Brian Ascher

Partner at Venrock Associates

Brian Ascher

Brian Ascher

Partner at Venrock Associates

Overview
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Primary Location

Palo Alto, CA, United States

Number of Boards

26

Birthday

1968

Age

53

Number of Awards

4

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Co-Founder & Chairman at Castlight Health, Inc.

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Partner-Early Enterprise at Lightspeed India Partners Advisors LLP

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Co-Founder at Dynamic Signal, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at Personal Capital Advisors Corp.

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General Partner, Owner at Crosslink Capital, Inc.

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Partner at Venrock Associates

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Chief Financial Officer at Venrock Associates

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Co-Founder at Beckon, Inc.

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Co-Founder at INRIX, Inc.

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General Counsel at Venrock Associates

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Brian Ascher
Partner at Venrock Associates
Education
M.B.A.

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

The Society of Kauffman Fellows is a network of venture capitalists operating at 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital.

Career History
Partner
2007 - Current

VR Management LLC specializes in capital investment focuses on technology and health care sectors. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Partner
1998 - Current

Venrock Associates invest in companies located in the US. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of technology and healthcare sectors. They provides financing for early and later stage capital requirements.

Friend of Fitz
Current

Fitz Gate Ventures LP invests primarily in startups founded, managed, or owned by Princeton alumni, faculty, or students in the US. The fund targets companies operating across a broad range of sectors. It provides financing for seed and early stage capital requirements with an investment size of $250,000. It makes follow-on investments and considers co-investments with other angel investors and venture capital firms. It also acts as a lead investor.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2015 - Current

Luxe Valet, Inc. provides parking solutions for employees. Its free application is available on iPhone, transforms parking from a necessary evil to a daily highlight. The firm’s technology platform that monitors every step of the process from drop-off to pick-up. The company was founded by Curtis Lee, Craig Martin and Greg Zanghi in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
Director
Prior - 2008

Simple Star, Inc. provides consumer imaging software and services. It provides its products and services to customers including Comcast, Walgreens, Snapfish, Shutterfly, Pentax, Cablevision, Ritz Camera Centers, Vivitar and Nero. The company was founded in 2001 by Richard Chad & Peter Rice and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA

Political Donations
$2,500
2013
$2,500
2012
$2,500
2011
Transactions
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Volvo Personvagnar AB, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd. purchase Luxe Valet, Inc. from BoxGroup Ventures LLC, Rothenberg Ventures Management Co. LLC, Upfront Ventures Management LLC, Acequia Capital Management LLC, ACME Capital, Haystack Management Co. LLC, Google Ventures, Wonder Ventures, Inc., SV Angel LLC, Foundation Capital LLC, Winklevoss Capital Management LLC, Nautilus Ventures Management Company Us LLC, Venrock Associates, Slow Ventures LLC, Cherubic Ventures, Lightspeed Management Co. LLC, Kohfounders Management LLC, DCVC Management Co. LLC, Redpoint Ventures, ENIAC Ventures Management LLC/NY

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BlackBerry Ltd. purchases Good Technology Corp. from Threshold Ventures, Inc., Oak Investment Partners, Venrock Associates, Hercules Capital, Meritech Capital Partners, Lazard Technology Partners LLC, Saints Ventures LLC

Awards & Honors
Rank #85
2013
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #67
2012
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
Rank #98
2011
Forbes Magazine - The Midas List
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