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John Braze

Partner, Managing Partner, MIR Ventures

San Francisco, United States of America

Skills

Business Strategy
Business Transformation
Venture Capital
Business Development
Relationship Management
Portfolio Management
Medical Devices
Healthcare Management
Medical Technology
Growth Strategy
Contract Negotiation
Entrepreneurship
Product Development
Finance
Strategic Partners
Et cetera

Timeline

Professional experience for John Braze

  • Current , since Jun 2017

    Managing Partner

    MIR Ventures

  • Current , since Jan 2017

    Member Advisory Board

    Afrinet

    Afrinet Capital is a venture and entrepreneurship firm that advises and invests in early stage entrepreneurs in east and sub-saharan Africa.

  • Current , since Oct 2016

    Managing Director, and President

    Wharton Alumni Angels

  • Current , since Jun 2015

    Board of Directors

    Memory Care Life (Alzheimer’s and dementia care organisation)

    Memory Care Life is a non-profit offering engaging outings and activities for people with ‘Forgetfulness’ (Early-stage Alzheimer’s/dementia) who attend with their care partners. The board of directors provides an advisory role to the organization for financial, marketing and legal issues, among other topics requiring guidance. As a board member I also directly support fundraising, and identify partnership or other business development opportunities.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

    Senior Venture Fellow Emeritus

    Chestnut Street Ventures

  • 3 years and 2 months, May 2014 - Jun 2017

    Senior Program Manager (Disruptive Technologies and Business Models)

    Varian Medical Systems

  • 5 years and 1 month, May 2009 - May 2014

    Head of Worldwide Commissioning & Advanced Support

    Accel Instruments (acquired by Varian, Inc.)

  • 6 years and 2 months, Apr 2003 - May 2009

    Customer Projects Business Manager, United States & Asia

    IBA Particle Therapy

    [IBA Particle Therapy is a spin-off of the Cyclotron Research Center of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) in Belgium. 50%+ market share in proton therapy]. At IBA, I directed massive and complex multi-year installations of $38M - $65M proton therapy centers in the U.S. and Asia, with full accountability for installation and commissioning, P&L, staffing/performance management, labor relations and vendor/contractor/client relations.

Educational background for John Braze

  • Nuclear technology

    U.S. Navy Nuclear Power School

    Mathematics, Nuclear physics, Health physics, Reactor principles, Material science and metallurgy, Electrical power theory and generating equipment, Thermodynamics, Chemistry

  • Finance & Entrepreneurial Management

    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

    Finance, venture capital, and entrepreneurial management

  • Communication

    University of Texas of the Permian Basin

    Public speaking and business communication. Senior Thesis: "The Communication of Mergers & Acquisitions"​

Languages

  • English

    First language

  • Korean

    Intermediate

  • German

    Intermediate

Wants

Entrepeneurship
Start-ups
Venture Capital
Innovation Development
Investment

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