Angela Dotson, COO of Alta Science LTD and CEO & Founder of Blake Brooke Ventures
As it is often said, “The best protection a woman can have is, Courage”, and it is her courage that stands to be the formidable armor with which a woman can shield herself and others against all vulnerabilities, alleviate them of afflictions. The life story of Angela Dotson, one of the brightest luminaries in the firmament of healthcare, embodies the power of courage, strength, and perseverance, defining the spirit of a true woman.
In her roles as a doting mother and an impassioned businesswoman, Angela’s journey was never a cakewalk. As a single mother, she worked against all odds, defied codes, and marched forward with a dogged determination that redefined the paradigm of women’s power in creating a difference in the world of business.
Angela’s entrepreneurial journey stemming from a deeply personal experience brought her closer to the intricacies and limitations of the healthcare industry, at a very tender age. Witnessing her uncle’s horrific car accident and her family, subsequently grappling with the challenges of accessing proper healthcare in the rural community of Southwest Virginia, ignited within her a zeal to transform healthcare, making it accessible and affordable to all. “Living in a rural area, I also saw the challenges everyone faced with access to proper healthcare and innovative technology. I wanted to change this, I wanted to help my uncle, my family and anyone else who needed help”, reiterates the entrepreneur.
Venturing into Med Tech: A Lifelong Passion
Angela’s coming into the medical business was not due to a sudden flash of inspiration; rather it was purely born out of her real-life experience that she wanted to change so vigorously. “I knew it was what I wanted to do when I grew up and could have the opportunity to do so. It wasn’t your typical childhood ‘What I want to be when I grow up’ dream, but it was mine,” Angela shares. She wanted to protect everyone from the sufferings that her family went through due to the lack of resources and available access to innovation and bring about the change, which she conceived in her childhood. Angela Dotson’s journey of entrepreneurship was more of a ‘calling’ to heal than a lucrative career option.
Driven by a strong sense of purpose and years working in the medical device space, fast forward to 2021, Angela founded her standalone entity BlakeBrooke Ventures. The company was formed with a clear vision to invest in the Med Tech sector and help the healthcare industry with resources and technologies to elevate patient care. By leveraging the power of high-end technologies, the company has helped bring forth some innovative medical solutions that have created a wave in the healthcare ecosystem. Today, Angela celebrates having a rich portfolio working with over twelve of the most reputed start-up companies in the med-tech space, each addressing different facets of the medical field, from Vascular and Cardiology to ENT, Arterial, and Women’s Health. Angela’s commitment to bringing novel and advanced medical technologies to the forefront underscores her dedication to ensuring that every patient across the globe has equal access to the best possible care.
Revolutionizing Women’s Health with Alta Science LTD
At AltaScience, Angela and her team are rewriting the narrative on permanent contraception with the revolutionary AltaSeal device. A beacon of hope, AltaSeal offers a one-stop solution to women seeking a safe, secure, and enduring contraceptive method. A minimally invasive, 30-minute in-office procedure, AltaSeal eliminates the need for downtime, hormones, or general anesthesia. Covered by most of the insurances, AltaSeal will be financially feasible for women belonging to different strata of society. Angela’s dedication to women’s health and her unwavering mission to make advanced healthcare options accessible to all is evident in AltaScience’s innovative approach.
Angela gracefully balances her dual roles as the President and Founder of Blake Brooke Ventures and the COO of AltaScience LTD. This synergy of positions affords her the privilege of learning from brilliant minds in the field, enables her to gain a greater insight into the Med Tech world, and builds connections with investors who may share her passion for innovation in healthcare.
Leadership that Inspires
“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” – Sheryl Sandberg. Angel Dotson’s extraordinary leadership style is rooted in her mentorship and collaborative approach. As a leader, she breaks the glass ceilings of corporate hierarchy and engages all in the process of growth and evolution. Through her consultative leadership, Angela strives to empower her team and foster a culture of teamwork and shared success, reinforcing that leadership is about collective achievement and commitment to the common goal.
Overcoming Challenges with Innovation
Every entrepreneurial journey is fraught with challenges, and Angela Dotson’s path was no exception. The uphill task of fundraising for Alta Science in the marginalized Women’s Health sector posed a formidable obstacle for her. But nothing could stand as an impediment to her path of success and her innovative solutions such as setting up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for small investors, have paved the way for more inclusive investment. Not only has this approach secured much-needed funds, but it has also empowered women to enter the investment arena, dismantling traditional barriers.
Education of women’s health has been another cornerstone of Angela’s strategy, slowly breaking down the taboos surrounding women’s health and the broader healthcare sector.
The Power of Motherhood
Beyond her entrepreneurial pursuit, what Angela treasures the most is her motherhood. Her experiences with infertility, endometriosis, and the tragic loss of her first daughter, Audrey Blake, have shaped her into a woman of extraordinary strength and resilience. These experiences have only deepened her commitment to women’s health and her understanding of the remarkable capacity of women to overcome adversity. Angela believes that, like countless mothers, she simply wakes up every day and “makes it happen”. Reflecting on her journey so far, Angela chuckles judiciously, “We just do it! It is every woman’s life, it’s how we were created, to truly be a superwoman”.
Envisioning a Better Future: Bridging the Gap in Healthcare
Looking ahead, Angela envisions a future that extends much beyond her success. She dreams of a healthcare sector where everyone has access to a world-class medical facility, regardless of geography or socioeconomic status. She hopes that investors will broaden their horizons and invest in sectors that can bring veritable transformation in the medical industry.
Her aspiration for BlakeBrooke and AltaScience Ltd contemplates a noble and far-reaching effect on humanity. For BlakeBrooke Ventures, she envisions becoming one of the most notable contributors to healthcare innovation, supporting and mentoring other women entrepreneurs in the Med Tech investment space. For AltaScience LTD, her goal is to become the market leader in permanent contraception, ensuring that all women, regardless of their background, have access to this ground breaking technology.
Angela’s journey is not just her own; it’s an inspiration to every such individual who believes that a better, more accessible healthcare future is imminent and within reach.
As she continues to pioneer change in the healthcare ecosystem, Angela’s legacy will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the world of healthcare, and her unwavering dedication to her vision will inspire generations to come.