About Lisa Suennen

Lisa Suennen

Lisa Suennen is Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, which provides business advisory services to large corporations, not-for-profit institutions, and venture capital and private equity firms in the healthcare field. Her advisory work focused on both investment and digital health strategy that capitalizes on the significant opportunities presented by today’s evolving healthcare system. Lisa is also Managing Member of Cardeation Capital Management.

Previously, Lisa spent 15 years as a Partner at Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm.

Prior to Psilos, Lisa helped build Merit Behavioral Care (formerly American Biodyne, Inc), an $800mm behavioral healthcare company where she held various senior executive roles from its early start-up days through its successful IPO and exit.

Previously, Lisa held various positions in marketing and product management in companies in the high technology field.

Lisa is currently a Board Member of digital health company Beyond Lucid Technologies, a Board Member of the Dignity Health Foundation, Heart To Heart and a global digital health organization HealthXL. She is also on the Advisory Boards of Qualcomm Life, the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund, and BDC Capital. She is also a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Lisa writes a widely read blog on healthcare and healthcare investing at www.venturevalkyrie.com. She published her first book in 2013: Tech Tonics, Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare with Technology, co-authored with Dr. David Shaywitz. Together they also host a popular podcast, also called Tech Tonics, focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health.

Lisa has an M.A. in political science, a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in mass communications, all from the University of California, Berkeley, where she now teaches graduate courses on healthcare venture capital and the changing healthcare economy as a faculty member at the Haas School of Business.

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