Flare Capital Team Updates…

Venture capital firms must be staffed to align with the market opportunities they are pursuing and to provide depth of resources to effectively partner with entrepreneurs. With that in mind, we are particularly excited to welcome our newest Executive Partner, Chris Hocevar, to the Flare Capital team.

Across a very distinguished career building leading healthcare organizations, Chris brings a wealth of expertise in innovative value-based care models, integrated care, and technology. Most recently, he had a very successful 16-year run at Cigna, ultimately serving as President of their U.S. Business Segment and Specialty Businesses. Chris has been committed to the transformation of the healthcare industry and has already shown to be a great resource for many of our portfolio companies. We are honored to have him on the team.

Importantly, our Executive Partners are lightning rods for great people and investment opportunities. They often serve as the board chairman for some of our portfolio companies (see Bright Health, Cohere Health, Higi). Arguably, one of their greatest contributions is providing the “voice of the customer.” Given their extensive and relevant commercial experiences, our Executive Partners are particularly good at articulating product / market fit in what is now a rapidly changing healthcare technology sector.

Another recent development which we are all excited about is that one of my partners, Dan Gebremedhin, was recognized by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) as one of only three “Rising Stars” this past week. The NVCA, which advocates on behalf of (Read more...)