At Flare Capital, we do more than simply provide capital for early stage and emerging healthcare technology companies. We partner with the most creative and passionate entrepreneurs aspiring to reinvent the business of healthcare. Together we work to build transformational companies that will profoundly improve the delivery and quality of healthcare while reducing costs.
In 2014, Michael and Bill came together with the vision to build the leading dedicated healthcare technology venture capital firm. Both had started successful venture firms earlier in their careers and had a shared perspective on what the market now needed. As the “business of healthcare” is being transformed, there are significant opportunities to create important and enduring new healthcare technology companies. Given the complexity of this sector, a focused investment strategy with an experienced, committed team is required, and thus Flare Capital was launched. The firm is comprised of a number of proven healthcare technology investors with both deep industry knowledge and venture capital experience alongside accomplished operating executives of leading healthcare organizations.
Our Executive Partners have substantial operating experience and our Industry Advisory Board includes many of the brightest healthcare minds with unique perspectives from across the industry. Together they provide critical insights and points of connectivity for our team at Flare Capital and are a tremendous resource for our entrepreneurs. Our Flare Scholars are professionals from preeminent healthcare companies and students from academic institutions across the country who scout interesting people and investment opportunities for us while learning about venture capital.
We have hand-assembled some of the most successful healthcare organizations, leading family offices, pension funds and investment companies as investors. At Flare Capital, we are privileged to partner with and have unparalleled access to leading innovative healthcare providers, payers, medical device companies, laboratory services provider, healthcare retailer, and one of the largest owners of healthcare campuses. Our investors have an enormous footprint in healthcare and are on the forefront of healthcare innovation.
We invest across the United States, recognizing that healthcare technology innovation is occurring in many cities around the country. While we consider ourselves principally early stage investors, we are full lifecycle investors. We partner with our entrepreneurs across the entire journey of company building. We are committed to our entrepreneurs and to being their first call, as we work closely and patiently through all strategic issues confronting our companies, maximizing their probability of success. In particular, we are very focused on assisting with recruiting and securing early customer validation and revenues.
Starting and then scaling a successful healthcare technology company is hard. Careful and thoughtful financing strategies need to map to detailed product development timelines and other commercial milestones. We closely collaborate with our entrepreneurs to ensure that they have critical access to the best resources as the business scales. We relentlessly strive to be a true partner and to deliver extraordinary value to our entrepreneurs to enable them to build market leading, transformational businesses.