Aberdare Ventures Adds Mohit Kaushal to Focus on Transformational Healthcare Investments
Aberdare VenturesSarah Mees, 978-409-2519
, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, today announced that has joined the firm as a partner. is a leading authority on information-enabled care delivery and will focus on Aberdare’s investments in technologies and services that will drive healthcare efficiency.
“Mo has lived at the intersection of medicine, technology, communications, and policy for years,” noted , founder of Aberdare Ventures. “He’ll make an enormous contribution to our efforts in transformational health investing. The timing is superb for all of us.”
An MD and MBA by training, Kaushal was most recently the inaugural Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development at , a unique set of entities focused on lowering healthcare costs through medical research, healthcare policy, investment and entrepreneurship. He developed the West Health Investment Fund strategy, sourced and led investments in (acquired by Optum Health), , and .
Previously, Kaushal was the Director of Connected Health with the Federal Communications Commission, where he established the agency’s first dedicated healthcare team. During his time in the Obama administration, he was also a member of the White House Health IT task force, a cross-agency team focusing on implementing the technology aspects of Health Reform. Prior to this position, Kaushal was an investment professional at Polaris Venture Partners, and worked for Merrill Lynch’s Health Care Investment Banking Group and the World Health Organization. Kaushal holds an MBA from Stanford and an MD with distinction from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London.
“Aberdare has a wonderful reputation for advancing some of the most disruptive companies in healthcare,” said Kaushal. “The team shares my passion for working with great companies and entrepreneurs to produce a much more efficient, consumer-centric and efficacious healthcare system, and I am very excited to be on board.”
Kaushal joins existing Aberdare Venture partners , , , , and .
Formed in 1999, Aberdare Ventures is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm investing in visionary entrepreneurs and technologies that are transforming healthcare with new biological, engineering, and information technologies. The firm has attracted and partnered with many superior early stage companies such as , Pharmion, and , repeatedly backing start-up’s that have grown to values exceeding $1 billion. The team of six investment professionals oversees a committed capital base in excess of $400 million in aggregate. For more information please visit: .