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 Personal Capital, 6Sense, Socrates AI, Dynamic Signal, Retail Solutions, SmartBiz Loans, and Inrix. 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.
Brian received his A.B. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.