Healthcare

BVP has invested in healthcare-related companies for more than two decades. Drawing on our investors’ experience in medicine, science, information technology, and management, BVP has backed developers of innovative therapeutics - Isis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ISIP) and Sirtris (NASDAQ:SIRT); providers of healthcare service - VistaCare (NASDAQ:VSTA) and U.S.

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Team

Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli

Christopher Gabrieli is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman

Bob Goodman is a Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.

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Vishal Gupta

Vishal Gupta

Based in Bangalore, Vishal Gupta is a Managing Director at BVP.

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Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin

Andrew Hedin joined Bessemer in 2015 as a Senior Associate where he focuses on investments in healthcare.

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Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus

Stephen Kraus is partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and leads up the firm’s healthcare investing activities.

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Aneesha Raghunathan

Aneesha Raghunathan

Aneesha Raghunathan joined Bessemer in 2015 where she focuses on healthcare, financial services and cloud computing investments. 

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Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh

Andrew Walsh joined Bessemer in 2013 as an investor where he focuses on cloud computing, consumer internet and healthcare investments.

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Jordan Windmueller

Jordan Windmueller

Jordan Windmueller is an investor, where he focuses on healthcare, financial technology, cloud computing, and consumer internet.

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Current Companies

AccuVein

AccuVein is a medical device company that uses optical technology to help facilitate venous access. It operates the world's only handheld, non-contact vein illumination solution and is used in over 700 hospitals today.

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2011
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Alcresta Pharmaceuticals

Alcresta Pharmaceuticals develops enzyme-based products for people with gastrointestinal disorders and rare diseases.

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2011
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Allena Pharmaceuticals

Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing and commercializing non-systemic protein therapeutics to treat metabolic and orphan diseases, with a particular focus on nephrologic and urologic conditions.

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2011
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Bright Health

Bright Health is a consumer focused health plan offering simple and affordable health insurance.

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2016
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Cerulean Pharma

Cerulean Pharma Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the design and development of nanopharmaceuticals.   The company went public in April 2014 (NASDAQ: CERU).

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2007
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ClearCare

Cloud-based home care software provider.

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2014
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Docent Health

Docent Health helps health systems transform the patient experience by delivering human-centric care.

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2015
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GetInsured.Com (Fmr VIMO, Inc.)

Provides a comparison platform to help customers find affordable health insurance.

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2005
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Health Essentials

Health Essentials provides post-acute care management services.

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2012
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Medi Assist

MediAssist is a Third Party Administrator of health insurance policies.

Investment Date: 
2011
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Nephroplus

NephroPlus is a well established chain of kidney care clinics that is shaping quality kidney care all over India.

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2011
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Oxagen Ltd.

Oxagen is focused on becoming a significant biopharmaceutical company, developing a pipeline of novel drugs to treat inflammatory diseases, initially asthma.

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2005
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Proteon Therapeutics

Proteon Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, first-in-class pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with renal and vascular diseases.

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2009
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Remedinet

Remedinet Technologies is a leading provider of software solutions focused on healthcare information exchange and authentication.

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2013
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RockHealth

Rock Health is a seed fund and startup accelerator focused on digital healthcare companies.

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2015
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Verastem

Verastem is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel drugs that selectively target cancer stem cells. In January 2012, Verastem went public (NASDAQ: VSTM).

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2010
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Welltok

A health optimization platform that is revolutionizing the way population health managers align consumer actions and behaviors with the right incentives and rewards.

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2014
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Past Companies

Acceleron Pharma, Inc.

A biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics to modulate the growth of tissues including bone and muscle.

Investment Date: 
2007
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2014
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AffyMax

Affymax is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing novel drugs to improve the treatment of serious and often life-threatening conditions.  Affymax (NASDAQ: AFFY) went public in 2006.

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2005
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2013
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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts provides innovative solutions such as Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company went public in July 1999 (NASDAQ:MDRX).

Investment Date: 
1988
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1999
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Alnara Pharmaceuticals (acq. by Eli Lilly)

Develops non-systemic, protein therapeutics to treat metabolic and inflammatory diseases. In 2010 it was acquired by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY).

Investment Date: 
2008
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2010
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Arris Pharmaceuticals

Used high-throughput computer screening to develop drugs more quickly.

Investment Date: 
1992
Exit Year: 
1998
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Aveo Pharmaceuticals

Aveo Pharmaceuticals integrates a proprietary cancer biology platform with drug development and commercial expertise in its efforts to discover and develop targeted cancer therapeutics.

