Ascension Ventures

Ascension Ventures

The venture capital arm of Ascension Health that invests in healthcare companies. It was founded in 2001 and is located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ascension Ventures is a St. Louis-based venture capital firm with a focus on private healthcare start-ups and companies. Specific sectors in which it invests include healthcare services, healthcare information technology, and medical devices. Since its inception in 2001, the firm has raised four funds totaling $805 million. Its first fund raised $125 million and every fund after that has been over $200 million. It has made 70 investments and has had 22 exits. It has over half a million employees in the United States.

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Machine learning company creating statistically controlled synthetic data for fraud detection and risk modelling.

Phreesia is a healthcare software company offering services including appointment scheduling, clinical support, patient activation and surveys, analytics and reports, and patient registration.

A company providing software and services to healthcare industry

A medical device company designing and developing products for patients with psychiatric disorders

An orthopedic implants company manufacturing products to treat problematic fractures

A company that develops implantable devices for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias

A medical device company developing catheter device for rapid, safe and successful peripheral IV insertion

PathoGenetiX is a company for identification of pathogenic bacterial strains

An orthobiologics company that develops biologic products for the regeneration and restoration of cartilage and bone

Augmenix is a Bedford, Massachusetts-based healthcare company.

Olive is a Columbus, Ohio-based company.

GetWellNetwork, Inc. is a software company.

VisitPay is a Boise, Idaho-based financial services company.

Strive Health is a Denver-based company.

Renovia is a Boston-based company.

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Matt Hermman

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