Dr. Howard Krein, Joe Biden’s son-in-law, has been advising the Biden’s campaign for president on its response to the Covid19 pandemic. At the same time Krein’s venture capital business has been seeking investment opportunities in health care startups that offer solutions to the Covid19 pandemic.
In March, as Covid19 began spreading across the U.S., StartUp Health began soliciting pitches from entrepreneurs with products that addressed the outbreak.
The next month Krein began participating in daily calls to brief Joe Biden on health policy during the Covid19 pandemic.
“StartUp Health is putting the full support of its platform and network behind building a post-Covid world that uses technology and entrepreneurial ingenuity to improve health outcomes,” the firm said at the time.
The company announced a desire to invest $1 million across 10 startups with coronavirus applications within 30 days.
Former US Attorney Joe DiGenova and his hosts discussed Biden’s son-in-law and the blaring conflict of interest a situation like this may present, this week on Mornings on the Mall.