GRANT BLEVINS JOINS HEALTH VELOCITY CAPITAL AS SENIOR ASSOCIATE

JAN 2, 2018 - Health Velocity Capital is excited to announce that Grant Blevins has joined the firm as a Senior Associate and will be based in the firm’s Nashville office.

Grant joins the firm from FCA Venture Partners, one of Nashville’s most established healthcare venture capital firms.  During his time at FCA (and the seed fund of FCA, Dioko Ventures), he co-sourced investments in HealthiPASS, MediQuire, Vericred, and RubiconMD and was involved with notable investments in Saferide Health, One Medical Passport, ShiftWizard, Healthy Bytes, and others.  At FCA, Grant played a lead role in all deal sourcing and also led research efforts for the firm which helped to develop investment theses. Grant received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Belmont University. 

"I am excited to be part of a team whose members have such a long, outstanding track record as healthcare investors, executives and entrepreneurs and who share my passion for solving our country's biggest healthcare problems," says Grant. 

According to Bruce Crosby, Managing Partner in the firm's Nashville office, "We are thrilled to have Grant join the firm with the knowledge and network he brings to furthering our investment efforts. His experience sourcing deals and healthcare expertise developed during his time at FCA Venture Partners helps us accelerate our mission to be the preferred partner of healthcare entrepreneurs and investors seeking to create a high quality, customer-friendly, affordable and sustainable healthcare system." 

Marty Felsenthal, Managing Partner at the firm's San Francisco office, added, "Grant is a valuable addition to our team. He has devoted his career to healthcare investing and shares our energy and passion for backing innovative healthcare software and healthcare services companies." 

 

About Health Velocity Capital

Health Velocity Capital has offices in San Francisco, CA, and Nashville, TN, and invests exclusively in innovative healthcare software and services companies.  The firm’s partners have more than 50 collective years of experience investing, building and managing as investors, entrepreneurs and senior executives, innovative companies that created important new healthcare markets and/or that became market leaders.  In addition to investing on behalf of institutional investors, Health Velocity invests on behalf of a number of our nation’s largest and most influential healthcare organizations and a number of current and former healthcare senior executives and leaders.  Collectively, these investors represent organizations that provide health insurance to more than 60 million Americans, operate more than 80 hospitals, provide pharmacy and PBM services to more than 75% of all Americans, and provide software and services to every major hospital in the United States.

Some of the companies the firm has helped build (which include Health Velocity Capital investments as well as investments and prior operating companies from predecessor roles) have included:  Teladoc (NYSE:  TDOC), the country's largest telehealth company; Change Healthcare (acquired by Emdeon), one of the country's largest providers of cost transparency and engagement tools; Aperio(acquired by Leica Biosystems), the market leader in digital pathology systems; OnShift, a rapidly growing provider of staff scheduling solutions to thousands of senior care facilities across the country; Payerpath (acquired by Misys/Allscripts), one of the first successful web-based revenue cycle management companies for physician practices; Vantage Oncology (acquired by McKesson), the nation’s second largest operator of freestanding radiation oncology treatment centers for cancer patients; Vericare (acquired by MedOptions), the nation’s second largest provider of integrated behavioral health solutions to nursing home patients; ClearDATANetworks, a purpose-built cloud and portfolio of security services for the health care vertical; Titan Health (acquired by United Surgical Partners), a successful ambulatory surgery center company; US Renal Care (acquired by Leonard Green), one of the largest independent operators of kidney dialysis centers in the United States; Compassus (acquired by Audax and Formation Capital), the nation’s third largest hospice and palliative care provider; Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY), the nation’s largest disease management and population health management company and the nation’s largest provider of solutions to Medicare Advantage plans to attract and retain members; D2Hawkeye (acquired by Verisk Analytics), one of the nation’s first successful healthcare predictive analytics companies; iTriage (acquired by Aetna), one of the nation’s first successful mobile patient engagement platforms; Accordant(acquired by AdvancePCS / CVS Caremark), a unique disease management and specialty biologic cost management company;National Surgical Care (acquired by AmSurg), a successful ambulatory surgery center company; Iasis Healthcare (acquired by TPG), one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital companies; The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ:  ABCO), the nation’s largest health system best practices consulting company and one of the nation’s largest health system software companies; Aspire Health, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative palliative care organizations; Livongo Health, a leading digital health management platform for Type II diabetics; and Omada Health, the nation’s largest digital health management platform for pre-diabetes.