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, 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
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Brian has a BA degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
A member of Class 4, Brian served his fellowship at Venrock under the mentorship of Tony Sun and Ray Rothrock.