|Princeton University, BA|
|Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA|
Brian Ascher is a General Partner at VC firm Venrock, and serves on the Boards of Redbeacon, Vocera Communications, Awarepoint, Atrenta, Retail Solutions Inc, Martini Media and Nombray.
Brian joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow, after holding marketing and product marketing positions at Intuit, Inc. He had responsibility for launching several versions of the market-leading software product Quicken and the Quicken.com website. The job led to a passion for the user experience for Brian, one that he continually applies to consumer and software ventures. He also brings strategy skills gained at the Monitor Group and investment banking deal experience from Robertson, Stephens & Company to his portfolio companies. In 2009, Brian was named to Forbes’ Midas List, which ranks the top venture capitalists in technology and life sciences and was chosen as an Always On VC100 for the VCs who have backed the most profitable winners in the last four years.