About

My Professional bio:

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 andQuicken.com, and earlier in his career was a Strategy Consultant at the Monitor Group.  Brian has been named to the Forbes Midas Listmultiple 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.

Places I’ve surfed:  Mexico, Costa Rica, Fiji, Australia, Hawaii.

Next surf trip:  Indonesia

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