Guided by Early Life Experiences, Flare Capital’s Geary Committed to Finding Ways to Fix Healthcare

Guided by Early Life Experiences, Flare Capital’s Geary Committed to Finding Ways to Fix Healthcare

EPISODE 83

Geary Shares What Drives Him to Invest in Healthcare

Few VCs have been investing in health IT companies longer than Bill Geary, cofounder and partner of Flare Capital Partners, one of the more prolific investors in this arena.

In this podcast interview, Geary, who serves as co-chair of the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit, explains how a very personal – and ultimately traumatic – experience with the healthcare system made a permanent impression upon him.

Geary says he taps into that experience as he assesses every potential investment in companies that promise to improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.

This insight has enabled him to build a powerful portfolio of healthcare technology investments.

That investing experience aids Geary in helping to develop the program for the November 30 Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit in Boston. Robert Mittendorff, MD, of Norwest Venture Partners, serves as our other co-chair.

In this interview, Geary hits upon a few highlights from the daylong agenda including a highly anticipated conversation between two leaders in artificial intelligence – Atul Butte, MD, PhD, of University of California, San Francisco and Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, chief technology officer, SVP of engineering at Harvard Medical School.

Podcast Guest

Bill Geary

Bill Geary

Cofounder & Partner

Flare Capital Partners

Bill is a Cofounder and Partner at Flare Capital Partners, a team of proven healthcare technology venture capital investors known for delivering unrivaled strategic industry resources, insight and a total commitment to the success of the entrepreneurs with whom we have the privilege of partnering. Current and prior investments include Aetion, Bright Health, Circulation, HealthReveal, Health Verity, Valence Health (Evolent Health), ClearDATA, Iora Health, Welltok, Humedica (Optum Analytics), Explorys (IBM), Connance, Rise Health (Best Doctors/Teladoc), Pharmetrics (IMS Health) and eBenX (ADP). Prior to cofounding Flare Capital Partners in 2013, Bill was with North Bridge Venture Partners since its inception in 1994. Bill served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at Boston College, Chair of the Parents Advisory Board at Stanford University and Chair of the Parents Committee at Duke University. Additionally, Bill is on the Board of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, the Oversight Council of the Center for Health Information and Analysis and serves on the Advisory Council of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.

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