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: March 11, 2019

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Christine Heckart (CEO, Scalyr) and Kim Wilford (General Counsel, GoFundMe) on the Monday, March 11, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, March 11, 2019

Bay Area Ventures: March 4, 2019

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Mark Hinds (CEO, RGT – Resonant Technologies Group) and Aaron Ratner (Managing Director, Ultra Capital) on the Monday, March 4, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, March 4, 2019

Bay Area Ventures: February 25, 2019

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Anne Devereux-Mills (Founder, Parlay House) and Anthemos Georgiades (Co-Founder and CEO, Zumper) on the Monday, February 25, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Bay Area Ventures: February 4, 2019

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Roland Vandermeer (Chief Operating Officer, Resonance Technology Group) on the Monday, February 4, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Bay Area Ventures: January 7, 2019

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Trevor Martin (CEO, Mammoth Biosciences) and Owen Thomas (Business Editor, San Francisco Chronicle) on the Monday, January 7, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, January 7, 2019

Bay Area Ventures: December 10, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Ryder Pearce (CEO, Founder, YoGov), Randy Day (CEO, Perdue Farms), and Sofia Elizondo (Cofounder and COO, Brightseed) on the Monday, December 10, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Bay Area Ventures: December 3, 2018

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Carey Lai (Managing Director, Conductive Ventures) and Jason Brown (Co-Founder and CEO, Tally) on the Monday, December 3, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, December 3, 2018

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 (CEO, Remoov) on the Monday, November 19, 2018 edition of Bay Area Ventures.Read More

Air Date: Monday, November 19, 2018

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Bay Area Ventures: March 18, 2019 Episode Featured ImageBay Area Ventures: March 18, 2019

Hosts Sam Brasch, Doug Collom, and Irina Yuen are joined by Kash Mathur (Chief Operating Officer, Chewse), Linda Crawford (Chief Executive Officer, Helpshift), and Owen Thomas (Business Editor, San Francisco Chronicle) on the Monday, March 18, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.

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