JULY 31 - Health Velocity Capital today announced that Saurabh Bhansali has joined the firm as a Partner and will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
Saurabh joins the firm from Humana (NYSE: HUM), one the nation’s leading healthcare companies and the second largest Medicare Advantage insurer in the country, where he helped build and lead Humana Health Ventures. At Humana, Saurabh led an investment in Aspire Health, an important and leading provider of palliative and end-of-life care management, and was also actively involved with investments in Omada Health and Livongo Health, both first-movers in digital health management in pre-diabetes and Type II Diabetes respectively. In addition to his formal investing responsibilities, he was also a key member in driving discovery and innovation efforts across Humana’s enterprise, developed best practices to drive the right innovative companies and themes throughout the company, and was recognized as a Rising Star by the Global Corporate Venturing organization in 2017. Prior to Humana, Saurabh was on the investing team at HLM Venture Partners, where he was involved in investments in Binary Fountain and AbleTo and served as a Board Observer at Vericare Management (acquired by MedOptions) and Imagine Health. He also held roles at Ferrer Freeman & Co. as part of the investing team, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an investment banker, and at Pfizer as part of the mergers, acquisitions and licensing team.