Investing Profile

Brian Ascher(1)

VC

https://www.vcwaves.comPalo Alto, California
Photo of Brian Ascher, Partner at Venrock Ventures
Stanford University Graduate School of Business Network
196 CONNECTIONS
Princeton University Network
77 CONNECTIONS
Intuit Network
27 CONNECTIONS
Venrock Network
13 CONNECTIONS
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Venrock Ventures Partner
$1 - $10.0M
$5.0M
51
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Funding RoundApr 2019$27M
Series BFeb 2015$20M
Series AMay 2014$16M
$63M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures), Roger Lee (Battery Ventures), Kirby Harris (Base Ventures), Indranil Guha
Seed RoundMar 2017$5M
$5M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures)
Series DDec 2016$25M
Series CSep 2015$22M
Series BJul 2012$13.3M
Series AFeb 2011$8M
$114.8M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures), Ajay Chopra (Trinity Ventures), Scott Irwin (Rembrandt Venture Partners), Eric Ver Ploeg (DTCP), Robin Murray (Adams Street Partners), Donald Tucker (Cisco Investments), Russ Fradin
Venture RoundSep 2016$10M
Series BJan 2015$13M
$31M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures), Joydeep Bhattacharyya (Canaan Partners), Howard Hartenbaum (August Capital), Ross Fubini (Canaan Partners)
Series BApr 2016$50M
Series AFeb 2015$20M
$75.5M
Co-investors: Ryan Sarver (Redpoint Ventures), Adam Rothenberg (BoxGroup), David Tisch (BoxGroup), Scott Stanford (Sherpa Ventures), Jeremy Liew (Lightspeed Venture Partners), Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures), Kevin Colleran (Slow Ventures), Dave Morin (Slow Ventures), Arjun Sethi (Tribe Capital), Sterling Witzke (Winklevoss Capital), Matt Cheng (Cherubic Ventures), Amitt Mahajan (Presence Capital), Rick Marini (Catapult Capital), Hadley Harris (ENIAC Ventures), Tim Young (ENIAC Ventures), Vic Singh (ENIAC Ventures), Justin Caldbeck (Binary Capital), Mark Pincus, Nihal Mehta, Daniel Curran, Joe Greenstein, Lee Linden
Seed RoundMay 2015$1.5M
$1.5M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures)
Series DOct 2014$50M
Series CJun 2013$25M
Series BAug 2011$15M
$140M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures), David Mort (Propel Venture Partners)
Seed RoundSep 2013$3.4M
$3.4M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures), Pejman Nozad (Pear), Mar Hershenson (Pear), Ben Narasin (New Enterprise Associates), Ullas Naik (Streamlined Ventures), Charlie Cheever (Graph Ventures), Ram Shriram, Mike Greenfield
Series DAug 2013$14M
Venture RoundDec 2011$13M
Series BJun 2010$6.3M
Series AOct 2008
$33.3M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures)
Series DApr 2013$2.9M
Venture RoundOct 2006$16M
Series CJun 2004$11M
Series BAug 2003$5.3M
Series AJun 2001$8M
$43.2M
Co-investors: Brian Ascher (Venrock Ventures)
"Intelligent Enterprise"--deeply understanding a business problem and making clever use of data in the background to provide a unique solution. FinTech--providing a better value to consumers for financial services by removing intermediaries IoT--beautifully designed products that invent a new category, or re-invent a sleepy one Robotics--machines that yield a massive performance advantage not just replace labor "Frontier"--any crazy idea that can create a new market and make life better
I focus more on application layer than deep infrastructure. Also more interested in "brave new world" ideas than threading the needle in a crowded market.
Partner Venrock1998 - Present
Senior Product Manager Intuit1995 - 1998
Associate Robertson Stephens1994 - 1994
Consultant Monitor Group1989 - 1993
Stanford University Graduate School of Business MBA Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Princeton University BA Biology, Economics, Magna cum laude