Active Investments

Beckon

Private

Luxe

Private

6Sense

Private

Dynamic Signal

Private

Personal Capital

Private

Better Finance

Private

Awarepoint

Private

Good Technology

Acquired by Visto

INRIX

Private

Retail Solutions

Private

Vocera

Public (NYSE: VCRA)

Alumni Investments

Redbeacon

Acquired by Home Depot

SlideShare

Acquired by LinkedIn

Tudou

Acquired by Youku

ADiFY

Acquired by Cox Enterprises

DATAllegro

Acquired by Microsoft

Atrenta

Acquired by Synopsys

RelayHealth

Acquired by McKesson

Unicru

Acquired by Kronos

Winery Exchange

Acquired by Financial Buyers

Fogdog Sports

Acquired by GSI Commerce

Brian Ascher Partner

Focus Areas: SaaS & Enterprise, Finance and Payments, “Intelligent Software”, Consumer
Location: Palo Alto

Brian Ascher joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow and is currently a Partner based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office. Brian invests broadly across enterprise and consumer internet markets.  Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including Vocera (NYSE:VCRA), Better Finance, Retail Solutions, Inrix, Personal Capital and Dynamic Signal.  Past investments include ADiFY (acquired by Cox Enterprises), DATAllegro (acquired by Microsoft), Atrenta (acquired by Synopsys), Redbeacon (acquired by Home Depot), Tudou (acquired by Youku), RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson) and Unicru (acquired by Kronos). Prior to Venrock, Brian was a Senior Product Manager at Intuit responsible for Quicken and Quicken.com, and earlier in his career was a Strategy Consultant at the Monitor Group.  Brian has been named to the Forbes Midas List multiple times, for the VCs who have backed the most profitable winners in the last four years.  Brian received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

 

Active Companies

Beckon

Beckon was founded in 2011 with a mission to create elegant, intuitive software to help marketers understand and beautifully communicate the business impact of everything they do.

Luxe

Founded and based in San Francisco, Luxe is a new service that sends valets to park for you, wherever you are - it’s fast, affordable and convenient.

6Sense

Dynamic Signal

Personal Capital

Better Finance

Better Finance offers a unique consumer-centric payments solution through its partnership with recurring billers, and at its website www.betterfinance.me.

Awarepoint

Good Technology

INRIX

Retail Solutions

Retail Solutions develops and delivers a comprehensive suite of Software-as-a-Service solutions that turn retailer data into actionable visibility into the store and onto the shelf.

Vocera

Alumni Companies

Redbeacon

SlideShare

Tudou

ADiFY

DATAllegro

Atrenta

RelayHealth

Unicru

Winery Exchange

Fogdog Sports