“It is so refreshing when you have a board member that really understands from his personal experience not just the business, but the customer and the funding environment as well. Mike’s presence, coaching and advice during my tenure at Concuity was invaluable not only to me but to our entire management team. His guidance from the start-up days on through the sale of the company was crucial as we navigated the pathway from prerevenue through to the exit.”

Michael Kaplan brings to Altos Health more than twenty years of healthcare experience as an operator, acquirer, investor, board member, consultant and investment banker. Mike founded Altos Health in 2009 as a better alternative to the traditional venture capital model.

Prior to founding Altos Health Management, Mike was a Partner at Three Arch Partners, a venture capital firm focused on medical devices and healthcare services. At the time, Three Arch managed approximately $1.1 billion in a series of five funds, and investments ranged from seed capital to late-stage growth equity and buyouts. Mike led the investment in and/or served on the boards of 18 portfolio companies during nearly a decade at Three Arch. Healthcare service companies included Free & Clear (acquired by Alere), Ascend Health (acquired by Universal Health Services) and Habit Holdings. Medical device companies included Novacept (acquired by Hologic), Vascular Control Systems (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), and eValve (acquired by Abbott). The companies Mike was involved with realized exit values in excess of $1.8 billion. Three of his companies are still private.

Before joining Three Arch Partners, Mike was an operating executive at Blue Shield of California. At the time, Blue Shield was a $3 billion health insurer offering HMO, PPO and ASO products. Mike had a variety of roles over time at Blue Shield, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategic Planning, Regional Chief Executive for Northern California, and Vice President of Business Transformation.

Earlier in his career, Mike was a Senior Manager in consulting for APM Incorporated/CSC Healthcare and a Financial Analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated.

Mike received a BS in Business Administration with High Honors from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Mike believes that everyone should give back to the community, both with their time and their money. He is involved with Second Harvest Food Bank, youth sports, Stanford’s Alumni Consulting Teams (which serve non-profits), and Congregation Beth Am. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee at the Center for Health Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.


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