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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 modeling.

A company using RNA to diagnose disease and to develop biomarkers that predict treatment outcomes. Cofactor is founded by Jarret Glasscock.

Reputation.com is a Redwood City, California-based company founded in 2006 by Ross Chanin.

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

Greendeck is a London-based company founded by Aayush Jain, Yashvardhan Srivastava and Aditya Joshi.

BodyMedia is a Pittsburgh-based company founded in 1999 by Ivo Stivoric.

A company providing software and services to healthcare industry

Olive is a Columbus, Ohio-based company.

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

Instylla is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based diagnostic tools company developing solutions for embolization and founded in 2017 by Amarpreet Sawhney.

An orthopedic implants company manufacturing products to treat problematic fractures

Renovia is a Boston-based medical device company developing diagnostic and therapeutic devices for women with pelvic floor disorders.

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

GetWellNetwork, Inc. is a Bethesda, Maryland-based software company.

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

Augmenix is a Bedford, Massachusetts-based healthcare company.

Strive Health is a Denver-based company.

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Matt Hermman

Senior Managing Director

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Heather Landi
October 4, 2020
FierceHealthcare
PicnicHealth, a patient health record management startup, banks $25 million, insurance startup Bright Health scores $500 million, Ready lands $54 million for on-demand healthcare, and more funding news from September.

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