Our Mission

 

Frist Cressey Ventures is focused on accelerating the growth of high potential healthcare enterprises through value-added partnerships.  We invest in technology and service businesses with viable solutions that improve quality of care, system integration, patient outcomes, and population health and well-being.  We join like-minded entrepreneurs who share similar core values in their pursuit to improve healthcare.

 
 

Our Story

On a business trip in 2015, Senator Bill Frist, MD and longtime friend and business partner Bryan Cressey finalized a long journey.  The two have spent their entire careers in healthcare and had been working on a simple yet lofty goal: How can we use our passion, expertise, and resources to improve healthcare for today's generation and the next? 

At Woodshed Smokehouse in Fort Worth, TX, they concluded the biggest drivers for creating lasting and life altering change are the innovative enterprises rethinking how the world works.  Even though both have been at the epicenter of healthcare's greatest policy initiatives, corporations, and academic institutions, they routinely found inspiration and exciting disruption in the cutting-edge, high growth businesses that came across their desks.  It became clear that investing in these nimble, imaginative ventures created the best opportunity for achieving their goal.  Frist Cressey Ventures was launched and continues today driving passion, expertise, and providing unique value to innovative enterprises improving healthcare now and in the future. 

 

Senator
bill Frist, M.D.

Co-Founder & Partner

Bryan
Cressey

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Jon
Kaplan

Venture Partner

Kimberly
Honiball

Communications Lead

 
 
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Identify and validate innovation

We do this by speaking to payors, providers, and healthcare organizations throughout the country on a regular basis to understand their needs and validate solutions.

 

 

Value Creation

We focus our time and attention on three key areas that accelerate growth, reduce risk, and maximize return on investment by recruiting top talent, connecting partnerships with our deep industry network, and executing our partnerships’ plans to improve healthcare.

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