Braden Kelley

Partner at Health Evolution Management Co. LLC

Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley

Partner at Health Evolution Management Co. LLC

Biography

Braden Kelley is the author of “Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire” and has been advising companies on how to increase their revenue and cut their costs since 1996. Braden writes frequently on the topic of continuous innovation and works with clients to create innovative strategies, effective customer marketing, organizational change, and improved organizational performance. He has maximized profits for companies while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School.

But he hasn’t always been an author and a business consultant. Braden served his country honorably in the United States Navy and traveled all around the Western Pacific. In his pre-MBA life he created Symantec’s first web-based interactive technical support and customer service, along with an electronic suggestion box to power 360-degree customer feedback. He then left to pursue a career as a knowledge management and collaboration consultant in Silicon Valley.

Braden is passionate about innovation and has published more than 400 articles for online publications – including articles translated into Portuguese (and soon Hebrew). In addition, he has written white papers on “Charitable Innovation” and “Effective Conversational Marketing” for Business Strategy Innovation.

In his spare time, Braden runs the popular multiple author innovation blog – BloggingInnovation.com – home to over 2,850 articles and video interviews with luminaries like Dean Kamen, Seth Godin, Scott Cook, Kevin Roberts, John Hagel III, Judy Estrin, Roger Martin, Dan Pink, and more. And last but not least, he is an innovation leader on Twitter (@innovate) with 10,000+ hard-earned followers.

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Venture Partner at Physic Ventures LLC

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Director at ProteinSimple, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at CenseoHealth LLC

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Partner Head of the Portfolio Services Group at Health Evolution Management Co. LLC

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BS Finance & Management

The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation in more than 200 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains.

MBA Innovation

London Business School (LBS) is an international business school and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located in central London, England, United Kingdom, beside Regent's Park. It was established in 1964, after the Franks Report recommended the establishment of two business schools, as part of existing universities (London Business School and Manchester Business School), but with considerable autonomy.

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Health Evolution Management focuses on long-term investments in healthcare companies that provide services, technologies and information solutions that improve the delivery, organization and financing of healthcare.The Health Evolution Partners Growth and Buyout Fund is a $500 million fund that invests in late stage healthcare companies. The fund focuses on investments in successful companies that have the potential to become market leaders and to improve value to end users. The fund makes growth and late stage investments in companies that are EBITDA positive or that have a demonstrated pathway to EBITDA growth. Investments may take the form of expansion capital, recapitalizations, buyouts, spin-offs and other forms of late stage financing. Health Evolution Management focuses on companies with sustainable competitive advantages, strong management teams and proprietary healthcare technology and processes. Initial equity investments range from $20 million to $80 million.Health Evolution Management developed the Health Evolution Partners Innovation Network (HEPIN), a $200 million fund supported by a partnership between the firm and a small number of early-stage venture capital funds. Partner funds work with Health Evolution Management to move innovations from idea to proof-of-concept and to develop leading management teams of the future. Health Evolution Management invests directly in portfolio companies and also invests into partnered venture funds.The firm's direct investments in portfolio companies take the form of lead investments and co-investments with HEPIN fund partners. Health Evolution Management may also invest in syndication with other funds. The firm seeks to invest in healthcare services, technology, diagnostics and medical devices that have the potential to establish a leadership position in a niche market, become the foundation for a solution platform or offer an innovation or disruption that can be integrated into an existing solution platform. They prefer to invest in opportunities in which significant engineering, science and regulatory risk does not exist. The firm also prefers to invest in companies operating in large markets with favorable growth trends and supportive regulatory and reimbursement environments. Health Evolution Management plays an active role in their investments taking board seats with all lead investments and at least board observation rights with co-investments. Initial equity investments range from $5 million to $10 million with capital reserved to maintain the firm's pro rata ownership.

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