Active Investments

Auditoria.AI

Private

Luma

Private

Nightfall

Private

Contract Wrangler

Private

Socrates AI

Private

6Sense

Private

Dynamic Signal

Private

SmartBiz

Private

INRIX

Private

Alumni Investments

Evident.io

Acquired by Palo Alto Networks

Personal Capital

Acquired by Empower Retirement

Redbeacon

Acquired by Home Depot

SlideShare

Acquired by LinkedIn

Tudou

Acquired by Youku

ADiFY

Acquired by Cox Enterprises

DATAllegro

Acquired by Microsoft

Retail Solutions

Acquired by IRi

Vocera

Public (NYSE: VCRA)

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, AI/ML, FinTech
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 FinTech and currently serves on the Board of Directors of several companies including 6Sense, Auditoria.ai, Dynamic Signal, Nightfall, Socrates.ai, SmartBiz Loans, and INRIX. Past investments include Personal Capital (acquired by Empower Financial), 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. Brian received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Prior board seats: Personal Capital, Evident.io, Velocloud, Vocera, Atrenta, SlideShare, Tudou, Red Beacon, Adify, Datallegro, Unicru, WineryExchange

 

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Active Companies

Auditoria.AI

Auditoria helps modern Finance teams accelerate finance transformation and improve cash performance using cutting-edge AI and Automation.

Luma

Empowering people to earn an income doing what they love.

Nightfall

Contract Wrangler

Socrates AI

Intelligent assistant for the enterprise

6Sense

Dynamic Signal

SmartBiz

INRIX

Alumni Companies

Evident.io

Personal Capital

Digital Wealth Management: financial planning tools and investment management services.

Redbeacon

SlideShare

Tudou

ADiFY

DATAllegro

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

Atrenta

RelayHealth

Unicru

Winery Exchange

Fogdog Sports