Active Investments

Beckon

Private

Luxe

Private

6Sense

Private

Dynamic Signal

Private

Personal Capital

Private

SmartBiz

Private

Awarepoint

Private

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 markets and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, including 6Sense, Luxe, Beckon, SmartBiz Loans, Inrix, Personal Capital and Dynamic Signal.  Past investments include Vocera (NYSE:VCRA),  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

Luxe

6Sense

Dynamic Signal

Personal Capital

SmartBiz

Awarepoint

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