wide-ranging discussion touched on everything from the history and formation of ExSight, how we operate with two very busy vitreoretinal surgeons, our investment process, a pair of portfolio companies, and much more. The conversation lasted nearly an hour but it wasn't enough to mention all of the outstanding portfolio companies and teams, our investors, advisors, and founding members. Hopefully we'll have a chance to do a deeper dive at some point. We hope you enjoy the conversation.
The below is taken from an update we shared with our investors, portfolio companies, and friends as 2020 came to a close. We share some of these reflections here as well. We're hopeful and optimistic that 2021 will bring much more positivity and wish everyone well in the new year.
As so many of us do today, we are reflecting on the past year. 2020 was a historic and tragic year by any measure though not without silver linings. We're focusing on several positive accomplishments and critical milestones as we enter a new year.
These accomplishments helped us find many silver linings and remain positive throughout the year. We thank the teams of each of these companies and all of our portfolio companies for their tenacity, perseverance, and dedication to advancing ophthalmic innovation.