Black Opal Venture co-founders and managing directors Tara Bishop (L) and Eileen Tanghal

For­mer col­lege room­mates com­bine health and tech back­grounds to raise $58M for new fund

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Three decades af­ter meet­ing as fresh­men study­ing en­gi­neer­ing at the Mass­a­chu­setts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy, Eileen Tang­hal and Tara Bish­op teamed up to raise a new health tech ven­ture fund.

The col­lege room­mates an­nounced ear­li­er this month that they’d raised $58 mil­lion to date for their firm Black Opal Ven­tures from in­vestors that in­clud­ed Eli Lil­ly, At­lantic Health Sys­tem Ven­ture Stu­dio and Bank of Amer­i­ca to in­vest in ear­ly-stage health tech star­tups.

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