MICHAEL A. GREELEY
Given the extraordinary level of disruptive technology innovation we are seeing, I have never been this excited and optimistic as a venture capitalist. The next decade will witness tremendous transformation of many industries, but perhaps no more so than in the healthcare industry.
I am the Co-Founder and General Partner at Flare Capital Partners, an early stage healthcare technology venture firm, having served for a dozen or so years as the Founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners. My principle focus now is on the reinvention and transformation of the “business of healthcare.” I also am quite intrigued by novel service delivery models, data analytics, and new risk-bearing entities.
I have the privilege to work with some of the most creative, brilliant, and passionate entrepreneurs who want to change the world.
I have been in the investment field since the mid-1980’s when I graduated from college thinking I was going to be a doctor (long story). Some of the other firms I worked for are Polaris Partners, GCC Investments, Wasserstein Perella & Co., and Morgan Stanley & Co.
I received a BA with honors in Chemistry from Williams College (a great school that I am still actively involved with) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
I served as the Chairman of the New England Venture Capital Association, where I also served as President from 2005 to 2008, and also served on the executive committee of the board of the National Venture Capital Association. Additionally, I serve on the advisory boards of Advocate Aurora, Cleveland Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital, and sit on the investment committee of the Partners Innovation Fund. I was also on the Massachusetts Governor’s Digital Health Council.
While I consider myself a New Yorker, I grew up in Hong Kong, and try to get back to Asia often. I currently live in Boston with my wife and two children and am an avid runner, having “successfully” completed five marathons in the past few years. While at Williams, though, I had a remarkably undistinguished career as a four-year varsity lacrosse player.
11 responses to “About Me”
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I was wanting to reach out and connect to you online at LinkedIn, but I did not see your email which I need to invite you into my network.
While I am for the most part a private equity real estate guy in Southern California, I have a couple JV VC deals in the medical space that I thought you may have an interest in.
Please follow up with me if you are looking for potential VC fundings and/or would like to connect for future opportunities.
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It was great meeting you at VC Outlook | Tech. Thanks for taking the time out and advising me on ways to get the word out about Avantica. I don’t have your email address and LinkedIn is keeping me from adding you without it.
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Thanks for thinking of us.
Hi Mr. Greeley,
I just read a very interesting article in the New York Times called “Just manic enough: Seeking perfect entrepreneurs”. Interestingly, this has been a thought of mine for many years- since I self diagnosed myself with hypomania several years ago. When I was a teenager, I had an accident that injured my right frontal lobe. Ever since then, I have had elevated mood, little need for sleep and feelings that I could do anything. These qualities help me graduate from undergraduate college as valedictorian, finish medical school at Cornell, residency in otolaryngology at Tulane and start a company as a resident. My company has raised around $28M in VC funds from Prism Ventureworks and The Vertical Group (among others) and has several commercialized product lines.
Our ENT annual conference will be in Boston in a week and our company will have a large 400 sq ft booth rolling out several new product lines. Additionally, I have been helping organize and Investors conference for ENT Innovations. Here is the link about the conference:
If you and/or your firm is interested, please come. Maybe we can meet.
Donald A. Gonzales, MD
Founder, Chief Medical Officer
12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 150
San Antonio, TX 78249
I look forward to reading your blog. It seems to always contain interesting information and reflections. Hope to catch up if we’re in the same place sometime. Keep it up!
thanks Lee. I hope you are well.
Great blog Michael, congratulations!
Thanks H! hope you are well – it had been far too long. best to you and D!
It seems that 3D printing could be one of those distributive technologies that could impact a number of worlds, including medicine and medical device manufacturing – any thoughts or have i gone eschew?