Sam Brasch

Sam Brasch joined Kaiser Permanente Ventures as senior managing director. He has returned to lead the corporate venture fund’s activities after serving as a venture partner at New Leaf Venture Partners and as a senior advisor to Health Catalyst.

Sam’s health care industry experience spans more than two decades. During his tenure at Kaiser Permanente Ventures from 2011 to 2014, Sam led the group’s investments in iRhythm Technologies, Health Catalyst, and Nordic Consulting, and other companies. Earlier in his career, Sam was a vice president with Frazier Healthcare Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, and a senior manager with Medtronic’s U.S. and European offices. Sam has also worked in multiple healthcare technology start-ups. He began his career as a management consultant with APM/CSC Healthcare.

Sam received his bachelor of arts in Public Policy from Stanford University and an MBA with a focus on Health Care Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Past Appearances

Bay Area Ventures: November 26, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Joshua Levin (Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, OpenInvest) and Jason Gardner (Founder, CEO, Marqeta) on the Monday, November 26, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 26, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: November 19, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Peter Eidelman (Partner, FLG Partners) and Luis Perez (Entrepreneur, Remoov) on the Monday, November 19, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: November 5, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Janiene Ullrich (Executive Vice President, Direct to Consumer, The Family Coppola) on the Monday, November 5, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 5, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: October 15, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Herb Fockler (Member; Adjunct Professor, University of California at Berkeley Law School, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) on the Monday, October 15, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: October 8, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Clarissa Shen (COO, Udacity) and Farhad Farahbakhshian (CEO and Co-Founder, NAKED LABS) on the Monday, October 8, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, October 8, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: September 10, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Sara Schaer (Cofounder and CEO, Kango) and Mike Sha (Co-Founder and CEO, SigFig) on the Monday, September 10, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: May 28, 2018

Hosts Chris Tsakalakis, Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Memorial Day Marathon (Check out siriusxm.com for more info, See You Next Week!) on the Monday, May 28, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, May 28, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: May 21, 2018

Host Sam Brasch is joined by Anya Schiess (General Partner, Healthy Ventures), Deborah Kilpatrick (CEO, Evidation Health), and Christine Lemke (President and Co-founder, Evidation Health) on the Monday, May 21, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: May 14, 2018

Hosts Chris Tsakalakis, Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are featured on the Monday, May 14, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, May 14, 2018

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Sam Brasch joined Kaiser Permanente Ventures as senior managing director. He has returned to lead the corporate venture fund’s activities after serving as a venture partner at New Leaf Venture Partners and as a senior advisor to Health Catalyst. Sam’s health care industry experience spans more than two decades. DuringRead More

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