Lisa Suennen is Senior Managing Director at GE Ventures leading the firm’s healthcare venture fund which invests in early-to-growth stage healthcare investments across health IT, health services and medical devices. She is also Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie, LLC, a media and publishing firm. Lisa is also founder of CSweetener, a not-for-profit company focused on matching women new to the healthcare C-Suite with experienced mentors. Lisa is on faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she teaches classes on healthcare venture capital.
Previously Lisa was as a Partner at Psilos Group, a healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to Psilos, Lisa was an executive at Merit Behavioral Care, an $800mm behavioral healthcare company, from start-up through IPO and successful exit.
Lisa is a Board Member of Evidation Health, Health Reveal, Gravie, the Dignity Health Foundation, and Heart To Heart International,. She is an advisor to the CHCF Innovation Fund, the American Heart Association Innovation Think Tank, HealthXL and NASA’s Translational Research Institute, She is also an Aspen Institute Health Innovation Fellow and was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Advisory Council of State of California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine.
Lisa writes a widely read blog on healthcare and investing at venturevalkyrie.com and hosts the popular podcast Tech Tonics.