Investment Date: 
2007
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2010
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Circadian

Manufacturer of computer-based medical diagnostic equipment.

Investment Date: 
1981
Exit Year: 
1985
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DocuTAP

DocuTAP provides electronic medical record, practice management software and revenue cycle services for urgent care centers.  The company was acquired by Warburg Pincus in 2016.

Investment Date: 
2013
Exit Year: 
2016
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Enzytech (acq. by Alkermes)

Developed mechanisms to deliver smaller doses of drugs specifically to their targets.

Investment Date: 
1987
Exit Year: 
1993
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Epic Therapeutics (acq. by Baxter Healthcare)

Produced proprietary drug-delivery technology for the development of safe and practical biopharmaceuticals.

Investment Date: 
1999
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2002
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EPIX Pharmaceuticals

Develops imaging agents for use in MRIs.

Investment Date: 
1994
Exit Year: 
1997
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Flex Pharma

Developing novel treatments for muscle cramps and spasms by halting repetitive firing of motor neurons.  In January 2015, Flex Pharma went public (NASDAQ: FLKS).

Investment Date: 
2014
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2015
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GMIS

Developed software that facilitated the medical insurance payment process by translating medical terms into codes.

Investment Date: 
1984
Exit Year: 
1991
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Immulogic Pharmaceuticals

Developer of treatments for allergies and auto-immune diseases.

Investment Date: 
1988
Exit Year: 
1991
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IPC The Hospitalist Company

IPC is the nation's leading national physician group practice focused on the delivery of hospital medicine and related facility-based services.

Investment Date: 
1998
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2008
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ISIS Pharmaceuticals

Isis is the leader in antisense drug development with a broad pipeline of drugs that are applicable to many different disease targets.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1991
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KCM Biomedical

An investor in biotech companies.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
2004
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Liazon

Liazon is the leading private benefit exchange provider for small and medium sized businesses.  In November 2013, Liazon was acquired by Towers Watson & Co. (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW).

Investment Date: 
2012
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2013
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Myco Pharmaceuticals (acq. by Millennium)

Developer of anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer compounds.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1996
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Netsmart Technologies

The trusted partner for health and human services' largest connected community of providers and payers, Netsmart provides comprehensive financial, clinical and management solutions for healthcare delivery organizations. In June 2010 it was acquired by Genstar Capital.

Investment Date: 
2007
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2010
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Oclassen Pharmaceuticals

Developer of innovative therapeutics.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1997
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Opta Food Ingredients

Maker of food additives founded in 1987 as part of Enzytech, a biopharmaceutical research company.

Investment Date: 
1991
Exit Year: 
1992
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OvaScience, Inc.

OvaSciences is a healthcare company focused on improving fertility. Ovascience (NASDAQ: OVAS) started trading on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) in November 2012 and listed on the Nasdaq in April 2013.

Investment Date: 
2011
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2015
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Oximetrix (acq. by Abbott)

Medical-device manufacturer.

Investment Date: 
1978
Exit Year: 
1985
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PerSeptive Biosystems

Developed and manufactured an integrated system that reduced the time and cost of drug discoveries.

Investment Date: 
1989
Exit Year: 
1992
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SciQuest.com

Develops software and services that streamline  lab-supply purchases and lab-operations management.

Investment Date: 
1998
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1999
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Sirtris Pharmaceuticals

A biopharmaceutical firm developing enzymes that activate our natural defenses against disease.

Investment Date: 
2006
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2007
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Stromedix (acq. by Biogen)

Stromedix's initial focus is on chronic indications and plans to leverage its expertise and expand its therapeutic pipeline into related settings such as acute organ failure and cancer.  In 2012, Stromedix was acquired by Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB).

Investment Date: 
2008
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2012
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Transave Inhalation Biopharmaceuticals

Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ: INSM) is a development stage biopharmaceutical company with expertise in proprietary, advanced liposomal technology designed specifically for inhalation lung delivery.

Investment Date: 
2007
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2014
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TravCorps

TravCorps provides healthcare professionals for temporary and permanent assignments. Today, TravCorps provides registered nurses to more than 2,500 healthcare facilities across the U.S. and the Caribbean.

Investment Date: 
1995
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1999
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VistaCare

A leading hospice care provider.

Investment Date: 
1995
Exit Year: 
2002
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