Bill Geary

Co-Founder and General Partner

My obsession with healthcare originated as a child growing up in public housing watching my father check in and out of Boston hospitals with a chronic heart condition who passed away shortly after my first year of college. It’s an extraordinary privilege to partner closely alongside entrepreneurs committed to improving our system’s shortfalls focused on ensuring accessible, affordable, and equitable care - and to be there for them supporting all aspects of their company-build journey in order to make a difference.

Bill is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Flare Capital Partners. Prior to helping start Flare in 2013, Bill was with North Bridge Venture Partners since inception in 1994.

During Bill’s nearly 30-year tenure investing in young and emerging healthcare technology companies, he has served on the Boards of numerous industry-leading companies, actively helping and working closely with founders and management. His current and prior Flare Capital Board and Observer seats include Aetion, BeMe Health, Bright Health, ClearDATA, Curisium (acquired by Health Verity), Health Reveal (acquired by Accolade), SmarterDx, Suki, Tausight, Valence Health (acquired by Evolent Health), and VisitPay (acquired by R1).

Bill holds a BS from Boston College Carroll School of Management and an MPH in Epidemiology from Harvard Chan School of Public Health. He has served Boston College in a variety of capacities, including former Chair of the Board of Trustees and former member of its Investment & Endowment Committee. Additionally, Bill has been Chair of the Parents Committee of Duke University and Chair of the Parents Advisory Board of Stanford University.

He served on the Board of Trustees of the MGH Institute of Health Professions, was appointed by former Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to the Oversight Council of the Center for Health Information and Analysis, and is on the Advisory Council of the Department of Biomedical Informatics of Harvard Medical School.