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
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.